At first glance it’s kind of hard to find my sister in this picture…..except for her hair. Perry and I made a day trip to L.A. today to pick up some fabric and do some shopping. I got a lot of hugs from employees and owners I see around the district….it was really sweet….especially because some of them can be all business and no chit chat. Some of the big warehouses we go to are a little intimidating. Here’s Perry in the basement of one climbing up the stacks to cut a sample for me:
Here I am looking over some rolls:
We visited my friend Rafi at Avant Trims on Maple Street to check out some trims. He and his mother Lea also have a huge store Target Trim on the corner of San Pedro and 9th. Love them. Lea even calls me occasionally to see how I’m doing. Stop in and see them next time you are in the fabric district and tell them I sent you! Click here to view my post about other favorite places in the L.A. Fabric District.
I always comment on these funny little floral dogs in the flower district….I finally snapped a pic this time:
Oh, before we went to L.A. we stopped at IKEA. I love this picnic style table…..maybe for our patio one day? Perry and I ate IKEA hotdogs for lunch.
The coolest thing of the day…..passing a windmill blade. We couldn’t believe how big it was. It was bigger than a whale. Perry said it looked like a surfboard for Godzilla:
While one of our fabric orders was filled we stopped by Paul’s Kitchen for the best Chinese food. It’s on San Pedro and 10th. It’s been there for like 40 years. It looks like a hole-in-the wall from the outside but inside is really nice and great for sitting down for a meal…..there’s a great bar if you want to eat by yourself.
10 hours later we are home! I felt really good today…..but I still think my blood counts are really low. I could feel my legs buckling as I climbed stairs in one of the warehouses….they are so weak. Tomorrow morning I meet with Dr. L to see if I do chemo tomorrow. I’m kind of hoping for a “snow day”…..I feel like another round might kill me right now. It will be my 23rd week of chemotherapy but hopefully my last. I seriously contemplated not showing up this week. Cisplatin yuck. Oh, guess what!? I have some hair growing back on my head……just not on the sides. I’ll have a mohawk soon. I’m losing my eyebrows though all the sudden. I haven’t had to shave anywhere else in weeks. Awesome.