Monday, August 25, 2014

I love when the week is busy with family and friends…

 Monday was another fantastic day. As I like getting up and in my chair my mom came down to see if I wanted to go out to breakfast with everybody, I'm so glad that they waited for me. We're going to go to Zachary's but we got all the way down there and it was closed so we decided to go to Surfriders CafĂ©. It wasn't crowded at all, on Monday I didn't really think it would be but I'm glad I wasn't. I wanted an Ahi salad, I saw it on their Facebook menu and it looked awesome, but the waitress came back and said they were out of Ahi so I had it caramelized onion and apple salad and it was really good… I think everything there is so you just can't go wrong. Everybody enjoyed their meal. I came back and then decided to take Robby for a cruise down to the end of the wharf and back and down to the end of the boardwalk and back, the weather was beautiful. I came back and rested for a bit and then Rosa came to put me to bed.

Tuesday was another great day. I got up and Lisa took me over to my doctors appointment with Dr. Hurray, it was really nice to see everybody again. It's been about a year since I had that really bad pressure ulcer on the back of my ankle and I was there once a week for a very long time. Since I got diabetes my doctor told me that I need to find a foot doctor to see once a year so of course I picked him. Of course him and Robby mauled each other like they always did in the past, it was so cute. After my appointment we went to Costco, I haven't been there for a very long time so I needed a lot of stuff. We came back home and Omar was in the driveway so Lisa let me out by the street. When she went to park the car she couldn't get it out of the park, it was stuck. I couldn't remember what Teresa said to do when they get stuck like that so we called her a couple of times but she was still asleep so we called Ocean Honda and they put us on hold. While they have this on hold Lisa let the ramp out and put it back in and the car went out of Park, then I remembered what we were supposed to do… Take the ramp out and put it back. I came in and rested for a bit and then decided to take Robby for a cruise since he didn't get one in the morning. We cruised around the wharf and the Boardwalk leaning back every once in a while to just enjoy the beautiful scenery, I sometimes think I don't appreciate it as much as I should so I'll have to start doing that more often.  We ran into a couple on the wharf who were puppy raisers for CCI and had a little puppy with them. For some reason Robby just would not listen to me and he was actually hurting my arm, I have never seen him like that. I apologized and said that Robby had been cooped up for a while due to surgery but that still is no reason. She said that they have puppy obedience classes and then Robby was welcome to come, I think that is a great idea. I came home and Rosa came in to put me to bed. Teresa came in to show Rosa how to use the ion detox machine in the footpath. Theresa Cook to couple of things and then left. Rosa put me to bed and then we did some personal care before my nice long hot bath, it was late when she left but I slept good.

Wednesday was a little colder. I got up and went down to lab Corp. to get some blood drawn for another A1 C/cholesterol test. The lady had really good luck and got my blood right away, usually it takes her a while to get any blood out of me. Karen told me that my mom had totaled her car, Karen is so calm and I just freaked out. Then she said that it's okay and nobody was hurt but it still just freaks me out. I texted my mom and she said that everything was okay and she would tell me what happened when she got back, Tom and Kelly went to pick them up and then they went out to eat at Denny's. It looks like the car might not possibly be totaled, I guess we'll find out in the next couple of days. It seems like nobody is hurt but that also usually takes a couple of days for the pain to set in so that will also take a couple of days. We visited for a while and I decided to take Robby out in the driveway and practice a few commands, you need some puppy boot camp maintenance after his ridiculous display yesterday. He did really well out in the parking lot even without a leash. I decided to cruise down to the farmers market to get some stuff for salads, while we were at Costco yesterday I found a miso dressing and the guy that was getting some at the same time said it was really great stuff so I decided to try it. I love miso dressing so I hope it's going to be a good one. I didn't make it down to the farmers market because it was cold and the battery on my chair was running a little slow so we just cruised through the lagoon and down to depot Park and back. I visited with Kelly for a little while.

Thursday was a great day, the sun was out and it was nice and warm but not hot. My aunt Bobby and her husband took off to go back home to Arizona. Robby had an appointment to get the last of his stitches out, good riddance. We cruise down to the wharf and then to the boardwalk, a little ways down Westcliff Drive, back to the end of the wharf and then home. My anxiousness about getting home is getting better, usually when I'm out I can't wait to get home and I don't even know why. I think everything is just a lot better since I got my CPAP machine and I'm sleeping like I should.  On Tuesday Omar brought me some fresh salmon that he caught surgery secret to it last night and it was amazing, you just can't beat fresh. Lisa was supposed to come and learn the Thursday night routine but she had to work overtime at her other job so she couldn't make it. We trained Shauna for six weeks to take over so Teresa could go back to school but a live-in position became available and she needed to get out of where she was so she took it, very frustrating but I get it. Now is the rush to try to get Lisa trained before Teresa has to go back to school. I know my workout because everything usually does. Teresa came in and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath, that fixes everything.

