A sewing and mowing day

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

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

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