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my sister’s one-day sister-in-law (i just know it!) tagged me in a facebook note, “end of year meme.”  it would have been sooo easy to use the majority of her answers because, dude, it’s like she wrote them just for me!  but, alas, she did not, so i’ve crafted my own responses just for you.

 

  1. what did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
    was diagnosed with and treated for cancer
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  3. did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    i don’t make them
  4.  

  5. did anyone close to you give birth?
    most recently, the greenes welcomed their twin girls
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  7. did anyone close to you die?
    i lost an old friend.  he was a great man.
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  9. what countries did you visit?
    chemoland.  it sucked.
    walt disney world
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  11. what would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
    energy and hair
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  13. what date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    june 12th, it was the last time i nursed my daughter before i started chemo
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  15. what was your biggest achievement of the year?
    resuming nursing after battling cancer
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  17. what was your biggest failure?
    having to stop nursing
    yes,  i realize that was beyond my control, but to me it felt like failure.
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  19. did you suffer illness or injury?
    yes
  20.  

  21. what was the best thing you bought?
    our new house
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  23. whose behavior merited celebration?
    my mother’s
    my husband’s
    my daughter’s
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  25. whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    northern virginia’s drivers
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  27. where did most of your money go?
    our new house
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  29. what did you get really, really, really excited about?
    taking my daughter to disney for the first time
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  31. what song will always remind you of 2008?
    the hot dog song
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  33. compared to this time last year, are you:
    happier or sadder?  happier
    thinner or fatter?  fatter
    richer or poorer?  poorer
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  35. what do you wish you’d done more of?
    crafted more homemade gifts
    visited more friends
    blogged more
    taken more photos and video of my family and friends
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  37. what do you wish you’d done less of?
    had less cancer
    gained less weight
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  39. how did you spend christmas?
    at our new house with my husband’s parents, brother, sister-in-law, and my parents, grandparents, aunt & her family and her godparents & their family
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  41. did you fall in love in 2008?
    every day
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  43. how many one-night stands?
    (seriously?  this one i have to change to something more mommy blog- friendly)
  44.  
    what changes did you make to “green up” your lifestyle?
    collected more reusable shopping bags and got my mom in the habit of using them, too
    started a compost pile
    chose a tankless hot water heater for the new house
     

  45. what was your favorite tv show?
    lost
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  47. do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
    hate?  that’s much too strong of a word.
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  49. what was the best book you read?
    did i read any books?  i know i started reading anthony bourdain’s the nasty bits, but i can’t even remember if i’ve finished it. 
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  51. what was your greatest musical discovery?
    steve burns’ and the flaming lips’ steven drozd’s ” i hog the ground”
     
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  53. what did you want and get?
    to nurse my daughter again
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  55. what did you want and not get?
    skinnier faster
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  57. what was your favorite film of this year?
    this is the last question i answered because, honestly, i can’t remember watching any movie in its entirety aside from charlie wilson’s war. so i guess that’s it.  though if i’d had opportunity to watch the x-files: i want to believe, i’m sure that would have beat out charlie wilson.
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  59. what did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    went to my birthday party, 35
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  61. what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    having more energy and less nausea after chemo
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  63. how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
    chemo casual
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  65. what kept you sane?
    prozac and ativan
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  67. which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    oh, how i love me some brit-brit.  girl is a spectacular disaster!
  68.  

  69. what political issue stirred you the most?
    the presidential election, though that was more of a circus then an issue
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  71. whom did you miss?
    my friends from orlando
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  73. who was the best new person you met?
    my chemo nurse, danna
  74.  

  75. tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
    this is your life, right now.  this is what you get.  stop preparing for “someday” and start living it the way you want to now.
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  77. quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
    “it’s a brand new day,  whatcha  waitin’ for?”
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  79. tag five people to post their answers to this 2008 wrap-up meme. please link back to this blog from yours.
    non-lucid drivel
    the twinkies

    motherhood and cancer
    life with the moonhils
    returnjourney

 

phew!

thanksgiving was amazing, but now that all eighteen of our guests have finished the two turkeys and our four houseguests have safely returned home to their own, it’s back to regular life here at chez nugget.

