Showing posts from February, 2017

Covering her food

It was a long day today.  I didn't have any cats in my bed last night, it was lonely.  I got up, took my shower, ate my protein bar, and got dressed. 

I did my God Time later, more on that in a minute. 

We went to Sam's club to get candy bars.  I was almost out of Snickers. 

I bought Snickers, 3 kinds of granola bars, and some other thing I forget.  Oh, peanut butter M&M's.  They are a good seller. 

I had one of my tote bags.  It all just fit. 

Our ride came to take us to work.  He tried to get out of taking us by saying he was "full" and would have to do a "send back".  I said there was plenty of room if Ron rode in his wheelchair, in the wheelchair compartment, and someone in the backseat moved over. 

I told him we were going to "work, not a workshop" and "We should at least try".  So, he decided to "let" us ride. 

As it turns out, he had a supervisor in the front seat, I was in the backseat with two slow peopl…

Small prey

I woke up with a nasty headache at 3 AM.  I took some aspirin and went back to bed.  I woke up at 4 and reset my alarm for later. 

I got up, got dressed, and drank 2 Diet Mountain dews instead of one.  The second one seemed to help a lot. 

We went to work.  I had some stocking to do but not much.  We finally remembered to bring the toolbox today, now I have picks, pliers, and screwdrivers on hand.  I think the only other thing we might need is a socket set. 

But.  The only time I see one of those is when we've called the repairman.  If it's a "socket" job it's probably beyond my scope to fix. 

Ron ran change after the other vendor left.  I was happy to see the coinsorter is still working.  I give God the credit on that, showing me what I needed to do to fix it. 

God made the universe, He can certainly fix the ___ (fill in the blank). 

I didn't need to take any more pain killers but I did drink a lot (for me) of diet soda.  Something about a cold, sweet …

Sunday brunch

I had a pretty quiet day. 

I slept in until 8, woke up, had a diet soda, took a shower, took my pills with a snack, and did my God Time.  I read the Bible through every year.  I've done it for a while now.  God knows how many times I've read the Bible through, I'd say "More than once, less than 10". 

I decided to take a nap, after my God Time.  However, one of my neighbors decided to play loud music, starting at 11:30.  It woke me up.  I think it was the people behind us.  Ron didn't want to investigate so I didn't.  I just made sure it wasn't #19.  We couldn't hear the words but the bass was very loud.  The people behind us had their patio door open, and a boy playing in the yard, so I think it was them.  He's probably the one who broke that board on my fence.  I had to cover it up with another board so the dog didn't get through. 

They have a vicious dog.  I wonder sometimes if that's who got Gravy before I had to put him down. 

Saturday night

It's been a long day, but a good one. 

It started off terribly.  I had a nightmare Ron was rolling around a parking lot, looking sharp and on top of things.  I felt such a sense of pride in his ability, in spite of everything. 

Then a huge white box truck raced into the parking lot, crunching Ron in his wheelchair.  What a horrible way to wake up. 

I spent the next 45 minutes curled up with Biscuit, in my bed.  I did my God Time later. 

Biscuit and I got up, I brushed my teeth, and I fed him.  He was a happy boy and didn't vomit this time.  He's a puker.  I love him, but he pukes.  A lot.  He also walks around with a dirty butt because he apparently doesn't know how to clean it.  I put him on a diet in case it's his weight, but I saw him cleaning the base of his tail today without touching his butt area. 

I believe he was taken from his mother, too young.  A cat needs to be at least 8-12 weeks old to function OK.  They can manage, if you take them younger, or …

A short post, for a change

Today was better.  Ron made some noise last night and kept me up, but I was able to sleep in until 9 AM.  That was great.  I got up, took a shower, did my God time. 

Ron apologized without doing so, if you are married to someone like that you know what I mean.  He was solicitous and concerned. 

Have I mentioned how much more I like sober Ron? 

I took a nap and slept pretty well.  I had a strange dream about my earlobes growing.  I woke up and watched some crime dramas for a while, swept the front room, and waited for my Lord of the Rings movie to come on. 

Ron woke up and asked me if I would watch another movie, it was cute, he swore, and not depressing, no adultery, just "fun".  I said OK. 

It didn't have closed captioning.  I "get" more of the movie or TV show when it has captioning.  Most major productions have this but it wasn't a major production. 

I watched it.  Yes, it was cute.  When we turned it off Ron got a call from a friend, so they talke…

Horrible movies that make me cry

Yesterday was pretty uneventful, a day off.  We went to Carl's Junior and had breakfast, came home, took a nap. 

Later on, Ron told me "I don't remember how many shots I've had, but I'm going to have another.  I might have a blackout."  He did. 

When he woke up this morning, his hands were covered in blood.  I don't know what happened.  I don't see any apparent injury on him, except maybe he bit his lip.  He was filthy and there was blood on my kitchen floor.  I think it is sad that I know what "blood on my kitchen floor" looks like as opposed to juice, BBQ sauce, etc. 

