Almost ten days….and I packed in as much as humanly possible and still had time for a nap every day. (Wouldn’t have had time for a nap on Sunday if Cookie LeRoy hadn’t offered to make an extra batch of cookies for the book club cookie swap so I could just show up and collect the goodies…awesome gift, Cookie). I stopped in at Cranberry to see old friends…missed some but saw a lot. So good…just to get caught up on everyone’s lives, to talk about Christmas and kids and how not fun school is instead of cancer and treatment options…
I was at yoga every day and Reiki almost every day (thank you, Tori). I. Not losing weight any more…nice to be able to eat again. As long as I eat slowly and carefully I can have anything….even Christmas cookies.
I saw The Book Thief today with Deirdre and Martha and loved it. It was heartbreakingly beautiful. And it didn’t hurt to cry. Now I need to reread the book.
We’ve been packing to go back to Houston. I have way too much stuff. Good thing we’re going Southwest. You can check two bags for free. I have lots of warm winter clothes along with a prayer shawl (how do I ever thank you for that, Milissa?) and new hats and a great pair of Uggs. (Thanks, Sean and Carly ).
Jerry has been cleaning all day while I wander around having fun. You would think we had a dog who sheds like crazy in this house. There are little short hairs everywhere…on the pillow, in the sinks, in the shower drain, on the floor, on the couch. I suppose the time has come to take a deep breath and get the remaining clumps shaved off. As soon as I get back to Houston, I guess I’ll work up my nerve and get it done.
We leave at noon tomorrow..enough time for yoga and breakfast with friends. It’s hard to go back but I know it’s the right place for me to be.