|Spandex Ballet, at the Jingle Balls Adult 4v4 tournament at Soccer Planet|
I find that it's not only the everyday things that help (like my mom doing my laundry, Kathy and Zanne coming to chemo, cards from friends and family, Tamra knitting me a hat, chatting with Betsy on the phone, Craig staying late at Evan's soccer tournament so I could go to bed, Patricia making Christmas breakfast.... The list goes on and on and on). It's also having events like this with people I know and love, and even others who I only vaguely know, coming together to just have fun and do normal things. Okay, I know what you're probably thinking. You're thinking, "Really? It's normal for a bunch of 30- and 40-, and a few 50- somethings to play in a soccer tournament with team names like Flop of Ages and Spandex Ballet?" This make surprise you, but yes. Yes, that feels totally and completely, and joyously normal.