Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the feel-good comments on the blog I wrote yesterday. I was having a rotten day and simply writing about it seemed to help. Of course, what really helped was reading your words of wisdom and for taking my own advice and following my coping plan.
The stray dog was finally trapped by animal control and we think will be a lovely pet for somebody. So far we don't have a foster home (despite what my heart says I simply can't commit to that right now) so it is at the local shelter. Speaking of which, does anybody remember my blog about Charlotte? She was abandoned in the woods for about a month and we took her in here for a week until a foster family became available. Well, she is doing WONDERFUL and just yesterday the foster family notified us that she is a permanent member of their family.
John's father needed 6 bypasses (to be honest I'm not really sure what that means) but is doing well. The surgery was delayed due to an emergency and we didn't hear anything until late last night. We have also decided to keep in touch with the nursing station via telephone so that if we can't reach John's mother we won't panic.
I picked up groceries today and didn't buy junk food. Okay, who am I kidding? Yes, I bought two Bounty bars but they didn't reach the house because gobble-guts here devoured them in the grocery store parking lot. The good news is that no junk food entered our house and nor is there any here in the house!
I went to a walk-in clinic about my knee and I have something done with the cartilage. The doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory and wants me to take it for two weeks and then follow up with my regular doctor. He thought that exercise wouldn't hurt as it doesn't cause pain to walk. Thankfully!
As for Mom, all we can do is wait and see. Mom, being mom, has already planned out her funeral and has told me where to give her belongings, etc. She isn't the most optimistic person and keeps saying "oh, my I'm almost 75 so my time is probably up. I'm not like her with regards to that, thank goodness!
I haven't walked the dogs in ages (John has been doing the walking) but I feel I'm coming around mentally to get back into it. I really enjoy the time I spend with them but it seems my time with them is the first to suffer when I'm stressed. Yes, I took the time to Swiffer dust bunnies today but I couldn't find the time to walk myself and my furbabies.
Oh, and I did go to my friend's house and got some kittie-love and snuggles. It was so nice just sitting down and letting them walk over to me and snuggle in.
Well, I must go and call my mom to see what part of her funeral she has changed today. I can't imagine ever being that way. Funny enough she insists she doesn't have depression but keeps telling me to get help for mine!