Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Randomness Round-Up

It's been awhile since I've done a randomness post, so here goes!

1. The pathology report came back from my hysterectomy and I'm happy to report it was negative. I'm in the clear! I'm so glad I got this taken care of when I did before it turned into something.

2. The day I got to drive again - after being restricted for two weeks - I also got to pay Uncle Sam. Gee, just what I wanted for my first outing: a trip to the post office to send money to the IRS.

3. Chocolate in moderation is unheard of lately. I don't know why, but it's the only thing I can't seem to get enough of. I really don't have much of an appetite and hardly eat except for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but hand me a bag of Dove Dark Chocolate and I devour more than a serving. Naughty, naughty.

4. I have to go back to work in two weeks. I am dreading it. I am so completely and utterly content being at home, writing (though I need to do more of that), being with my kitties, being able to pick my daughter up from school and be home with her, and just enjoying my house. I am a homebody at heart.

5. One day, I watched four movies in one afternoon: Casablanca, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, North by Northwest, and Suspicion. Three out of four of those star Cary Grant. All of them were made more than 50 years ago. Yes, I am also an old soul at heart.

6. I've been playing a LOT of games of Words with Friends on Facebook - it's pretty similar to Scrabble. Despite loving words and loving to make words, I tend to lose rather well to my kid brother. He has a knack for finding plays that don't necessarily create a lovely word, but do create a lot of points. I've had to learn to be more ruthless. When my mother, a fellow writer, and I play, however, we tend to make the long, lovely words and don't worry so much about the scoreboard.

7. Wearing jeans or anything with a firm waistband is a no-no right now. I tried on a pair of shorts yesterday and went to button them, and my belly screamed in protest. But my incisions are healing nicely, according to my doctor, and that's worth not being able to button my waistband!

8. It's amazing to me how the body heals itself, and further amazing that you can remove an organ and still survive just fine. With all the problems my uterus was giving me, I don't miss it. I also won't miss the monthly visits, if you know what I mean!

9. I'm trying to take my own advice and write my first draft with my heart instead of my head. To me, this means just getting the words on the page without worrying about the internal editor. Unfortunately, that internal editor has been particularly strong lately and I've had to fight it back. I'm still struggling and I need to just let it go. Working on that...

10. I've had some pity party moments lately. With this beautiful weather, everyone is wearing shorts and skimpy outfits and looking cute and trim. I feel like a blob. I tell myself I just had major surgery and then I eat more chocolate. Ha! Seriously, though, I can't wait to get back to regular exercise.

And last, but not least...

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'Nuff said.

16 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear you're healing nicely! Though I am sorry about the discomfort. Don't be too hard on yourself about the chocolate. ;) Isn't Cary Grant wonderful? One of my favorites of his is People Will Talk. Such a great show!

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    1. L.T. - Oh, I LOVE that movie, too! I may have to get that one out and watch it this week.

      Yeah, I think I overdid it a bit - but I learned my lesson and have been resting all evening (and probably need to get to bed now!).

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  2. I'm glad the news was good about your operation and also that you are healing. I've had three cesarians so I can imagine the discomfort you are in.
    I 'd be hitting the chocolate too, so comforting. How would we survive without it?
    I like the banner at the bottom of the post. I need to tell myself that everyday!!
    I haven't seen many Cary Grant movies, but my Grandad looked just like him in his wedding photo! So hearing about him always makes me remember Grandad. :)

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    1. Aw, that's so neat that Cary Grant reminds you of your Granddad! John Wayne reminds me of my grandfather, too, although my grandmother tells me that my grandpa didn't even like John Wayne. LOL

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  3. So glad that the tests came back negative. I'm not sure what it is about inactivity that draws us to chocolate. I've had a calf injury all week and have been devouring purdy's chocolate easter eggs.

    Not good. Today I vow to do better.

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    1. I vowed to do better today, too, but I've already devoured 8 Dove's! Ah well...

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  4. I just downloaded that Quit Piddling and Write Your Book picture! I love your random posts. I know what you mean about Dove Dark Chocolate (my husband actually a secret stash, he uses it to bribe me!!!) And I love being home, too. There's no place like home.

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    1. I found that picture on Pinterest! Lots of goodies there. I may have to start hiding my stash of Dove now, too, since my daughter likes it!

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  5. Melissa, I'm glad you are healing so well! I bet chocolate has a lot to do with that;)

    I love all of the movies you mentioned-and Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House is one of the funniest movies ever!

    Lastly, don't get discouraged-everything you want to accomplish will happen in good time. In the meantime-enjoy the next two weeks and watch some more movies too:) Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, my dear. I need to remind myself that I had major surgery and to just not worry about how my body looks at this point. It's healing and what's important is that it heals right the first time! :-) (I am certain chocolate has helped with the healing process!).

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  6. I'm jealous of your movie day -- I love Cary Grant!

    Keep on being extra-kind to yourself right now. Plenty of time to catch up with exercise; now is the time to heal. Savor the next two weeks!

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    1. You're right, Christine - now is the time to heal and I don't want there to arise any complications because I was too darn impatient. :-) I took it very easy today and am feeling better.

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  7. Congrats on the negative report, whew! I LOVE old films, and Cary Grant is a fave. So is chocolate, hee hee!

    I've had several interruptions in my writing lately, and it's not going to get any smoother, but when I do sit, the words are flowing. I know that feeling of just letting go and letting God; He will get those words on that page!

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    1. I agree, Anna! He has a way of giving us the words when we think they will never appear. :) I'm so glad the words are flowing for you. A blessing indeed!

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  8. So glad that you are healing well and enjoying your time at home. Just need to get writing now! Take care x

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    1. Got some writing in last night. Hurrah!

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