Just More Stuff

I read over 1/3 of a paperback last night! It was wonderful! I had to stop every now and again to let the giddiness out in the form of sighs, giggles and grins. I made a cup of tea, grabbed a couple Milanos (from the special pink BC support package) and settled into my chair in the living room. It was truly glorious.

Before chemotherapy I could tune out everything going on around me and read. So I would read while the family watched TV. Now the only TV I can actually read during is sports. Except Todd always has something to say during the commercials and I haven’t gotten to a good stopping point. But that’s something else entirely.

Anyway, I don’t have that kind of concentration any more. I finally figured that out last night. My current book (Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros – my first every by her) will be finished before I lay my head down to sleep tomorrow night. HELLO MOJO!!!

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Speaking of books, Barnes and Noble has changed their home page. Why do they have to change when I was perfectly happy with the way it was? Obviously they didn’t ask my opinion.

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I was looking at the on-line brochure for the YMCA this morning without the benefit or more than two sips of coffee. They have a program called Boot Camp and I thought it said your instructor will help your asses… But what it said was your instructor will help you assess… Personally, I thought the former was appropriate.

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We’re looking for a table and chairs for our kitchen. It has to be small and small dinettes are hard to find. We found one a mile down the road for a very decent price, but I don’t love it. I like it and it may have to do, but I really want to buy something I love.

I drove to Lancaster the other day because there was a Mission Style table, the size we needed, matching the sideboard we have in the eating area and I wanted to see and price it. To get this beautiful table and four chairs was going to be almost $2,000. Granted they’re made very well right there and they’re even stamped and signed so they become true family heirlooms. And if it was for the dining room it would be worth considering. But not for a regular kitchen table.

Sears has a table on-line that I really like and the price is decent, but I don’t think the chairs are included. And I can’t find the chairs. I wonder if I can go to the store and find it there. Hm.

We really need to do something, though. I think if I don’t find what I want this weekend we’ll just go ahead and get the table down the road.

I know you all were riveted by my table segment. Exciting stuff.

0 thoughts on “Just More Stuff

  1. Holy Cow, I have been MIA for a while. I had no idea you were working, good thing? right?It seems Taylor’s found himself one smart little chickie :)I love morning rituals, and talking in slow motion sounds fun 🙂 We count how long it takes to get through the one and only stop light in town–we do this at the top of our lungs, I wonder what the other drivers think 🙂

  2. You’re reading!!!! Hooray!!! Go with what you “LOVE” for the table and chairs…PLEASE. You’ve come way too far Jen to “settle”. Life is no longer about “settling”!!!Lancaster??!?! One of my very favourite places.Oh, and I’ve linked you to my new blog which is all about breast cancer..keeping “Sage and Thyme” too but you’re also over at http://www.abreastintheworld.blogspot.com

  3. I am so happy to read that I am not the only one who stresses about these kinds of decisions! When we were shopping for our entertainment center, I felt like I always found something that was ALMOST right, but it took forever to find exactly what I wanted. Good luck with that!

  4. Isn’t it wonderful to rediscover an old “friend,” like a book? I understand it! I was on vacation from real reading for several years when I went to college as an adult. I had no time with school, home, family, job, etc. Then it took e several years to find time to enjoy a book again, but when I did it was excellent and luxurious. I get it. 🙂

  5. Tara – I’m currently working four days a week for 3.5 hours a day at our church’s new preschool. I work with 2-year-olds. Hopefully soon I’ll only be working two days a week. It’s the most physically demanding job I’ve ever had.Monnik – I’m gonna try!!Sherry – I’ll be visiting your new blog very soon. As for the table, I think I’ve found what I want. And it’s even cheaper than the one I “like”!Pru – You what? Why leave me hanging like this??Mama P – There was a table at Ikea we were thinking about, but the finish is too light. And I don’t want anything fancy at all. Something simple, please.Tori – I know if I get something I don’t love I’ll end up with it forever. And I’m not a terribly decisive person anyway.Trish – Yes. “Sublime” would be appropriate.Becky – Me too!!!Lynilu – Exactly!Dev – I just hope it sticks around for a while!!

  6. They have a program called Boot Camp and I thought it said your instructor will help your asses… But what it said was your instructor will help you assess… Personally, I thought the former was appropriate.ROTFLOL! *Tears rolling* Thank you, thank you. I needed that laugh in my sleep-deprived-hormone-ridden kind-of day! 😉

  7. I think the fall and winter lend themselves to reading…more so than beach reading in summer. I just want to cuddle up with a book and a cup of tea and read. Can you believe the people I live with want meals, clean clothes, AND conversation? Sheesh!

  8. I was watching the news a few weeks ago and they mnetioned a new side effect called chemobrain. Some of the chemo gets into your brain and affects memory and concentration. Good news: it will likely get better.Bad news: but not completely back to to pre-chemo brain.

  9. Deb – I read my book in two days!! Woo hoo!! And I started a new one this morning (the second Willow Creek book by Tamera Alexander).Shauna – You’re so very welcome. :o)Rosie – The people in my house are the same way!! What’s up with that??Janice – It’s actually not a new condition as I was told about it by my nurses when I started chemo in June of 2005. It’s just now starting to get attention and validation.Mine’s better than it was, but not great. I need to be exercising it more. :o)

  10. “I was looking at the on-line brochure for the YMCA this morning without the benefit or more than two sips of coffee. They have a program called Boot Camp and I thought it said your instructor will help your asses… But what it said was your instructor will help you assess… Personally, I thought the former was appropriate.”ROFLOL!!!! ME, TOO, SHAUNA, ME TOO!!!

  11. I know you will find your table soon, but it is such a pain when th prices vary so much!Glad you found a book you love, and that you are reading so much again. I found that since I started blogging, I have not been reading as much. I use to read 2 books a week. I am still ordering them, but they are sitting in a big pile, making me feel guilty. I am making it a goal to read again, each night!Have a good sunday.

  12. Jodi – I totally do that. And I’m not like some great interior decorator. I just know if I get something “in the interim” it will be with me forever.Katybug – Do you suppose it was a Freudian mistake??Eileen – I found the table last night!! Post to follow shortly. And I’m 1/4 of the way through my second book since Thursday! I blame blogging, too, but I have a hard time giving it up. lol

  13. I loved your assess/asses comment. I do that all the time, and even before I went through chemo so I can’t blame chemo for messing up my eyesight!I have been reading the “Shopaholic” books, very very light but funny reads by Sophie Kinsella. I also started reading some of the Jane Austen titles I hadn’t covered, but like you was having a hard time concentrating. So I’m sticking with the light stuff for now!I enjoy your blog. As a fellow survivor (twice now), I love to read about others who have moved on as well and are enjoying life! Katie

  14. Katie – (we call our daughter KT, too) Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll have to skip over to your blog, too.I’ve never read Sophie Kinsella, but I’ve heard very good things about her writing.I’m sorry that you’ve had to deal with BC twice. Once is way more than anyone should have to.

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