Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clearly I'm Feeling Better

This posting covers all my fun hobbies in one :-)

One of the issues during treatment was that I had a horrible phobia about riding my bicycle alone. Anywhere. I mean, suppose I fell over? I sure felt like losing my balance or conking out from time to time.

The treatment came to a quiet end on Nov 6. Took the last medication. I've been feeling bits and bits more like myself every day.

Today I hopped on my bike, and rode to
1) the bank,
2) the appliance store, where I bought a washing machine (it exceeded my rack capacity. They'll deliver)
3) the NEW yarn store, where I bought yarn for Fitz's promised Filey socks (a nice brown tweed) and yarn for KarenDipity's Marvelous Mitts and then, finally,
4) Freddie's, our grocery store, where I bought heavy things like milk, eggs, cheese, onions...

And back up the hill to home. Didn't feel panicky even once.

Whereupon I cooked up a great batch of Veggie Borscht, making the stock from various veggie ends and peelings (bonus points for this), and using up (from our CSA), the cabbage, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and some celeriac. Mmmm, tasty!

And now I'm cooking up a batch of Fig-Lemon preserve :-)


Jim said...

Yay - reading this made me happy!

leo said...

That is wonderful, Lynne
That makes me happy too.

Anonymous said...

I can just see you smiling as you typed this - Wonderful news!

bikelovejones said...

..::wild applause as thousands cheer::..

Soooooo happy to read this post!
We MUST go for a ride.
(Porbably AFTER 'cross season...)

Big hugs --B

Fred Hanson said...


SMB tech geeks said...

Well done Lynne! You conquered you fear AND made the scrummiest sounding preserve - what a lady ;0).

I found the following post pretty inspirational - maybe you will too: