Thursday, December 2, 2021 — A very good day today. I’m tired tonight because I was up late last night and then when I did go to bed, I couldn’t get to sleep. Off to bed around 1:45 a.m., and then back up at 4:15 a.m. makes for one tired puppy. LOL But, I got a lot done today. Here’s the status of my baking effort:
I still have the diabetic and gluten free cookies to make, plus a couple more from recipes sent to me by friends who have moved away. Tomorrow is a very busy day. I have a repairman coming to fix the control panel of the microwave, and the baseboard that needs replacing here in the office. Robert has an appointment at noon in Bakersfield with an optometrist.
I may have said something here before about the fact that the last time Robert got new glasses, he agreed to try the progressive lenses. He didn’t say anything to me about them, but they laid on top of the headboard in the bedroom and never got used. I didn’t question it, not being sure why the glasses were there and which ones they actually were. He has about 3-4 pair of cheater glasses that he uses, but none of them enable him to see well enough to trim his beard or inspect the skin on his face. (or work on the new jigsaw puzzle, for that matter). So off we go to the Target store in Bakersfield. We’ve not shopped at a Target store more than maybe two times in the time we’ve lived here. The closest Target is in Bakersfield or Lancaster — an hour away, no matter which direction you go (east or west). So tomorrow will be interesting, to say the least. And I hope to get more baking done once we get back home.
We did receive one bit of really bad news via e-mail today. One of our dear friends has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Sadly, he’s one of the friends in our hope-to-be-soon mobile home park, and an ex-member of the Tuesday Crew at the Depot. It’s like everyone we know is falling apart. Yesterday, a friend had his thyroid gland removed. Surprisingly, it was done on an outpatient basis! Is there anything the medical community DOESN’T do on an outpatient basis?? That said, with all of the COVID virus infections in hospitals these days, it doesn’t make sense to spend any more time than absolutely necessary inside their walls.
Robert has been doing a bit better these days, with only minor incidents of cognition difficulty. I follow a couple of caregiver blogs and have to say after reading some of the stories of what other caregivers are going through, I feel twice blessed that Robert’s condition is very manageable so far. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it continues this way for some time to come.
Be safe, take good care of yourself and please remember to tell those you love that you love them. If you would spare a positive healing thought for my friends, I’d greatly appreciate it. Second only to family, our friends are the most important people in our lives. What would we be without them?