Got the results back from my whole body scan and there is no sign of any cancer. So big woohoo there. I'd have been rather stunned if there had been, but I've certainly been wrong before. The doctor is waiting for the results of my recent blood tests before setting up my radioactive idodine treatment (to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue). Additionally, I'm back on synthetic thyroid so I should be getting some energy, tho it takes a few weeks. It's even a higher dosage than before, so maybe I won't be so shaky in the mornings.
I'm quilting on Hot Crazy Love - you can see the finished top above, which I completed in May 2006. These were blocks that I very easily could have made the same size, like Bonnie and I did with our recent crumb tops, but I wanted to play with a wonkier effect. These letters (L-O-V-E)were completely scrappy, not paying any attention to getting the letters dark and the backgrounds light, let alone the same color.
I'm quilting with orange colored quilting thread, outlining each letter and occasionally adding extra lines. Nothing exciting, but I like it. This is an easier way to quilt than an allover design, where I'd be hitting that many more seams. I'll do freehand fans all the way around the border where it will really show up gorgeously.
Cats have settled down and pretty much lost any fear or intimidation. Pokey is trying to climb into my Dad's lap to see what he's eating and curls up by his leg to sleep. Dad got to pet Howler last night too.
Book recommendation: Christopher Moore's A Dirty Job about a man who becomes Death's "Santa's Helper". I thoroughly enjoyed it. Try reading the excerpt on the link above and see what you think - I was totally sucked in.
Movie recommendation: Thank You for Smoking a very funny, black comedy. I loved it's anti-PC-ness and the value of thinking for yourself.