Eight days into the new year. Time seems to fly by these days, and so many things on my to-do list remain undone. I thought that once I was off the chemo and radiation, I would feel energized and get a lot more accomplished, but so far that hasn’t happened, and if anything, I have even less energy sometimes. I guess those non-cancerous cells that got zapped in treatment are taking longer to recover than I thought they would. On a positive note, though, my radiation “sunburn” seems to be getting better and I can lie down without feeling I’m lying on a bed of nails. And the large blue paint pen "X" marks that the radiation therapists marked me with have finally been scrubbed off. I rubbed and rubbed every time I got in the shower, but they stubbornly remained. Now, after a week, they have finally faded to the point where they're barley visible.
I ordered a new cook book today: The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures , by
Annabel Langbein . I have been watching cooking shows on Public Television’s “Create” channel, and have gotten hooked on Annabel Langbein and her recipes. I’m really looking forward to cooking vegetable samosas when the book comes- along with some of the other scrumptious recipes I’ve seen on the show.
|The garden looked so nice and neat until the hot weather set in and my energy and enthusiasm for weeding waned. From then on, it became an unruly jungle!|
The Bright Lights Chard is always so pretty.
We enjoyed the lovely tender fresh lettuce last spring- and had enough to share with neighbors since I tend to overplant .