Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ode to Trader Joes

I interrupt regular cancer-based programming to say that I was finally able to get over to Richmond's new Trader Joe's market today. Yippee! It has been open for a while, and I was one of those people writing to their website begging for a store for the last couple of years, but the last couple months have been a bit hectic and I didn;t make the grand opening.

As we pulled up I pretended I was running toward the store in slo-mo through a field of daisies with my arms outstretched while my mom hummed the "Chariots of Fire" theme song. It was wonderful. I got some old faves and lots of new stuff to try out, especially with an eye toward healthier fare and lots of anti-oxidants. I feel complete!

We did drop by the doctor's for a quick stitch removal. My port catheter was throwing a stitch out of my neck, but I couldn't tell if it was wire of some kind or was okay, so thought it best to drop by the doc before New Year's hit and I ended up in the ER if it didn't get better. It was a quick if not painless procedure, and the little infected spot should heal up super fast. The best thing is I feel better for having addressed it quickly. I'm learning to take care of myself when I need it, not a few days later.

While at TJs we did get some champagne, and yes I do plan on having a glass, because my expectations for 2009 are high. I know it will be challenging, but I can meet those challenges nad best whatever I need to on my road to recovery/enlightenment/learning. Ciao for now!


  1. I have not been to TJ's yet, but I hear it is fab. Maybe we can take a trip sometime. Miss ya - Y