I Am Doing MY Best

Another day has come, and now it’s time to write in my journal about my day. I had awakened at 5 AM to the sound of my neighbor above me. He seems to be my alarm clock before 6 AM. I wanted to sleep until 6:45 AM, but the neighbor’s seeing-eye dog wants to play fetch. The dog is a large black lab. His running back and forth sounds like he’s about to come into my apartment – fall from the second floor into my apartment. Being able to sleep in hasn’t happened in a long time. I wanted to sleep in until 6:45 PM, but the noise above me kept me up. I was a little frustrated. I called management to explain my case about the dog wanting to play between 5 AM – 8 AM, and she understood my reasons why it bothers me during those hours. I am trying to sleep in a little bit before beginning my day by 7 AM. The manager said that she would be speaking to the tenant again – for the third time I’ve mentioned it to her.

I understand that his seeing-eye dog is still a puppy in age and more massive than his first seeing-eye was. Angus and Addie are the same breed — black lab. Addie retired last year I’ve seen his paws. They are big! Dialysis makes me tired and weak for a few hours, and I need to rest in bed to feel strong. Dialysis can take a lot out of a person, yet it saves lives from kidney failure. I have been doing dialysis for a year and three months now. Do I have a logical excuse to be annoyed in the early morning? Noises carry in the building.

Another thing was about a tenant I have not seen for several weeks. The manager told me that he passed away in April. I don’t remember that the tenant on the third floor had passed away. I am behind the times when it comes to tenants coming and going from here. I am behind the times. Being cooped up in an apartment to be safe from getting sick with the Coronavirus will help a person. DKF said she told me, but I do not remember mentioning that HC passed away in April. A lot was going on from March to the present day. That can be a little frustrating – not remembering!!

As the Coronavirus finds its way to affect as many people it can, I am still doing what it is right and safe. I am still in quarantine. I go to dialysis and back home again, I stay in my apartment on my non-dialysis days, and I wear a mask when I exit my apartment. Today I picked up my groceries at Festival Foods. Now, not tonight, though, I have to get caught up on my Bible devotions during the week. I am retiring to bed for the night here shortly. I am getting tired and ready for an eight-hour-long nap. Yep, tired.

I admit that some things in my world still confuse me, and I do not understand or care to understand. My mind is on a whole different prize, and I have wanted to write about it for a blog piece. It is about spirituality – my faith in God, and it is necessary to write it. I am one imperfect person, and I want to prove it with the right words. My blogs have to be perfect – as perfect as I can get them. I have to sit at my computer/laptop for a while when I have the strength and need to write like I am doing today.

Time for me to shut and lock up the shop for the night and give my brain a rest. Good night and God bless from Wisconsin, which happens to be one of the states forbidden to go anywhere unless we quarantine for fourteen days in the states that are recorded high with the Coronavirus. Tomorrow begins a new week of dialysis treatment three times a week.

Another Day and A New Month

It has been a while since I last wrote in my diary. A new month has begun. June has bowed out and left the stage so July could come out and do her performance.


Now, except for a couple of appointments happening on Monday, and my birthday on July 3rd, I admit that I do not have any major plans this weekend except dialysis on Saturday and tomorrow. I have to write an update on how dialysis is going in “Life On Dialysis.” That will be done soon. Please let me get myself organized and ready for the month. It has been a while since I last wrote.


I do not have a lot to say today. It is my stay-at-home sort of day. The only time I leave my apartment is to go to the dialysis clinic and pick up my groceries at the grocery store. I have a new favorite store now. It is Festival Foods. The quality of their food seems better than Wal-Mart as well as their service. The workers seem friendlier than Wal-Mart. Right now, because of COVID-19, getting Lysol is difficult everywhere I get groceries. It is frustrating because people have taken their bodies to the store and hogging all the Lysol so other people can’t get any of it – stocking up because of fear.

I haven’t been able to get Lysol for four months now. I was able to get a can of Lysol in March because DKF found a couple of cans leaving one for her and one for me at Dollar General. DG doesn’t have any right now. It is very frustrating. Thanks to striking fear from the beginning news media on TV once one person came back from out of the country to the United States. UUGGHH…oh well. This pandemic will be over when God says it’s over. He is in control. The government officials and their constant bickering about how President Trump is doing have to stop as well. I believe they act like babies right now, not wanting to work with the President because they do not like him. It is because he’s not a politician like most of the presidents before him, or they do not like him period. Please do not get me started if I like him or not. I have mixed feelings when it comes to President Trump. This year’s voting is going to be a tough one for me.
It was a lovely day today. It has been hot and muggy here during the week. That is what we get in the summer in Wisconsin, I guess.
I’m not too fond of real cold and real hot temperatures, but there is nothing I can do when it comes to having the best health care in Janesville and Madison, Wisconsin.


I guess I have had a lot more to say than I thought, huh? I can go on and on at this rate, but I won’t. It is getting late, and I am tired. I had my worship with my sweetheart KB and his Mom TB. I have taken a medication called Z-Sleep, and it is now affecting my ability to stay awake any longer. Good night and have a blessed day or night wherever you are in the United States or country.