Happy Puppy Bowl Sunday to one and all! I’m looking forward to watching what Winchester does while we watch it.
The theme of the past week here on the blog was “health,” starting with a post about the measles outbreak at Disneyland, which included my recommendation (again) of one of my 2014 Books of the Year, Eula Biss’ On Immunity: An Inoculation and its thoughtful, timely exploration of the vaccination controversy.
My other health-related post was less bookish and more personal: a PSA drawn from my husband’s experience with skin cancer. In case you missed that story, Paul recently had a melanoma removed on his left wrist; on Wednesday, he had outpatient surgery to extract more skin around the melanoma site, along with a lymph node. We should get the results of those biopsies this Tuesday.
It will probably be another couple of weeks before he goes back to get the stitches and drainage tube removed, so we’ll be dealing with daily dressing changes until then. As you might imagine, this is all pretty disruptive to our normal routines, but I’m going back to work tomorrow anyway.
February’s brevity and the additional work of year-end audit prep tend to make it feel like an intensely busy month, so I’m making some time-management decisions for the next few weeks. One thing I’ve decided on is a reduced blogging schedule. My book-reading is gliding along well at the moment, but I’m going to take some pressure off myself to keep things up on the blogging front. My plan right now is to post here on Sundays for the next few weeks, and to read your posts (probably without comments, sadly) as time allows. Whatever else happens, happens.
So, tell me what’s happening with you today!
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