So far so good, having finished round 2 of chemotherapy yesterday and a shot of neulasta today. Neulasta is a potent drug administered 24-hours after chemo to generate white bloods cells through the bone marrow.
Drum roll for My Summer Head Scarf – ‘Lemonade Stand’ Contest#3 – Scale of 1 – 5 – Five is top
What I’ve been reading today:
This is a fantastic breakdown of recent YA book covers! http://www.katehart.net/2011/07/uncovering-ya-covers-how-dark-are-they.html
I also encourage you to read the following article by Rose Arce who is a dynamite CNN producer whom I had the pleasure of working with at CBS2News, back in the 90s. Rose is also the mother of an adorable little girl named Luna.
“I’ve been mistaken for baby sitters all my life, or waitresses, sales clerks, even the occasional cleaning lady — but it’s a whole new experience to have it happen in front of my child.
It’s not that there are no Latinos in Manhattan who wouldn’t upset the stereotypes. There are just too few of us in the upper middle class universe where I live who aren’t, well, baby-sitting or selling things. I get where this idea originated. I even understand why little kids are so frank.” (I’m her mom, not her nanny by CNN Senior Producer, Rose Arce)
This article got me thinking a lot about my own two children who are biracial. I’ve never been asked am I the nanny but I do get stares from folks of all nationalities as to whether or not they are part African American. To me, over time we’ll all start to blend together. There’s so much interacial mixing nowadays, it’s so hard to tell ethnicities. That’s a good thing. imho