We have had one HOT summer here in the desert. Couldn't leave for our cool 10 acres in Oregon due to my treatments. Still hoping to make that happen in September. In addition to apricot cobbler, meat loaves, mashed potatoes, homemade breads, cakes, pies, ice cream and other goodies pouring thru our front door while I can't cook, there has also been a flood of Get Well cards and gifts on my front porch. I was so surprised that 6 people read my last post to my Mom after I had neglected my blog for so long. Thank you!
I'm still doing a little better each day, but still extremely tired. Tired of being tired. Wonder how much longer this "being tired" will last? Can't wait to have my full energy (and full head of hair) back.
One of my goals in January when this whole medical issue erupted was to get things done around the house that I usually push to the back burner. So far we've accomplished: cutting down 2 huge palm trees in the back yard that were interfering with power/phone lines, new washer & dryer, painting the 2 Adirondack chairs on my front porch (thank you Haley), new faucets in restroom, COIT to clean carpets, wash the stinky dog & plant Vincas. Lots of little accomplishments too... more could have been done if I was allowed to drive... but I'm not... haven't driven my Prius since January. Gosh, I miss being able to hop in the car and go. Haley & Desi chaufer me everywhere and never complain. Love them.
This year is the 3rd year in a row we have not presented The Nutcracker in our Theatre. I feel so guilty about that. The first 2 years I thought I had valid reasons for not orchestrating The Nutcracker. And in a sense I did-- big trip to NYC last year (2012) where Desi performed at Feinstein's and lots of Lucy stuff the previous year (2011). This year it's my health that put a big stop to The Nutcracker. Makes me sad because The Nutcracker ushers the Spirit of Christmas into our little town and when we turn the Theatre marquee on at night our quaint downtown district become magical.
I am so happy to be alive today! Finally, it's not a squeltering hot day and should only reach 102* (that's nothing for us desert rats.) If anyone reads this... thank you! Hope you have a wonderful day too.