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Back from my weekend away

Had a good though mostly quiet, time. Will write more tomorrow.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Dani and family.

3. My pets are fine after a weekend alone.

4. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother.

5. The Kid.

6. Not to much traffic coming home tonight.
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A nice thing!

I got gifted a story on AO3! MariaPriest wrote a story for me! So sweet.

Aside from that the day was pretty normal. I went to the BBFT cafe, to the YA Programming Chat, and dropped in to the drop in workshop on writing a requisition on Workday.

Came home and called Oldest Brother for the second time, then Skyped the FWiB. The connection wasn't the greatest, but we talked for quite a long time anyway. The Kid called while we were talking though.

After we got off I went down to the laundromat and picked up my laundry. Then came home and called Middle Brother. After we talked I ate dinner, and then called oldest brother again.

Then I packed a bag for the weekend. I'm going to New Jersey with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother to say goodbye to Dani and her family, who are moving to Maine. I may stay as long as Sunday, and I may not have the chance to update here so if I vanish till Sunday night, that's why.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. A story for me!

3. The Kid.

4. Friends.

5. Roses still blooming.

6. Ice cream for dessert.
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Blood test

Got picked up this morning by [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother and I had my blood test. The results were good so I'm set to have my chemo next week on Tuesday.

After that we got food from Stop and Shop and ate lunch, and then they brought me home and I took a nap. Then puttered online until it was time to call Oldest Brother again, and then Skype the FWiB.

The Kid called me while we were Skyping, and I talked to her a bit, then finished up with the FWiB. Called [personal profile] mashfanficchick to see if they wanted to go to Carvel, but no.

Played solitaire on my phone for awhile, and then it was 8:00 so I took a load of laundry down to the laundromat and dropped it off.

Came home and had some ice cream instead of a dinner since I had a big lunch. Then puttered online some more, called oldest brother again, called the Kid again, and fed the pets. I'm charging my Nook now. Last night I started the sequel to The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic, which is called How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic. It's fun so far.

I got a "save the date" card from Cousin Steve's son (second oldest if I remember the order properly) Mike, he's getting married in October 2022.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The Kid.

3. My blood test was good.

4. Family.

5. Ice cream.

6. My friends.
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Not much to say

It was a pretty quiet day, nothing much happened at work.

Came home and Skyped the FWiB. Had my meeting at 8:00, discovered that the last of the 20 meetings I scheduled in advance had been last week. So I Started a new meeting with new numbers which was a pain.

After the meeting I called Oldest Brother for the third time, then had dinner. Then I had ice cream for dessert. And called [personal profile] mashfanficchick about tomorrow. Then I called the Kid and we talked a bot.

And that's all.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. Sunflowers taller than me.

4. My new short hair.

5. Quiet day.

6. Ice cream.
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I am shorn

The Kid cut my hair today so I would have far less of it to lose when I lose my hair to the chemo.

After work I came home and called Oldest Brother, then took a shower and washed my hair. The idea was to get picked up by [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother and go to the Kid's then but the Kid was still in Manhattan at work. I Skyped the FWiB unil the Kid texted that she was on heer way home. She actually beat us to her place, I'm not sure how.

Anyway, she did a real short cut for me. And my curls are now free to do their thing so I have a poof of hair. It's very different looking. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother say it's cute, and the FWiB likes it.

So anyway, we went out to eat afterward, to Applebee's. And then I came home and Skyped the FWiB to shw it to him.

And now it's time for bed.

Got another phone call from the specialty pharmacy about my chemo drugs. Paid some bills too.

Gratitude List:

1 The FWiB.

2. The Kid.

3. Good day at work.

4. Good food.

5. Air conditioning.

6. Bed soon.
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Do nothing day

Slept very late, and then had breakfast (Brunch) and coffee. Essentially did nothing all day except play solitaire, Skype the FWiB, and talk to the Kid and Oldest and Middle Brothers. I've read a bit in Superfols, and I did order so NK95 masks from Amazon. And texted [personal profile] mashfanficchick.

Going to have the Kid cut my hair short either tomorrow or Tuesday. That's about all.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Solitaire on my phone.

