Sunday, February 28, 2016

A busy week with appointments and meetings…

Monday was a pretty good day. I want to stay in bed because I was really tired but I had a dentist appointment, I am actually glad that I got up because it was a beautiful day. My dental hygienist's name is Robbie and it was really nice seeing her, we always have a really nice conversation and it goes by fast… It's always nice when your dentist appointment goes by really fast. On my way back I decided to go by pet smart and tell Janice, the dog trainer that works there, that it didn't work out with the puppy and I wasn't going to be attending puppy classes. Janice wasn't there but the lady that helped us pick out all of the stuff we needed for the puppy was there and she looked at me and said "tell me it's not true?"… The guy that helped us return everything already told everybody so they knew. I left there and came home to rest for a bit. Rosa called and said that she was taking her son to the doctor because he was sick and she didn't think it would take long, I started realizing it was going to take a long time so I texted Karen and asked her she could come over and put me to bed and thankfully she said yes. I texted Rosa back and told her she didn't need to come in and I think she was relieved because she always likes to be with her kids when they are not feeling well. Karen came over and put me to bed and I just relaxed and watched TV the rest of the evening.

Tuesday was a pretty good day. Lisa came in and got me up and we went to the post office to drop off a couple of boxes to mail and then on to my appointment to get my bladder ultrasound. I always feel miserable when I have an appointment and I have to take off my brace, it's impossible to put it back on… At least I got this appointment over with. We went to Trader Joe's to get some yogurt, I LOVE Trader Joe's yogurt, we also have some fruit, salsa and avocados… You can never have too many avocados. For my bedroom window I can see into the neighbors yard and they have an avocado tree that is loaded with avocados and nobody's touching them, except for the birds and squirrels and they're not bringing any over here. Sometimes I leave I see an avocado in street with a bite taken out of it… It's really torture to watch avocados go to waste. Lisa keeps saying she's going to go over there and asked them if she can have some if they are not going to eat them. We came back home and I rested for a bit and then Robby and I went out for a cruise  through the lagoon, down the Westcliff Drive a little bit and back, down to the end of the wharf and back and home. It was such a beautiful day! I came home and worked with Robby on his commands. Rosa came in and she put me to bed, we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath. Usually that works but for some reason today I was just really cranky.  Every month I send Amanda from CCI a progress report on Robby's weight so we stopped by the vet and got a printout and he is still 63 pounds, I took him to the vet at the beginning of the month and the vet said I could double his food but he still looks really skinny. Amanda wanted me to take pictures of him so they could evaluate how much he should weigh.

Wednesday was a really great day! Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I cruised down to Dominican rehab to meet with Nick and Roger, when I went by there Nick was sitting in the lobby and I didn't recognize him so I went in to talk to Roger and then came back to wait and he came over and introduced himself. He is really excited about getting everybody in Northern California in a chair a way to communicate and find each other, it's really exciting! I'm going to try all I can to help. On the way home I really wanted to stop at the farmers market and get one of their rotisserie chickens, they cook it over fingerling potatoes so the juice drips all over the potatoes while her cooking… It's heaven! I didn't and now I'm sorry. Rosa came in and put me to bed and then Susan came over to give me a nice long massage, I really needed it. After Susan left Rosa put me back up to my computer and I fell asleep...

 Thursday was another great day. Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I cruised downtown for my appointment with my psychologist, the time really went by fast. Before I moved to Santa Cruz I saw a psychologist to or three times, each time because something devastating happened to me. The other times I talk about what was bothering me and after two or three visits I don't know what to say anymore so I usually end up canceling after that but with this lady I never seem to run out of things to talk about, maybe there's just more frustrating things/people that I have to deal with here.

Friday was a really great day. Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I took off for a really long cruise, it was such a beautiful and perfect day. We cruised through the lagoon, through Bay St., Park, down Westcliff Drive where the waves were so amazing and beautiful I didn't want to turn around. I went by the sinkhole to see if it was still there, it was not only still there but it was bigger, the last time I went by there was the day before it happened. We cruised back Westcliff Drive and it was time to come home, we lost track of time but glad we went there… I have been a little bit afraid to cruise down Westcliff Drive after the sinkhole incident. I came back and worked with Robby a little bit in the driveway, he's getting better. For a while there I thought they were going to retire Robby so he got a little spoiled while my family was here and because he was sick so often we had to feed him several times a day so now every time somebody comes into the room he thinks he is going to eat and he keeps staring at their hands. We are back to only feeding him twice a day and back to really working on his commands. Theresa came in and put me to bed and fed Robby and I, I fell asleep quickly.

 Saturday was a pretty good day. Friday it was really nice in the morning and then it got cold so I thought it was going to do the same thing on Saturday so I decided to stay in bed, also because it really tired and bed just felt so good. Cindy came in and fed Robby and I and then she took Robby for a short walk before the groomer came. Robby always looks and smells so good after the groomer leaves. Theresa came in and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath, it felt great! Again I was out as soon as I got back in bed.

Sunday was a really great day. Cindy came in and got me up and Robby and I cruised downtown to Cassidy's babies first birthday, I can't believe it has been a year and she is such a great mother. They have a party at Defib this, her parents company. Alex and Aki are such great grandparents, it's obvious they just love their kids and grandkids so much. I always just love spending time with them because they are so loving and so loved, it makes me feel really good that they include me. All of their friends are also so friendly and it's just so much fun cruising around and talking to everyone, usually I hide in the corner when I go to parties and I just feel so comfortable there. Normally When I don't have somebody to go with I would have made an excuse or stayed in bed so I didn't have to go but I myself go and I'm glad I did, hopefully it will be easier to go next time. Maybe you're never too old to grow? After we left the party Robby and I cruised down to the wharf, it was really crowded but we cruise down to the end and back anyway. Why do people ask me how they can get it so their dog can go anywhere with them? It seems like sometimes people think that if it's okay with me that they bring their dog where they're not supposed to know that it's okay. I just tell them how much training Robby had to go through and how well behaved he always has to be in order to be out in public like he is, usually it's not what they want to hear so they just walk away mumbling something. We cruised home and rested for a bit before Theresa came in and put me to bed and got everything done so she could leave early, I was so looking forward to just being by myself and watching TV… I feel like I have so much on my TiVo and I need to get rid of some before I run out of room.

1 comment:

betty said...

Looked like a great place for the party for Cassidy. Glad you decided to go to it :) I liked the pictures of the waves crashing along the rocks; those came out great! It is good you are educating people about service animals, Tammie; I know it can be frustrating sometimes dealing with them, but I know there is a lot of discussion here where I live about people bringing their dogs into stores with them that aren't service dogs and now they are even thinking of having people that have legitimate service dogs have to show proof that they are a service dog before they can come into stores. Its sad when others try to abuse the system.