Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sherwood Forest

Reading. Is. So. Fun. My. Brain. Is so. PRETTY!

 Over the weekend I went to the mall. (Whoa! I love the mall!) I mean, before it was just a mall, but now it's like "Look at me conquering the world." Walking! Touching clothes. Admiring landscapes at the art gallery (soon-to-be-out-of-business - big markdowns). And always staying away from the Scary Area for Sticky, Screaming Children. That's right, I know you know what I'm talking about.

I love mental stamina. Even when my body's giving out, I'm not so overwhelmed by things. Big/small places, lots of people, lots of aisles, too much merchandise, too many price/size tags, voices over the loudspeaker-- normally any one of those could cause me to get dizzy or confused.. The trip wouldn't be worth it, let alone enjoyable. But my cognitive function has been great lately! (Thanks to the Max GXL?) It's a huge step for me, to not only find what I was looking for, but then be able to browse a bookstore and read! books! for a long period of time! while standing! Praise the Lord. Good, good stuff. Someday I'll have days like that every day.

Physically, I'm doing okay. Biggest concern right now is eating. I don't have much appetite. Sometimes food tastes like ash. Still I cannot afford to lose any more weight. Drinking Ensure, plenty of water, Gatorade. Trying to eat mindlessly just to get enough calories. I find I'm not producing as much saliva. It slows down my eating; I have to chew more, so my jaw gets tired and even cramps. Silly of sillies!

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Happy Thanksgiving! (If you're in town over break, I'd love to see ya! Txt it.)

fleece and flannel fluffy panels,

Monday, November 15, 2010

St. Paul's

Hi! Sorry I haven't been writing- it's a good thing in this case. Only have a few minutes; brief summary.

What a week. Enjoyed a successful stay with Aunt Lauren at G&G's for a few days, taking care of the pets. And I had so much energy with the weird warm weather that I got to tackle a couple organization projects. Next up: gift wrap closet of doom! No, not doom. More like, glittery plaid Santa snowmen ribbon/bows, with coordinating paper and tissue paper from Marshall Fields. (Vintage!) Fun. Fulfilling. I like feeling useful.

What else... saw a couple plays. Shopped. Slept. Went to my mom's office. More interesting stories for later. I've been doing pretty well and keeping busy. I'll be back on the doggie duty later this week. My brother is coming home from Japan tomorrow! Hooray!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Allentown, PA

Getting cold. Trouble eating/sleeping. Especially eating. Saw my family doctor about the weight loss. She didn't know, but took three vials of blood for various tests.

Rested up for my sister's show, West Side Story, which was great! Even though I'm particular (see also: snobbish) about dialects. If yeh from Joyzee, es gotta be Joyzee trew-n-trew, arrite buddy boys? Accurate, consistent tone of voice adds to stage presence like you wouldn't believe. Or rather, you would believe, as an audience member, that that ain't just some kid in an outfit onstage. That IS Baby John, Krupke, Maria.

Staying with my aunt - my first night away from home in so long! Yay. My room here is toasty; my toes are happy. :)


Monday, November 1, 2010

The Clearing

New theme: places. A place that's on my mind. Specific, common, imaginary, whathaveyou.

Very busy day over the weekend. A treat. I like people. So many good, good people.

Very sleepy. Been sleeping a lot. At least 10 hours a day. Yup. Time for the sleep.