Monday was a nice relaxing day. Karen came in and fed the hungry little guy, then took him out to go potty. We started personal care and then a nice long hot bath, personal care really wore me out, plus it's raining outside, so I think I'm just going to go back to bed and stay there where it's nice and warm, and I can watch movies all day. I watched a movie with Tom Hanks called significantly; I remember watching it before, but I didn't remember how funny it was. I listened to some music while I edited some pictures, and then when I started feeling a little drowsy, I took a nap. Rachel came in and fed the hungry hound, took him for a nice long walk, cleaned up, and then went home. The rest of the evening, I watched cheaters and a 90-day fiancé before I fell asleep.
Tuesday was a pretty good day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry knucklehead, fed me, then we waited for the visiting nurse to come so she could look at the sore on my bottom. There's one particular place on my butt where I get a pressure sore, and as soon as it's almost gone, it comes right back, I'm trying to get it healed enough so I can get on my exercise cycle, but it just keeps coming back so I'm hoping the visiting nurse can help me get rid of it. Now I'm getting one on the knuckle on my toe and on the side of my foot. After the nurse left, Cindy got me dressed and up in my chair. Cindy stayed and cleaned everything up, and Dude and I took off for a nice long cruise. We cruised through Depot Park, down to the end of the boardwalk where we practiced some commands, then back, down to the end of the wharf, and then home. I never get tired of this beautiful city! We cruised back home, and I tilted back in my chair to rest for a while before Rachel came in; she fed the hungry little guy, put me to bed, then fed me. She cleaned up, mopped, wiped everything down then went home. I played candy crush, watched the movie, listened to music, and edited pictures until I fell asleep.
Friday was another great day; nowadays, any day I can get up and spend some time outdoors with my faithful companion is a great day! Karen came in and fed the hungry guy and then fed me; we did some personal care and a nice long hot bath. Since I started drinking a lot more water and trying to eat better personal, care is not taking near as long as it used to; these days, I seem to be up and out of here by noon. I hope the visiting nurse came in and changed my SP tube, and I can get them to go in and change it every month so I don't have to go back to the doctor's office. II haven't quite figured out if they're going to come back every month or if they're just going to come back every month. I have visiting nurses coming to my home. She got me dressed and up in my chair, and Dude and I took off for a cruise over to the wharf, down to the end of the boardwalk and back, down to the end of the waterfront, and back and then home. It looks like everybody's getting ready for the boardwalk to be open not only during the weekends but during the week; I can remember when they start opening up the boardwalk every day for the summer, but I can't wait, and I hope it's not going to be a scorching one because the days that it gets over 80° are the days that I have to come back home really early. When it's beautiful out, I don't come home until I have to, usually right before my caregiver comes in. I decided to try and get rid of some of my emails; I have so many that I just haven't been able to even look at them for a while. I don't want to just erase them because I'm hoping to cut down how many I get, so I like to go through each one, and if it's not one that I want to get again, I unsubscribe and then delete it, right now I have over 9000 and is just overwhelming. I ended up just deleting most of them without even looking and when to try to get in there every day and whittle the new ones down; hopefully, if I work on them every day when I get into bed, I can keep it down right manageable. Rachel came in and fed the hungry little guy, put me to bed, and then fed me. Once I get up to my computer, I don't really pay that much attention to anything else, still trying to catch up on my blog, keep my emails under control, and every once in a while, I go on Facebook to see what's new on there. I meditated and then watched TV until I fell asleep.
Saturday was another pretty good day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry mongrel, fed me, then got me dressed and up in my chair. It was such a beautiful day, and I couldn't wait to get out there with my sidekick to cruise around and take pictures. Of course, before we did, we had a little photo shoot on the bed; I love this little guy! We took off towards the ocean, my happy place! We cruised down to Cowell Beach. I took a bunch of pictures then went over to the boardwalk to take even more photos; sometimes, while I'm taking pictures or talking to somebody, I look down at my lap, and there is Dude with his chin on the side of my leg just looking up at me like "can we go now?" Sometimes I get so involved in taking pictures I forget that we are out here to cruise around and expend some energy; Dudes doing really good with his weight, so I'm trying to go anywhere from three to 3 to 8 miles a day. When I first got Robby, I felt like I had to go 5 to 10 miles a day to keep him in shape; I can't wait until the summer so we can cruise all around and explore.When the weather's nice, we usually have a puppy play date at least once a week; I just love watching the puppies play as we all sit around and chat. I love seeing some of the bicycles, scooters, wheelchairs that people built or modified… Some really creative people live around here! Some guy built his son a little car; it was so cool! He had it tied up at the bike rack in front of Neptune's kingdom. It's getting late, so we better cruise on back home. We got home, and I rested and watched TV until Rachel came in; she fed the hungry hound dog, put me to bed, then fed me… The rest of the evening until she went home was just a blur; once I get up to my computer, all my mind is focusing on for the rest of the evening. Usually, when I'm asleep, I wake up when my caregivers leave; I think that's my favorite part of the evening because I know that I will be by myself until at least 10 PM when my mom comes to take the little guy out one last time for the night… After my mom takes Dude out, I can do whatever I want until my caregivers come in the following day. Sometimes I do on-and-off, but it is usually around 2 AM when I fall asleep. I watched a movie and then fell asleep.
Sunday was another day like every Sunday. Karen came in and fed Dude, got me something to eat, and then we did some personal care and a nice long hot relaxing bath. I love just going back to bed and relaxing the rest of the day; I feel so fresh, clean, and relaxed… Where usually done by about 4 PM, after Karen leaves I have the whole rest of the evening to myself, no evening caregiver. I am really grateful for my caregivers but I really do love my alone time. I played some candy crush, I keep saying I'm going to stop playing because I would get so much other stuff done. I decided to just delete all of my emails and start over trying to keep it down to get rid of unwanted emails. Clean slate! I listen to some music until I fell asleep.