# 1. In response to the comments: Why roll over worms? In my defense, until Danny pointed it out, I had no idea I was rolling over worms, my intent was to NOT step on worms. I hate stepping on worms.
# 2. My friend Elizabeth F, who knows radiation from personal experience, told me in no uncertain terms that I was to stop referring to radiation THERAPY as getting cooked. That sort of negative terminology (and thus thinking) could only make things worse. But it’s hard to just not think of something… you know the jokes, of course. Then Sarah Wheeler, a wonderful teacher friend who really understands the Emilys and Sams and Dannys (and Elizabeths 🙂 ) of this world, sent me flowers. TROPICAL flowers, right when I was most struggling with changing my thinking. It’s all better now. No more “cooking” because now I’m on the beach. Getting a nasty sunburn for sure, but can’t you just feel those rays!?!?! Then I shared my visualization (and how it came to be) with somebody else at radiation, who pointed out to me that usually tropical flowers grow in the rain forest, not on the beach. I told him I wasn’t sure if he was right or not but that if my new concept gets me through this whole thing, when I’m all done I’ll just go FIND a beach with flowers like mine.
# 3. Speaking of radiation, I’m finished with 8 of 33 treatments. I had to go get Danny early from schoolschool today because he was having irregular heart beat troubles. After we got that all fixed up, he made me a paper chain to keep track of how many I have left.
These were as close to tropical colors as we could get without having to get out the paints, and I just wasn’t into the whole paint concept today.
# 4. (now we are totally done with the subject of radiation….) You have to see a picture of something that came in the mail today. I wanted to take a picture of it in George’s little chair to show you that it was even bigger than George, but there was so much it refused to stay seated properly. Just like George.
Remember when we talked about cashmere? (if not, see https://keeponspinning.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/update-on-the-contest/ ) To make a long story short, there is a dear lady named Sue at the company I order mill end cashmere from who has gone out of her way many times to find me exactly what I need to make socks. So I decided that I’d make her a pair… teal sparkle socks to be exact. She loved them, she found my blog, and next thing I knew the folks at www.colourmart.com had sent me the biggest parcel of cashmere I’d ever seen. Bigger than George. Exactly the kind I use in my sock recipe. Some regular, some sparkles. All soft. There are definitely a few tropical colors in there… might have to make some tropical socks for Sarah Wheeler for helping me get my thinking right about radiation 🙂
# 5. I forgot what number five was. I KNOW there was a number five, but it disappeared from my brain. Oh well. I’ll remember later and tell you tomorrow.