Today ended up being the perfect fall day. Ben and I slept in late and then instead of going to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (I thought it might be a bit too much for me to handle -- sorry Ben), we made french toast and then went off to spend the day at Mount Vernon like good NOVA yuppies.
It finally felt like Autumn outside today and it was the perfect day to traipse around the ground of Mount Vernon (my favorite part was sitting in front of the house overlooking the Potomac for a few minutes while we waited for our house tour).
After exploring the grounds, we went to the gift shop where Ben purchased a Mount Vernon cookbook (he claims it has good soup recipes) and mini flags for his office, and I purchased a bar of lemon soap and a count cross-stich Christmas stocking pattern kit. And no, this does not make me old, it makes me crafty. It also means I am officially in the holiday spirit: Bring on November!
Once we were done with Mount Vernon, we headed over to Rustico (a favorite restaruant and extraordinary beer bar) near Old Town Alexandria. We sat at the bar for a couple hours and had some good food and beer. After dinner, we went next door to Buzz for coffee (first gingerbread latte of the season!) and then came home.
We are now watching the Washington Capitals hockey game and are enjoying watching them trounce the Calgary Flames. Go CAPS! I wish I could actually go to a game in person though.
The cross-stich purchase earlier put me in a crafty mood, so I picked up some old knitting and I finished a scarf tonight and started on a soft winter hat. Now if only I had the energy to clean... ;o)
I have to say that I am feeling great today (and yesterday)! Definitely not perfect but anything above 85% is perfect in my book these days. And I'm so glad that I now know that I won't feel like crap everyday and that it really does get better. It sucks knowing that I will have to go back for more treatments and that I will have to feel bad again -- but I just have to stick it out and I'll get back to feeling good again.
This next week will present some interesting challenges I think. It will be my first full week back at work and I think it might be the week when I finally lose my hair. The idea of losing my hair doesn't freak me out as much as it did originally, but its still a lot to wrap my head around and I'm feeling pretty nervous about the whole thing. I'm hoping it all just ends up being much easier to deal with than I think it will be, just like everything else has been so far.
Okay going to finish watching the CAPS win!
Much love to you all!