Saturday, December 26, 2009

The end of another year

It is hard to believe that this year is over! It is just as hard to believe where I am now after a year of treatment. I am going to have to face some realities next year. Another MRI in January, visit to the dentist (recommended after chemo) and a trip to the oncologist for a check up. To be honest, I don't really care about that. I believe firmly that I am alright.

On the 24th I got an aura that I would have a seizure. I felt my eyes twitching and lay down immediately. I can fight it (to an extent) if I catch it in time and change what I am doing that minute. I end up having the 2 hour nap (as usual) It is extremely frustrating!

Christmas was great and we had a wedding all in one week! (I love weddings) The kids loved their gifts. I have to admit it didn't feel like christmas as we were so busy. We moved into the house, even though it isn't finished properly. It feels so spacious! James & I are trying to recover! Plus the coffee shop is open today! What a life :)


Friday, December 18, 2009

So now I have a coffee shop

We officially opened our doors on Tuesday the 15th. It was quite a scary time because it was hurry up and wait. What a new experience to have to sit and wait for customers! What a difference from the weekend. We had 70 people on Saturday for a childrens party and our un - official opening on Sunday with about 40 people coming. I never in my life thought I would be a waitress again! I have had such positive feed back, especially with regards to the venue. People have said it is "beautiful", "relaxing", "a great vibe", "a spoil!" (PS I will be updating my coffee shop blog with how it is to start a business and the news http://thegroveteacoffeeshop.blogspot.com/)

I have had my first booking on the 16th January for another childrens party. The kids have had a ball playing outside and our old "diggers" have caused competition between the boys.

Although I have been up early every morning and some times up till late, I haven't had a seizure - thank goodness. It is so much fun having some one cooking for me! Capturing all our products and meals took a while! This has really been a team effort with all of the family members! And we are still talking to each other!

I cannot believe where I am now - what a difference from having brain surgeries, chemo and radiation. It is still hard to comprehend. Yesterday (while waiting for customers) I looked around and wondered how it all happened. I have my family, business, children and my husband's office all with me.

What the last year has tought me is that our lives are short. I was given shocking news that made me think twice about what I wanted in my life. I made the decision to live it to the full. The reality is still hitting me! I am nothing but grateful for my blessings in life. I still need to paint again... I am just waiting for some space! The building continues!

Have a great break and I hope that you have time to think of next year and make your visions and dreams come to life. You never know what a year can hold!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Coffee Shop Progress


Getting there! Our first function - Wednesday!

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