Another calm day...
It wasn't just me and the dog today, but it was mostly family I was interacting with, so it was generally low stress. I did go to see mom twice today. Once with dad after lunch, and again in the evening with my brother, Jonathan. Cooper gets ... Read more
Most of the day it was just me and my dog. I took him for a long walk this morning... about 9 miles. Then we cuddled for a while after I ate lunch. It has been a while since I have spent a day enjoying being alone with my dog. I didn't go se... Read more
People make me giggle...
After a very sober month so far, I have caught a case of the giggles the past couple of days, even though the weather sucks, and people around me are grumpy. It snowed last night... and it is supposed to snow again tonight. I have taken this o... Read more
Neurologist and saying goodbye...
I knew I would be gone all afternoon at the neurologist's office, so I made sure I took Cooper for a 7 mile walk this morning. He was happy about it too. At the neurologist's office he did the occipital nerve block injections, and gave me a pr... Read more
Got mom successfully transferred to a different rehab facility. We are hopeful this will make a difference in the progress she makes towards coming home. I walked about 9 miles so far today, mostly with the dog. He is being such a snuggle bug... Read more
Terrific weekend and the start of a decent week...
My niece, Tigan, and I took a luxury weekend off in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. We could not have asked for better weather. It was gorgeous out. We left Friday after a quick visit to see mom at the yucky rehab. She is doing well enough we ... Read more
Have a good weekend...
I am checking out for the weekend. Time to relax and recharge!
On the menu for the weekend are a tour of a lavender farm, a winery, massages, dinner out, High Tea, and walking around the butterfly conservatory. I am going to just relax an... Read more
Trivia Night Winners
Our team reclaimed our first place spot at Trivia Night tonight. We were in second place heading into the third round, but did really well in the third round for the win. The last question of the night was "what was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maid... Read more
Update on mom and travel plans
Had my salon date with my niece, Tigan today. Mani-pedis and other stuff that is too personal to share. Then we went to see mom at the rehab facility. I really didn't like the staff and the rooms are tiny. She was unable to use her C-Pap mac... Read more
Perfectionist standards or quiet time?
Mom was transferred to a rehab facility, but we are trying to get her moved to a better one. She is still on oxygen, and very dependent on it. For tonight I will just trust that what can be done is being done.
I got up at 5 this morning. ... Read more
Mom is being transferred to a rehab facility near home tomorrow. And mt SIL is going for a second opinion on the extent of the surgery necessary to take out the cancerous mass on her lung. And my neighbor sees her orthopedic surgeon on Thursda... Read more
A lot to do today...
Started the day by walking the dog, then dropped him off with my dad for the day. Headed off to the gym with my niece, Tigan, followed by brunch at my favorite restaurant. They had a new dessert on the menu that we decided we had to try. It w... Read more
I let Cooper sleep as long as he wanted today... and he wanted to sleep. I didn't get him out for his first walk today until after noon. Tigan and I had talked about possibly going to the gym this morning, but I was exhausted, and I decided I ... Read more
Mom was being moved out of ICU this evening. Not sure who is visiting her tomorrow. Tigan and I might take a day for pampering ourselves and go get a mani-pedi. Won't know until tomorrow. We spent the whole day down in Erie today, and hit e... Read more
I went to see my therapist today. It helps to have an objective listener to talk to about all the emotionally heavy stuff happening around me. I am spending the day in Erie tomorrow with Tigan and mom. Mom is starting to be more cognizant, bu... Read more
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