Friday, June 23, 2017

Books...Thoughts...Adventures!

Books!

This one was really fascinating but near the end I just wanted this book to end.

 

And this...I don't think I even mentioned this book...it comes from my stash of paper arcs. It was good...another dysfunctional twin book.

I looked at this and then put it down...again.

I continue to read this but it certainly isn't a speedy kind of reading experience...

I started this...so far it's kind of weirdly oddly interesting.

Thoughts!

I think I was numb this week...I still am. A old teacher friend suffered a stroke like illness. I talked to another teacher friend who is in recovery from cancer. I tried to live up to my own expectations of what I should be doing now. I failed...I am still fatigued and trying to recover.

Adventures!

Hmmmm...the places I went this week!

Literally nowhere exciting...I organized a section of my closet and found tons of tees that I forgot I owned. I changed out the kitty beds...they are still fighting over one bed. I stayed downstairs more. I started a new Netflix series. I made a great salad dressing...Honey Dijon. I checked out all of the flowers all around the house. I watched a stupid boy band show. I watched The Bachelorette. I watched So You Think You Can Dance. I watched The Real Houseives Of New York. All of these are mindless things that I should not waste time on but sometimes I need mindless. I watched my hair try to grow. I helped Den organize one kitchen cabinet. I tried to stay calm. I tried to be happy. I colored. I read. I played games. I actually slept through the night all week. I walked for 16 minutes straight on my treadmill. I worked out with weights.

Next week I hope to have better adventures. Next week I hope to have adventures!

See you on Monday!

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes being middle aged stinks, doesn't it? Take it easy on yourself and give yourself time to ease back into some adventures. You've got to build your strength back up and then win the mental battle. I know you can do it, especially since you have the amazing Den at your side.

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    1. Thank you for saying just the right things!

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  2. I'm sorry your personal expectations have not been reached; how frustrating for you. But your body demands otherwise so try to let go a bit and do what you can. You have gone through quite a medical journey so far which is not easy to bounce back from, yeah? Make your mental lists but be happy if you at least accomplish one, kay? Hugs.

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    1. You are so right! I wanted too much too soon!

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    2. Of course you had high expectations. We, women, always do that to ourselves. But when illness is in play, I think it's naturally hard for us to mentally adjust because we think about how we were before and what we were capable of. Don't be hard on yourself. I'm sure you can do a lot more than when you had first started out with chemo treatments. And thank you about my cousin's card. I'm totally chuffed about it.

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    3. You should be over the top chuffed about it! I will get better about my expectations the more I get into this getting better thing!

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  3. I loved The Breakdown, and I have The Marriage Pact on my NetGalley stack.

    Don't Close Your Eyes looks very tempting. Enjoy!

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  4. Patty, be proud of You. You have so much "wonderful" in your life. And such loved ones, too. Just relax and be happy, now. Hugs. ❤

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  5. You made me laugh with "another dysfunctional twin book" :D
    Yay for decent sleep!

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    1. I made me laugh with that one, too. I think the less stressed I get...the better I am sleeping.

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  6. You have so many positive things going for you, so many things to enjoy and cherish. When this temporary period of your life starts to drag you down: look at your kitties, your flowers, your food, your husband, and smile :) Your hair will grow, but hair doesn't make us whole or beautiful... I think your smile makes you beautiful in the photos I've seen. Have a relaxing weekend.

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    1. Thank you for giving me a warm heart feeling!

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  7. You certainly made a lot of progress this week. That's a long time on the treadmill! I am sure finding those tees was a nice surprise. Sounds like some of your books have been good. I have been wondering about The Marriage Pact. :)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    ~Stephanie

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    1. I guess I really did make progress this week!

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