Thing 1: My sister had throat surgery today and came through it with flying colors. Surgery of any kind has its dangers and this surgery in particular was a big concern for Kym because 1. it was to remove her cancerous thyroid and cancer is scary! and 2. it was throat surgery and she is an opera singer! Well, the removal of the thyroid went great and examination of it revealed NO cancer - the previous biopsies were either incorrect or had been inconclusive. And, I've spoken to Kym, and she said that the first thing she did upon regaining consciousness was sing a few notes to test the "opera-singing nerves" - yes, there really are nerves associated with the ability to sing opera - who knew! I'm so glad my sis is back in good working order!
Thing 2: Etsy in general and my local team (RNEST), in particular, was featured in the local paper - with a very nice picture of me in it! So fun! Here's the link to check it out.
All in all, it was a banner day!