Saturday, January 29, 2011
Is anyone else tired of the snow yet?
This is a busy week for me with radiation every day. I also see Meg for cranial-sacral work on Monday afternoon and I have an early early morning appointment for acupuncture on Wednesday. I'll hit the midpoint of radiation treatment this week, with my last treatment now scheduled for Monday, February 28th. Think I'll be celebrating on March 1st!
I had another Herceptin injection on Friday--the oncology center has changed the size of the needles it uses with ports to a larger size, so I'm kind of black and blue and sore today. Red and white blood cell counts are rebounding nicely, but I'm staying on my potassium pills for another three weeks as that count is still really low. The reward for the trip to Portland was a stop at the LLBean factory store where women's pants were on sale for 50% off the lowest price, I had a $10 coupon, and my pants were free!
These are the books I read in January:
THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING--Nancy Pickard
BLACK & WHITE--Dani Shapiro
FAMILY HISTORY--Dani Shapiro
PRAYERS FOR SALE--Sandra Dallas
VALERIA'S LAST STAND--Marc Fitten
CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER--Tom Franklin
THE WHISTLING SEASON--Ivan Doig
and I expect I will finish this one this weekend...THE LAST DAYS OF DOGTOWN--Anita Diamant
As much as I've been reading every month, there is quite a stack waiting to be read. I still haunt bookstores from time to time with my wish list and Kellie, Connie, and Donna keep me in books as well. There's never a lack of something to read!
The two books on the top of my list for February are:
AS I REMEMBER--M. Eugene Thompson (my dad's book about his life thus far which I received for Christmas and have begun reading)
THE HIRED MAN--Cedric Berry (an as yet unpublished first novel by a family friend; my dad read it this week as the first reader; I'll be the second)
The February image below is by April Meeker, a blogger @ secondsister, artist, seamstress, embroiderer, jeweler, and craftsperson extraordinaire. I love her work!