Sunday, June 29, 2008

Just Hanging Around

Godmother K. has complained that it's time for another video. Well, for the most part, we've just been doing normal stuff. I mean, assuming "normal" includes getting chemo and having to stay inside because your ANC is too low. But anything can begin to feel normal. In any case, Little Warrior still manages to have a good time.

Feed the Hungry and improve your vocabulary

Young ones can do good deeds, too!

We are both going to go to for ten minutes every day. We'll improve our vocabulary (in anticipation of sixth grade) and help feed hungry people in LW's name.

From Anne K. and Janine G.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Good Deed, for another Good Deed

Real Tegan reports that her sister is going to do the MS 150 in September. One of her donations came in honor of Little Warrior!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Slumber Party

The Husband turned 40 and I turned 39. (Yes, we have the same birthday. Isn't that the coolest?) Little Warrior was in the hospital. Okay, so we'll just have a family slumber party. After all, all you need is love. Of course, cupcakes don't hurt, either.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Adventures of Super Frog Girl

Little Warrior was getting accessed a few weeks ago (meaning: a needle is punched through her skin into her port) and I complimented her bravery, noting that she's a superhero. "No," she said sadly, shaking her head. "I don't have a cape."

Super-Sewer-Mary (an honorary grandma) whipped up a beautiful cape, decorated with little frogs. And in a flash of light, Little Warrior's alter-ego Super Frog Girl was born. The first of her many adventures ... ribbit, ribbit:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Special Tipping -- Always a Good Deed!

A friend, DK, home from her first year of college, started working as a server at an inexpensive local restaurant. Last night was her first night on her own after a week of shadowing other servers. My family went there for dinner (sitting in the section of another friend who is also working there for the summer).

DK’s section was next to ours. When DK went out of sight to process a credit card, I took $10 to her customers’ table. I told them I was a friend of their server DK and that not only was it her first night (which they knew) but that they were her very first table. I told them that I wanted DK to have an extra good night, and that I wanted them to leave the $10 with their tip but not let her know I was involved. They were happy to help.

There was no time for me to tell them about LW even though I was doing it with her in mind.


Note from Little Warrior's Mom: I waited tables while in college, so I know this was appreciated by DK! That first night is terrifying!

Brightening the World ...


I've followed your story since the beginning and I've been touched by all you've been through. So today Little Warrior in honor of you...I donated 15 dollars to the local florist to either send flowers to someone they knew could use a smile or to put towards the cost of someone else sending flowers. Today someone's day will be truly brightened in your name. I will post another deed soon.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Wheels on the Bus

And you thought it was just a shoe ...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Little Warrior, Her Haircut, and Nesting Material for Baby Birds

Well, the "fine thinning" of Little Warrior's hair has turned into heavy shedding. We decided a haircut was in order. That evening, she told Daddy all about it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Heavenly Hats

Little Warrior's hair is beginning to fall out. Not in chunks, but a fine thinning all over. I gently stroke her hair and blond strands cling to my fingers.

The Heavenly Hats Foundation to the rescue! Today, we received a box in the mail from them. Little Warrior was so excited! She has modeled all her hats for us.

If you're looking for a good deed for a group -- here's a good one. Hold a hat drive or hat parade at your work, school, church, etc.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Good Deeds from Facebook

Thanks to Jenna for setting up the Love Through Action Facebook group and for forwarding these on:

I make it a point not to do too many nice things, so this was a tough one. Hope the munchkin is OK - keep me updated.

So anywho, I sent my mom flowers on my birthday to thank her for the whole birthing thing and what not. I sent her flowers to work with a note saying that it's because of her that I have the chance to have a good life and thank you.



Here's my good deed this month-

A few weeks ago an elderly man backed into my car while trying to park for church. He wasn't even aware he had hit me, but he left quite a noticeable dent in the front of my car. He left that day after the service before I could talk to him. I thought about what to do, and several people urged me to call him up, tell him about it, and make him deal with the insurance company, etc. I decided instead just to take care of it on my own and not embarrass or bother him. It ended up not being much money after all. I know his insurance would have covered it, but I felt better just quietly taking care of it for him.

Kate, Newcastle, Maine

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Love through Comic Book

Oh, this is so cool. Thank you to the anonymous person who did this, and thank you to the recipient, who posted about it on her blog. You both rock.

Condensed version of her post:

I know that some of you are aware of my Amazon wishlist ... I unexpectedly received an item from my wishlist in the mail!

After getting my surprise copy, I read it through and loved it ... It was a great book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Of course, I wanted to figure out who had sent this to me, and so I checked the receipt. I found this note:
from a blog reader, in honor of Little Warrior
As a result, it's only right that I give Little Warrior a little blog time here...

... I can honestly say, Little Warrior, that this good deed made me feel pretty good on a dark day. Thank you for inspiring people!

Now I need to keep LW in mind when I'm out and about and think of a good deed I can do.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Finding a Deed "Outside the Norm"

Ok, I'm obsessing. I try to do good deeds all the time, but I've been stuck on the 'something you wouldn't normally do' part. As I told LittleWarrior's mom a while ago, I even make soup for people I don't like. So it's taken me a while to find something outside my norm.

I was on a date with my husband last night (rare enough, but hey, the babysitter is finally home from college)--dinner and a movie at the local mall. The mall just put in those rent-able SmartCart strollers, and someone has left one in the middle of the parking lot, ignoring
that 'DO NOT LET THIS THINGY LEAVE THE BUILDING' sticker. So I pushed it back to the entrance, dumped the soda cups in the trash (remember when strollers didn't have cup holders!?) and left it just inside the door, so some kid might get a free ride and some parent might get to
lighten the load.

Hanging in the Hospital

All is fine, though we may need a blood transfusion tomorrow a.m. But after that, Home, Cheeves!

By the way, if you are dignified and don't enjoy a 3 year old laughing about breaking wind ... don't watch!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

First In-Hospital Chemo Stay

We're in the middle of our first admittance to the hospital for chemo. So far, so good. Her hair is starting to fall out and she doesn't have much appetite, but no nausea, and still a decent amount of energy. And still a great sense of humor. She passed gas and when I asked her about it, she said, "I stepped on a FROG!"

Thanks to everyone for their good deeds. They buoy us.