Friday was a pretty good day, I just wasn't in the greatest mood all day. I got to sleep in until 10 AM and although I couldn't sleep there was nice to just relax. I got up and took Robby for a nice little cruise about 5 miles and then I was going to bring him back and go to the concert on the beach, there's only two left and this one is Great White. I looked them up and I'd heard one song before and it was a little cold so I decided not to go. I came home and rested for a bit and my mom came downstairs totally frustrated, they had just called her to tell her that her car was totaled and since the guy had no insurance while there were going to give her was $9000. It just broke my heart to see her so sad and there was nothing I could do about it, it really made me mad that somebody can hit you like that and only your car and there's nothing you can do. Shauna came by and put me to bed and I fell asleep pretty fast. I tried to put on my CPAP machine but the smell of vinegar was so strong I couldn't even breathe.

Saturday was a good day. I got up and took Robby for a really long cruise through the lagoon, down W. Cliff Dr. to the second dog Beach and back and down to the end of the wharf and back… A little over 5 miles. The weather was perfect and the scenery was gorgeous, there was a lot of people when Westcliff Drive but there sure was a lot of people on the wharf at the Boardwalk, I didn't even bother going down to the boardwalk. I came back and rested for a bit and talk to Omar, he is such a nice guy. Shauna came in and put me to bed and I just rested for the rest of the evening. The last couple of days I have been really cold so I'm trying to stay warm and at the same time not making Robby to warm, quite a balancing act.

Sunday I decided to stay in bed. As soon as I woke up and looked at Facebook I was sorry, today was the Polynesian Festival on the wharf, I go to it every year and I wish I would have known yesterday. The second thing I saw on Facebook was that we had an earthquake, 6.1 magnitude earthquake at 3:20 AM Centered in Napa, I woke up about that time startled and anxious but I just figured it was because it was warm in here and so I just turned on the air conditioner and went back to sleep. My mom made me breakfast, a fried egg, a piece of bacon, some toast and blueberries… And of course coffee. I just kind of relaxed and watched TiVo the rest of the day, it was really nice and peaceful. My mom and Kelly came in and said that Kevin was coming to visit next Friday with a friend, I'm so excited! My mom decided to just go down and lease a car.  Teresa came in and made me some scallops, quinoa/brown rice, asparagus and a salad for dinner. We did some personal care that I got to take a nice long hot bath.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I hope this week is better than last week…

 Monday was a pretty good day. Robby and I both slept well and I got up and decided to take Robby for a cruise to the wharf and back, he just looked so happy to be out and about. I thought about waiting one more day just to make sure he doesn't overdo it but unwise I didn't, he just makes me smile. We came back and rested for a bit and hung out on the back porch with my mom and Kelly until Rosa got here, the weather was perfect. Susan came by to give me a massage, it's been a while and it sure felt great. Usually I tense up but I made myself relax and it didn't hurt as much, I was told that what happened. I got a movie from Netflix and had Karen pointed in my computer so I can watch it, it was good Will hunting. I found out later that day that Robin Williams passed away. She was such a great man and so talented and funny, I am in total shock. Depression should be taken very seriously.

 Tuesday was a nice relaxing day.  Karen came in and we did some personal care. I decided to stay in bed again and give Robby one more day of relaxation before we get back into the routine. He seems to be doing really good although I'm still giving him his pain pills so he can sleep good at night, they're not very strong. Omar came by to work on the graywater system, it is looking really good time so excited about it. Rosa came in and I got to take a nice long hot bath. We got to try out the graywater system you know?

Wednesday was a great day. I thought it was going to be about 68° but it turned out to be about 74°, perfect weather. I took Robby for a cruise to the end of the wharf and back and then down to the boardwalk and back home. I didn't want to go on the boardwalk because I didn't have Robby's vest, I didn't wanted to pull on his stitches. I called the vet and set up an appointment for Robby to help his stitches taken out on Saturday, I'm sure there would be glad to get rid of them. He was so bouncy and happy today and just couldn't wait to get out to go for a cruise, back to his old self.

