After spending way too much time wallowing about in a puddle of self pity, it is time to get back to the land of the living. True, this round of medical stuff kind of reached out and slapped me upside the head. And I still am struggling to get it all together, but that is no reason to just check out. It is what it is. It isn't going away. I still don't like it, but I need to learn to live with it. So onward and upward.
There have been changes. Some time back Duane and I had talked about moving one of my shelving units and my freezer to his apartment, replacing the freezer space with another shelving unit to hold the canning overflow and most of my smaller kitchen appliances. After thinking about it we decided to leave things the way they were and he ordered shelving from Amazon, to be delivered, since the box the unit came in would not fit in his car. Since my chest freezer is still in my kitchen, I decided to make up some freezer meals that can either be microwaved or cooked in my crock pot. Last evening I went through my recipes, writing those I wish to use in a notebook. This way I can cook for a day or two and have suppers for a month. Between the freezer meals and my home canned food, meal preparation should be easier for me.
Yesterday was a beautiful spring day. The sun was shining and the air was at about 70 degrees. Barb, my cleaning lady, showed up yesterday at her usual mid-afternoon time. Within a few minutes she came to me to tell me we didn't have any running water. Sure enough. Just air coming from the taps. Now I have water stored in bottles, but I didn't think it was right to expect her to heat water for cleaning. So I told her to go enjoy the day. Like most janitorial services, she is paid for x number of hours per job. If she finishes after the time limit, the extra time is on her dime. But if she finishes before, she is paid for the number of hours. She must have thanked me half a dozen times before going back out into the sunshine. Made me smile.
Last week, knowing that I was less than happy, Duane showed up one evening with surprises. Included were two bags of deli pastrami, which I love, two large boxes of popsicles and two bags of Hershey's Kisses - one with (be still my heart) a caramel filling. I have been known to call him and ask if he has anything chocolate in his apartment. He said now I won't have to call because I have my very own chocolate. :)
Youngest son, David, showed up last week. He had an app on his iPad he wanted to show me. It isn't like a video, but more like an overview line drawing of a baseball field. It shows, by name, where each player is on the field. It shows every move each player makes. It shows whether each pitch is a ball or strike or hit. And it shows the actions of each player. David is scorekeeper for his son Jacob's baseball games so this app is easier for him to use as opposed to keeping track watching the actual field. And I can use it to see how my grandson does at each game. He is a pitcher. How cool is that.
So that's what has been going on in my little corner of the world. I just finished washing up a couple days worth of dirty dishes and am ready to start a load of laundry. After that it will be recliner time with my Kindle. Hope you are all well and enjoying a wonderful spring day.