Sunday, September 18, 2011





Monday turned out to be another awesome day. I got up and it was already getting kind of warm so I took Robby through the lagoon, through the Lagoon Park, down past the lighthouse and back. On my way back I got a call from Tom saying “let’s go have soup”... that’s all I needed to hear. I have been hearing about this killer Artichoke and green chile soup that they have at Duarte’s  Tavern in Pescadero for a long time, they put them both in one container. We went to pick up the soup and decided to go find a place on the beach to eat. We went to Pescadero State Beach and the weather was perfect, the sun was out but the wind kept it cool. We enjoyed the view and took a couple of pictures and decided to go to Pigeon Point lighthouse. They are in the process of restoring it and it looks so beautiful. We explored there a little bit and took some pictures and then headed home, what a great day!

Tuesday was another awesome day. Tom had plans with a friend so Kelly and I decided to go to San Francisco and spend the day. The weather was gorgeous, I was afraid it was going to be cold and windy. As we pulled up to the ferry building somebody was pulling away from a handicap parking place, how perfect is that? The first place we went is to a place called The slanted door, I have been there once before and Kelly has been there several times. We ordered the imperial roll and lemon grass pork and of course it was delicious. We wandered around for a while and I got a sweatshirt that says “praise the lard” from a pork company. We decided to get a couple of tarts, chocolate and sea salt and lemon, and some Vietnamese coffee... also very delicious. We got a fresh baguette, three different kinds of cheeses, salami and prosciutto and insulated bag from the cowgirl cheese Co. to go on a picnic the next day. We actually drove home and missed most of the traffic.

Wednesday morning it was cold and I just didn’t feel right. Kelly volunteered to redo my scarf valances, I have been really happy with them for a long time. I wanted to take Robby out for a cruise but I just didn’t feel good, I finally had Kelly take off my leg braces and then I felt better. I went to sit in the sun for a while, when I don’t feel good and my back is sweating for some reason when I sit in the sun it makes me feel better. After I fell better I took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon and down to the wharf. I came back and Teresa took me to Costco, I needed a bunch of stuff and I haven’t been there for a while. She put me to bed and I slept really good, Therese always makes me feel better.

Thursday was another really bad long day. I was supposed to go to Big Sur with Tom and Kelly, I have been looking forward to it for a while. I didn’t even get to take a bath because my personal care took so long. I just stayed in bed and rested. Teresa came over to give me a bath but I was too comfortable and she had homework so we decided to just feed me and call it a night. I get a massage on Friday and I need to take a bath after anyway. Yesterday Tom and Kelly got me some organic rotisserie chicken and organic fingerling potatoes with rosemary, lavender salt, they were so good. The same truck goes to San Francisco on Thursdays but there they have a roast that they make sandwiches out of.

Friday was yet another bad day, I hate it when you have more bad days than good ones. I guess as long as the good days outweigh the bad days and are really good then it’s worth it. We did get to play cribbage and that’s always a good thing.

Saturday was our monthly spinal cord injury peer support group meeting. It was only four people there but we really got to discuss a lot. There is a lot of plans that are very exciting. Roger is opening up a wheelchair clinic and they’re looking at a wound care clinic, both of which will be awesome. We talked about having a support group potluck next month, I don’t know why more people don’t come because there’s always lots of food but we always have a good time no matter how many people show up. This year I bought a convict outfit and I’m going to be a woman in the electric chair.

Sunday was another awesome day. Robby has not had Bella and Ozzy over for a play date in a very long time and he had such a good time. I set up the pool and of course Bella was the only one that got in and splashed around but I’m always hoping that Robby will jump in and see how much fun it can be. After they left Tom and Kelly rearranged my patio furniture so that there is more room on the patio and I have a table and chairs down by the van, that’s how I originally wanted it to be. We talk some more about the counter, sink, passed through to the kitchen, cupboards, drawers and shelves for the outside patio. Tom and Kelly are so creative and I’m excited to get started and see what it looks like.

2 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Artichoke and green chili soup sounds delicious, Tammie! I loved the pictures along the beach and of the lighthouse; so very scenic! All in all, it seemed like an okay week you had; I bet you are already thinking about what you are going to be doing for decorating for Halloween next month :)

betty

Chippertue said...

The best soup I ever had!

Robby and I already have our costumes for Halloween. We are going to be convicts and going to be strapped to an electric chair.