Friday we went to see my Dad and watch the baseball game with my sister and her SO who were down for the weekend.
Saturday was a day of extremes. I baked an apple crumb pie that turned out spectacularly. But not a single pair of pants in my closet fit me now except for the elastic waist knit pants I've been wearing since my surgery. I put on a pretty sweater set that I hoped would distract from the pants. :-o Given that it's my midsection that's the problem area, it's going to be a tough task finding pants that will fit in the waist without being baggy through the hips and thighs. In light of the cancer, this is a minor concern, I know ... but it's still a frustration. The banquet was a success ... and all three Ts came home with MVP awards for their age groups.
Sunday DH and I toured an open house ... it's just across the street from the house behind DD's. We are seriously considering moving to their neighborhood. That would allow us to maintain our independence but still be a minute or two away if anything changes. This house had been beautifully renovated, but alas it was just too much house for the two of us ... with the "kiss of death" being all the stairs. The bedrooms are upstairs and the laundry room was in the basement. Between my health issues and DH's arthritic knees, there was no way we would be able to manage all those stairs. There are many single-story houses in their neighborhood, and we are praying that one of those will go on the market.
Monday we moved the rest of our stuff back here from DD's. Ok - DH, DSIL and T#1 did the moving ... but everything is back and in its place. I spent most of the day in the sewing room. I finished pairing up my tumblers ... I ended up with 174 pairs, which I am thinking of setting 13x13 (26x26 single tumblers). I then started to piece the pairs into "foursies" ... only to discover that as I was chain piecing my pairs, I wasn't paying attention to how I was matching up my natural and print tumblers. I had a couple dozen pairs that wouldn't match up to the others, no matter how hard I tried ... which meant I had to unstitch those pairs.
My chemo resumed Tuesday morning, and so far, so good. Unless you call a sleepless night "good". This first session included Taxol and Carbo ... and a dose of Benadryl and steroids. While it's not uncommon for steroids to cause a "wired" feeling, it isn't all that common for Benadryl to cause the same reaction ... but it does in me. There were times when I thought I was ready to go to sleep, but they didn't last long ... and I was wide awake. Obviously a nap is on my agenda for today. Tuesday's session was uneventful, and I haven't felt any side effects yet (other than the aforementioned sleeplessness). Each week, I stop on my way to the Infusion Center and admire the view from the 13th floor. Yesterday I decided to take a picture ... unfortunately it was cloudy yesterday, so you have to really look to see the Gateway Arch. Perhaps if you click on the picture, a large version will open so you can see the Arch.
We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend ... Spring has finally decided to stick around. Even with all the clouds yesterday and with the rain forecast for today and tomorrow, it's still in the 70s. It'll,be sunny and even warmer by this coming weekend, which will be perfect as it looks like we'll be heading to Paducah on Friday. Our dogwood, which was looking awfully puny last summer, is enjoying this gorgeous weather.