Trial and Error

Cuz had said she’d be here toward the end of the week. Yesterday came and went with no Cuz. The Catz still have food so no biggie.

I’d kind of delayed taking care of the bed so I’d maybe have help flipping/rotating the mattress but it wasn’t to be. I managed to do it, myself.

For months, I’ve been using baking soda to wash my laundry — whatever it might be. The pillowcase was getting increasingly stiff from, I guess, the buildup of occasional use of hairspray. I bought some detergent in the hope of getting rid of it but I don’t think it worked. If it did, it will take more than one time to do it.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Six turned up again. That was a surprise, considering she hadn’t been around for so long.

My shower over, I was in bed by 9:40. But not to stay. I started coughing. I coughed and coughed and coughed some more. While lying there (even though the bed had me propped up), my reflux took over. I was able to catch most of it in tissues but there was a large wet spot where my right arm was supposed to rest. I got up while still coughing and managed to put the second installment in the trash. Thinking it would be safe to go back to bed, I did and had the third. By the time it was over, I had a towering pile of tissues stacked up in front of the TV.

The aftermath was wheezing so I got up and did a breathing treatment. It was almost 11 when I got to bed and after that when I was able to sleep.

The timer timed just after I woke this morning. I felt like I’d been run over by a herd of buffalo. I waited until I was pretty sure I wasn’t waking anyone and called one of my friends from church to let her know I was taking the day off. Later, I toyed with the idea of trying to go, anyway, but I really didn’t feel up to playing the organ and I knew that’s what would be expected if I went.

Since the online lessons are a missionary project, I decided I would use my time today to finish less13m. It’s done and uploaded.

Six showed up again today. That makes three times this week that I’m sure of. She’s looking better already with access to regular food. If you want to compare, click here.

The Mama Cat

Her unsexed offspring was out there at the same time though they kept quite a distance between them.

Mother and Child

I didn’t make the bed today. I’d thought I might crawl back in for a nap even though I’d gone to sleep after the phone call and didn’t wake until almost 11. The bed has gone unoccupied but I did doze in Mother’s chair. It would be so nice to have a recliner. Maybe I could find one on Craigslist.

A couple hours before sundown, the sky got dark and I heard thunder off in the distance. Since then, it’s been raining hard off and on. According to the weather guessers, storms are to be the norm through Tuesday. We’ll see…

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