Sunday, June 26, 2022

Saying goodbye to people…

 Monday was a pretty good day. Susan came in and gave me a nice relaxing two-hour massage; it always feels so good! Karen came in and fed the hungry dog, fed me, then got me dressed and up in my chair. Dude and I took off for a nice long cruise around Santa Cruz; I don't know how many more cruises around Santa Cruz I have left; I will enjoy them until they are no more. It just seems like this place gets more and more beautiful! We cruised down to the end of the Wharf, back, down to the boardwalk, back since we had time, we cruised back to the end of the Wharf again and then home. I rested for a while before Rachel came in. She fed the hungry little guy, put me to bed, and fed me. I like the days she has school because it gives me a lot more time by myself, I still have a stomach ache and not much of an appetite from the antibiotics, but I feel a little bit better every day. I have some pictures, trying to catch up on my blog, watched some TiVo, listened to part of an Audiobook, and then eventually fell asleep while watching TV.

Tuesday was a long day. Cindy came in and fed the sweet little knucklehead, got dressed and up in my chair, and we got through my first appointment, labs, and then to Gayle's for breakfast… I love this place! My second appointment was my last appointment with Jennifer, I have gotten to know her, and I'm going to be sad not coming here every three weeks anymore. My second appointment was with Dr. Owens, and as there is a pattern today, I will be seeing her anymore, we have been friends for a long time, and I also got to know her pretty well and her family… We used to have puppy play dates every week. I also got to know her medical assistant, Leticia will miss seeing her! I came home and rested for a bit, and Joy came in to take Dude for his last walk, three goodbyes, and one day… My heart is both happy and sad. I am happy because I got to meet and get to know them and sent because I probably won't see any of them again. It seems like everybody always says that they will keep in touch life just gets too busy, but these are some people I would really like to keep in touch with; we'll see what happens. I rested for a bit, and when Joy returned, we had a tearful goodbye; I'm happy Cindy thought of taking pictures with everybody. We cursed back home, and Rachel came in to feed the hungry mongrel, put me to bed then fed me. She took off for school, and I tried to distract my mind with TV, computer, and music, but I couldn't stop thinking about what would be ahead of me. I know it will be nice to be around family, but I will miss this place and everybody I have met and gotten to know so much! I eventually drifted off to sleep.

 Wednesday was a nice relaxing day. Karen came in and fed the hungry pup, fed me then we did some personal care and a bath. Melissa came by for Dude's last grooming appointment; she was very sad to see Dude go… Everybody seems to remember, Dude. After my bath, I decided to go back to bed…I really wish I felt better so I could get out and enjoy the last few days. I have two enjoy this beautiful city. Somebody from Numotion this supposed to bring my new commode chair by; it's going to be so lovely… It reclines, it's wider, and it has a Roho cushion on it. I watched TV for the rest of the day until Rachel came in; she fed the pooch and then fed me before leaving. My cousin sent me some pictures of her and her family at Disneyland, there are always going somewhere fun! They look like they were having such a great time! I had Rachel get me a gummy, so I was friendly and relaxed for the rest of the evening, I wanted to do something productive, but all I did was play candy crush and semi-watch TV. I eventually fell asleep.

 Thursday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and fed our furry little friend, fed me, and got me dressed and up in my chair. She mentioned that my brand-new commode chair doesn't recline, she took pictures of all sides, and sure enough, there is no crake to make it recline. I called  Numotion, and they said they would be out to pick it up the next day to make it do what it's supposed to do. I hope I get it back before I have to leave a. Dude has his last visit with all of his friends at the veterinary clinic, they all just adore him down there, and I'm sure he will be missed. We cruised up and down the Wharf and then headed back home; Vince and Margie are going to come by and say goodbye. They are such awesome people! I used to see them every weekend at their hot dog stand at the end of the Wharf, then I saw him on the holiday train where he is Santa, then I found out he was in a band called Cruz Control that I went to see him and his band several times… They are adored, respected, and sweet! They saw the hot dog stand, and he retired from being sent out on the holiday train, but his band still plays and is more popular than ever! I still see him cruising around Santa Cruz on his unique antique Schwinn bicycle with a little hula girl on the front; we always stop and chat for a while… I'm really going to miss them! I have met some really awesome and amazing people in Santa Cruz, I have always felt so comfortable like I fit in! We cruised Home and I lay back and watch TV until Rachel came in so. Rachel fed the hungry hound, put me to bed then fed me… My nephew David, his wife Melissa so and her sister Hannah is coming to stay for a week and I'm so excited! You're coming to help and Hannah is going to watch carry for a couple of days to learn the routine so she could train my potential caregivers. They are also going to drive back some of the stuff for my bedroom I will need right away, the rest will go in storage. While they're here we definitely have to go on the beach train one more time. That is one of my favorite things to do when they come to visit, that and the Mediterranean restaurant. They will arrive later, I hope I awake so I can say hello. Rachel had to run off to college some English and I was glad to have some alone time. Nephews and nieces got here, came in to say hello measles, and then went to get some sleep… It's going to be a busy week! I watched TV for a while and then drifted off to sleep!


