Initially, I surprised myself by handling the news calmly. But once I got home, I let my thoughts, emotions and assumptions get the better of me.
The next couple of days were awful. I’m an expert at winding myself up and thinking the worst, especially when it comes to health issues affecting much loved people and pets.
I wish I could be a person who assumes the best in these situations. Are you such a person? Or are you more like me?
The happy, positive news is that our vet got all of the tumor and didn’t see any others during her surgery. He sent it off to pathology to be biopsied and we will get the results on Monday. I am hoping to hear the word “benign”, of course. But even if it is malignant, I am pleased that he was able to get it all.
|Can you see her lip sutures?
Such a brave girl she is. Me, not so much.
~ Earlier this week my stepdaughter, Tori, asked me if I would like to spend the afternoon with her. Of course I would!
We decided to meet for lunch at a Chinese restaurant. We ordered family style and shared a big plate of sautéed greens, vegetables with prawns and some hot and sour soup, my favorite. And of course, lots of Chinese tea.
~ After lunch, we went for manicures. Tori likes to get shellac nail polish because it stays on for two to three weeks without chipping.
I have never had a shellac manicure because I am afraid it will cause a lot of damage to my already very thin and peel-prone nails. But Tori convinced me to at least give it a try as she has never had any issues with hers. They can always grow out, right?
What I like about shellac polish it that is dries very quickly. I always mess up regular nail polish because I am so impatient. And they can take a real beating. I worked at the winery this week and cooked a few meals with nary a chip.
But what I don’t like is all the time spent with my hands under the blue lights curing the polish. Won’t that give me more sun spots?
In a couple of weeks, I will go back to have the shellac taken off and see what it did, if anything, to my nails.
Do you wear shellac polish? If so, how did your nails do with it?
Once our nails were shellacked, we were ready for some coffee. Tori treated me to a latte at a local bakery.
We had a great time together, as we always do.
~ Monday, after I visited with Anna, I stopped by T.J. Maxx. I haven’t shopped there in ages. I found this darling navy blue jacket with silver sparkles running through the thread. It’s made by Sanctuary and was on sale for $7.00! Currently, it’s selling for 10 times that amount on Amazon!
The sleeves are nice and long on me, and the color is such a deep, rich navy. But with the weather growing warmer, I don’t know that I’ll be able to wear it anytime soon. Thankfully, the style is classic enough that I will wear it later this year, once fall is upon us again.