It’s nice to have a week without any Chemo.
Yesterday morning I went to the grocery story in a nearby town to pick up a few things. I was really surprised to see employees busy in every aisle. At first I thought they were doing inventory, but then I realized that they were pulling items off the shelves and whole shelves were empty. I asked an employee what they were doing, and she told me that they were extending the shelving and rearranging the store. It was very difficult to do shopping with employees and customers crowding the aisles and so few items available on the shelves. EJ stopped at the same store on his way home and he was told that the store was going to sell more organic foods. I look forward to that.
While I was at the store, EJ fixed lunch. It was mostly ready by the time I got home. It’s nice to have a husband who enjoys cooking.
Last week the temperatures were in the 40s so some of the snow melted into slushy pools. Then the temps got cold again and everything froze. Now the sidewalks are very icy and treacherous to walk on. Tonight the temps are supposed to get even colder–down to 4 degrees tonight and -9 tomorrow. There is a winter advisory out that warns that the weather will become hazardous with around an inch of new snow, wind gusts of 30-35 mph causing blowing snow, and wind chills to 20 below zero. Brrrr.
Today the skies were blue, but I saw a rainbow. There most be ice crystals in the atmosphere. I tried to take a picture of the rainbow, but it didn’t show up in the photographs.
After weeks sitting for hours and days at the cancer center, I am determined to get back in shape. I have been walking Danny every day and EJ joins us whenever we can. Danny loves to be walking again and dances around when he sees me get the leash. The cold makes my face burn as we walk, but it feels really good. When the weather gets warmer, we hope to take longer walks together.
In the afternoons I have been making myself get on the treadmill. My friend in Texas also wants to exercise so we talk to each other on the phone while we both huff and puff on our treadmills and groan that we are going to die. It’s nice to be able to exercise together, even if we are in different states, because we encourage and motivate each other to keep going.
JJ is still not feeling well, but he is feeling better every day.