Update 1: Family, Daily Life / Mise à jour 1: famille, train-train

Dad started a different regimen of chemotherapy this week. The sessions are longer (5-7 hours) but he only gets one treatment every three weeks. What really bums him, though, is that it’s the classic chemo treatment that will make him loose all his hair. He’s one of the minority of men who didn’t inherit the gene for baldness, so he’s pretty vain (in a cute way) about having kept his hair; now that’s over. He had his first treatment a couple of days ago and felt better yesterday.

In Seattle, the weather has been unseasonably cold again. It snowed energetically for a couple of hours yesterday but the rain that followed washed everything away. I get no sympathy from my family in Quebec, though. :-\

This morning was Part 1 of the annual chore of taking our cats to the vet for their shots. Although Eurekatous is easy to catch and pretty good about the whole thing — upset, but trusting — Benjamin is terrified and often manages to escape our attempts to catch him. Sure enough, he gave us the slip this morning, hiding far under the bed and hissing and clawing. We’ll have to try again in a couple of weeks.

This afternoon we’re briefly going to some friends’ annual spring fling party (no garden party this year!) then to a meet-and-greet dinner with some online friends.


Papa a reçu son premier traitement de chimiothérapie sous le nouveau régime, beaucoup plus long mais seulement aux trois semaines. Il semble avoir pris du mieux. Malheureusement, ce nouveau traitement va lui faire perdre ses cheveux, lui qui était si fier d’avoir évité la calvitie.

Il fait froid à Seattle, et il a neigé pendant deux heures hier. Les pruniers étaient déjà tout en fleurs, j’espère que ça ne les endommagera pas. Un couple de nos amis tient son party annuel pour célébrer le printemps cet après-midi, je ne pense pas que nous nous assoirons dehors…

Nous avons vérifié ce matin qui, de nous ou de nos chats, est maître dans cette maison. Apparemment, pas nous! Nous avons réussi à attraper Eurekatous sans grand effort, mais Benjamin nous a échappé. C’est le temps de leur visite annuelle chez le vétérinaire pour leur vaccins. Nous devrons ressayer avec Benjamin dans quelques semaines…

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