Wednesday was an okay day. I decided to stay in bed and see if Karen can help me out was some stuff that needed to be done, our plan was to get as much done as we can and whatever we needed help with we could ask my brother David… He wakes up at 2 PM. It seemed like every project that we had could not be completed because they needed to order something first, very frustrating! At least I got the parts ordered and we can try again next week. Karen found some mystery meat in the freezer, no label or anything, so we decided to throw it in the crockpot with some beer and garlic and see what happens. I think it was beef and it made some super delicious tacos, now I wish I knew what it was so I could get some more. I didn't have Rosa come in because I didn't get up so I just rested and watch TV the rest of the evening.
Thursday was a really good day. Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I cruised around a little bit before my appointment with Carol, my psychologist. As I was cruising downtown I saw this cute little rainbow nightlight with nature sounds that I thought would be perfect for Cooper, his first birthday is at the end of this month. His mom is Cassidy and his dad is John. Cassidy was my first caregiver when I moved here to Santa Cruz, she lived across the street and she was my caregiver or about five years. I am so excited that they still include me, we don't see each other that much anymore but we keep in touch when it counts. After my appointment with Carol we cruised over to the Civic Auditorium and I bought another ticket for the Derby Girls, Cindy is going to take me and we asked her mom Rosa to join us… I'm so excited! We cruised down to the wharf, down to the boardwalk and then home. I want to cruise around a little bit longer but I looked down in my chair was almost dead, thankfully I made it home. Kay came in to touch up my hair and give me a haircut. Rosie came in to put me to bed, do some personal care and give me a nice long hot bath. I was out before she left.
Friday was a pretty good day. Susan came in to give me a massage, it has been a couple of weeks and I am really sore so it felt great. I really wanted to stay in bed because I'm so relaxed but I decided to get up anyway and I'm glad I didn't, it was a little cold but I was all bundled up and comfortable. Robby and I cruised over to the wharf, they are still installing this huge pipe the length of the wharf… It seems to be taking a really long time. I came back home and talk to Nick for a while, he contacted me because he is doing research on support groups all over the world. He is from Scotland and he said he went back and even did some research about there, I can't wait to meet with him and hear what he has learned. He was to meet with Roger and I next week. It was really too late to go out cruising around again so I just waited for Theresa to come and put me to bed. They all love the puppy but she said it won't stop screaming, it wants to be held all the time. I told her that the vet told me that you have to keep her down and let her screen until she figures out that you're not going to pick her up just because she's screaming… I hope it works for them. I had some more of that mystery taco meat and the salad, I think it was even better the second day. Theresa brought me some Girl Scout cookies, I love Girl Scout cookies. I had some with coffee and they were excellent! The rest of the evening I just read a bunch of really interesting information online, Nick sent me a couple of links.
Saturday was a really great day. Cindy came in and got me up and Robby and I went for a cruise down Westcliff Drive and back, to the end of the wharf and back and over to the boardwalk to check out the clam chowder cook-off, there were so many people there I couldn't even get through the boardwalk so I decided to just turn around and come back home. The traffic was ridiculous! I rested for a bit and talk to my mom, she came down so I asked her to be Robby and check my blood sugar, my caregiver wasn't coming in until 9 PM because I was going to see the Santa Cruz Derby season opening game, I'm so excited! I rested for a bit and then Corrine and her boyfriend Nathan came in so I invited them to come along, I'm so excited about the Derby Girls but I have to try and remember that everybody is not as into them as I am. They said they would like to go so we loaded up in the van and waited for Rosa and Cindy. I don't know why but I decided to leave Robby at home, next time he's going. I keep my money and credit card in a wallet in Robby's vest so needless to say when I went to buy the two extra tickets I didn't have any money and they don't take American Express… I also have a MasterCard but for some reason it didn't work, how embarrassing. I ran into Aki and got to chat with her for a bit, she is such a sweet and caring lady… I miss her and her family living across the street. It was a great bout and I think everyone enjoyed it. We came home and got my wallet and Corrine and Nathan went to get burgers From Surfrider's Café, I Always Get The Derby Girls Sliders that have gorgonzola cheese and bacon bits… I also got french fries. Theresa came in and put me to bed, I thought I was all wound up but I fell right to sleep.