Friday, October 19, 2007
Trying it again
Well, I just lost my long rambling couldn't sleep post so it was probably a good thing. I have been up for 2 hours so far. Wishing and dreaming of sleep. Instead I am having chest pain and leg cramps. No rest for the weary. And I want it. I WANT IT.
I get chest pain off and on. I used to run to the hospital, but fortunately it was never anything more then some ectopics and so now I just take some tylenol and wait it out. Probably arthritis in my ribs or something. I don't know what it was but I do know it and these darn legs and kept me from my much needed sleep for 2 days.
Today I am going to be busy. Hospice comes at 9 and then the vet at 11. He will be so pleased to see how good she is doing. Then back to MIL's with Zoey to get the animals used to each other.
I have promised to go through more cupboards today and get rid of 200 butter tubs without lids, 300 used bread sacks we will never use, food and spices that still feature smiling women with dresses and aprons on and flip hairdo's.
If I can't find a lid, it is going. If I can't find a best by this date, it is going. If it doesn't look like it was made in this decade it is going. I am on a mission. She wants me to go through the drawers and start getting rid of stuff. Take anything home you want! Gee, 2 drawers full of used wrapping paper that still has some use, ribbon, yarn, flat as a pancake bows. Boxes and boxes of greeting cards from the dollar store, you know the type.
I hold up 3 inches of thick yellow yarn and look at her with one eyebrow raised, she sheepishly grins, well you never know when it will come in handy. I will use it to close the garbage bag shut with all the expired evaporated milk cans I found down in the pantry, See she triumphantly says, I knew it would come in handy.
The house was always so neat and tidy who knew what secrets these closet and drawers held. Years and years and decades of saving things because they might come in handy. Now I know where my husband gets it. My husband who has gone through my sons trash because he feels he throws away perfectly good unwanted things and there just has to be a use for something so cool and high tech looking. He is still doing it. I put things in bags, turn my back and catch him out of the corner of my eye reaching in the bag. Oh no you don't I growl.
Anyway that is my day. Plus I want to get my MIL some flannel pj's. We got her a heated mattress pad and she is so cozy. We are happy as we have been able to turn down the heat alittle. Win win. And I have to interview the LPN and come up with a fair price to pay her. Busy day on 4 hours of sleep. Darn.
I also did an ebay sale since I couldn't sleep. That should stop some of the people who wait until the last second to bid. Get up at 4:30 and bid then why don't ya.
I am slowing getting to the journals and reading my entries. Wish I had a computer at my MIL's. Take care all.
Posted by Julie at 4:25 AM