Thanks for the kind words and wishes. We're working on adjusting medications and the like, and more tests. Also, I'm not trying to make this sound overly serious....just a kink in the chain for a bit. I do appreciate the kind words though. People have reached out, sent messages, and even dropped off things on my porch (Gisele---it reminded me of when you used to drop off the cat cookies from Trader Joe's for the boys--you are so wonderful) and it has touched me. Some folks, I think, are sick and tired of me being sick and tired, but I get that. I'm totally sick and tired of me being sick and tired. This whole thing has messed with my head a bit. Hopefully we will find something that will make a difference.
And now, some random notes:
1. When you check in for an appointment at the Heart Clinic, or Institute, or whatever it is, you get one of those little pagers as you would at a crowded restaurant. Honestly, I couldn't think of what to call it right now so I just googled 'waiting at restaurant flashing light thing.' I am so articulate. Yep, this is where I am at these days. Anyway, Ernie was very amused by this and kept suggesting we wait in the bar.
2. Every year I swear that NEXT year I will get a little support thing for my peonies so they don't flop over. And every year I let them get too big, and the cycle repeats.
3. The only time Leo agrees to a picture is when he's just gotten something he's happy about. In this case, a book on Milwaukee Road's electric lines. He reminded me SO much of me at the same age with a book on glass. I LOVE his new glasses so much.
4. Ernie cleaned out from under the couch in media room today. He found all sorts of amazing things, including a fossilized clementine.
5. Today Ernie was putting laundry away and he told me he was studying the migratory patterns of my socks, and I thought about how much I like him.
6. We continue to watch episodes of Vera. And I continue to refuse to use the closed captioning out of a sense of pride. This means I also continue to say, "WHAT did they just say?" Out of the phrases we understand, we are keeping a list of those we like. In particular I have asked Ernie to start saying, "Don't be daft" whenever appropriate.
don't be daft