November 01, 2003


Went slowly, very slowly, around IKEA last night with a friend, looking at sofas. Nothing too exciting but a real exercise in normal life, and as such a substantial pleasure in itself.

Came home knackered, fed the animals, remade the bed (end of chemo week! clean sheets day! a stepping stone!), replete with new duvet cover, tucked in and slept. For ten glorious hours.

Woke up and first thoughts weren't even about cancer but about the softness of the morning light filtering through the curtains. Didn't even remember to do the anxious Nauseau Quotient Check. Instead wriggled further in to bed and luxuriated in the the three stolid lumps of contented cathood that were ranged around me, sleeping peacefully.

Lovely start to the day.

Posted by maddy at November 1, 2003 10:51 AM

Paraic said: "Think of them as little furry, self-absorbed avatars of those who wish they could be with you."

That seems redundant somehow...

Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 13, 2003 09:03 PM

Much as the thought of waking up surrounded by cats fills me with fastidious horror (the duvet! the hairs!), it's good to know you are so well attended by your familiars.

Think of them as little furry, self-absorbed avatars of those who wish they could be with you.

Sleep well.


Posted by: Paraic at November 2, 2003 01:15 PM

So did you buy anything at IKEA? I want a chance to say "Sofa, so good."

It sounds like the chemo is getting a bit less onerous, at least in terms of burnt-up hours,
and that's good.

Take it easy, lovey, but take it.

Posted by: Phil at November 2, 2003 01:11 PM

We were watching new-season Angel last night, episode four. The spooky one. Dave and I simultaneously noticed that the Wolfram & Hart lab is furnished with IKEA cabinets.

Posted by: Lara at November 2, 2003 12:48 AM

That's right, going out on Halloween with a mask over your face isn't such a big deal. Too back you weren't carrying a chain saw, too.

I'm glad that you're feeling more peaceful.

Posted by: Vicki at November 1, 2003 02:41 PM

Sounds lovely! Were there any strangely costumed customers or clerks at Ikea?

Posted by: Alice at November 1, 2003 01:36 PM
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