It’s About Sunday Even Though It’s Monday…

I finally figured out how to fix my blog…it seems as though last Monday’s post was “featured” although I have no clue how that happened.  I also don’t have a clue as to how I unfeatured it…but I did…so now the rightful order is back.  I also fixed my email this week…I was getting these weird “smpt can’t send email account changed” messages every single day.  I googled this and got a page long directive on how to fix it and I did.  I am not a tech person but apparently I am starting to be.  Who knew?  

Sunday’s are total chill out and relax days…no work…no laundry…no anything…Den needs a break…heeheehee!  I am sort of teasing about that but ever since chemo last year Den does take over the major part of house care.  It’s still all about stamina for me and being on this bloodwork check up every two months schedule.  Taking a B12 vitamin has helped…walking outside has helped…making myself resume some of my normal life has helped.  I have been to lunch with two dear friends in the past few weeks…and that has helped.  This ordeal has been really difficult for me…the happy carefree parts of me have been under cover.  There are still things I am not able to do.  I haven’t been away overnight and I am not sure when I can.  I am so close to NYC that I thought this year I really would go to BEA.  But it just got to be overwhelming.   I couldn’t imagine getting on the train and being at the Javitts Center with tons of people.  So that made me sad for awhile…really sad…I am limiting myself and there really isn’t any way to explain it to people unless you have been through chemo and cancer and oncologists and surgery and you realize that your entire life will never ever be the same.  I am not sad…right now…I guess I am just sharing.  And I think about this more during a blood test week…because…anything can happen to change what I have worked so hard at maintaining.  Yikes!  I am not sad…just thoughtful!


I am well into this and it is good…really good…missing student, lots of questions and an absorbing fast pace.


Yummy new ones…some fiction, mystery, Middle Grade and  YA!  Have I covered all genres?  Almost!

Thank you, Edelweiss!

Thank you, NetGalley!

Yesterday we made half baked harvest’s Cobb Salad!  So delicious!  Her recipe……

Mine and hers…hers is the first one…by the time I got to the tomatoes I was tired and I didn’t feel like halving them!

Den needs cake!  And he needs it right now!  I am going to make him this one…it’s from tadsandtidbits… and it has two ingredients…a box of angel food cake mix and a can of juicy pineapple!  Den’s most fave cake ever is Angel Food!  I can’t imagine this turning out but I am going to go for it!


Okie dokie!  I have bared my soul, shared books, and shared recipes!  I am out of here…watching Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children…



20 thoughts on “It’s About Sunday Even Though It’s Monday…

  1. June says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re handling the sadness and you feel stable right now. 🙂
    Have you ever made it to BEA? I know you’ve talked about going for years! That salad and cake look delish!! I’m on a one meal a day plan for awhile, so I’ll see how far I get. It’s day 3 do far! Love you guys… 😀


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I love Mary Kubica’s books, so I just went over to request When the Lights Go Out from NetGalley.

    I’ve never been through chemo, but before and after my back surgery in 1993, I was “out of it” for quite a while, and looking back, I don’t have good memories of that time. My kids call it my “Viking years,” because I was on a Vicodin prescription throughout, and slept on a hospital bed downstairs because I couldn’t climb the stairs. Luckily, I didn’t become addicted, but I was “foggy” during that year.

    Now I’m craving salads! Thanks for sharing.


  3. BermudaOnion says:

    Your journey is your own and I know it hasn’t been easy. You’ve been through so much – I’m glad you’ve found some things to help. Your salad looks better than the original.


  4. Peggy says:

    I can’t imagine what it would be like going through cancer, Patty. So glad you made it! God bless Den for loving you so well.

    The cover on Born Scared really makes me want to read it. Catherine Coulter books are good. I’ve read a few.


  5. Stefanie says:

    Going out with friends is terrific. At least you took that step. One day you’ll get to BEA so don’t worry. You’re taking baby steps. Your salad is so loaded! I love a salad like that.


  6. lakesidemusing says:

    I have bared my soul, shared books, and shared recipes!

    … and that’s exactly why I always love visiting your blog! You’ve had quite a journey the last year or so and you are a strong woman! Maybe I’ll even finally go to BEA when you do 🙂 The salad looks so amazing. Did the cake actually turn out?? I might try it this weekend if it did.


    • Patty Magyar says:

      That is so sweet of you. I hope i am strong! We loved that salad…the dressing was really great, too! The cake…it was hard to believe but it did taste incredible. When you mix the two ingredients together it gets foamy! It’s supposed to! It bakes in a pan without any buttering or anything. It tastes like angel food cake with a light pineapple touch…and whipped cream takes it up another notch.


  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog says:

    Good luck with the blood work. 🙂

    Glad that Den does so much of the housework and that you are getting back a lot of your stamina. Don’t feel bad about the BEA this year. It is a fun experience- but VERY crowded and overwhelming. If you go next year I can give you some tips to make the whole thing less stressful (I personally love all the books, but not so much all the crowds and stimuli). You are doing what you need to do for you now. No one knows what you need more than you. 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely week!


  8. Greg says:

    Cancer does change a person, my mom went through it recently as well. Maybe BEA will work out for you down the road!

    Shadow of the Fox looks kinda cool!


  9. Mary says:

    I bet all your feelings are totally normal and it will just take time.
    Those salads are what I’ve been craving lately. I need to stock my fridge.


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