Yesterday I received my second chemo treatment and the time was reduced down to 5 hours instead of the 7 spent during my first treatment. I guess I’m taking it well, or as well as chemo can be taken. The side effects are in full force now, including losing my tastebuds and my hair. You know, the ordinary things that we generally think about like what do we want to eat for our next meal and is it a good or bad hair day. But I will elaborate on both of those topics in a future post.
For now, I just want to say that I was as busy as a person could possibly be for those five hours. People often think I’ll be bored to tears sitting there but not me! I’m now experienced enough (it only takes one treatment to figure out a lot) to come prepared. And yesterday I brought my Kindle with a new book; my lap desk; my Zentangle® supplies and Diva Challenge; as well my iPad to attack my lengthy Christmas shopping list.
Productivity is my middle name. At least I wish it was. It’s always busy and distracting in the infusion room with nurses changing the medications, bells going off when something has finished dripping, plus a bonus yesterday with a massage contractor coming through offering foot massages. There’s no question that I was going to accept that gift despite the distraction from my productivity goals.
Therefore, I managed to order a few gifts online, making another small dent in my list. And I worked on learning a new tangle.
This week’s Diva Challenge #296 was a UMT (or use my tangle) challenge. The tangle is called Moowah, created by CZT Anja Ipsen. It looks to me a lot like ocean waves, and if I can become more skillful at it, it may join my collection of summer beach theme tangles. However, I have a long way to go and my practice with it yesterday didn’t really take me far enough. Despite my need for more practice with this pretty, energetic tangle, I did want to share my little story and a tile this week so here it is – imperfections and all. The other tangles are Angel Fish, Tipple, Verdigogh, Jetties, and Fescu. And although the basic shape of Moowah isn’t correct (visit the link to the Diva’s site to see the correct form) I became a little bit happier with the tile after adding some shading. It’s amazing how shading can pull it all together and soften the edges.
I will try to post again over the next week as I fight against the sleepiness, other side effects, and attempt to conquer the Christmas list.
Thanks for visiting this week!