Things get better every day. I last longer when I’m out, I can eat anything I want and still feel okay most of the time and my back is getting better. What more could a woman want?
Book Club today…We read The Invention of Wings…wonderful book and I love this club. We talked for about ninety minutes about the book, about racism and slavery, about mothers and daughters, about how a privileged white girl who grows up in Charleston, South Carolina in the 1830s can be so different from the rest of her slave owner family. Where did she ever get her ideas? we wondered. Maybe because she was a reader, I suggested. There’s nothing more dangerous than a well read woman. Next month’s book is The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. Good book. I read it awhile ago.
I went to the movies last week with a good friend. We usually go in the morning (very cheap!) and then head to Paneras to talk about the movie (and everything else going on in our lives) We saw The Railway Man and then spent a lot of time trying to figure out if we’d recommend it to anyone. It’s beautifully done, the acting is amazing and I can’t stop thinking about it. But I can’t remember when I’ve spent more time with my eyes closed during a movie. So, I’m not going to recommend it, but if you do go see it, let me know what you think. Lots to talk about, lots to think about.
This is Cancer Survivor Week. We’re going out to dinner to celebrate. It’s a week for survivors and their caregivers. Frankly, caregivers should have a week of their own. Don’t know how they do it but I know mine did it really well. We’re going to try a new restaurant in town (new to us, anyway. It opened when we were in Houston) It’s calls Fins and it’s next to the famous Sharky’s (same ownership). It’s right on the beach.
Next week the big event will be my cataract surgery. Honestly, I know it’s a walk in the park compared to what I’ve been through but when I went for my annual checkup and the doctor told me it was time, I almost cried. More surgery….Good Lord. I know this is an easy one but I am so done with this. And I’m sure my caregiver is pretty tired of getting me to and from these thrilling events, too! Anyway, he’ll do one eye next Thursday and the other, the following Thursday. I’m getting those cool lenses that will eliminate the need for glasses. Can’t wait. Sounds too good to be true. I don’t need glasses for distance but I REALLY can’t see print at all any more without glasses.
Finally, happy summer to my Florida teacher friends who said goodbye to their kids yesterday.