As I turned 38 last night, I am glad that mom has been responding well to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cloud has been back home and his neck wound is healed. Sis is quite happy in her new home with Angel and Cinnamon. I am fortunate to be surrounded by good friends and loved ones. The past year has been stressful at times but it also made me more aware what I can do and the person I have become. Time feels even more precious than before and I try to do the important tasks as well as what I want to do - I feel a sense of accomplishment even if it is just some household chore or cooking a dish for dinner :) Life isn't too bad.