Monday was a nice relaxing day. Karen came in and fed the hungry knucklehead, fed me, and put me on my side for a while. Tomorrow morning is the loyalty club order date for the Saratoga Mountain Winery; since I buy four concerts every year, I get a chance to order tickets two days before everybody else, and it works out great. I emailed my friend Roger to see if he was interested in getting any tickets, and I went through them thoroughly and wrote down what I wanted. They didn't really have an excellent selection; Chicago was the only one I was interested in, but I also got boys ll men, John Fogarty, and Tower of power. I wanted to make sure I get all the decisions made tonight because tomorrow will be a busy day. Adriana came in and fed the hungry little guy, fed me, and then got some snacks together for cribbage tonight. My uncle, my aunt, my mom, Claudia, Fred, and I played cribbage… Fred was my partner, and we kicked butt. I really like playing but sometimes looking over to the right all the time makes my neck hurt, so I'm trying to play every other week. I was falling asleep before the game was over, so after everybody left, I was out.
Tuesday was a really great day! Cindy came in and fed the hungry hound, fed me, and then got me dressed and up in my chair just in time to go online and ordered the tickets I wanted for the Mountain winery. The first ones I ordered were Chicago, and I would've loved to get the tickets right in the first row. Still, of course, it always takes me a while to remember where to click to get the accessible tickets, and by the time I figured it out, they were doggone, but I got some in my second favorite section, section 10. We loaded up the pump and headed over to the animal shelter; when we pulled and noticed that they had coned off some parking places for us… How sweet is that? We brought a canopy so that the people that didn't go inside the play area could stay out of the sun; it worked out great. Unfortunately, we had to leave a little bit early because I had an appointment with my oncologist to see if my iron levels have gone back up… He had me go to the lab and give some blood before I left, and he would message me the results later. We headed back home, and Cindy left right before Adriana came in. Adriana fed the hungry mongrel, put me to bed, and then fed me. She washed, dried, put a couple of loads of laundry away, cleaned everything off, and then went home. I edited pictures and listen to music until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.
Wednesday was a nice relaxing day. Susan came in to give me a nice long relaxing massage; I realize how tense my body gets when she goes on vacation or has other plans. Karen came in and fed the hungry Dude, fed me, and then we did some personal care and, of course, a nice long hot relaxing bath. I love how whenever she takes Dude out, she always takes pictures of his silly antics; he loves to do zoomies and just roll around and act silly in the dog run. After she put me back to bed, I decided to just stay there and relax for the rest of the day; I just listen to music and edit the pictures from yesterday. Adriana came in and fed the hungry hound dog, fed me, did a couple of loads of laundry, cleaned off the desk that my computers on, and then went home. The rest of the evening, I just watched TV and relaxed until I fell asleep.
Saturday was a really awesome day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry little guy, fed me, and then got me dressed and up in my chair. I thought I would have more help setting up for the party, but Cindy and Omar are the only ones that showed up, luckily my brother Stanley got here last night, so he ended up helping them. Judy and I took off to go for a little cruise down to the end of the wharf, halfway over to the boardwalk and then home. I kind of wish I would've had the party start a little bit later, but it worked out. Heather stopped by and hung out for a little while to say hello to everyone; it's always great to see her! After the party started, my brother took out the life-size cutout of Kiana Reeves and set it up on my mom's balcony, my mom adores him, and I got it as a surprise for her when she came home from Stanford. I have one of pink that I wanted to put out, but for some reason, I only got a small cut out of her; I'm definitely going to get the life-size one. My mom made some little signs and put them on the tables so everybody can work their way around and sign all of the signs; that worked out so awesome! I know I had a lot of fun reading mine and Dudes. Everybody started showing up, and it ended up a really awesome party; I think everybody had a good time. One of my friends, Beth, whom I haven't seen for probably 20 years, came and I was so excited to see her… We both cried and promised to not wait so long before we hang out again. My cousin Terri, her daughter Kelly, Kelly's boyfriend, and her new baby came also. Fred and JoAnn ended up staying longer than they wanted, and I'm so glad they were able to come; Lee, Claudia, and their son Matt came along with their son-in-law Pat's son Hunter. When they first got here, we learned that Hunter is really afraid of dogs, so he and his dad sat up on the back porch and watched everything, and eventually, he ventured down off the porch and ended up being able to mingle with the dogs around. We had a piñata in the shape of a taco that we got for Omar's birthday the week before, so we filled it up with candy, and Hunter banged the crap out of it, he was just so adorable, and everybody fell in love with him. My massage therapist Susan King with person Kai… It was just the perfect amount of people for a birthday bash. There was a lot of food, and it was a lot of fun, and it was over too soon. Karen came back and fed the hungry Dude, put me to bed, and then went home. I wanted to edit the pictures and put them on Facebook, but I was so tired I just ended up falling asleep.