Today is April 15th. That means several things. First,
It’s Tax Day in the US. Every year on April 15, post offices remain open til midnight, procrastinators burn the midnight oil. Accountants consume large quantities of caffeine and antacids, and a lucky few (I’m never one of them) get to look forward to getting a check back from the feds and/or state.
It’s the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. My city will mark it with celebrations of the lives of those who were lost, as well as the lives of those who survived and those who helped them. I wrote a Response to the Happenings Last Year (Warning, some found it offensive. I don’t care), which I still feel profoundly today, even though it is tempered by the passage of time. Boston will run again, next Monday to be exact.
Four years ago today, I completed chemotherapy for stage 1 breast cancer. I Chronicled My Experiences Here. I hope you never have to go through it, but if you do, you are not alone, and you can do it.
And today? Today is a little more mundane for me – work and such. But I did also get my mojo back! If you thought I was feeling sorry for myself or indulging in a self-pity-party, please accept my apologies for that. I wasn’t. Losing one’s mojo compares in no way with losing something important, and other events that happened on April 15th are definitely more important. But we do all take joy from the small things in life, and I can rejoice in my mojo’s return. I took the very helpful advice from many people, put aside the projects that were keeping me from moving forward, and cut out a dress. I’ll hopefully have it all sewn up tonight. I have a girls’ weekend coming up, and I plan to wear it then. I’ll review it when it’s done. Until then,