It’s Wednesday Already?

sam­bear act­ed as chauf­feur and patient advo­cate for curiousmay9 all day yes­ter­day. I do mean ALL DAY. They left by 9, I believe, and did­n’t get home ’til ear­ly evening.

Our poor Leo has mononu­cle­o­sis. She kept push­ing her­self instead of rest­ing, so now her spleen is more enlarged than would nor­mal­ly be expect­ed with mono (vis­i­ble from the out­side, seri­ous­ly), and HURTS. A CAT scan shows spots on her liv­er, so she will be going to see a spe­cial­ist tomorrow.

Katie has shown some signs of mono, but if she has it it is a far milder case. Her tests were neg­a­tive, but the doc­tor said there’s at least a one-week peri­od dur­ing which she would still test neg­a­tive if she has been exposed.

We’re shop­ping for a new gen­er­al prac­ti­tion­er for the Leo as her doc­tor of 12 years dis­missed her com­plaints as “not seri­ous enough to miss work for” with­out ever even look­ing at the lab results! (I am VERY angry. She’ll be angri­er when she has regained her nor­mal ener­gy levels.)

One change is that she is on an enforced NO EXERCISE rou­tine. That includes absolute­ly no con­tact sports for the next 6–8 months, so she’s had to leave her dojo. She may attempt to begin instruc­tion at the one Katie attends, which is much less vig­or­ous in many ways. (I know there’s no way the woman will stick to “no exer­cise” for more than two weeks if that long.)

I adore our GP (thanks again to walk­ing­bear for the refer­ral!) but she’s fur­ther away from our cur­rent home than curiousmay9 prefers. I can under­stand that.

So curiousmay9 is at home on leave for at least two weeks, dur­ing which time we will TRY to keep her RESTING. Rest­ing does not come nat­u­ral­ly to this woman. I can’t real­ly explain what a dynamo she is!

sam­bear is exhaust­ed and sleep­ing. I’m a bit wor­ried about him, as he was sweat­ing ter­ri­bly despite the A/C and fans blow­ing in the bed­room. I woke him just long enough to get some water into him. He said he’s had mono before. He thinks. I know that I had it, as I missed two weeks of school and was too tired to read for the first time in my life.

We’ve moved the reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled vis­it from the maids to next week, hop­ing that the con­ta­gious peri­od will be over by then.

They did do a run by Har­ry’s on the way home yes­ter­day. curiousmay9 brought home cher­ries, two kinds of grapes, oranges, tan­ge­los, apples, bananas, plums, apri­cots, can­taloupe, grape­fruit, and oth­er pro­duce that I can’t recall at the moment. I’ve nev­er had fresh cher­ries before. They are deli­cious and could be addictive.

My indoor plants are thriv­ing. The ros­es Sam bought for me last week have opened ful­ly and smell beautiful.

Katie is out plant­i­ng more veg­gies in the gar­den. We’re plan­ning to put the ros­es out front with a trel­lis, so we can have a nice seat­ing area there. We’re going to put the herbs in con­tain­ers so they can be moved inside when the first frost hits. Sug­ges­tions as to flow­ers, herbs, fruits, veg­gies, nuts, etc. that grow well here are appre­ci­at­ed. We have a lot of full sun areas, a fair amount of full shade in the front, and a nice piece of par­tial­ly shad­ed ground (it’s a BIG yard). 

We MUST get a freez­er. New ones are more expen­sive than we can real­ly afford at the moment, and the scratch-n-dent and used appli­ance places don’t hap­pen to have any avail­able. If any­one has one you don’t want, we’ll be more than hap­py to give it a good home!

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂cheer­ful
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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