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Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New

Off To A Good Start


The new year is off to a good start.

Joe got up before I did and made the coffee - what a guy, eh?

After a leisurely breakfast, we went for a walk. The weather was so weird; it was 60 degrees, but the wind was strong and cool. By the time we walked up to the top of the road and back, the cloud cover had given way to sunny skies and the temperature realized that it was winter and started dropping.

I made my own black-eyed peas concoction for lunch. I chopped up some carrots and bacon, then sauteed them in olive oil until the bacon was cooked and the carrots were a bit soft. Then I added the black-eyed peas and let the whole mess cook for a few minutes. I tossed in some barbeque sauce and enough water to make things simmer. When the peas were less than crunchy and more than mushy and the liquid was mostly cooked off, lunch was ready.

It sounds kinda gross, doesn't it?

It was delicious!! Sometimes I surprise myself.

Anyway, we watched the Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Bruins, because hockey! Outside! The Bruins won, 4-2. I really didn't have a dog in the fight, but it was a good game and fun to watch.

I got my new quasi-bullet journal set up for January and paid some bills, so yay, and cooked steaks and mashed potatoes for dinner. (There's a limit to my culinary creativity, apparently.)

So I looked at my post from January 1 of last year, to wit:

The Goal: Finish The Sequel for once and for all, then decide about publishing it.

The Resolution: Deal with the cancer. And by that, I mean knuckle down and get my blood sugar and blood pressure under control (already started), then schedule the treatment. Then have the treatment. And then, say good-bye to cancer for however long the remission lasts.

Well, I didn't achieve the goal, but I made a lot of progress on it. So, the goal remains the same. However, I knocked the Resolution out of the park! The chemotherapy wasn't as horrible as I feared it would be. I've kept track of my blood sugar and blood pressure, and it is way better than it was. I started walking again in September. And, best of all, the chemo worked and I'm in remission.

Now? More hockey, then bed. And many thanks to Jenipurr and Richard for keeping the Holidailies spirit alive.

Good night!