Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013

Saturday Morning Nap
September 21, 2013

My body must be rebelling from the lack of sleep recently.  This morning I got up at 6:00 as usual and did a few things before my house keeper arrived.  Daddy used to joke that women clean the house before their house keepers come.  Not exactly.  One of the main reasons we hired Silvia was to do regular dusting.  My allergies are bad and if I try to dust, they just get worse.  My goal is for her to have her work on the house, not the dishes or the laundry.  So I was finishing the laundry before she arrived.  I have been having her fold more of it recently due to the arm weakness.  I just can't do the sheets at all, or heavy towels very well difficult.

After Silvia arrived and got started, I went in the backyard to fill bird feeders and ponds.  The rain that had been here in the night returned so I came in and curled up in the recliner and slept for almost 2 hours.  Sleeping on a rainy Saturday morning while your house gets clean is great!

Ron had slept late and said when he woke, that he had no pain for the first time in recent memory!  He was delighted and said that could be wonderful to be pain free.  I told him it would be great to live with him not being a grouch (due to the pain).  He said he wouldn't want to change that.  Oh, well.  I tried.

We had a little to eat and he went to rest some more and I went shopping; nothing grand, but it was nice to get out.  I was gone 2 - 3 hours and was exhausted when I got back.  It is all but impossible to shop one-handed.  Using the hand/arm for just minimal things left me tired and sore. 

After putting away groceries, I put a big pot of beans on to cook for the rest of the day and they turned out to be super (and supper).  We started a puzzle when the Aggie game started and finished just about as the game ended.  Mom stopped by for a quick visit and brought some spice-pumpkin muffins. 

As for my hearing, I did fine during the shopping.  I think I am making progress.  It is just slow and hard to notice.  This evening I had one of those spells with the loud noises in my head.  I don't like those.  It didn't last too long thankfully.


  1. Sounds like things are slowly getting better or maybe adjustments are making it a little easier. Either way, I'm grateful for progress. Glad too that Ronnie is making progress, may his days be pain free! Constant pain is no fun & it does make you grumpy when you forget to cover it up!!! Hands together for a better week for both of you!!

    1. Thanks. Ron is having very little pain. Praising God for that.

  2. Things are looking up, for sure! Praise God!