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*