Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Back In The Swing Of Things

I have been wracking my brain all day wondering what to write about. Truth is things are very mellow right now. And I have decided that this is noteworthy unto itself. Things are getting back to normal again which I love. I am busy trying to figure out a wedding gift for a friend as well as do all my inspection stuff to get my car re-insured for the year. You know, I am enjoying the mundane things I have missed for the last few months. I am still pretty tired but definitely much better. I will get out to do my own grocery shopping tomorrow. I’ve missed doing the food shopping. Basically I am regaining my independence again. I don’t know if radiation will hit me hard with fatigue but I am getting back into my groove while I can. Lots of things to catch up on and get done.

This is a good lesson for me. Enjoy the little things in life. And I mean the eensy teensy things like being able to wash your sheets and make your bed. Picking out your own fruit and veggies at the market. Feeling up to planning for Thanksgiving, and birthdays and weddings and Christmas. Wearing actual clothes again after wearing PJs for so long. Getting new tires for the car. This stuff is exciting for me now. I went to the store and bought myself milk today. I haven’t bought my own milk for 5 months. It felt good.

13 comments:

Closet Metro said...

washing the sheets and making the bed? wtf? I don't do that crap. Chemo turned you into a bachelor.

ScottyGee said...

I hope the milk is at least 2%. Anything else is just an insult to your readers intelligence. I think I may have spelled intelligence wrong. Twice.

Way to go Krank!

mrtl said...

Take out the chemo and I could totally get used to that lifestyle.

Candace said...

You made me cry! I'm sooooo happy for you, Stacey. Really, really happy.

LadyBug said...

That's wonderful, Stacey. I'm so happy for you, hon.

kalki said...

Yay! Let's hear it for the little things.

(I thought the Thanksgiving sentence was headed somewhere else entirely, what with the promising beginning: "Feeling up...") ;)

Von Krankipantzen said...

closet-not only did chemo turn me into a bachelor but one who lives in a frat house. Laundry schmaundry.


scottyg-I am not pointing any fingers but the milk was skim...

mrtl-me too. I am afraid I may milk the cancer card for a while.

misfit-I got a little misty as well writing the post. It feels really go to be where I am.

ladybug-thanks! Who knew chores could be so great.

kalki-alas no feeling up here. maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list.

ScottyGee said...

Skim! SKIM! Oh, Krank, what am I going to do with you? At least it's not soy milk. =)

JessicaRabbit said...

Im so glad your getting out again! When your all better I think I need to make a road trip and take you and your new hoots out to go dancing on tables and tearing up the town.

We could totally do it.

Squirl said...

Kranki, I think you need to take Jess up on her offer. I'll bet you'd have a great time!

So glad that you're feeling better. It is doing the little things that we take for granted.

SassyFemme said...

Kranki, this is fabulous!!! Yeah for you!!!

Von Krankipantzen said...

scottygee-step back there creamo boy. What's the matter with skim?

jess-as soon as me and the new hoots are table dancing ready you will be the first to know.

squirl-who knew? I made spaghetti sauce yesterday. My first real cooking duty!

sassy-thanks! It is pretty cool. I am off to the drug store tonight. The third time this week.

Susie said...

I am truly, deep-down happy for you, for this new place you're in right now. And I know this wasn't your intention, but you make me feel thankful today for being perfectly able to do all the little things I sometimes gripe about doing. You've adjusted my attitude, kranki, and that's a good thing.

(I do skim, too :)