Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Rambles

Subtitle this one as one of the following:

A)  Exhausted Monday Rambles


B) Medical Monday Rambles

There's a whole lot of both going on in here today.

I've spent most of the last three days working on booths, trying to get caught up and ready for Christmas.  All of my Christmas stuff was in the very back corner of my storage room, so I had to move a ton of shit to get to it all.  Then, I had to tidy and clean all my spots.  Then I had to assemble the trees.  Then I had to re-tidy everything because people kept coming through and messing things up.  Then I had to put it all out.  Along the way, I also closed one spot at the new store and moved everything out of it.  Plus, I finally got all the Halloween packed up and put away.  (I am so ashamed.  It's never been out for this long before.  I look like a rank amateur.)

But finally it's done.

This is just a part of the second store.  I was too tired to take any more pics when we got through yesterday.  I totally forgot to take pics at the other place.  Sigh.

In the middle of all this work, I had one of those moments that only seem to happen when I have made plans for an item.  The desk I was planning to put my trees on sold.  No problem.  I just put another desk in its place.  Then that desk sold.  (Two desks in two days!  Why can't this happen all the time?)  Problem.  Got no other desk or large flat surface to use foe those trees and they're table top size, so they can't go on the floor.  Had to do a quick run through the mall looking for another cheap desk.  Found a nice one for eight bucks and was back in business.

I did find time on Saturday to attend the "Cavalcade of Comics" put on by the Derby City Comicon.  A huge room full of cheap comics!  I was in a wee bit of heaven.  I got another huge batch to sell and a few (well more than a few) for me too.  I've got some winter reading!

We spent most of last week (during the cold, snowy days) with no heat.  The igniter on the furnace went out.  While the dude was fixing that, he found that our flue pipe was rusted all the way through, meaning we were in danger of carbon monoxide.  Everything is taken care of and we're all toasty again.  Chiquito was enjoying the electric blanket we were leaving on all day for him.  I think he might be missing it just a bit.

I go get my port today!  Yay!  No eating this morning.  Boo!  Not even coffee!  Double boo!  They'll have to give me an IV for the procedure, which means that the thing I am having done to avoid the crappy vein ordeal will require me to have one more crappy vein ordeal.  The irony.  It burns.  Oh, wait.  That's the crappy vein ordeal.

I have my next treatment tomorrow.  I do my last belly shot (BLAM!) for this cycle tonight.  I get a week off from those, which is good, since we are leaving for Arkansas as soon as I get up from the chair, and I didn't want to lug all that stuff with me.  Still have to do laundry and pack tonight.

I am kind of adamant about this  trip.  Keith is worried about me having side effects, but we need to see his mother.  She's getting pretty old now and this is the only time we get to visit.  I know he won't go if I don't, so I am going to soldier through (if that's what it takes).  It's important to me that he sees her right now.  I can rest in the hotel, if need be.

Keith got a makeover for the trip:

I'll set some silly little posts up before I go, then do some kind of update from the road on Thursday or Friday.  Hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful holiday and feast!


Lynn said...

I'm glad you're going to Arkansas. You know you and Keith should and if you stayed home it would gnaw at you. I hope your treatment goes OK - I just envision the nasty stuff getting rid of more nasty stuff. Rest when you can!

Pat said...

Happy Port Day! Your site may be a little sore for the first couple of treatments -ask for numbing cream, or have them put an ice pack on it for a few minutes before using it.

Glad to see a pic of the elusive Keith, sporting Kentucky dreadlocks no less.
I am envying Chiquito his electric blanket on this chilly November morning.
Happy Thanksgiving Eddie, and I hope your trip goes well.

Sheryl said...

Glad you're getting that port in today. Keith will be glad you both got a chance to visit his mother once you get their. Follow Pat's advice, she knows what she's talking about. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yay for port day! It really will make it much easier for you I know. Glad you got the booths done and now you can 'relax' and enjoy your Thanksgiving. I understand the need to visit aging parents! Take care and I'm thinking of you this week as always.

Shara said...

I think you need to come to Arkansas too - you need a break. Resting is just what you need. I forget where you come, though?

Your fiance is a real looker. You ought to marry him!

Happy Thanksgiving, Eddie. I hope you have a nice week.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Whew, that was a huge job in your booths. Glad you got through that. Ice pack for sure, numbing cream would be good too. Travel safe. Hugs

Donna Wilkes said...

The trip was meant to be -hope you get to enjoy it - along the way send more photos of Keith and his NEW look. My cousin (who is 12 and has battled cancer twice) said to remind you that you cannot play rough on the playground with a port! I cannot believe your idea of winter reading is a stack of old comic books. In booth news, I sell small tables as fast as I can paint them.

We are: Clamco said...

Good luck getting the port. I can't believe you need to get an IV for that procedure. That truly is ironic. Have a safe trip and hopefully no side effects.

Unknown said...

Hey! It's your long lost sister-in-law. I miss y'all so much! I'm so glad y'all were able to go see GiGi :) I am loving Keith's new look! Now he fits right in with the some of the family out there!!! Wish I could've come down to see you. Travelling is difficult. AAaand considering what you are going through I feel like the biggest wussy ever saying that. Love you Eddie. BTW - when will this wedding happen - I want to be there!