Another Day But…

I’d better get this done and done quickly. Why? Well, last night, I was late getting the post done and published and, as the satellite service is wont to do, it made my website disappear just as I was clicking the “Publish” button. It totally messed me up. I was able to poach off an open WiFi that comes from who-knows-where and publish it that way but when I was going to put the link on Facebook, it wasn’t showing up on my list of recent posts. I still had the link to it so I posted it, anyway and emailed merm.

Not wanting to stay up any longer, I went to bed. When I got up, I checked my email and there was a message from merm telling me that it WAS in the lists of published posts but it was dated 10/01. Somehow, in the shuffle, it posted with that date instead of 10/16. I found it and corrected the date and now I know not to try to post anywhere around midnight or noon. When I’m thinking about it during the day, I’ll contact the satellite company and try to find out why that happens. The site’s up for everyone else but not for me during the half hours following those times.

It wasn’t hot in here last night but it was still so warm I didn’t use the comforter. I’m hoping for a better night tonight. Currently it’s 73. It gets cold in Cuz’ construction partner’s bedroom so I told her to put one the Dr. Heaters in there. It has a remote and everything.

I’d been up and had my water and one cracker. These are an off brand and I have a hard time eating them, they taste so bad. They aren’t rancid like the others were but they have an “off” flavor that it’s hard to stomach and my stomach still isn’t doing well. Anyway, I’d also had a bowl of applesauce when the phone rang and it was the aide wanting to come and help me with my shower.

When she got here, I told her I was planning to go with hospice (yes, I’ve decided) and I said the only thing that will make me sad is not having her come any more. We’d really hit it off. She said she’d miss me, too. I almost cried. We got done with all the cleansing and when she left, she asked if she could give me a hug and, of course, I said yes. She has my phone number. I don’t know if I’ll ever hear from her again but it was so nice while it lasted.

canada-dryCuz got home sooner than I expected her to. I’d only been able to get down half a bottle of the ginger ale I’d started on yesterday so she brought me in another one. “Next time you go to Walmart, could you get…” She showed me the bottle. Canada Dry! What I’d been trying to drink is Schweppes. I’m sorry. The difference is night and day. My Ginseng UP would be even better but Canada Dry is more accessible.

Later on this afternoon, my CIL cooked me some plain oatmeal and a scrambled egg. I had him add more water but it was still very hard to eat. It wasn’t his fault. It takes a lot of chewing and I ended up picking out the egg and eating it. I probably ate half of the oatmeal.

So…applesauce, scrambled egg and oatmeal are what have been on the menu today. I really don’t want to starve but I just don’t have any appetite. I’m not especially nauseous any more but food just isn’t enticing.

DD took my grandcat for his surgical evaluation today. It’s going to cost lots of dollars but he means the world to her. She could go a cheaper route but it wouldn’t be as effective. This is best.

Cuz came in this evening and we had a long talk about this and that. She’s going to call hospice in the morning and have the lady come out and do the admission. I’m glad that’s been decided. We’re both satisfied with the decision.

I’d gotten in touch with my DIL on Facebook and they’re going to bring me a dozen of their free-range organic eggs on Sunday. My granddaughter’s 15th birthday is tomorrow and I’ve already taken care of her present. It’s nice to have Internet as long as it doesn’t mess me up!

Another episode of Call the Midwife was on the agenda today. I wish my roommate would hurry up and watch some of this season so we could talk about it. That makes it more fun!

The Internet is very slow tonight. It makes me paranoid about trying to post anything. I feel like I’m living dangerously but here goes.

6 Responses to Another Day But…

  1. Paul from UR October 17, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    I’m sorry your appetite has been peckish. Are you taking any supplements? I’m concerned about a lack of “green leafies” (and the iron and other goodies they contain). Maybe CIL could blend some fresh spinach into a smoothie, perhaps with your applesauce or a banana or strawberries for taste, plus a bit of tofu for protein?

    • Tommie October 18, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      Thanks, Paul, but there’s no way I could choke a smoothie down. In the past, I’ve had many a one like you describe. I’m concerned about few to no greens, too. I love collards and kale and mustard, too. When Cuz offered mustard, I was disappointed that it came from a can. There’s no comparison to fresh.

  2. Merry October 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

    Tommie, hospice sounds like it’s a better decision. Espically providing your meds.
    And help with your baths.
    I know it’s a hard decision but it’s realistic…

    • Tommie October 18, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      Yes. They provide many more services than home health does and there’s no stress about wondering whether their services will continue or not.

  3. merm October 17, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    just kidding ☺️

    • Tommie October 18, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      And 😛 to you!

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