Here it is March 8 and I'm just getting around to posting the March calendar picture! Time is flying by -- I must be having fun! NOT!
We are celebrating this weekend -- Steve finished the 6 weeks of radiation and chemo yesterday. Now he gets 4 weeks off before he starts the chemo clinical trial phase. I drove 3 times this week and rode up with Steve & Kim on Friday. We stopped at the Blue Moon in Madison after his appointments for a great greasy bar burger. I ate too much, but what else is new? I haven't exercised in weeks and have managed to gain back most of the weight I've lost in the past few months -- so the diet starts on Monday again!
Today I spent the entire day at a "Creativity Day" organized by a friend in Byron. She organizes this once a year, we rent a large room at the Prairie Center in Byron (which is a Park District facility). We all bring food and whatever we want to work on for the day -- there are quilters, knitters, scrapbookers and various other crafts happening. I worked on my log cabin blocks for my Cabin Fever challenge. It was a great day -- once again spent the day eating! but also sewing, and visiting with friends -- totally unwinding. I hadn't sewn all week because I was too tired to do much of anything after driving each day.
Steve and I have worked on my computer problems this week on our trips! Steve is building me a new computer (he ordered all the parts and called and said it looks like a large jigsaw puzzle -- the motherboard isn't even installed! vbg) My pc is slowly dying, so I've had to move everything over to my laptop and I'm looking forward to having a new pc to work with. I'm also fed up with dialup so will be checking out two possibilities this week -- wireless through the same company I have dialup, and if that won't work out here in the boonies, I'll have to spring for satellite (we have dish network out here, so I know I can get the satellite internet through the same company). Steve and I have decided I need to have a router installed at the same time so I can actually use the laptop anywhere in the house. It's been fun discussing all this during our drives this week -- he always has the answers to my questions. It's nice having your own computer guru! I've really enjoyed our time together over this past two months --- everyone gets so busy with day to day life that we don't take the time to have some one on one with our own grown kids -- I highly recommend it! I hope next week to get up to Steph's because we both miss spending some time together too.
Phase I of radiation/chemo is finished and Steve did really well.
The people at UW Madison have such a positive outlook and are so helpful, it really made everything easier on us.
Bill has been holding down the fort at home this week and even bought a new microwave when ours crashed (I really couldn't drag myself out to shop for one after coming home from Madison on Thursday!)