 Friday was a really good day. Karen came in and fed the hungry hound, fed me, and then we did some personal care and a blowup hot tub bath… Am I ever going to get to take a real bath in a real tub again? After the bath, Karen put me back to bed and then got me dressed and up in my chair ready for the day. Dude and I took off for a cruise through Depot Park, down to the end of the boardwalk and back, down to the end of the wharf and back, and then home. I tilted back in my chair and watch TV for a while until Rachel came in, she fed Dude, put me to bed, and then fed me. She did a little bit of packing, I must've had stuff packed really tied into this place because there sure is a lot more stuff than I thought I had. I was excited to be back in bed and waiting for my nephew, my niece, and Hannah to come… They were going to stay here for a week and help me get packed as well as have some fun. I watch TV for a while and listen to some music until I saw them come in. They came in and said hello, got something to eat, and then went upstairs to play games and eat dinner. I watched TV for a while and then eventually fell asleep.

 Saturday was a really awesome day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry hound, got me dressed and up in my chair, and then went home. My nephew David and my nieces Melissa and Hannah and I cruised over to the boardwalk to catch the beach train to roaring Camp, get something to eat, and then cruised back. I love this train ride and I have taken it so many times the only difference is this is going to be my last time, I can imagine not being able to hear the train half a mile from my house every day. I have season passes and I also have passes from a friend that I worked with, she would give me about 20 passes every year… Her grandfather had stock in the railroad and gets them and passes them on to her and then she passes them on to me. We had a really good time riding the train over to the railroad, got off, and ate lunch. A lady kept walking by and I couldn't help but stare at her because she looked familiar, on about her third pass we looked directly into each other and she said "Tammie??" She took down her mask and I immediately registered what was "Jennifer!!" I thought that she and her husband had moved away but she said that they moved back, figures they moved back as I'm about to move away. She gave me a big hug and we chatted for a while then she called her husband to see if he could get away to come and say hello, She called her husband to see if he can get away and come and say hello but he couldn't. I can't believe I just got to know them and now I'm moving away, they are such an awesome couple! They even have a black lab named Duke, who is a lot bigger than Dude but other than that they look about the same. She had to get back to work and we had to finish our lunch and then get back on the train, the train ride back was really nice… There was a lot of shade and it felt so good because I was getting kind of warm. We got off the train and cruised back to the house just in time for Rachel to come in. She fed the hungry boy, put me to bed, and then started packing up some more stuff… The kids were going to go get something to eat and bring me back. My cousin Debbie sent me some pictures of her and her family in Disneyland, they live really close and got season passes. After we ate I spent a while desperately trying to catch up on my blog, I'm really afraid that I'm going to get way behind and then not remember the funny/cute little things that happen during the day to write down to write down. I'm thinking about just skipping ahead but my OCD won't let me. I couldn't open my eyes or think anymore so I gave up and went to sleep.

 Sunday was an okay day. Cindy was off for the day so Karen came in and fed the hungry hound dog. My niece Hannah came here with David and Melissa Hartley so she can watch Karen to see how we do the personal care for when I moved to Oregon, she is a nurse there at the main hospital. Karen got me breakfast and after I ate we started… And a pretty much knows how to do what we do it's just I think everybody does it differently so we just wanted to get my little OCD tweaks in there. We did the personal care and then a nice long blowup bathtub bath and I just decided to stay in bed for the rest of the day. The nephew and nieces took off to go cruise around and I stayed there desperately trying to catch up on my blog. They brought me back something to eat and some ice cream so I was excited! After that, I watched TV for a while, played a couple games of candy crush, and then fell asleep.