Today, I was woken up by the sound of the phone ringing, but when I answered the phone, there was no one at the other end. I hung up the phone and went to the bathroom, and the phone rang again. This time, I let the answering machine pick it up, but no one left a message. I went back to bed and tried to sleep a little more, but couldn't fall back asleep. So, decided to get up.
I spent the rest of the morning doing some office work and sent an email to my supervisor asking her a question regarding my current project.
Later, in the afternoon, one of my friends and I went out to lunch to celebrate her birthday, which was earlier during the week. It was the first time I went out to eat at a restaurant since I started chemo! We went to a restaurant that was new to me, but my friend had been there before and she recommended it. I had planned to treat my friend, but she insisted on treating me, instead! I agreed on the condition that the next time we go out for a meal, it'll be my treat. I had a hard time choosing from the pasta and burgers and sandwiches that were on the menu, but eventually chose to have a Caesar salad with sliced grilled chicken breast on top. I couldn't finish it, so brought half of it home to have for my lunch, tomorrow.
After lunch, my friend and I did a little shopping. I bought a bag of the anti-furball formula cat food for Dancer and my friend bought a few household and office supplies for herself. Afterwards, I dropped her off at her apartment and came home.
It was a slightly warmer day, today (90F at 3:00 p.m. when I came home after lunch). But the house stayed relatively cool. I spent the afternoon relaxing. Later in the evening, I did the dishes and did a bit of decluttering.
I had a bit of a hard time, today, deciding what to declutter! I kept pulling things out and putting them back again! Eventually, I settled on 10 partially used note books (I had kept them to write grocery lists, my daily to do lists, etc.; they will be recycled) and 7 highlighters (they will be donated; I checked them to see if they are still working and they are). The photo I took of the decluttered items is taking a long time to upload to my computer, so I might have to post the picture tomorrow.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Going out to lunch with my friend
- My friend treating me
- Phone calls and emails from family and friends
- The house staying relatively cool
- Video chatting with daughter
Still need to clean the litter box before going to sleep.
Monday's To Do List:
- Go for 9th radiation treatment
- Office work before and after radiation
- Put away washed dishes
- Empty waste baskets and kitchen trash
- Take trash/yardwaste cans to curb for trash pick up Tuesday morning
- Water the front garden
How was your weekend? What are your plans for the week?