On Tuesday, I went to the office and had a busy day, trying to clear my desk. I plan to spend some time next week, too, tidying my desk and filing everything. Even so, no doubt I will get phone calls at home asking where X, Y, and Z items are! And I won't remember, because they are no longer spread out on my desk and have been filed away! And because I will probably have "chemo brain"!
During my morning break, I went to the pharmacy to look for the clear adhesive dressings the doctor prescribed, but that particular pharmacy didn't carry them. The pharmacist suggested I checked the hospital pharmacy to see if they had them. I will do that next week.
Later, during my lunch break, I went to the bank to withdraw some cash. When I used to receive a paper check, I used to go to the bank once every two weeks to deposit my check and withdraw spending cash. Now, I have direct deposit and I need to make a special trip to the bank for cash withdrawals. That's going to be difficult when I am undergoing chemo and avoiding public places.
After work, I put gas to the car ($28.05). Later, after dinner, daughter and I relaxed and watched some TV programs.
I went through this week's grocery ads, but didn't find anything I needed to stock up on. I didn't go grocery shopping last weekend, either, choosing to eat what I had already cooked and kept in the fridge. I might get another gallon of milk this weekend and maybe some fresh fruits and vegetables, but that's all I need.
And, I made my Christmas/holiday gift list (I say "holiday gifts" because some of my gifts are New Year's gifts). This year, I have really cut back on the number of people to whom I will be giving gifts for Christmas and New Year, because I won't be seeing them over the holiday season. I feel guilty about that, however, and so, there is a chance I will spend the Thanksgiving weekend making a double batch of jam to give as early holiday gifts! I might not see them, but I could always send them the gifts through my daughter or through one of my cousins. I have a feeling I might be expanding my gift list before all is said and done!
Have you made your Christmas/holiday gift list, yet?
Today, I am grateful for:
- Helpful service personnel at the pharmacy and bank
- A productive day at the office
- The availability of gas
- A relaxed evening spent in daughter's company
- Exchanging emails with a friend.