Did you survive the long holiday weekend? And how about the shopping? Last week we had a lot to celebrate, first was Chris’ birthday (an occasion where this leopard coat had to come out), then I had my fourth chemo treatment (!!!!), and then of course the main event….Thanksgiving. I mentioned in this post that I was going to make everything in advance for the big feasting day, and I am so incredibly happy that I did because there was no way in hell I could have cooked as much as toast on the actual day. Mild side effects had kicked in on Thanksgiving, but thanks to the wonderful steroid I have to take during treatment, my appetite was up for the Thanksgiving task.
After that I was down for the count. This round I have to say was much better than all my other rounds as far as recovery. I felt like I wasn’t as sick, or maybe I am just used to being sick? Chris said he felt like I had more energy. Which I am not really sure how seeing as I move from the couch to my bed and then back to the couch. But clearly I moved more times than usual. Ha!
I fully participated in any and all sale shopping. So much so that Chris and I got all Christmas shopping done for our family before Black Friday even began. This has never, and probably will never happen again. But damn it feels so good! Of course now we have the task of hiding everything. Amazon Prime and Target were on it with the delivery schedules because most of our stuff already showed up, which meant the kids had huge boxes to play in the whole weekend. Which begs the question why we even buy toys?
Although Christmas shopping is done, there is no sign of Christmas in my house. Instagram is telling me I am very late to the party, but I have never been one for peer pressure, so don’t expect any holiday decor posts from me. Ha! Now if you want some pumpkins, I got you covered. I’m kidding. (Not kidding, there are still pumpkins covering my porch. I just don’t have the heart to throw them out). My kids are already begging to get a tree, and with another treatment coming up, I know I really need to plan on getting everything done. I honestly cannot believe I only have a few treatments left for this first round of chemo. My treatment for next year has already changed, so I am not even sure what things will look like, but these chemo rounds are supposed to be the worst, so checking them off is just about the greatest feeling in the world!
Finishing off this post, I guess I should end with telling you to get yourself a leopard coat! I bought this one our first winter in Alaska (styled it last in this post), and every year a leopard print coat is a hot ticket item! I saw a few on sale over the weekend, but here are some great options available now: