After a week of temperatures a bit lower, we're headed back into the 105+ range. I can't describe how much I dislike weather this hot. I haven't been able to walk Rocky for quite some time now, and won't be able to take him out for a while to come. He doesn't even want to go outside in this oppressive heat that makes it difficult to breathe.
The new house is coming along with the second floor being framed in. Jeannie & Donald drive out every week to look at the progress on the house, but they usually go late in the day and by that time I don't have the energy to go anywhere. I'm determined to go the next time unless they have other stops in their plans.
I am looking forward to September when I can resume the cancer treatments (infusions), even though they take away all my energy. I wonder how well they actually work in the long run - I'd be happy with two or three years of being symptom free. The doctor offered me a choice to have another ingredient added to the infusion, but when she said it had a side effect I didn't even bother to ask what that effect would be. It is sure to be hair loss or nausea, and I don't want either one. Since I'm not in any pain I feel like I can make the choice, and if it shortens my life then so be it. I still have a good enough quality of life, but I'm not afraid to pass on either! I'd like to remain for Rocky's sake. I wish I'd get my appetite back, although I'm not losing any weight, but not gaining it either. I snack on a lot of junk rather than sit down to a decent meal, but at least I eat what I feel like fixing. My younger self who always cooked everything "from scratch" wouldn't recognize me now. Thank goodness for frozen foods in individual portions.
Speaking of cooking, my space in the new home doesn't really include a kitchen; just a small fridge, sink and a microwave-convection oven (I think that's what I'll have). I bought an electric hot plate that is big enough for a large pan or skillet. Since I rarely cook these days I won't miss the big kitchen appliances. I think I've written previously that I will have a private patio, where I can sit and enjoy my morning coffee!
And finally, speaking of patio, I've decided I am going to buy myself some really nice patio furniture. I've always used an assortment of odd pieces and used items that have been given to me, so I want to indulge in a nice, pretty, matched set. Something that includes a chaise-lounge would be sweet!