My brother gave me these gorgeous flowers for my birthday. He came up for nine days to keep my birthday fun going in between all of my guests and Dave working. He is a big help as the next wave of guests come in this weekend. Thank you all so much for the cards and emails. SMOOCHES!
My week began with a newspaper interview from our local paper. It's a great way to make your community aware of ALS and join in the fight. I have been so moved by all of your support in my ALS walk. We have raised $585 so far, GO WARRIORS! To join us go to http://web.alsa.org/goto/TammyWarrriors. We have many walkers and virtual walkers joining us on Oct. 25th. We have virtual walkers from France, all over the USA, to right here in No. CA. THANK YOU GUYS!
The next fun event was a five day visit with my youngest daughter, hubby and my TK! I had a bad fall on my wrist 15min. before they arrived. They found me on the floor and it freaked them out. Getting me up was not easy, but TK laying on the floor next to me, asking if I was OK, really helped. I was stuck in a wheelchair all week, but I was surrounded by family and friends. Annie from http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2008/09/memory-making-apple-hill-style.html came out with family and friends to enjoy a day at Apple Hill. She wrote all about our fun, with photos, so check it out.
The Big Surprise!Dave and I are a pretty conservative couple, but I wanted to step out of the box and do something wild for my birthday. Dave was not a fan of my idea, but was very supportive. He had to work and wanted to be there to hold my hand, but he couldn't. I picked my son in law to take me on my birthday adventure instead. TK and his daddy took me to the Electric Pencil while the rest of the gang gambled. Yup, I got my first tattoo! I bet you didn't guess that one. ;) My son in law knows a lot about tatts. TK said "gramy tattoo, ouch."
Why? I wanted a symbol of how I have lived the last 17 years of my life. I have lived with a heart of a warrior, embraced in love and faith. The amazing Kat at The Electric Pencil came up with this.
Yes, it hurt like hell, but I love it and Dave likes it too. :) I put it on my lower back (also known as a "tramp stamp"). lol No one will really see it and I did have a "moment" of what have I done. I loved the adventure and symbolism of it. Dave is taking great care of it. Thanks Kat!
Dave bought me a few favorite movies and a hypoallergenic baffle box feather mattress pad. My sleep number bed and memory foam pad are not enough any longer to protect my pressure points. Cross your fingers that it works, the alternatives only fit hospital beds. Not an option for us because they are not made for two. ;)
More birthday to come...
P.S. After this weekend I will get to all my favorite blogs.