Back to My Routine

Today has been a much better one than the last seven. I didn’t sleep very well last night but the thought of not having to take any more antibiotics improved my outlook. Less stress is a plus.

For the first time in a week, I didn’t have to plan my day around taking PILLS. I got up at 6:30 TT (I woke at 5:15 or so but went back to sleep) and felt like I had been sprung from prison. I drank my water, took my thyroid med and that was that for prescription drugs. I don’t know how people manage who have to take multiple scripts. I’ve seen organizers that have the seven days by five times a day. There are even some that have timers that go off to remind a person. Heaven help me if I ever have to have something like that!

One of the first things I did was take a bath and then put in my hearing aids. They’ve been in ever since. (When I was proofreading this, my remote died so they have been put in their little box and the remote is charging.)

My stomach felt the best it’s felt in eons, it seems. I ate and didn’t feel queasy. One of the side effects of this episode is that I’ve lost seven lubs or an average of one every 24 hours. That’s a nice bonus but they’ll probably be back and bring friends.

There was sun today. The sad thing is, I couldn’t get out in it for very long. The antibiotic can sensitize a person to the rays and cause burning in a shorter period of time than usual. I checked with my doctor and he told me to wait a couple of days before really enjoying the nice weather. It’s sad but the forecast says storms tomorrow night and they go through Saturday night. He also said I should feel really good by then, too.

I was hoping to feel well enough to go to town today but thought better of it. Maybe tomorrow. I don’t need a lot but I’ve been being stingy with my water kefir because of the raisin shortage. I hate to buy non-organic but I don’t think one box will kill me.

The mailbox held the usual Tuesday mail I hadn’t picked up yesterday as well as the AARP Bulletin. I checked on my carrots and they are starting to put on more than the first leaves. There’s a allium bud on the garlic my cousin-in-law planted in one of the boxes. My sage has budded and I’ve read that it can attract hummingbirds. Dill is coming up in the spot I’ve assigned to it. I feasted on arugula, parsley and wood sorrel and came in the house.

Twinkle’s cat box needed help. I was trying to sift out the good, still usable pellets but gave up and dumped it all after removing the nuggets and flushing them. Speaking of Twinkle, she is getting more and more suspicious of me in the evening. Sometimes I have to chase her down for her B-12 but I was able to walk up to her tonight as she sat on the floor. Last night, she jerked around until a lot of it sprayed on my hand. She didn’t get off so easily, though. I half-filled the dropper and gave her some more. Fool with me!

The dishes were done Saturday night but not since. They’re stacking up. Unless there is a drastic change of plans, tomorrow is the day to tackle them.

My sister has been ailing with a cough. She broke down and went to the doctor today. He put her on generic antibiotics and, after she told him about my experience, he said to call him if the price was outrageous. It wasn’t. They were $12. She’s supposed to take Claritin, too. Our other sister has been hunting bears with a switch. Her emails make me tired to read them.

Genese had her hearing test yesterday and the lady said she would send the results to the audiologist after the release form was signed. I wondered why she didn’t have one with her. At least that’s a little progress. The application for TDAP should be in Nashville by now, too. She’s supposed to get her phone in a couple or three weeks after it’s processed.

Tonight is my night for the first good night’s sleep in a week save one. That was the night after my 37 hour stretch and I was so exhausted I couldn’t stay awake. My coughing has slowed to occasional. Sometimes it’s productive, sometimes not. (TMI?) Rest well, everyone!

4 Responses to Back to My Routine

  1. Lila May 9, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    So happy to hear you are on the mend! That makes for a much happier life.

    • Tommie May 9, 2013 at 8:08 am #

      Yes, it does! Truer words were never spoken—er, written.

  2. Mary Jane May 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Good luck on having the dill stay in its assigned spot! I planted it many years ago and it comes up all over the garden–but I don’t mind.

    • Tommie May 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      It’s stayed there ever since I planted it the first time which was about four years ago. Sometimes a sprig will come up below it (really below it–about 18″) but it usually gets weed-et or mowed down. Don’t let it get among your tomatoes. It attracts stink bugs and they like to suck on the ‘maters. That’s what makes the white dry-looking spots under the skin.

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