Hi everyone, how are you all doing. I hope those of you in hot parts are managing to keep cool, and those of you in wet parts are managing to keep dry.
I've not had the best week. There's been some health issues, left overs from chemo and new things from Tamoxifen but I am getting there slowly and surely.
I spent all Tuesday in Galway Hospital. My appointment was for 3.15 but I kind of hoped if I got there early they would see me early...but no go. I finally got seen at 5.45. Still, never mind. The drs are amazing and even though they were so busy and very behind, they answered all my questions. My bloods showed signs of breastcancer markers so I had another blood test today so they can compare it. If things are on my side, they will show the markers dropping. If not, well I am not sure what that will mean but I am guessing it isnt good lol.
We got out about 6.30 and I decided I needed to see the sea..so off we went. It always seems to be sunny in Galway, unlike where I live where it always seems to be raining lol.
I have started to sort the house out and get it right decoration wise. My bedroom was burgandy and cream but when I got ill I changed it to Aqua and White....could I find any pictures to match? No. So I made my own
They look a lot better in real life...they took a few hours in acryllic on canvas. I'm no artist but I think they will go ok in the bedroom.
I have even done some stitching...my boat is finished (well, not the back stitch but that can wait until the end)
I will get more done now I am starting to feel a bit better.
I have been doing a lot of prep for things: kitted out a few kits, cut out material for quilting..and so on. When you dont feel right though it is hard to make yourself do anything. Oh, I know....I have been reading.
Unfortunately I've run out of books to read now but I am working quite nicely to my target of 100 books this year.
And talking of books, when I was around 8 years old, I had over 700 books. I learned to read at a very early age and was a prolific reader (probably because I had four brothers and needed to escape). One day I got home from school and my mother had given away loads of my books. She never asked me if this was ok. I had bought most of the books out of christmas money and birthday money and this injustice has remained with me ever since. I am sad enough to know exactly what books she got rid of.
And I have been getting them back.
At first it was by lucky coincidence: The Faraway Tree series were great for my own kids. A second edition of the Jungle Book just came my way and how could I resist? The Witch's Daughter was just sitting on a shelf in the charity shop and had to come to a good home. Bambi, Bambi's Children one and two were perfect for my children also...once I had read them ;-)
Since my illness however I am trying to collect them all: Enid Blyton books, Silver Brumby Series and many many more. I had ALL of Enid Blytons books...and loved them. And they were all given away. I'm not sure why I want to get them but I think it's partly because I want to share a part of my life with my own children and partly because the books make me feel safe. They are a nice place in which to escape and remind me of my own childhood when I never, ever thought of not being alive. Weird or what lol.
Or they were just extremely good books. You will see from my reading list if I get them all!
Have a good week everyone xx