Hanging In There - Kinda
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Yesterday was my mother's birthday. She died in 1996 after being sick for 19 years. It sounds crazy but I never thought that she would die even though I watched her suffer for so many years. I thought she was invincible. She clung to life for my sake as long as she could because she knew I needed her. Like I've always said, you never truly have to grow up until you lose a parent. I've grown up. It's not all it's cracked up to be. LOL. I always look in my garden to see if something bloomed on mom's birthday and my star gazer lilies still managed to bloom in this horrible heat and drought. These are some of my favorite flowers. Mom would love them.
It's still hot and miserable here. Arid. I've had my fill of this but the weather forecasters think it will last until October. So depressing. I'm sure we will then go directly into Winter. LOL. I have finally decided to just get out there and suffer. It would make it easier if I were not stung by two yellow jackets when I do. LOL. I'm trying to keep up with the watering which is a massive undertaking. The water bill will be outrageous. Ditto on the electricity. 101 today.
We finally got most of the back yard cleaned back up except for finding a place for the old grill. We scooped up a bunch of old tile and hauled it off.
I am still limping along health wise. Having an extended near death experience. LOL. Good news - my humongous MRSA has started to drain. It looks horrible. Worst one I've ever had. We are talking about a big scar here. Maybe it will at least go away now.
I found out yesterday my friend Debbie is considering moving away again. She did this before. She misses her parents. I want her to be happy but I would miss her. My son will probably be moving away in the future too - not sure when.
I finally had a good day yesterday on steps - 16,451 and I didn't eat too bad either. It would be so nice if I could manage month, weeks or even 2 days in a row like I did before. When is this period of fibrillating going to end?
I am having plenty of turtles at my Bed and Breakfast - 5 yesterday. 4 today. Strawberry came back twice. LOL. The ants and yellow jackets are a problem though. And now the crows are stealing the food.
For what good it does me I am bored with doing my weekly shopping and downtown chores. Bored with housework, outside chores, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and dealing with idiots. I need something good to come into my life. I'm not sure what that would be. Maybe a large meteorite that doesn't destroy anything but some dirt.
Hubby has been getting some things ready to sell of my MIL's. He has some people interested in several items.
Well, it's getting late. I want to get some more steps in. Yippee....not. LOL.