Thursday was a great day. I got up and made Robby an appointment to get his stitches taken out Saturday, when he first got hurt the time went by so slow and now that he's feeling better the time is going by fast again. I haven't been going to the lagoon because they're doing a bunch of road work the next street over, I could go down the second street over but there is a house that has about three or four dogs and they are always outside and it makes me nervous, I don't want Robby to get hurt. We cruise down to the end of the wharf and back and then up to Westcliff Drive, the weather was beautiful. We cruised back down to the wharf and then headed home. We rested for a bit and then Charlie in Terri came by to deliver a quilt and a wall hanging that I ordered from her on Etsy, she makes the most beautiful quilts. I got one for Cassidy and her new baby, the one that's on the way, and the wall hanging I got for me because it is so adorable. We visited for a while and they showed me a couple of places that they are looking for, they are moving. Both places that they looked at were absolutely gorgeous. Teresa came and took me to my appointment at Central Coast sleep disorder Center, the doctor upped the pressure on my CPAP machine. I feel so much better since I have been wearing the machine, I sleep better and my head is a lot clearer because I'm finally getting the sleep that I need. We came back home and Shauna put me to bed, just some personal care and gave me a nice long hot bath while Teresa made me some sukiyaki, put together some meals for the next couple of days and did payroll. The weather was perfect, I hope it stays like this for tomorrow when Marica comes to visit, I am really excited!

Thursday was a pretty incredible day. My long time and childhood friend Marica came to visit and stay overnight. I always feel so comfortable as well as happy when she is around, she is just that kind of person. We sat on the back porch and visited for a while and pretty soon it was time to go to the concert, tonight was Eddie Money and my caregiver wasn't coming until 10 PM so we to see both the 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM concert, first time I have ever seen both and first time that I have ever seen the 8:30 PM concert. The bands always played longer during the second show and is so beautiful when it's dark and all the lights are on not only the stage but behind it you can see all the boats and the wharf lit up, just amazing. Tom, Marica and I went to the Ideal Restaurant before the concert and have a great meal. I had salmon, coconut rice and broccoli and carrots. Tom had fish and chips and Marica had a BLT and everything looked really good. We stopped to take a couple of pictures and then went on to the content everybody there was so happy and we had a great time talking to the strangers around us. Susan, my massage therapist, texted me and said they were holding a place for us right in front of the stage but since we stopped to eat she couldn't hold it anymore because she had her kids with her and they wanted to go on the rides. They came back by to say hello. We run a couple of rows back but as long as I could hear the concert I was happy. After the first concert a couple of people in front of us left so we scooted up and were right in front. Eddie Money always puts on a really awesome show, he has performed there every year since 1973. His show now includes his daughter Jessie and every once in a while his godson, I can't remember his name, who works at Safeway in San Jose. I used to see him all the time so it was really cool to see him at the concert, she is autistic and plays are really mean harmonica. On our way home after the second show I got a text from my mom saying that my aunt Bobby her and her husband Earl were here to visit for a couple of days, I haven't seen aunt Bobby for several years and it was really great to see her. Everybody was exhausted so we visited for a while and then went to sleep.

 Saturday was another really great day, I just love having company. I got up and we visited in the living room for a little while and then decided to go cruise around the lagoon and take pictures, it's such a beautiful place.  As we were leaving Rich, Sue, Seth, Luana and Melia stopped by outside to pick up some water at my uncles house, they were going to a barbecue. It was nice to visit with them out front for a while. The weather again was really perfect and we didn't want to come home because that meant Marica had to go home, this time went by so fast and we had such a great time I wish she could have stayed longer but she will be back. Robby had an appointment at Westside animal hospital to get his stitches out so we cruise down there and they did take some stitches out but decided he needed to keep some of them until next Thursday, I guess it's better to be safe than sorry? I took Robby for a cruise down to the end of the wharf and back and came back and Omar was just finishing up the graywater system, he put a switch on the pump. I tapped him for a while and leaned back in the sun, it just felt great. Kelly made everybody and BLT with pepperchinis, it tasted really good. Stanley showed up in the afternoon, that was a nice surprise. Rosa came over and made cheese enchiladas and guacamole for everybody. Is that cool or what?? Rosa put me to bed and my mom, my aunt and her husband, Stanley, Kelly and I played cribbage. My hands was my partner and we won two games. It feels so good to have family and friends around.

Sunday was another gorgeous day. I got up and went outside to take pictures of the finished graywater system that Omar set up, she did such a great job. I took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon and down to the end of the wharf and back. Lisa picked me up in the parking lot by the wharf and took me over to Trader Joe's to get some stuff for grilling pizzas. We came back home and rested and visit for a bit and then Kelly came over to grill the pizzas. We sat outside while she made three different pieces on the barbecue. One was avocado, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, one was sun-dried tomatoes, olives and mozzarella and one was salami, pepperchini and mozzarella… All were delicious. Teresa came by to give me an ionic detoxification foot bath, the water was really brown and frothy by the end… So gross! She put me to bed and we did some personal care and then I got to take a nice long hot bath. Such an awesome, perfect day!