This has nothing to do with anything, but I think it's an important thing to remember.
ANYWAY! Mum only has two more radiotherapy sessions to go! YAY! I honestly felt, at the start of the three weeks, like it would NEVER be over, so I'm really glad that it nearly is. For mum's sake more than mine, OBViously, but still. It hasn't been much fun. In other 'my family's health' news, my nan was released from the hospital on Tuesday, a mere 5 days after she went in, which is a way good thing, and a result of her heart not having any damage from the heart attack, and from it being caused by, probably, a little blood clot. Which obviously is still not great, but, you know, it could be way worse.
*Shakes self off* BLEURGH, medical issues, BORING, amiright? Unfortunately it's really about all I have to talk about this week, because when I wasn't in a hospital I was laying down OR meeting Caitlin Moran, and BOY do I feel like I shot my wad by writing about that experience already. Dammit, me, save the interesting stuff for Sunday posts! I am such a FOOL!
Shall we have a chat about books? (Fall back topic, always.) I got my hands on a copy of The Casual Vacancy this week, courtesy of my local library (try to take THAT away from me, Cameron) and have read about 5 pages of it, which means NOTHING other than that I'm also reading, let's say five other books, which is actually slightly a lie and it's more like 7. Except that really I'm not reading anything much at all, because, you know, reading requires energy that I don't really have at the moment. Having said that, I did re-read To Kill A Mockingbird and the first Shopaholic book this week, because re-reading is kind of soothing and also kind of requires less attention. And effort. Which is good cause those things are hard.
As well as The Casual Vacancy, I also acquired another book this week through... possibly less than ethical methods. What I am about to tell you may shock you, so if you're of a sensitive nature you may want to look away now. Or at least sit down (why would you be standing?!) So, on Tuesday, mum and I discovered the joys of the books the hospital had to offer (they have about two shelves full in the radiotherapy department) and I found a collection of poetry (Poems For Life) that I was a bit enamoured by, and which I sort of might have stolen. A bit.
So there! You got my dirty little secret out of me! Are you happy now?! It's possibly my weirdest book acquisition, in many ways, but it isn't even my most memorable of the week since, did you not hear me when I mentioned the CAITLIN DAY? That was the besssssst... Anyway... My aim for today is to read that section of The Grapes of Wrath I set everyone so that I don't put on a poor show on Tuesday and, you know, have no idea what everyone's talking about (or at least... very little idea.) So there's that. And then also more resting so that I can actually feel properly better for once. Which would be very nice indeed!
So, reading and healing. What's everyone else going to be doing this fine Sunday?