Hi everyone! I'm still here. My little sabbatical from blogging was due to fatigue from my chemo treatments. It's just the cumulative effects rearing it's ugly and exhausted head towards me. At my treatment yesterday, Nancy my nurse noticed that I hadn't been blogging lately. I told her I was to tired to be funny and creative. She went and told my oncologist to order more testing. He said there weren't any available for lose of funny. Although I have a sneaking suspicion if I went to the Private Practice of Oceanside Wellness Clinic they would have a test! (Love Ya Nancy!!!) I told her I would think of fun witty posts, but then realized that would require getting up off the couch and putting my thoughts into coherent paragraphs and meaningful prose. Just the thought of walking the eight feet from my couch to the computer exhausted me so I just continued watching The Real Housewive of New York and other easy on the brain shows.
So anyway, I thought I'd share my obsession with strawberries and blueberries lately. I'm eating strawberries by the pound. However, they still take a distant second place to my number one addiction......
Zensie Sushi's Yellow Submarine Rolls and Northern Lights Rolls. The top roll in the picture is the Yellow Submarine roll. I can't stop thinking about it. And craving it. And wanting it. Seriously. So, so delicious and so, so expensive. Too bad I can't order in bulk. I haven't had a food craving like this since my Sprite addiction of 2004 when I was pregnant with Andres where for a week I would have up to four sprites a day. I would wake up and have one first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day trying, unsuccessfully I might add, to not drink anymore. It was so bad that at my baby shower I even wondered to myself how rude it would be if I left my own party to go up to the corner market to get some. The funny thing is....I dont even like Sprite.
But this sushi thing is even worse because it's lasting so long. I almost imagine Jeff VanVonderen from Intervention telling me "Ya know Karin, there's alot of people here who love ya like crazy. And, a few, that just think your crazy. They just want to say a few things and then we can go....." That's where Cosme would read from his little notebook "Your addiction has affected me in the following ways.....were broke."
Sigh......Oh well. What are you going to do? How about going out for sushi with some girlfriends this weekend! Yep. That's what I think I'll do.
And a double sigh for not having enough energy or motivation to do any crafting. Gail and the kids came to visit for three days after Easter. This would be the only action my studio has seen for weeks. I got Julia all set up with a bunch of projects and we didn't see her for days.
Last Sunday, Cosme took the boys out and I had time and opportunity to do some art. I just sat in the chair completely unmotivated by vintage wallpaper and glitter. It was very sad. I went back to the couch and lay down again.
But then the other day I got some of my mojo back in a strange way. Apparently it was spring cleaning time on Sodor Island and some of the engines needed a new coat of paint........
The head painter worked very deligently on Percy promising that he would look like new again......
I did all the detail work on engines who just needed a touch up here and there. We had fun painting and mixing colors. I felt like I was in the groove again.
Today I felt good. Good enough to enjoy a normal day of returning some emails and phone calls. Good enough to make a nice dinner for my family and do some crafting. Good enough to do a blog post. It was a good normal day. I like normal.
Ok, I'm off to bed.......Talk to you soon!