|Phoebe in her new slippers|
Today (Tuesday) I had the day off again to attend Jasmine's second to last treatment! She is coping so well, I'm very proud of how she has managed herself over the past 5 weeks. She still doesn't need any extra medication and is helping around the house probably more than she needs too. So after completing her appointment we headed to the mall for a treat to celebrate the end of her Radiation. I have never been to so many shoe shops in the space of an hour ever! But we made it and my lovely wife left for home in a smart new pair of boots very very happy.
So with Jasmines treatment almost finished I can put a little more time and effort back into work, I know that my boss will be very happy and I'm still ever grateful for the support he has given me. I still have to balance childcare and support Jaz as she recovers the Radiation after effects, this makes me a little nervous but Im sure as always together we will get through it.
To finish I wanted to mention my Canterbury family and friends. A cold snap has hit the South Island and winter has finally arrived. A lot of Cantabrians don't have functioning log fires or completely weather tight homes and are really feeling the cold weather. Up here we struggle to get below 9 degrees and often wear shorts on weekend outings so I really feel for them as their temperatures plummet below zero. Last night on the national news they reported about a firewood merchant out there donating dry firewood to people in need. Such a wonderful selfless thing to do and I'm sure there are many more people out there helping each other that we will never hear about.
The mighty Canterbury Crusaders take on the Stormers this weekend for a place in the Super Rugby final. The team is loved by nearly everyone in the region and I really hope they can go all they way giving everyone in Christchurch something to celebrate.