Weekend Update: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Okay, so since I didn't write yesterday or Sunday, there's a lot to catch up on. First, I enjoyed a wonderful weekend with Shannon, my college roommate who came to visit me from San Francisco. We didn't do a whole heck of a lot but we managed to get in a couple of great walks, several yummy meals, an average movie (Management, starring Jennifer Ansiton and Steve Zahn), and lots of rest, which we both needed! Thank you for making it out here to visit, Shannon!

Me and Shannon at one of my favorite brunch spots, Carlyle (or The Caryle). Much like NYC was the fifth character in Sex in the City, Carlyle is a supporting character in this blog. It is the scene of so many of my life's happenings, including first dates, family gatherings, showers (or sprinkles!), etc. etc. You get the picture.

I started off the day yesterday with a dermatologist appointment. It had been almost three years since my last mole check and I figured that given everything else I'm dealing with right now, I might as well get my skin checked out, too. I'll spare you the details but apparently, I have two suspicious looking moles so I'll be headed back to the dermatologist in a couple of weeks for...you guessed it...more biopsies! Good times!

After my lovely visit to the over-crowded dermatologist's office, I headed over to my parent's to go where no man, and apparently no woman, had gone before. I decided that it was finally time to try and help my mother organize her closets. Yes, you read correctly, CLOSETS. She has three (she would say they're all small but they're not) and they all looked like a bomb went off in them (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration...) before we started our work yesterday. Long story short, two trips to Bed, Bath, & Beyond (for very fancy hangers) and three, full large leaf bags later, her closets look amazing! We have some more work to do on her shoes and accessories, as well as the front hall coat closet, but I slept much easier last night knowing my mom can actually find clothing to put on her body now. I'll post photos to show off our handy work later on.

Yesterday's fun didn't end with organized closets. I joined Melissa R. for dinner and couch shopping last night. We ended up meeting up with Kelley for dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery in Ballston Mall (my meal didn't win any nutritional value awards but at least I managed to get some iron-rich shrimp in me!) and then spent the next 60 minutes in Macy's Furniture Store attempting to order Melissa's new living room couch. Why is it that the computer system always has problems the evening you decide to try and run in to order a new piece of furniture? Without fail, the ordering process always takes about 2-3x the amount of time it should, right? Ugh! Anyway, it was worth it because Melissa has a beautiful new ivory colored couch on its way to her awesome new house.

So, that sums up Sunday and Monday. Oh, and you'll be happy to know that "How Do You Like Me Now?" is now updated with color commentary and photos. I know I still owe you more on "Headed South" and "A Quick Trip to the Concrete Jungle" but I am still experiencing chemo fatigue so be patient. Thanks.


  1. Still lovin' your blog. Give me a call when you can and I'll help with rotating photos.

  2. Laura (Garvin) SandersMay 19, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    This is a great photo of you, Jennie!

  3. You look great Jennie!! I wanted to tell you to try GT's Kombucha- my mom and I found out about it at Omega a few summer's ago and it's supposed to be a "healing" tea- it tastes like vinegar but can't hurt to give it a try. Hope to talk to you soon!!

  4. lookin' great!