I don’t know if I’ll make it to seven takes today, but I’m just going to dash in and see how far I get!
ONE – I’m extremely pleased that yesterday I made some really good egg salad sandwiches! Ricardo and I love egg salad sandwiches, but for a long time (maybe forever, I can’t remember back that far) the ability to cut up the egg without making a complete mess of it was beyond me. The yolk would get mashed, the white would be uneven, with too many large bits, and the look of the whole thing was–let’s just say, not good. But then, TaDa! Some months ago I acquired a convincing-looking egg dicer from, of all places, a gardening store. I stuck it in a basket in a cabinet and promptly forgot it. But a week ago I ran across it and stuck it on a countertop so I would remember to hard-boil some eggs. Yesterday was the day. I boiled the eggs at breakfast, put them in the fridge to get nice and cold, and at lunch assembled the eggs, mayo, mustard, green onions, and pepper. The chopping device has three levels. The bottom one has an elevated platform to put the egg, then you can bring down a wire screen to cut it crossways, or bring down two screens to cut crossways and lengthwise. Brilliant, efficient, and it’s easy to clean, too! Specialty tools too often don’t work, but this one is a keeper.
TWO – It took eight days after the breast MRI, but today I woke up to an absence of pain, and to feeling like my old self again. It was a nasty week and a bit, with pain day and night, and feeling as though I had to drag myself through each day. I sure hope I never have to have that particular test again.
THREE - I have a favourite web site that has been helping to distract me during this time of getting used to having breast cancer. At newyorker.com, you can click on a jigsaw puzzle game and get one of hundreds and hundreds of covers of The New Yorker magazine from over the years. It gets cut in pieces, and then you reassemble it while a timer is running. Generally it takes me under five minutes to play, but for me, a big part of the enjoyment is admiring the cover and trying to figure out if it is referring to or satirizing a particular event, or celebrating the season of the year, or just expressing an artist’s interest. The covers go back to the 1920′s, and it’s very interesting to see the clothes and scenes depicted from those long-ago times. Sometimes I find that I’m imagining myself in a seaside scene, or gazing up a road lined with trees in full autumn blaze. The game is a great place to spend a little time.
That’s all I have time for now. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Jen Fulwiler for hosting. If I don’t see you before then, have a blessed Easter!