dianah, glad your rooms don't spin anymore! It would be like living in a carnival ride, without the "fun" part. At least on those rides, you know you can disembark after a few minutes! I have GOT to practice my PT balancing techniques and quit buzzing around and doing abrupt turns mid-stride. My brain foolishly thinks I'm still about 28.
I'd like to try that carrot and parsnip soup! We don't have that particular restaurant here, but we are well known here for oodles and dozens of varied eateries and tap rooms. Many, many options for eating out!
Oh, and we are also becoming known for those *blanking* hotels that City Council keeps giving the OK to build. Nobody I know could afford to stay in those swank high-dollar rooms. I'm willing to bet that the cost of 2 nights at one of those establishments equals one month of my mortgage payment, really! No exaggeration!
Tweety, I hate all you are having to go through; there are so many details you have to think of to seal up all accesses to the mouse-holes so no one can get back in again.
This afternoon's feeding was successful, but Ozzy stood and watched Pippy gobble her food and lick everything that MIGHT have come off the plate, at least 3 times before she was satisfied and had gotten every speck. THEN he turned and leisurely at his food one bite, chew-chew-chew, another bite, chew-chew-chew. It is soft, canned food, but I have to cut it into small squares; he will not eat mashed up food like Pippy does. If I cut hers up she swallows each piece without chewing and it is gone even faster than how she eats it now. Someday I will have to time her!
I put 8 drops of the Aches and Pains mediss in their food. She also has to have a quarter of a Zyrtec with each meal; sometimes she gets it in a blop of butter, other times I crush it and mix the powder into the meal. She gets those weird "reverse sneezes" which still, after all these years, scare her. I had tried cutting her down to one dose a day, because eve generic Zyrtec isn't cheap, but once a day didn't cover 24 hours. Nothing like being awakened in the middle of the night by that peculiar honking-wheezing-hucking sound!
Oh dear, someone is going through the neighborhood singing out the name of a pet who has wandered. Oh No, it is the cute little mostly white, with one black ear Chihuahua - Jack Russell mix from two houses over; it's about 6 months old and smart as a whip, but what is worrisome is they live just over the sound-wall next to the Interstate. And though it is behind secure fencing and walls, there is a grand mastiff-pitbull-rottie mix dog at the end of the street, Gads it makes me feel hinky to drive by and see that couple and their dog out in the yard with their 3 y.o. grandchild.
Nel, I've been to the Christian Science building and walked on the suspended bridge through that globe many-a-time. It is initially a weird sensation, isn't it? But a fascinating place, like you said.
BCg ,Off-season at the beach is my favorite time to be there. I liked going out to --gosh, what is it called? Now I've blanked. I want to say Parker River Reservoir, but that doesn't seem right. It's the Bird Sanctuary and a 7 mile long section of beach and dunes out of Newbury, where you can go to the end and see Crane's Beach and Crane's 'Castle' in Ipswich. As the crow flies, I grew up very close to the river between Ipswich and Gloucester. When I lived in Newburyport I used to go over to that beach to walk and wander, all the time, especially off-season; the nice thing was that they didn't let any more people or cars in until someone had come out and left, so you had a lot more solitude than at most beaches up on that coast.
If you drove the other way, to where all the beach houses and summer cottages are ( a lot more of them NOW than there was then!) there was an OLD, weathered, two-story wooden house on the left side of the street that had quite a precarious lean to it. I don't think anyone's lived there in a long while, in fact I'm not sure it even still stands, but it fascinated me.
Also gone now is the Swedish Bakery that made the most DE-LISH stuff, pure butter, pure sugar, pure chocolate, with freshly whipped cream concoctions. I would get a box of 6 or 12 different items and try to eat them slowly over the course of a week so as not to become sick to my stomach, Too much of a good thing can be dangerous!
Oh "bad" daughter of a high-maintenance mother, I am glad you and your sister had the good sense to flee. Probably the best thing you could've done for yourselves! I was extremely fortunate to have a really exceptionally great mother (all my friends loved her, too) ...But... My dad was another story, and I could not wait to get old enough to strike out on my own, which I did, right after HS graduation. He was a man with a terrible, sorrowful back-story, but it was years before I could understand how it had made him into what he was. Though it didn't excuse the way he treated me, I am far enough away in time to not hate him anymore. But I live with the results every day and though I've had a lot of therapy and reached the age I am, I still have to untangle, repeatedly, the ingrained stuff that was his legacy to me.
Jabber, jabber, jabber.
I got the picture hanging done, and cleaned the kitchen and livingroom, but not the BIG mess of the back (guest) bedroom, nor my room.
However, I will be able to work on it more tomorrow as my AM visit with the new patient has already had to be cancelled.
When I called her to introduce myself and arrange the time of her 3 hr visit, turns out she has a doctor's appt tomorrow AM and is being transported by one of those bus services that picks up the elderly and infirm, takes them to their appt's and picks them up again later...When they have several riders, they end up having long waits in between the actual getting there, having the appt and then waiting for pick-up. She hopefully asked if *I* might be willing to transport her, but a lot of those 2-3-and 4 hour cases have strict rules about things like that,depending on which agency is supplying the payment for the services.
You also can't decide to pick alternate days, so you just can't be as flexible and change things like you might could do on a private pay case.
I'll have to check with the office director and/or CSR, and they may end up having to reassign her. The timing of her 2 appts, and my 2 appts this week preclude an easy resolution!
I do NOT,NOT,NOT want to do this woman's visits in the afternoon because of her location. Afternoon traffic from her house to mine would be a nightmare. There's construction (and accidents) on the Interstate, and all the short-cuts and back-roads end up being bumper to bumper crawls.
I still haven't been able to get in touch with the regular patient I see, who had cancelled this weeks visits, so I don't know what's up with her...
So, I'll stop 'flapping my jaws' so I can fill my mouth with food, cause I'm HONGRY!