Monday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and fed the hungry pooch, and then we did some personal care and a blowup bath; we usually do this on Sunday, but since Sunday is part of the open house and they wanted me to be out of there by 10:30 AM we decided to wait and do personal care on Monday. I still needed to get up and cruise around, they were going to show the house, and I wanted to cruise around Santa Cruz as much as possible until I had to leave; I didn't tell many people because I didn't want to have to say goodbye… I hate saying goodbye! Dude and I cruised through Depot Park; I remember how many times I cruised through this park just to see Rafael and his big beautiful smile… Sometimes I would cruise through the park three or four times just to see him and come home early because I knew he got off work at 3 PM. He hasn't worked here since the pandemic, so I'm pretty sure I won't see him before I have to leave. We cruised down to the end of the boardwalk and back, down to the end of the wharf, and back then home. I lay back and watched TV for a while until Rachel came in; she fed the hungry knucklehead, put me to bed, and then fit me. She started packing some more stuff, and she would label it in Spanish, and I would ask Karen to write underneath the label what it was in English. I never would've thought that Rachel would be the one I could count on most to help towards the end. I watched TV for a while, wrote on my blog, and listened to music until I fell asleep.
Tuesday was a perfect day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry pup, fed me, and got me dressed and up in my chair. They're showing the house again today; the realtor wanted me out by 10:30 AM; that means breakfast at the farm in Aptos… They have a breakfast sandwich on a fantastic croissant! I'm going to miss this place. Before breakfast, I have an appointment with Dr. Petrocelli to get my Prolia shot for my osteoporosis; I'm so glad I got in before leaving for Oregon. We ate breakfast while listening to everybody's comments on my ring doorbell; food and people watching are my two favorite things to do. I haven't been feeling very good, and I'm sure I have another UTI; I've had long days and was cold most days, so I hope I'm not sick. We stopped at Safeway on the way back to pick up a couple of prescriptions and then headed home. I tilted back in my chair and watched TV until Rachel came in; she took Dude out and then fed him before putting me to bed. She cleaned up and did a couple loads of laundry before she left. I turned the heater way up, watched TV, and played candy crush until I fell asleep.
Wednesday was a long day. Susan came in to give me a nice long hour massage; I'm really going to miss this lady… She's not only a great massage therapist but an awesome friend who is always there when I need anything! Karen came in and fed the hungry hound dog, fed me then we did some personal care and a bath. Melissa came by for Dudes grooming appointment; I'm really going to miss Melissa; also, she's always so perky and absolutely adores Dude… Who doesn't?? She got me dressed and up in my chair, and I was off to see the ocean; I don't know how many days I have left to cruise around Santa Cruz, but I sure will go by fast, and I want to see and take pictures of his much as I can before I move away. The waves were magnificent, and I could not stop taking videos and pictures. I cruised over to the boardwalk, and it looked like we were getting ready to open up for the summer; I couldn't believe I was not going to be here during the summer. Summer is my favorite time to cruise around because I don't have to get all bundled up, and everybody is happy to be out from under the thumb of the pandemic and back to being able to talk to people again. My hearing is getting worse, so most people's lips are complicated with the mask on. I cruised back over to the wharf and to the end and back. I had to cruise home because it was almost time for Rachel to come in. I watched TV until she came in; she fed the hungry hound, then put me to bed and fed me. Rachel cleaned up and did a couple loads of laundry, and started packing up some stuff for the move. I watched TV and played candy crush until she went home. I watched a movie and trying to catch up on my blog, I don't think I'm ever going to be able to catch up, but I'm going to give it hell. I gave up and listened to music and played candy crush until I fell asleep.
Thursday was an okay day. Karen came in and fed the hungry knucklehead, fed me, then got me dressed and up in my chair. We took off through Depot Park, down to Cowles Beach, over to the boardwalk, down to the end of the wharf, and back then home. My niece sent me a picture of her son; I was trying to figure out what relationship we would be? He's getting so big and so handsome. It was just a quick trip today because I'm so cold from getting out of the house early in the morning and staying out all day, so all I want to do is just go back home, turn the heater way up, and watch TV until Rachel comes in. I always think that I'll go home and lean back and work on my blog on the computer, but it just isn't as comfortable as being in bed and being on the computer. I ended up just watching TV and napping on and off. Rachel came in and fed the hungry pooch, put me to bed, and then fed me. My cousin sent me a picture of her daughter, she is so beautiful! I can't believe she is 16 and she got her license, she has been so much in 16 years, and she is such a talented lady. She's thinking about going to Stanford, and I would always think how wonderful it would've been to let her stay at my place, and then I have a chance to get to know her better. She's been having to leave early because of school, and I like that; it's nice to have so much time in the evening to myself. My aunt doesn't come over until 10 PM to let Dude out, so I really enjoy it. I'm glad she's staying there through the night because I am a little nervous being there by myself. I watched a movie and played candy crush until I fell asleep.
Friday was a lousy day. I don't feel very good, and my bladder leaked all night long; I hope I didn't make pressure sores on my butt. Karen came in and fed the hungry hound dog and cleaned up my mess… I didn't eat breakfast because I just really didn't feel good. We did some personal care and a bath, but I just wanted to go back to bed and feel rotten; when I don't feel good, or I'm uncomfortable or sore, I just want to sleep until I feel better. I tried to sleep on and off all day; tomorrow's got to be a better day. Rachel came in and fed the hungry little guy; I tried to eat something, but I just wasn't hungry, so she buzzed around and did a couple loads of laundry and then went home. She didn't go to school today, but I think she realized that Rachel showed me a picture of her friend's house; they got one of those 12-foot skeletons for Halloween, I wanted to buy a couple, but they were sold out. They have had it up since Halloween and have a change of clothes for every holiday since then; I hope it comes with it, or they sell it separately so I can order them this year. They are so cool! I just wanted to be alone and try to sleep; I took a couple of companies to help the process along. I watched some TV, but mostly I just wanted to fall asleep until I felt better; I hope I just had an off day, and that is tomorrow.
Saturday was an even more miserable day, I didn't think I could feel more miserable than yesterday, but I do. Cindy came in and took Dude out and fed him. She fixed me some oatmeal and cut up a banana, and I tried to force down as much as I could come up; I was burning up. Cindy said I felt hot when she came in in the morning, but towards the afternoon, it got worse; she said I went from hundred and 101° to 103°. She put cold compresses on my head and stomach, but I wasn't bringing down my temperature. I hope something changes because I really don't want to go to urgent care; every time I go there, they tell me that I should go to the ER because they can't really help me because it's probably an evil UTI I need IV antibiotics. Rachel came in and fed Dude and tried to get me something to eat, but all I wanted to do was sleep and be alone. She packed up some stuff in the other room, and I watched TV and felt miserable; I was so overheated that I couldn't turn the thermostat down enough. I took cannabis gummy and a couple of Advil PMs, and eventually, I fell asleep.