3. The Cheesecake Factory leftovers for dinner.

4. Day to unwind.

5. Chocolate.

6. The Kid.
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Memorial for Aunt Helen

Got up a bit later than I should have and dwadled too much getting ready, so I was almost late for the Kid to pick me up. But I made it. Unfortunately the traffic was so bad we were late anyway. I slipped in and used my phone to call Oldest Brother and put him on speaker so he could hear. It was not totally successful I fear.

But the ceremony was beautiful. Relatives present were John and Denise and Brianne, Laurie, Brian and Eric, Shannon and Ryan, and Betsy. And the Kid of course. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother came too which was nice.

After the ceremony we went back to the house and had food, it was very good. We used the back yard which was nice. Eventually everyone left but family and [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother, so we all decided to go to Jones Beach. We went to Field 6 and managed to get in a little time down by the water before the beachfront closed, and then we had a nice long walk along the boardwalk. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother had to leave before we took our walk, and so did Shannon and Ryan, and the Kid and Brianne stayed sitting and had a nice long conversation while the rest of us walked. Except Denise who fell asleep in the car.

At around 10:30 or so we went back to the house and hung out for awhile longer. We watched a video John made of Shannon and Ryan's wedding. That was the one in 2019 in Georgia that we went to. Very pretty wedding.

Finally it was pretty late so we left and the Kid brought me home. I very briefly Skyped the FWiB, just to say goodnight.

And now I'm going to go to bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The life of Aunt Helen.

3. My family.

4. The Kid.

5. My friends.

6. Jones Beach.
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Work and a night out

Work was OK, nothing special. I got a phone call from the specialty pharmacy about my chemo drugs again. Delt with that, nothing much to say. Had a therapy session at lunch, it worked out well. And got a phone call from the director of Middle Brother's group home that she is leaving the position.

Came home and called Oldest Brother again. Then called the kid, to find out when she was picking me up tomorrow. She didn't know yet.

Skyped the FWiB for a short time until [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zer mother picked me up. We went and picked up Dori. and then went to Barnes and noble till they closed. Then we went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner, which was yummy as always.

I managed to forget to call Oldest Brother for the third time, which I feel bad about. The Kid called me back and we made plans.

And they brought me home, and that's about all.

A very nice day,

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Nice day.

3. The Kid.

4. Bed soon.

5. Wildflowers.

6. Good dinner.
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Back to work

Nothing much to say about it. During lunch I ended up making phone calls, to the specialty pharmacy that handles my chemo drugs again, and to to my PCP to get more referrals to my oncologist. American healthcare, even when you have as great a policy as I do, is still ridiculous.

I was unable to get through to Oldest Brother in the morning which was frustrating.

Came home called Oldest Brother and Skyped the FWiB. Started drifting off to sleep while we were talking so we ended a bit early and I took a nap till 8:30 when I called Middle Brother. Middle Brother is fine. Hope the tiredness won't be a permanent feature of the chemo.

Had dinner, and called Oldest Brother again. Called the Kid but she didn't pick up. Fed the pets and had some ice cream.

Time for bed soon.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB

2. My brothers are OK.

3. Texts from [personal profile] mashfanficchick and Dori,

4. Got through the phone calls.

5. Ice cream.

6. Sunflowers.
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Post infusion shot

That was my medical today. I slept OK last night, not great but not too badly. No nausea.

I got up and breakfasted and coffeed, and puttered on line for several hours. Then I showered and dressed. The Kid was supposed to pick me up at 3:15. but due to some horrible traffic she was quite late, and I was late getting to my appointment at 4:00. However I called and told them I would be late and there was no problem.

It was just one shot in the arm, not the port. Didn't even need a band aid. She told me that I might feel pain in my bones from it, and if I did I could take Tylenol, but I haven't had any pain.

The Kid brought me home and I put in a Shipt order, and then puttered around the computer till it was time to Skype the FWiB. We had a good time, and then I had dinner.

Went to the bedroom and called Oldest Brother for the third time, he's doing ok. Then I called the Kid, she didn't pick up, so I played solitaire for awhile until it was time to feed the pets.

The Kid called back while I was typing this. She wants me to take short term disability and stay home for the time I'm in chemo because I'll be immunocompromised. I don't want to, but I promised I'd talk to my union. We'll see what they say about it.

Texted with [personal profile] mashfanficchick, all is well.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The Kid.

3. No pain.

4. Saw a monarch butterfly.

5. Missed the drenching downpours.

6. My union.
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