But the scenery cheered me up.
After my walk, I headed to the Arden Fair Mall to Christmas shop. I must have spent 2-3 hours walking. I felt pretty good that I got a decent amount of activity in from my day.
Afterwards, I headed to La Esperanza Mexican market. This is the only place I buy masa to make tamales. Actually, everyone knows about this place since there is always a huge line this time of year.
If you wait to buy your masa on Christmas eve, you have to arrive early in the morning and wait at least an hour or two before being served. The line usually curves out the store and around the bend.
I prepared my pork the night before so I was ready to start assembling my tamales. I want to make sure my kids have tamales on Christmas eve and if I wait, I might not have the energy or stomach for making them.
I was exhausted by 4:30 pm. and I called my daughter asking for help. She came to my rescue and we finished up. We decided to have dinner at Tokyo Fros.
/We both wanted Sushi so bad. She could not partake because her husband is allergic to shell fish and me, well, I am under doctor's orders to NOT eat sushi. I am not even suppose to eat salads or veggies unless they are scrubbed and prepared by yours truly. It's been a challenge to eat fresh and unprocessed lately. I've been relying on frozen veggies and eating way too many carbs. I am determined to eat more whole foods. I'll just need to be careful and take the extra time to clean and prepare them properly.
Yes, today was a very good day. I wish I could say I did not think about C or tomorrow. For the most part, I'm very positive but you know how thoughts creep in. I'm getting very good at turning those thoughts around.
It's odd how C doesn't consume my every thought like it did initially. It's there but it's not if that makes sense. I take greater joy in everything around me. I guess C does that to you. It makes you look and appreciate life and people around you just that much more. There is so much I want to do and most of all, I hope I can be a blessing to others. I don't know how, but I hope God reveals it to me. If that's his plan.
Many of my closest friends do not know about my treatment... A few co-workers, yes. And of course family. But that's it. It's hard to be open about C but I'm thinking maybe I should share more about it. Maybe my experience can help someone else. It totally helps me to come here spew forth my thoughts. For that reason, I'm debating being more open about it.
My circle not wide but I do have a few friends whom I rely on and of course, there are my blog buddies. There are a few of you who have been with me since the beginning of PWC and I appreciate your emails and comments. You all are the best. Thank you reading my self-indulgent thoughts....