I have never been so glad to be done with a week before! Starting with my emotional outburst last Sunday, to getting the results of my FIL's biopsy, to a migraine that lasted three days, to no internet for two days, to stress at work, I am completely wiped out. And I am writing this at 6 in the morning because I have to be to work by 7. Yeah, this was a miserable week.
But you know, it is weeks like this that really put things into perspective. I was pretty down last weekend, and I sincerely appreciate every one of the comments I got on that post. I am normally a pretty happy person, but I have found myself slipping into anger and sadness a little too much recently. I think the face that school will be back in session shortly, as well as the ending of another hiring season, puts me into a grumpy mood.
I am feeling much better about everything. Again, THANK YOU for all of your support. In my heart, I know it isn't me-it is the craptastic economy and circumstances out of my control. But in the meantime, I can continue doing things to better myself and explore other options.
As for my FIL, the biopsy results came back. He was officially diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. They have some more tests to run to determine his stage, etc. No matter what, he will have to go through chemo, so we are bracing. My FIL is pretty young (47), so this is kind of a shock. (I should probably clarify-the man I call my FIL is actually Matt's step-dad. Matt has no relationship with his real dad, and I don't consider him my FIL. Don married Matt's mom when Matt was 8, so Don is really the only father figure Matt has had). We are all praying and hoping for the best.
Like I said, I had a nasty migraine that lingered for nearly three full days (even now I can still feel knots in my neck). I haven't had one that bad in a long time! It really knocked me out and obviously, no reading was accomplished. I did manage to finish Jude the Obscure last night, so that's something! :)
I do have to say that I have loved both Hardy novels I've read so far. New favorite? Most likely.
This week I'll have reviews up for Peter Pan, Ceremony, and Sula. Again, they will be in one post format. They are from the few weeks where I was reading so fast, I didn't have time to do multiple drafts like I usually do. How do you guys like the one post formats? I don't mind them, but I miss spreading my thoughts out!
I'm not sure what I'll pick up next. I discarded Kim by Kipling after it didn't catch my attention in the first few pages. I'll get to it eventually. I still have A Lesson Before Dying in my purse. I am also in the mood for something fun, so I grabbed Treasure Island to start during my lunch break. You guys have any other suggestions?
I better cut this short-need to get to work and finish putting up some swings! (Oh, I have a few fun park-related posts in the works. Hopefully they make you laugh).