Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Just a really quick one, not much time...
That neighbor with the spooky husband? I talked to her when I was out feeding Amigo last night. Not many details, but they caught him out there and he was arrested--and he resisted-- he even KICKED THE POLICE! Not very smart on his part... From what my friend said, they actually tasered him, and he's in jail now, and likely to stay for a while. She still can't come over (the landlord issues still stand)--but she is so much more relaxed than I think I've ever seen her.
so now I am too! LOL
I'll be back later...
Saturday, January 18, 2014
So sorry I didn't get to that follow-up blog I promised... I don't even remember all that's happened since! LOL
My blood sugar has become quite an issue, everywhere from 47 to 279-- but there's a lot going on behind it. Stress, anyone? Did you just say 'no thanks?' LOL
The neighbor with the husband problem showed up unexpectedly with her son one afternoon.
He'd been abusing his bipolar medications etc again, and was on a rampage. They left their house and were afraid to go back. I didn't know what to do, so I just let them in--and the son sat on my couch and called the police.
They didn't catch him, he apparently took off... so the police escorted them home, and talked with them for a while. I have talked to the mom just to say hello across the back yard, and she called to ask if I was okay today... sweet, biddable little thing, makes me sad that I can't be more of a friend... The two of them showed up a day or two after the police incident, wanting a ride to the bank--but I was on my phone with the doctor.
Apparently, when I had lab work done preparatory to a visit with my kidney specialist this coming Wednesday, her office had a few questions. From what they were asking, it seems likely I have a UTI or kidney infection or something similar. Could be another explanation why I can't seem to get those blood glucose levels under control... infections do that.
Also, I'm still in physical therapy for the carpal tunnel stuff--and my other wrist is acting up again now, popping and going numb like it was before that ligament blew out in December 2012. Scares me it's going to happen again! Yikes...
And remember that APAP download in December? Well, the sleep study I mentioned is this coming Thursday.
My home teacher from church, one of the elders, called me out of the blue last Thursday night, to tell me there was a get-together for the ladies of the church. In half an hour. LOL One of the ladies came and 'kidnapped' me...It was really nice, though hard to sit--so I walked around a bit during the 'main event'. No one minded at all--and I met one of the members who happens to be Korean, so I got a little practice in...very little, I said hello and it's nice to meet you--but she liked it! LOL We talked about languages a bit, and she invited me to come visit her house... I'll take her up on it in a few weeks, though, she just got out of the hospital after a heart attack and is still doing rehab stuff.
Like me, I think she could use a break and some rest! LOL
Licorice is doing much better--I found out I actually had part of the answer already in my cupboard, and though I'm leery about using home remedies, I have been putting this in the night feedings for about two weeks--and signs of that wormy little problem have comletely disappeared. The articles I read said to use it daily for a month, then once a week. And I KNOW he feels better--he has become a regular play machine. When he isn't sleeping himself, he is harassing Isis, won't let her catnap, bouncing around the house like a kitten, talking to me... It's so FUNNY watching him, especially since the fur hasn't grown back yet and his little backside and legs and the base of his tail are all 'peach fuzz' but look almost bare still from any distance.
He may still have the allergy issue, but it's SUCH an improvement!
Now I feel sorry for Isis... LOL
Well, my hands are starting to feel the fatigue again, so I guess I had better quit while I'm ahead--it isn't even dinner time yet and I have to get a few things done before then--don't want my wee little fingers getting TOO tired... LOL
Love all of you!
Me in 1972, age 18 1/2
Me in 2013 just a few months shy of 60.
Sorry, no birthday photos were taken--took dark in the movie theater! LOL
Thursday, January 09, 2014
It's 12:25 am... and my blood sugar is 52.
Six glucose, 15 minutes, and a peanut butter and honey sandwich -- I'm feeling a bit better. Maybe NOW I can get some sleep... Maybe...
More details of the day--more "STUFF" later...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Seems like forever again... been hectic, busy...
Physical therapy twice a week for carpal tunnel post surgery issues... joy. excuses 120 through 2,000 LOL
Oh, yeah. The friend who moved in next door? They did get evicted. On top of that, her boyfriend was getting into some iffy stuff, and dumped her the day they left, so she didn't have anywhere to go. I offered her my spare room for a day or two to let her find a place to stay. She cried. In the two days she was here, she cleaned my house from top to bottom and helped me rearrange the furniture in the three main rooms!
