Monday, November 23, 2015

I can't believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away…

 Monday was a great day. Karen came in and got me dressed and Andrei and Todd came in to fix my backrest AGAIN, this time I think they got it. This is the first time since I got my chair four years ago that I have been really comfortable cruising around. My plan was to stay in bed after they fixed it and left but I decided to get up and try it out, and so glad I did. I took Robby for cruise through the lagoon, through Depot Park, to the end of the wharf and back, through the boardwalk where I met one of the security officers. When he stopped me and said hello I thought to myself "what did I do now?" I did stop by the security officers all the time wanting me to go down to guest services and get a tag on Robby's leash so everyone knows he's a service dog, this is what happens when people fraudulently portray their dog as a service dog… Nobody is trusted. I don't mind, in fact I wish they would ask more people to prove their dogs are legit. When they ask me I go down to guest services and they tell me "as long as your dog has a vest on you don't need to come in here". Anyway this time he said he just wanted to stop and say hi, he was so nice. I talked to him for a little bit about dogs of course and then cruise down to the end of the boardwalk and back to the wharf, it was too early to go home and it was such a beautiful day I wanted to cruise around some more. As I was cruising back down to go home I heard somebody say "well hello, we meet again" I turned around and saw Jake. I met Jake a couple of months earlier at the end of the wharf while I was waiting for Rosa to meet me for lunch. He just moved here and got a job in one of the shops on the wharf called Made in Santa Cruz, I'm writing to the lady that owns the shop all over town… She is so sweet. I talked to Jake while he was on his lunch break, I was happy I ran into him again and told him I would stop by the shop every once in a while to see how he's doing. I came home and rested for a bit and watched TV. Rosa came in and put me to bed and I watched TV until she left and then watched a movie.

Tuesday was a really good day. Lisa came in and got me up and took me to my appointment to see Dr. Owens… Finally! Of course we had to wait a little over an hour, Dr. Owens is a really good Dr. and very busy. It was good to see her. She gave me some prescriptions for Hanger prosthetics, a urologist, the dermatologist and she gave me a flu shot. Last week was Lisa's birthday and I was going to take her out to lunch but I ended up staying in bed so we went to lunch, she said she wanted Thai food. I remember this place where Teresa used to get Thai food and bring it here once a week so I asked her if she wanted to try that place. Apparently it had been closed down and today was their grand opening, the place looks a lot different… Really nice. One of my favorite dishes was egg plant with ground up shrimp and ground-up chicken, one of my other favorite dishes from there is barbecued duck… Both of them were as delicious as I remembered. Lisa got spring rolls and curried tofu soup, everything was good actually. We came back home and Omar and stained the Cabinet he made for the barbecue grill, it looks amazing. I rested for a bit and then Robby and I took off for a little cruise through the lagoon, down Westcliff Drive and back and down to the end of the wharf and back home. Rosie came in and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath. I know we need the rain but I am really enjoying these beautiful days.

Wednesday was another great day. I met with a professional organizer to see if I can get this place not only organize by getting rid of some stuff that I don't really need or want any more. Our name is Carol and she swears that she's really really good, I'm going to try her out and see how she does with my garage and then go from there. I was telling Karen about her and Karen said that she was going to ask if I wanted her to start organizing, I have been trying to get somebody to organize here for as long as I have lived here. Karen is going to help Carol organize the garage and then hopefully Karen and Lisa can start organizing the rest of the house and then the storage unit, I really hope this happens because it will relieve a lot of stress. After Carol left I took Robby for cruise around Santa Cruz to see what we can see. I came home and watched TV for a bit and then Rosa and came in and put me to bed and I watched more TV and listen to music the rest of the evening.

Thursday was another beautiful day although I didn't really get to enjoy it very much. I had my weekly appointment with my psychologist and then Robby and I cruise around downtown for a little while and then came back to me at here with Kay for touchup, haircut and waxing. While Kay was leaving I noticed a big scratch on my floor where the table was drunk outside and then back in, I think were going to have to figure something else out. Whenever Kay comes over we have to move the shelves in the bathroom and are getting really Rickety so I asked her if we can figure something else out, maybe it would just be better if I went to her shop in Scotts Valley. She does such a great job with my hair I need to keep complaining but I'm very picky about my house. Rosa came in and put me to bed and we did some personal care but when we went to take a bath the battery on my lift was dying so I just got a shower over the tub, I was really looking forward to a bath. After Rosa got me into bed I heard the front door and my brother Stanley was here, what a nice surprise. He is striving for Uber and he said he started at his house in Modesto at 10 AM and Ubered this way here for the weekend, he got here around midnight… Pretty good I think.

Friday was another great day, this weather is just unbelievably beautiful and everybody is so happy. Karen came in and got me up and we took Robby down to the vet to get him weighed, he is down to his 70 pound goal so that means I can give him more food… He just looks so hungry all the time. I think I'm going to keep him on his regular food but give him dehydrated vegetables and see if I can keep his weight down. I bought a dehydrator a while back and now I just have to find it, I can't wait to get this place organized. I was cruising around the boardwalk and then I remember I had an appointment at my house and the guy was going to be there between 1 PM and 4 PM so I texted my mom, it was 10 minutes after 1 PM, and headed home. He got there shortly after I did. I have been looking for some kind of screen door so I can leave my doors open and I ran across these rollup screen doors, they actually roll across. They have a lifetime warranty so I figured I might as well give it a try, so many days and nights I wish that I could just keep on doors open but I can't stand the bugs coming in so I think this is going to be a good solution. Theresa came in and put me to bed and I was so tired I fell asleep before she left.

 Saturday looked like it was going to be a great day but I decided to stay in bed, I'm just really tired and I wanted to day to stay inside and watch movies. Cindy came in and fed me the amazing breakfast that Stanley made. Omar came in and we made plans to start Christmas decorating, I hate it when people start decorating before Thanksgiving but I wanted to get everybody ready because it's like to be a big one. Thanksgiving is Thursday and we are going to start decorating the following Saturday, I just hope we can get the Thanksgiving decorations down by then.Theresa came in and put me to bed and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath, it felt so good and I fell right to sleep after.

Sunday was a great day. Cindy came in and got me up and my mom, my brother and I went over the hill to the Santa Clara Convention Center for a Craft Festival. I have a friend that makes really awesome quilts, table runners, potholders… And I just love this stuff so I was excited to go. I love craft shows, everything there I have seen and wanted to try on Pinterest and DIY sites and have wanted to try. We had a really good time looking at everything and Robby even got to have his picture taken with Santa, Santa actually came down off the stage to say hello to Robby and wanted his picture taken with Robby… Of course Robby loved it. After that we cruised over to Valley fair mall and had lunch at the cheesecake factory. Every time I go there I always get the same thing… Shrimp scampi, steak Diane, red mashed potatoes and of course some kind of cheesecake. I should really have the cheesecake bur I just take a couple bites every night and at last me a while. We came back home just in time for Theresa to come in and put me to bed, the weather was beautiful and it was a great day.


betty said...

You had a busy week Tammie!! I would have enjoyed that craft fair; looked like a lot of nice items for sell. Good to hear Robbie got to his ideal weight; I have heard people using canned pumpkin (not the kind for pies with the spicing, but just plain canned pumpkin) to add bulk to their dog's food, but its low in calories.

I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!!!


chippertue said...
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chippertue said...

Thanksgiving was great, I hope you had a nice one also…