Wednesday, November 20, 2013
First, a big huge thank you for all of your well-wishes last week and for all of those who shared my post about Basal Cell Carcinoma. Both the Mohs and the reconstruction surgeries went very well--the cancer spot ended up being the size of a dime and the dermatologist was able to remove all of the cancer in the first try (the visible spot was about the size of a cooked grain of rice). The plastic surgeon took some skin from my right eyelid and I am currently sporting a very unattractive pressure bolster (under that awesome patch) until tomorrow. Elle has stopped telling me not to scare her, but she now tells me it looks like I have spiders on my eyes and that I'm not allowed to give her butterfly kisses. Sigh. Other than that, we are all adjusting.
Listening To: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I'm loving the back and forth dual narration--just wish I had more listening time!
Eating: My mom took Elle for a night so Scott and I (and Evie) went out for a lovely hibachi and sushi dinner. Since I ended up not needing the milk I'd been stashing for a month, I also had an awesome glass of wine. Happy mom.
Watching: I told you that we finished Breaking Bad, right? And then we blew through Orange is the New Black (loved it!), so now I'm all caught up with Grey's Anatomy. Other than that, I half watch whatever Scott has on. I can't wait until we can get Evie to go down the same time as Elle and I can have my evenings back.
Reading: I'm about two thirds of the way into The Joy Luck Club for book club. I'm enjoying the book but think that I'll end up wanting more by the end! Next up is Outlander. It's my 2013 read and I can't believe I haven't gotten to it yet!
Making: I'm stalled! I have been working on hexies here and there but in December I HAVE to tackle Scott's quilt. But, I am up to 50+ hexies--probably about halfway done. They're pretty, aren't they? This section is about 3x3 feet. Needs more orange and brown, yes?
Planning: A family reunion in 2015 for roughly 100-130 people. ZOMG is right. I won't be planning the whole thing all by myself, but I am spearheading the shindig. *bites nails*
Feeling: Calm. And relaxed. It feels weird. ;) (Ok, I typed that on Monday but now it's Tuesday evening and I'm feeling back to normal.)
Loving: The autumn colors here. I swear that every year our trees become more colorful than the last.
Wanting: Too many things to list. Let's just say that December 1st will be a bit of a relief.
Thinking: Wondering really...do you think that style is innate? I wish I had a better sense of style. Seriously--someone come dress me!
Looking Forward To: Can you believe it--putting up Christmas decorations! I'm not putting up the village this year, but I can't wait to decorate the tree with Elle.
And since Halloween happened... This was the best shot I captured of the girls.
Would love to hear what YOU are listening to, eating, watching, reading, making, planning, feeling, loving, wanting, thinking, and looking forward to.