Monday October 6, 2014

I'm going to have to fight back from a crappy start to my Monday:  sent out a newsletter with typos in it, sent my daughter off to school coughing like a chain smoker, and I'm looking at the to do list on my desk and feeling overwhelmed... One step at a time, right?  Just check one thing off, then go to the next.  Not my strong suit...

We braved the cold this weekend and participated in the Brains Together for a Cure walk.  It was wonderful to have family and friends come out to support us and remember Shannon.  Seeing her face in the display of those who have lost their battles and those who are still fighting brought me to tears.

It's hard to believe that three years ago she came to this event.  Some of those same people who celebrated with Shannon in 2011 came out to honor Shannon this past Saturday.  It was quite a crew:

We walked and talked and then came back to our house for some of Dan's homemade chili and talked some more.  It felt really good to have family close.  When things get going at hyper speed and it feels like Shannon is getting further away, it's nice to spend time with people who will never forget.

The only one missing was Erin.  She had other important things on her schedule - taking part in her first high school debate competition.  Erin and her partner, Anna, are hilarious together.  They couldn't be more opposite in appearance - Anna being 6 feet tall and blonde - but together they make one heck of a team when it comes to arguing!  They were pleased with their results, winning 3 of their 4 debates, and enjoyed the intense experience.  The only thing they didn't love was having to dress like old ladies (Erin's words):

So, one week ends and another one begins.  Exciting things are ahead this week.  Monday got off to a bad start, but it's not going to sink me.  Onward...