The Waiting Game

It was another cool morning. The temperature in the house was around 60-ish and the bed felt so good. I didn’t want to get up but today was the day for my B12 shot. I felt I should, at least, be presentable.

When the knock on the door came, I was up, dressed, teeth brushed and the bed was made. I’d had my morning quiet time, too. Dressed in sweats, my friend came in. The liquid was expertly drawn up and the shot administered. After a few minutes of catching up, she left.

Cuz had said she would be here today so I figured the Catz would be taken care of. As the day wore on, I began to wonder. I’d had breakfast but I chanced it and put the five new bowls out and filled each one with food. That involved bending over and, oh! the price I paid! I started hacking and coughing, coughing and retching. It seemed it lasted a half hour but I know it didn’t.

As the hours went by and no Cuz, I sent her a text message. There was no response. If she was working, that wasn’t unusual. She most often leaves her phone in the truck when she’s on a job.

I’d bought some Elianni Veggie Cutlets and had been waiting for the right time to fix them. Today was as good as any. They’re vegan, gluten free and non-GMO. Depending on the rave reviews I’d read, I made a vegetable stock with carrots, celery and onion. They have no salt so I added Bragg Liquid Aminos. A serving is supposed to be 12 cutlets but when they were rehydrated (I use that term loosely since they were still a bit dry in the middle), I knew I couldn’t eat 12 of them. Half are in the fridge waiting for another time. They need some more doctoring to be delicious.

The veggies in the stock didn’t go to waste. I fished them out and ate all of the carrots and onion and part of the celery. I’d used the outer stems and they were a bit tough. Most of them went in the compost.

Still wondering about Cuz, I checked my email. Finally! a message. She said she’d been thinking today was Sunday all day long. She’d lost a day somewhere but had been under the weather since Sabbath. I told her to let me know if I needed to drive myself to my appointment with the gastro. (One of the office girls had called and reminded me today.)

I’d planned to go to town. I ate my last banana for breakfast. I do have more oranges so that’s a blessing. It’s a settled fact that I won’t starve.

DD posted an update about her friend. Seems I got it backwards. The business and headquarters are okay but their home was destroyed. Miraculously, a kitten had survived and was found in the rubble. I got an answer to my post from merm’s mother. They are okay. The fires didn’t get as far as their home or DD’s alma mater. If the fires can be contained, perhaps there will be no more destruction.

I haven’t felt too perky today. It’s probably just as well I didn’t go to town. I should’ve worked on the helps but I didn’t. I watched several videos and messaged back and forth with my roommate. As for Getting Things Done, tomorrow is another day.

4 Responses to The Waiting Game

  1. Mary Jane September 15, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    So many people have lost everything in the fires and war. We are truly blessed!

    • Tommie September 15, 2015 at 10:05 am #

      Yes, we are!

  2. Lila September 15, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    I’m wondering if it might help to fill the cats’ bowls before putting them down, then stooping instead of bending. Probably not, but just a suggestion.

    • Tommie September 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      I’m going to put the bowls on the railing and fill them there. The Catz will just have to find the food on their own.

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