I can’t believe it’s been twenty years.
Twenty years ago, it started as an ordinary day. Yes, my Dad was on the cusp of entering hospice, but it was not meant to be. I called home mid-morning to check on how things were going, as I normally did.
I was told Dad was having a bad morning, so I left.
Dad left us two o’clock that afternoon.
I couldn’t believe the kindness of my co-workers. Some even came and called at the house to pay their respects.
You have Mom and now my Zush up there with you. Make sure you give Zush love from her Momma, ok?
I miss you terribly Daddy, but will love you forever.
I am typing this at my desk as “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman plays on the television.
Our Kasia is in the kitchen laying down and Jim is trying to catch a quick nap.
This is far from a normal Saturday night.
After going to Urgent Care at the call of the covering doctor **who just happened to be the same doctor I saw at the beginning of the week** in order to get a x-ray to rule out pneumonia or acute bronchitis, I now have three steroids that have to be taken daily. Two are inhalers, for my bronchitis and one is just steroids, one time a day.
I truly abhor steroids. I know they help, but they just don’t seem to go with my body.
Two hours sleep a night? Oh yeah, I signed up for it. Adult acne? Yup, checked that block too. I have reread the prescribing sheet with the medicine information on it and the only satisfaction I get is knowing that there are only six more days of the pill form to put up with. My body is ready to throw a bon voyage party for it. Did I mention the five minutes I convinced myself I was starting to get shingles on the left side of my face? Calling “Phantom of the Opera”.
The highlight of the day was watching some good movies on the television, and I may try to read a bit later on. Thus wraps up our vacation week from work. With all the medicine I am dealing with, I decided not to take any jobs this week to really get this crap out of my system.
I just hope that it will be long enough to clear out, and not any longer.
If it doesn’t, I’ll be going officially off the tracks.
Call me wrong, but we finally got snow here. It got here around 5:30, and of course schools were closed here today. Snow is due to run until 2 am tomorrow morning.
The bay looked pretty angry when we passed it;precipitation was only rain then. I seriously thought they closed the schools because why?
So this is how I am leaving it before the power blows out. We’ll see if I am in work at 8 in the morning…stay tuned…
Good night from me and Kasia.
We sent my nephew Greg back to the city this morning, as he is due back to work in the morning.
Jim is watching football on the television.
Kasia is sleeping at my feet.
and life is returning to normal???
This is a shot of the frozen Delaware Bay. I really am not encouraged to go to work, if offered this week, if the cold is still like this. Hopefully, the temperatures will edge up a little by little. I actually think we are due to have some rain coming later this week.
Otherwise, I think I’ll keep my fur girl company and curl up until it warms up.
I was out front this evening and this was the view from our front porch. While standing there quietly, It’s incredible to listen to the twilight sounds accompanying the deepening and eventual darkening of the clouds and sky. It’s even the point where mosquitoes are getting a little tired of chomping away.
It’s trading the tourist traffic for people coming home from work. Soon the leaves will be changing and the sky will be opening up to more to see once the leaves fall. Pumpkins are out, as are the mums. Weekend people still come down. Those four or five days while they are working? Nirvana…sheer nirvana.
If I could just get a temperature drop to 65, then things would be great for down here at the”Undisclsed location.”
Have a nice weekend!
Here’s my Zush girl, in the middle of her afternoon sundowning session.
It’s been kind of strange that she had been pretty good for a few weeks. Today , however, it’s like we are back at square one. It’s hard to figure out. It has been a sunny day, so I pulled the shades about the same time as usual. As with all cases of dementia, both canine and human, there’s a lot to learn along the way. So each day? They are a challenge for us both.
I am back to work tomorrow. I am hoping our girl can get a good night 😴.Here’s hoping you have a good week!
I had an appointment with my general practitioner this Friday.
While on line today, two jobs opened up for later this week so I thought I should try to reschedule before I take the open jobs for Thursday and Friday.
During a phone call to the doctor’s office, I was informed that the only thing open was for 9am tomorrow.
Any wagers that it’ll be my nurse practitioner? With all respect to my pal Kate, this is the nurse practitioner that if I listened to her back in the fall, I probably would have had to have an infected knee out due to her directions. ** shuddering at the thought**.
I’ll keep you posted.