- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
- The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
- The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer and Back by Katherine Russell Rich
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
- The Shining by Stephen King
Today was a two Xanax kind of day.
Oh and also peanut butter m&ms happened. The gym did not happen, but it should happen tomorrow, because it would help with the stress, I think.
- I left Jackson with a babysitter this afternoon so I could go to Wolpertinger with Ann. This is only the second time I have ever left him with someone besides his dad or grandmother. The girl did a great job, and I’m pleased. I have a regular babysitter now. Yay.
- For those that don’t know, Wolpertinger was a craft beer festival. The local breweries all offered beer samples at the new Urban Chestnut location in The Grove, which I was able to walk to since the weather was amazing today. There was a band. It was fun. I went to something similar over the summer. It’s always a good time. My only regret is that Dave couldn’t make it.
- My bf’s ex-wife was there, which was slightly awkward. Saint Louis is too small. But I knew it would happen eventually, and now it’s done. There was no drama. I’m pleased.
- I can’t believe tomorrow is Monday already. I feel like the weekend flew by. It was a good one. My partner will be back in the office tomorrow (he was out of the country for a week) and he’s insisting I take some time off. I’ll have to give that some thought. I’m taking a couple of days off in mid-Feb for the water park trip at least. The kids are going to flip their shit when they see this place. It looks amazing.
- It’s hard to believe that it is almost February. I’m really looking forward to it. There’s a lot of great stuff going on. I’m one of those people that really love Valentine’s Day, so I’m particularly looking forward to that.
- I’m afraid to weigh myself tomorrow. There has been
toomuch drinking this weekend.
- I have recently developed an addiction to shopping at Nordstrom, and now I have the Nordstrom rewards credit card. Oops. I’ll be poor, but at least I’ll be cute.
Beer at the new UCBC in The Grove. Good beer, good friends.
PS: Saint Louis is way too small.
This article is sort of amazing. You should read it. Twice. Because I struggled with going from medical practitioner to patient, not unlike the author, and then I wrestled with the lack of evidence regarding my cancer, my future prognoses, the time I have… I still struggle with that. But this is so beautifully written, eloquent and direct without making you want to jump off a bridge just to get out of this cancer purgatory we all sit in at some point in time. It’s sort of a perfect description of how I feel, most days, at some point in my waking moments. “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”
If you have cancer, read this. If you know or love someone with cancer, read this. If you have no clue, read this…