I also have a friend in the apartments off my back porch... her husband is a piece of work. Bipolar, abuses his meds AND her... he has gotten into drugs and has been having psychotic episodes (again, she says)... he has threatened her life and the lives of her two boys (22 and 18), and there is a restraining order against him--she is scared to death of him, but even more scared to call the police on him, since all the multiple times they've been called, he gets away and comes back like it was nothing. She feels trapped. She had the habit of coming to my house to just relax for a bit. We'd sit and talk or listen to music... or even pray.... once, we were listening to music and she fell asleep in the chair... my house is the only place she ever found any peace. I'm scared for her--
My landlord called out of the blue and told me that I WAS ASSOCIATING WITH KNOWN DRUG ENTITIES and if it didn't stop he would make me move out. And then he hung up on me.
I can understand his point of view, people like those men have cost him a pretty penny, and evictions aren't cheap... and I was kind of scared for me too, because her husband could easily have come looking for her at my house on one of his bad days... but really. So RUDE!
Treating me like I'M the bad guy?? What the heck...
So now I can't see either of them at my home any more... one has a place to go now, there's a gentleman whose aunt is blind and diabetic and needs live-in care. He came and collected her with her belongings, and she's staying with him and helping him clear out her spare room for her use, when the aunt gets out of the hospital. So I'm not worrying about her any more. But the other... I guess I just keep praying, and do what I can from a distance. *sigh*
I had Christmas carolers come to my door tonight! One of the elders in my church, my home teacher, came with a bunch of young ladies (teenagers), and they sang "Rudolph" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"... and forgot the words to the second part of that--but they just kept singing anyway! LOL It was very cute, made me laugh!
I needed it today.
Totally exhausted most of the time these days, and now I think I know why. Not the stress, I get rid of that with workouts and meditation and prayer. No, it's the sleep adjustments made to my APAP... had to do another data download, to see if it's doing as it should--and it's still not quite right--so my specialist has signed me up for another sleep study, to figure out exactly what's happening so they can re-program the whole thing from the beginning again.
Any of you who have ever had this kind of study--you know EXACTLY what I mean when I say it's very hard to sleep all wired up! Not to mention the "sleep number" bed that has not one single comfortable setting--probably too many users! LOL
Amigo has a girlfriend. LOL She's the neighbor's little calico, blue collar with a bell. She got out several days ago, apparently. Her name is "My Dog"... and she's in heat. She came around last night while I was feeding him and kept distracting him. He is neutered... but everything else still works... and apparently she doesn't care any more than he does... LOL
My little Licorice is having issues again... I THINK he has worms now, and not much I can do, since I'm dealing with a few stupid things myself, including another unexpected financial hit. But we'll make it. Somehow. I don't know why, but I just feel good about how things are going, in spite of this past week.
...and talk about a roller-coaster ride... LOL
Two more really cool things-- I got to see my dad for the first time in more than two years! He and my stepmom and stepsister came for a Christmas visit to my Aunt Betty (her sister) who lives in Puyallup, about fifteen miles away--and I got a call to come over--the ladies all took off shopping and I got to spend a wonderful hour one on one with him. I did most of the talking--as usual, LOL-- and it was SO nice. He'll be 85 in February, and he's so frail now physically, but he's still got that twinkle in his eyes, and the same little half-smile when he's amused, y'know? He had to go take his nap, and I had to get my groceries into the freezer, so we said goodbye before everyone else got back...ah, it felt so good to hug him again. I'm very grateful I had the chance.
Who knows when I'll see him again, y'know?
And my sis sent me a care package for Christmas--including Christmas ornaments, a lovely little crocheted butterfly bracelet (not my usual style but I like it very much!) and the equivalent of a shoebox full of...
... old family photos! Me, my siblings, my great-grandparents, aunts, uncles...wow. History! LOL
Oh, I've had SO much fun going through them. I'm putting together just a few of my baby pictures etc to take with me tomorrow, my friend Cherie will get a kick out of them, too! LOL
And tomorrow it is NOT my birthday, but she is taking me to lunch and a movie to celebrate, since she'll be traveling out of the area on the actual day... we're going to Applebee's and "The Hobbit" part 2...
Save me an aisle seat, so I can wander... LOL
Got to go now, my hands are getting tired and I need to finish wrapping her Christmas gift!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, all of you!
May all the things you celebrate this year be special and bright for you and your loved ones!
And most of all, be happy, be free...
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