It’s been a long time since I’ve had an actual social life. I began to be able to count the times I did something just for fun out in the world (and I’m talking within about a ten-mile radius) on half of one hand. What I had was a life centered around and dependent upon my health (either my treatment schedule or my level of fatigue dictated all). All that is beginning to change.
After work yesterday I headed over to Judy’s house to help celebrate her mother’s 95th birthday. Yes, 95th. I love Louise like another mother, so this was a real family event. The Remarkable R’s spent a good deal of time petting my new hair (“It’s so soft! Like a puppy!”), and we all had a grand time talking and enjoying a good meal and watching Louise take it all in. By the time I got home I was done in, though. Boy, was I happy to turn out the lights.
This evening I’m heading back to Sag Harbor to celebrate my friend Sarah’s birthday, but I’m ready for this one. I took a nap this afternoon!
It’s been a perfect early fall day — cool, breezy, nap-inducing. I did the laundry, got the grocery delivery, did the dishes, and knit a little on the second half of the second Rosy Hedgerow sock. I’d be finished by now, but at knitting group the other day I discovered that the heel was about four rows too shallow. Bah.
I’m pondering this new worldliness of mine. I’m pondering a lot these days. So many little things mean so much — hurrying to cross the street (I can do it!), staying up past 9:00 (woo-hoo!), having the energy to spend time with the people I love (priceless).
Speaking of which, I’ll be late if I don’t get up from the computer right now.