Monday, July 23, 2007

Blur

What a month! Like Dis, I have also been feeling out of sorts this month, not to mention completely overwhelmed and exhausted, both physically and emotionally. So, I apologize in advance if this post is all over the place, but so is my head.

Work has been and continues to be *kind of* a nightmare. Working 12 hour days and on my usual days off and on Saturdays does not make for the funnest of summers. (Dis and Nasus' K have been working even more than me. They are doing an awesome job!) And, knowing that this pace will continue for another 4 weeks...well, I'm going to try to not think about it...too much. I'm trying to stay positive (in all aspects) after all!

Speaking of, we have some good news on the B front! He went in for a PET scan last week, and the results were NEGATIVE!! YAY!! The word "relief" really doesn't cut it. I wanted to cry from joy right then. However, there is one more procedure to be done before I can truly exhale all the way. He will still need to undergo a lymph node biopsy (which is still in the process of being scheduled). My positive thinking mind says it will be fine, but of course you still want to have scientific proof. I wish they would hurry up and do this already, so we'll know for sure! In the meantime, I continue to surround myself with good thoughts and all things positive.

What to do to keep sane during such stressful times? Why knit, for one thing! I've been working on my yet-to-be-named Deciduous, and it's been such a life saver. A fun pattern + Calmer...I mean, really...how could this not bring me some joy?

Also? In times of stress- bake. The smell of cookies fresh out of the oven cannot help but bring some comfort when you need it. It's been too damn hot recently to even consider turning on the oven, but when it cooled down some late yesterday afternoon, I seized the opportunity to bake a quick batch of oatmeal cookies. The best oatmeal cookie recipe I know of is the one right on the inside lid of the Quaker Oats canister. You can't beat it for a basic oatmeal cookie recipe. I usually add something fun, but I kept it simple this time. I wish I could share some with you!

And of course, thinking of my friends always makes me smile. You have been so incredibly supportive. I want you to know how much I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I cannot really say thank you enough...but that won't stop me from trying! Thanks again for all your support and positive energy. It's been helping a great deal. More than you know. When I've started to feel down or uneasy, I look back to your comments and emails, which immediately lifts my spirits. Friends and family mean everything to me. *BIG HUG*

Have a good week, everyone! Thanks for hanging in there with me and my sporadic posting (and commenting) as of late. It's been crazy lately, but I'm fighting my way out of the blur and getting back on track... :)

17 comments:

Kara said...

Everything is coming up roses...that is so great. I am glad things are looking up for you and your hubbie. Good luck with the final test.

jillian said...

Ouchy work. Only 4 more weeks! Fingers crossed on the final test!

Marnie said...

Well, the cookies and deciduous look great. Hang in there and don't let stress get to you too much (easier said than done). I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the biopsy goes well.

Disentangled said...

Deciduous is looking great! And yes, we really do need to stick together during times like these!

Theresa said...

You're making me hungry! Glad it's coming together.

=joy= said...

OMG that's FANTASTIC!!! i'm so happy everything is going well with B. *hug*

and here's another *hug* for the work troubles. i'm going through somewhat of a stressful situation at work myself, so i feel your pain.

Cora said...

Oh I'm so happy for you guys! Yeah! It made me smile really big to read this post!! But also sending more positive thoughts for the last bit.

knitzalot said...

I am truly sorry that you're having such a rough time of it, but I'm glad to hear things are looking up.

K8 said...

Glad to hear things are going well with B! And hang in there with work - just remember to relax :)

Nasus said...

ummm...do you do mail-order oatmeal cookies? :)
Gambare!

Octopus Knits said...

Holy cow -- too much work! I'm glad B seems to be negative. That's great! Deciduous is gorgeous, (I just love Marnie's use of cables), and those cookies look delicious.

tentenknits said...

i'm so happy things are looking to be OK! yeaaa!! oh and those cookies look yummy ;-)

Madge said...

Sounds like you're channeling the "Hang In There" poster (the 70s one with the kitten hanging from the branch). Okay, totally cheesy, I know, but the madness has to end sometime, right?

Great news about the negative results. Fingers crossed the lymph node test comes back the same!

I still owe ya my apricot bread recipe, too. Baking is the best for what ails ya.

*smoochies*

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy to hear of B's negative PET scan. Fingers crossed and much positive energy on the lymph node biopsy!

Lolly said...

That is good news for B - continued good wishes coming both of your way!

Francesca said...

That's wonderful news on the health front. All the best for the next exam, and may that be the last.

amanda cathleen said...

Yay! I hope the results of his biopsy are as good as the results of his PET scan! : )
those cookies look good!