August 12, 2017 Saturday
I got to sleep late today – so naturally I woke up at 8 and couldn’t go back to sleep!! Oh well, it was a nice sleep and I guess I’d had enough anyway. I got up, fixed breakfast and started sewing on my quilt blocks again. I’m making such wonderful progress.
Later in the day, I decided it might be dry enough to mow my grass which suddenly needed mowing very badly. The lawn mower cranked right up, which it doesn’t always do and I started in the front yard. I was almost done with the front when the mower stopped. I guess I ran out of gas, so I went to the store and got some. Then the mower wouldn’t crank!! It turned over just fine but it just would not crank so I pushed it under the carport, planning to call my repairman on Monday.
I went back in and started sewing again. I went back and tried to crank the mower several times and on about the fourth try, it cranked!! Yay!! It was beginning to get dark so I didn’t waste any time and got the yard mowed. I have no idea if the mower will crank next time, but I won’t call the repairman yet.
Then I went back in and started sewing again. I did a lot of applique today.
I’m afraid I’ll soon run out of easy blocks and have to face that really hard block I’ve been putting off. I dread that one!!
When I woke up this morning, I knew something was wrong with my throat. I don’t know if I’m getting a cold or what but my throat and my head have not been quite right today. I have to keep clearing my throat and coughing but I don’t know if it is related to chemo (I doubt it), or maybe something is blooming that I react to, or maybe I am getting a cold. Hope it’s not strep, but I doubt that it is. We shall see. The diarrhea continues and my ankles are still swollen – I think it must be all the sitting and sewing I’ve done recently.
morning weight – 217.2