A lot has not happened so far. Not really anyway. I am dressed and ready to go Bible study/prayer meeting, have done some Bible reading already today and plan to do more before I leave tonight at 6:30 PM or so. I have been watch Diagnosis Murder for the past couple of hours, but I did watch a recorded episode of Murder, She Wrote as well.
It is morning and I am waiting patiently for my shower gal to get here to help with my shower or at least assist me with some areas. Yesterday I had my cyst drained again – 2nd time in 6 months – I cannot wash my hair today but will do so tomorrow. I still have a bandaid on my forehead covering up the three stitches from the procedure that was not a total failure, but another step will be taken in the future if and when my cyst returns. I hope it doesn’t Despite that, it is a good morning here and it is going to be a fine, beautiful day for this Fall weather. I do not have a busy day.
There is a world outside my apartment but today I rarely saw the outside because of the weather being iffy and unpredictable. Grocery shopping and getting my monthly quarters was done today but it was done differently because of the vehicle. Laundry and cleaning was also done today but earlier than planned because C is sick and wanted to get to the doctor before she got even more sick. Seeing her wearing a mask on her face so she would not pass it on to me or other clients. C and I get sick real easy at certain times of the year. For the rest of the day Bing Crosby the cat has been napping on and off and in my sight as we speak. I have been watching recorded TV programs and Live TV, and feeling a little restless.
I am going to say good night and God bless here. I have had my shower, got into some comfy clothes – my fish, shell, and bird house dress. My shower gal left at 4 PM and it has been my time since she left. Bing is sleeping on the futon and being a very good boy as always. I cannot ask for more when it comes to this little guy who weighs 14 lbs and always finding ways to make me smile and love him more each day. I have to make time for God again tomorrow. Taking time with God daily is my job now.
Today is only begun – at 7 AM! Yes, it is already 12noon and I have yet to finish some things in my life. I have done some Bible reading/devotions, listening to a blog by a dear Facebook friend named PP, and did some praying to God on my own time. I even took the time to cuddle with Bing Crosby the cat for a while before he got bored and wanted to do his own thing – sleep on the futon – lol. Bing never really gets bored. I HAD to turn the television off in order to listen to the blog voiced by my friend PP and the quietness is not quite deafing because I can my fan running, my phone exploding with notifications coming in from Facebook and wherever else I have asked notifications to come through via phone. Otherwise, it is nice and quiet with my thoughts not racing at the moment thankfully.
I do have my shower gal coming at 3 PM. No, I want to cancel but cannot do so today because I need to have a shower and wash this greasy hair of mine. I would have canceled today if I had a shower yesterday, but I only got a sponge bath since I did not really want a shower or anyone coming yesterday, BUT she DID NOT hear her phone ring or check for any more messages AFTER she got a call from telemarketers. People do need to listen to voicemails more often than some do. I DID not want BS here yesterday but since she showed up, I let her stay willingly. I do not think I allowed my frustration show and if I did, it was short and sweet – I hope!
Since it is yet early in the day and I have other things to do before my shower gal gets here, I will try to come back after 4 PM sometime and finish my thoughts in another diary entry. I have to run for now.
I do have to admit that something happened today that I did not expect to happen. After learning of Papa Steele’s death, I was planning on taking the afternoon and evening off from my shower gal so I called Rescare on Call and told them I did not want BS here today. BS did not get the message until AFTER she got here because she did not hear her phone ring while out shopping. Anyway, since she showed up and I had a sponge bath and got my favorite fish, birds and shells house dress on, and got comfortable the rest of the night and went to bed after taking my medications at 7:30 PM and 8 PM.
At church during prayer meeting after potluck in Beloit, Wisconsin, I learned about something that took my breath away for a few minutes. NMS has lost her ex-husband recently. He has passed away. Her world right now is not what we would like it to be. I do feel bad for her. We rarely talk anymore so I did not hear about this firsthand from NMS but from a church member at prayer meeting this afternoon before leaving for home with the Pastor.and his wife and father. Despite the news of hearing about Papa Steele passing away, I do have to say that it has been a good day – chilly of course.
Although my grandma Myra has been gone since 1997 today would have been her 96th birthday if she was still with us. Yes, I do miss my grandma very much and I loved her dearly when she was alive. When I was a little girl and would swing she would sit on the closed in porch and watch me and remind me not to go very high. The swing was up at the cottage I loved visiting most of my young life until I got to be a teenager. Yes, as a teenager, I was able to bring a friend with to keep me company since we did not have television or electronic devices to keep us busy at the time. Don’t worry we did have electricity but we did live the old-fashioned life of doing dishes in big bins and hot water warmed up on a potbelly stove that kept us warm in the cool mornings of Summer.
Okay… I could not have asked for more today because after my shower gal left and MM called I was able to relax for the rest of the day without any interruptions or the need to feel interrupted. That was a wonderful feeling. I took the time to do my Bible reading before and after my shower gal came and I also got my bills paid. This month, due to the timing of changing internet providers my Charter Spectrum bill was the highest of all highest bills I have received in a very long time – 17 years. I was able to pay the bill in full with a few cents extra at a rounded rate. Don’t worry because I still have enough for groceries this month, I can not spend money on anything else right now. Even my Naturebox is part of my monthly bills this month. I want my Naturebox snacks this month, I sat and watched television, had lap time with Bing Crosby the cat, and have decided to go to bed early – 8 PM after I took my medication. I did not have any social time with friends in the community room today as I hoped because I have to get up early for church in the morning in order to get ready.
I am going to go run my errand – medical – and come back as soon as possible.