I'm sorry it's been so long... I've been busy. I was feeling well. I had a few good days. But today, I'm down for the count again. Every time I try to write, I get sidetracked by fatigue and crawl back into bed. Sometimes I don't even make it to the bed and I rest right here at the desk.
I'm going to try to sum up the last few days as quickly as possible.
The weekend flew by...but not without a hitch. Hunny, Celeste and
I spent all of our time together. They came with me [and stayed
in the car] while I took care of the weekend clients. We had some
nice walks. And we spent some time at the Venice dogpark - that's
a treat. I usually stay away from the park on weekends. You
know, it's like going to the office on your day off.
We all had a lovely early morning walk along the beach on the 4th with
Cheryl & Opie and Jennifer & Roshi. After that, Cheryl and I went to the Farmer's Market for fresh produce
and breakfast. The crowd was a little overwhelming for me so we
only stayed long enough to enjoy a fresh young coconut juice and split
a veggie omelette [pre-cut, two separate plates and two separate forks].
Later I slept and then decided to join friends at a beach house
barbeque [my former house ::sigh::]. Watched some neighborhood
fireworks with Jen and quickly discovered little Roshi needs to be
sedated at this time next year. Poor little guy. He hid in
a corner all night. Hunny kept him company by eating all of his
chewy bones. [that's my girl]
I took Monday off!
Went to see Fahrenheit 9/11 on Monday
morning, thinking we'd beat the crowds. Apparently, everyone else
had the same thought. I'm no movie critic and wouldn't be able to
give it a review to save my life. But I can say, it should be
mandatory viewing for every American before the next election...no
matter where you stand politically. And no, I'm not up for a
debate. I know where I (firmly) stand. Thank you.
Saw my doctor yesterday. Lost more weight but we're not concerned
- yet. I'm sure I appeared more frail just because my pants
looked like sandbags falling off my body. I keep putting off the
clothes-buying process - mostly because I'm too tired to shop.
But also because I don't know where my weight will plateau. Five
pounds on this body increases clothing size.
But I'm still eating healthy and exercising. I was feeling
good yesterday. You know how that is - like going to get your
hair cut on a good hair day. Doc said I look better than the last
time she saw me. Of course, that was the day I fell asleep in the
examination room...and then almost passed out while she was taking my
blood pressure. Every day has been better than that day!
Oh, update on the crazy weekend client. I called her the day
after she was supposed to arrive home and she actually returned my
call. Right away she apologized for not leaving a note and said
there were no land lines in the house she was staying at - just cell
phones. ::shrug:: I didn't ask.
She was ever-so-grateful for the love I showed her pets because they
were the happiest they'd ever been when she returned - even though I
never remembered their names. Still, thanks to my excellent care,
I'm it for them.
I figured I didn't have anything to lose so I expressed my concerns
about her apartment, the mold and the rotting food. She
appreciated my 'consciousness' and said it wouldn't be like that the
next time! I didn't have the heart to tell her there wouldn't be
a next time. ::sigh:: She really is nice. And she
really loves her pets. Perhaps a bit of 'consciousness' is all
She gave me a check for the correct amount. I haven't been to the
bank yet. But still, like I said, I see this as a bonus.
And finally, I got their names - and I've written them down!
OK, it's back to bed for me. I hope to update more frequently as
the summer progresses. But I'm taking things moment by
moment. I've been trying to make random journal rounds. But
I'm still way behind. I don't want to be too far out of the
loop. If you want me to see specific entries in your journals-
or in other journals - please feel free to email the link. I'm
still slow getting to emails but not as slow as making the AOL-J rounds.
FYI - this unedited entry took me all day to compose - thanks
to rest, food, water, supplements and more rest in between
paragraphs. No wonder I'm so far behind in journals.
Goodnight all. Peaceful dreams.