This is it: my last day at home before I start back to work on Tuesday. I'm happy to get back to work and be productive and I'm looking forward to catching up with all of my co-workers. However, I'll admit that it's also been nice (when I was feeling well) to be home. Riley and Shelby will certainly miss having me around the house, especially when I can take Riley outside during the day. I also took Riley for short walks around the neighborhood, which I haven't done lately. I kind of feel like the kids who returned to school this week - summer "vacation" is over. Of course, I haven't spent the summer hanging out at the pool, the mall, or wherever kids hang out these days. Instead, I spent a lot of time hanging out at NIH. I'm so thankful all of that is over and I can now focus on becoming healthier overall. Going back to work is one part of that process - moving on with my life and returning to normal.
I just realized that I'm drinking out of my Wonder Woman glass and I think it's kind of appropriate. When I was a kid I loved Wonder Woman and thought she was so cool with her invisible jet and magic lasso of truth. Linda Carter was my hero once upon a time. My grandma used to check out the comic book from the library and I'd read it over and over again. Some fast food chain or grocery store in the 70s gave away the entire superheros collection of glasses (free with purchase of something) and my family had Aquaman, Superman, Batman, and some others. Grandma had Wonder Woman and I used to drink out of that glass every time I visited her. Unfortunately, she gave the glass away several years ago without knowing I wanted it. My friend Suzanne found another one on Ebay and bought it for me because I talked about the glass so much! At one point during my chemo treatments, I thought of Wonder Woman and how I wanted to be like her, but forgot all about until just now. I can be a Wonder Woman too! Sorry, but I'm not going to wear that skimpy outfit and boots; I'll just have a Wonder Woman attitude.
Hmm, wonder if I can find a t-shirt somewhere in my size?