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yesterday, i painted the laundry room restoration hardware dusk in anticipation on the arrival of our dryer from lowes. they keep calling us to postpone. damn it, i need that freaking dryer and it had better show up today! the ceiling will be graphite. i also painted the linen closet on the second floor dusk. 

electrolux 8 cubic feet wave touch perfect steam dryer in silver sands

our mattress is scheduled for delivery today as well.  no more sleeping on the twin mattress on the floor in the middle of the california king frame, fun as it’s been and all.  (and no more couch or guest room for nugget daddy.)

serta grandis low-profile mattress set

today is moving day! well, moving out day. we’re finally saying goodbye to tiny apartment. bye! thanks for the small, cramped, carpeted memories.

today is also chemo day. i’m getting dose #12. it was supposed to be my last.

tomorrow, the movers will unpack at the house. grandad will pick up tantie from the airport. crate and barrel will deliver the informal dining room’s table, chairs and bench. and with any luck, lowe’s will finally deliver our dryer.

all of our days seem jam packed like that right now. they’re exciting times. they’re also stressful and tiring. like chemo, i’m looking forward to the end of what feels like a marathon. i’m looking forward to regular life.

we were supposed to close on our house today.  that’s been pushed to friday now.  the entire first floor had to be restained and refinished.

tomorrow was supposed to be my final chemotherapy session.  now i have no idea what the end of my treatment looks like.  maybe two more cycles.  maybe imrt.

i’m on prednisone indefinitely to combat the bleomycin toxicity damage.  yesterday, my pulmonologist added bactrim three times a week to fight off any atypical pneumonias that steroid users are susceptible to.

the steroids have also swollen me to the size of a freshly cracked tube of cinnamon rolls.  poppin’ fresh would be proud.  none of my clothes fit.  i’m not trying to be all, “oh, woe is me, i’m so fat,” i’m just sayin’… i can’t open the closet and just get dressed anymore.  it really makes for a bad start to the day.  and spending money on fat clothes is really not something i’m amped up for.

my feet are blistered and peeling.  my fingernails are falling off.  my teeth are getting really sensitive.  my joints hurt.  i’m tired all the time.  i’m overly emotional and can be generally unpleasant far too much of the time.  half of my hair is growing back, but it looks muppety and i plan to shave it off.  i am so beautiful.

nugget has a cold.  she’s been seen three times for it (mostly for my benefit) and is really just fine, but it makes me sad to see her sick, especially when there’s little i can do to comfort her.  at least she’s learning to cover her mouth when she coughs.

we drove up to northern virginia yesterday for a bunch of doctor appointments.  the plan was for nugget and me to go back to my parents’ last night, but i couldn’t make the drive.  so, we’ll try again this afternoon. wish us luck!

hopefully all will go smoothly at closing on friday and slowly but surely we’ll start making our way into our new home.  i know my treatment will be sorted out eventually, but it’s difficult to see the supposed, and most anticipated, end come and go.

i know, life’s like this.

now they have the right shake on our house

 

 

(also, jenny’s podcast: http://www.myspace.com/oncemorewithfeelingcast)

nugget, her grandmamie and i all returned home this afternoon.  we’re going to sign the lease and get the keys for the deluxe apartment in just a bit.

yesterday, i met with the builder and finished the selections for the new house.  i’m anxious to see what they’ll look like all together.  nugget daddy is anxious to see what they look like period.

tonight is our last night in our house.  tomorrow we move.  lucky for everyone, i have a nail appointment in the middle of the afternoon so that should keep me busy and less able to drive everyone, including myself, crazy.

the w french quarterlast weekend we went on a sort of accidental vacation to new orleans.  we had a wedding to attend and had originally planned on a quick friday-to-sunday trip.  but, the friday and sunday flights were so awful, we decided to go thursday to monday and make the best of it.  also, the wednesday before we left we put our house on the market.  oh, and i had to build a new board for a web forum i moderate.

so, after packing things into storage, packing for the three of us for vacation, boarding the cats, taking the dog to my parents, setting up the new boards, cleaning like a maniac and staging the house all magazine-like, i really, really needed a vacation.

when we got home it was hurry-up-and-put-everything-away-and-make-the-house-all lovely-again time.  the next day nugget daddy had travel overnight and of course that was when someone called to see the house.  after that experience we will absolutely be keeping the house as close to perfect all the time.

mrs. meyer's clean day laundry detergentat least that showing gave me a chance to sneak off to the grocery store and do some major restocking.  i finally picked up some mrs. meyer’s detergent in lavender scent to try out.  it smells so lovely that i didn’t mind doing a single one of the eight hundred loads of laundry i’ve washed since!

so, just in case you were wondering why in the hell i’ve been so lazy and not blogging, there you have it.  i hear nugget peeping.  so much for napping on nugget daddy!

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