Monday, June 30, 2014

It's officially summer…

 Monday was just another day's stuck in bed, I'm hoping these last two days in bed will allow me to get up for the rest of the week. I watched the series Fargo, creepy but cool. I was hoping that they would have more than one season but it looks like almost everybody was killed off, the main people anyway. I also watched a bunch of shows that I had on TiVo. I didn't want to sleep all day because then I wouldn't sleep at night and I would much rather sleep at night. Rosa came in and fed Robby and I and wanted the plants around the driveway. I'm really glad that I got rid of a lot of my plants that need a lot of water in the really really love the way my yard is looking.

Tuesday was a really great day. I got up, of course it's always a great day when I get up, and one with Teresa and Omar to the succulent garden to pick out some plants for around the property, and having such good luck with succulents and I'm so excited… For some reason everything else has always died. Everywhere I looked I saw a variety of succulent that I wanted. After that we went over to Phil's Fish market for lunch, I've only been there a couple of times and the place is always packed no matter what time. I decided to get a crab sandwich and I wasn't really thrilled with it, you didn't really have any taste. I kept seeing the lobster rolls go by and they looked amazing, they had big hunks of claw meat on the top… Next time that's what I'm going to get. I came home and rested for a while before Rosa got here, I wasn't feeling very good and then I realized I forgot to take my diabetes pill after I ate so I took it and within a couple of hours I felt much better. We did some personal care I got to take a nice long hot bath, perfect end to a perfect day.

Wednesday was an awesome day. I got out and took Robby for our regular really nice long cruise through the lagoon, down West Cliff Poss the surf Museum… I just couldn't turn around because it was so beautiful and there was a pelican's everywhere… Down to the wharf and back home. It felt so great to be out in the weather was perfect. I came back and my sister in law Janet and Robert came to pick up Corrine, she was staying here. I felt bad because I really didn't get to see her very much, I was stuck in bed most of the time but she got to spend some time with her cousins Lexie and Seth. They have a really good time and they got along great. My mom, Janet, Kelly, Robert, Corrine and I went down to the Mexican restaurant a couple blocks down for dinner. We came back and visited for a while and then Rosa came to probably to bed. Rosa likes to go to the free movies on the beach on Wednesday nights. He put me to bed and then my family came down to say goodbye, it's always sad to see them go.

Thursday I got up and Kay came over with her fur kids to do my hair, I'm so fortunate to have her come to my house to do it. After she was done by me and I went for a nice long cruise, it was a little bit cold but so nice to be out and about. I came back and Teresa came in to do some personal care and give me a nice long hot bath, it feels so good.

 Friday was another awesome day. I took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon and checked out the goats, they are so adorable… I want one. I had goats when I was younger and there's so much fun, they follow you around and play just like puppies. We cruise down Westcliff Drive, And then down to the wharf where he ran into Kelly, I was going to meet her for lunch. We went to this place that Kelly has been telling me about across from the wharf called the picnic basket. We split a beet Sandwich and a piece of killer, super moist, carrot cake. As we were eating lunch the beach train came by so I took a picture. I was going to cruise down Westcliff again but it was so hot I just decided to come home and wait for Shauna. I texted her on the way home to see if she wanted to come in early but when she got here at 4 PM you told me she had lost her phone, her friend called and she had left it in his car… What a relief. Shauna put me to bed and then went to get her phone at her friends house and then came back and finished her shift. I also took a couple more pictures of my yard because I love it so much. Teresa and Omar are coming tomorrow to plant the succulents that we got on Tuesday, I'm so excited to see what it looks like when they are done. I also took a couple of pictures of my clean garage, this time it's  going to stay clean.


 Saturday was another awesome day although it was really hot, and got up to 80° here… Well that is hot for me. Teresa and Omar came to plant the succulents we got Tuesday around the yard. Omar planted one half of the front yard and put a drip system to each of the plants so nobody has to worry about watering them, he can do anything. Teresa planted the succulents in the planter by the garage on the front porch and cooked me dinner, she also can do anything. I'm so happy with everyone that works for me, the perfect crew. I took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon a couple of times but it was so hot I didn't go any further, because I was so excited about my yard I want to hang around here. Shauna came in and put me to bed just in time for dinner, Teresa grilled steak, polenta and zucchini on the barbecue and it was awesome. It's so cool to have a variety of something to eat. She made me a sausage, egg and spinach frittata for breakfast. I am a happy girl!

Sunday was another really warm day. I got up and took Robby for a nice long cruise and then came back and start getting to be too hot. I came inside and rested for a bit and then decided to go out and sit on the back porch, there was a nice breeze and it felt great. Kelly came down and visited with me for a while. Teresa got here and put me to bed. A couple of days ago I found a recipe for a pizza and the pizza crust was made with cauliflower surgery says that she would make it for me. It was a sausage, pineapple, washroom, olive and cheese pizza spot on a cauliflower crust and it was amazing, way better than I anticipated it would be. We did some personal care and waxing and I got a nice long hot bath. The perfect and to the perfect week.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

This is the week I gain my freedom back…

 Monday was a day of anticipation, luckily it went by fast. Hopefully my last day stuck in bed for a very long time. Everything looks great and I can't wait to get out of here tomorrow. Susan came in to give me a nice long massage and Karen came back to work. She had a great time on her vacation and she looked rested. Rosa came in and got me something to eat, Teresa made blue cheese stuffed hamburger, tater tots, cauliflower mashed potatoes and zucchini… It was awesome. Rosa came in and put me on my side and cleaned out both of the kits, I have one for the morning caregivers and one for the evening caregivers. I like to wipe everything down bleach at least once a week.

Tuesday was an amazing day. Everything looked good so I got to get up and cruise around a little. Unfortunately my morning caregiver forgot to fasten my seatbelt and when I got over to the lagoon and I ran over it and broke it, or it just came undone.  I didn't want to drive my chair because I didn't want to run over it anymore so I just sat there and called my caregiver to come and rescue me, Lisa jogged over and save the day. By that time it was after 11 AM and Robby had an appointment with Dr. Dave at the vet so we cruised over there. They told me at the door that they just had an emergency so would be a couple more minutes than I expected. Dr. Dave came in and told me that a pitbull attacked a blind, that was the emergency… Poor thing was probably scared to death. It's always so nice to see Dr. Dave and he examined Robby and said that he had an ear infection, big surprise. He also had like clogged pores in his feet, Dr. Dave said something like pimples. He gave me some antihistamines to give to Robby and some ointment to put in his ears and on his feet. Lisa came and picked us up in the parking lot and we went to Costco, I haven't been there for a while so I needed a lot of stuff. Rosa Came in and we did some personal care and I got a nice long hot bath, it is so good to be back in my routine.

Wednesday was my birthday. I got to take Robby for a nice long cruise through the lagoon, down Westcliff Drive and I got a text from my cousin Kelly saying that her, her husband and Bailey wanted to take me out to lunch… How cool is that? We were going to go to this little place called the picnic basket but they didn't have their umbrellas out front so we went across the street to the ideal restaurant. Kelley and I split a guacamole burger and fries and Tom had fish and chips, while we were eating a gentleman came up to ask if he could have a bite but he then got offended because Tom touched up the fish before he gave it to him. I came home and rested for a bit and looked at my Facebook page and a bunch of people, old friends and new, wished me a happy birthday… What a great feeling. Rosa came in and put me to bed. Lee and Claudia came over and we played cribbage, we haven't played for a while and it was so much fun and great to see them again. Claudia was my partner and everybody broke even. It was really a great day!

Thursday was another beautiful day in Santa Cruz. I got up and took Robby for a really long cruise and then I came back and I had an appointment with the sleep doctor. I told him that I haven't really noticed any big change except it does make me take deeper breaths. I told him I'm just getting used to having something on my face when I sleep and he said that's okay, it takes people a while to get used to. That made me feel better. After my appointment we stopped by Charlie Hong Kong's to bring home for dinner, man I miss that place… It was so good. I ate half of it for dinner and the other half for breakfast with a poached egg on top. Teresa and Shauna came over and we did some personal care and I have a nice long hot bath.

Friday was another awesome day. I wanted to get up late so I could stay up late for the concert and I think it worked out really well. Karen came in at 10 AM and I was up by 2 PM. I took Robby for our regular cruise and came back for a while to charge my chair. Tom and I went over to the boardwalk to see the concert on the beach, it was Greg Kihn and it was a great concert. I came home and Shauna was here sewing, she's making me some draw sheets. She put me to bed and Stanley, Janet and Corinne came over to spend the night. Stanley and Janet are going to celebrate their anniversary while Corrine stays with us, Lexi is also going to stay here so it should be fun. Shawna put me to bed and that's all I remember.

Saturday was a lot of fun. I got up and went over to the Woodie's on the wharf with Tom and Kelly. I think we got over there before it was too crowded but it was still crowded. I took my Google glass and it seemed like every time I would go to take a picture somebody would walk in front of me, actually I got a lot of really good pictures and it was fun. We kept walking by these people who had plates full of fish tacos so we finally asked one of them and went and got some of our own. They were blackened fish tacos and they were AWESOME. We cruised around for a while and although it wasn't hot it was really muggy summer after we made the rounds we decided to come back and saw Tom in Kelly's friend Jim so I went on home and Tom and Kelly went back to hang out with Him. They cruised home and took a couple pictures of some new features in my yard. Omar made a binge for the front yard and we took out some old bushy hedge type plants and put in these really cool ones that I love. Lisa put some more of the rocks that Cisssy painted around the yard and it's really starting to look nice. I rested for a while and then Shauna came to put me to bed. Teresa's neighbor couldn't go to the dirty girls and we couldn't find somebody else so she just took Shawna, she's been saying that she wanted to go and it was last-minute but we talked her into it, hopefully she had a good time.

Sunday had decided to stay in bed, one of the pressure sores that I have is almost gone but not quite. One day it looks like it's almost gone and then the next day is really red and irritated so maybe I just need a couple more days to stay off of it and hopefully I will be back to normal. Teresa came and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath, that almost makes staying in bed worth it.