Just SAD. 

God help me if he ever dies at home, the crime scene people are going to have a field day. 

We went to work today.  One of my customers yelled as us and said "He'd been looking for us" in an ominous tone.  Another woman confronted me about "my" vending machine ripping her off for $3.  It belonged to the other vendor.  I explained.  She …


We had a pretty quiet day off. 

I got up, did my God Time, took my shower, etc.  We went to Walmart.  I bought tools and a toolbox for work.  I also bought a multi-tool for the house.  I had time to buy a pair of capris (I only have one pair and they are tighter than I would like).  They didn't have very deep pockets but I can make them work. 

I even had time to try on a couple of bras, buy two, pay the electric bill, and make my deposit for the health insurance.  I tried on a new pair of steel toed work sneakers and threw them in the basket.  We can't forget buying more diet soda, and, of course more cat food.  I even stayed close to my budget. 

All in all a pretty productive day.  Ron called a cab to go home. 

The driver didn't want to let us go, and kept talking.  We let him. 

I got everything into the house and put it away.  I took my medication (I'd woken up with a headache and waited a little bit on the morning pills) and ate a snack.  I went to take a nap.�…

I am, today

Today found me hunched over the coin sorter, hand in it's innards, trying to extract a dime.  It was quite a challenge. 

First, though, I got up late and took a shower.  I got dressed.  I took some aspirin for my headache.  It was supposed to rain so I wore my cheap Bible Handout shoes instead of my "good" ones.  We had a good ride to work. 

I didn't have a lot to do for snacks but I did what I could.  I got the sandwiches in the pouring rain.  I stocked them.  I forgot to empty the waste bucket on the coffee machine, I just remembered.  Oh, well, worst case it will shut down. 

The other vendor left and Ron decided to sort change.  He got to work on the sorter.  I was engaged in something else when I heard him hollering for me. 

You can imagine how I felt when I found he had taken the cover off the coin sorter, and had his hand in the mechanism, while it was still plugged in.  The machine even has a little icon showing a hand getting crushed where he was working.…

"God wants you take the day off"

Yesterday, I woke up with a nasty headache.  It wasn't too bad, though.  I took a couple of aspirin and went back to bed for an hour.  Apparently I did my God Time later because my bookmarks were all moved forward today (to today's reading, not yesterday's). 

I got up and took a shower.  Headache still persisting.  I knew this would be a rugged day, as I had to go to Sam's Club and buy 20+ cases of drinks, put them on the cart, take them off the cart, move them around a lot.  Not going to be fun. 

I took my morning medication which probably flipped me into a full blown migraine.  Wellbutrin can make the blood vessels in my head clamp down, and that's bad if I have a headache already.  But I didn't want to be depressed, either. 

We went to the store and I bought everything, going light on the snacks.  We can always go back later for snacks.  I bought plenty of pastry and such. 

Since Snack #3, my "cookie" vending machine has been moved to a promine…


Migraine today. 

I'll do a long one tomorrow.


I got up at 2 AM, went back to bed for a while, and took my shower and did my God Time later. 

I got dressed and we went to work.  It was challenging. 

Don't get me wrong, the delivery came at 5:30 AM, but they increased the case price.  I stocked what I could and helped Ron, but he was in a very ugly mood and kept calling me "retarded".  I don't like that word but it's the one he used.  He was very derogatory and ugly to me. 

I was happy when he went off in the stockroom to run change (sorting it by denomination on a machine), but the other vendor objected to Ron's partial blockage of the door and reamed him out.  So I got to listen to the other vendor shouting at Ron, hoping desperately Ron would not respond in kind.  He didn't.  I guess he got it all out of his system on me. 

We agreed to only run change when he isn't around, that's easy enough to do.  Our section of the stockroom is so small Ron can't sit in his wheelchair, facing the …

Poker face

My bed got a little crowded last night.  Torbie likes to sleep near my left hip, and recently Biscuit's been joining us, lying near my right leg.  They don't leave me much room to toss and turn. 

I had odd dreams about a little girl from India, involved in sex trafficking.  Sad but true, she exists.  Maybe not the girl in my dream, but the poor over there are exploited.  Desperate mothers will sell their children, knowingly or unknowingly, into prostitution just to put food on the table for a few days. 

I was pretty cozy, snuggled with the cats, so I hit the snooze button a few times before I got up.  I got up, did my usual morning routine.  I just finished my God Time, I didn't have time for it earlier. 

We went to work.  We discovered the dead food machine missing.  I hope our guys took it.  I tracked down the custodians and apologized to them.  The floor, under the machine,  had a layer of sticky crap, topped by a layer of dust.  I had planned to bring in a mop and c…

The Great Escape

I woke up at 7 AM today to get ready to go out for my "'Valentine's Day" breakfast with Ron.  Yesterday, we had severe rain in the morning so that was out. 

We got picked up by a sick driver.  She kept coughing.  I really hope I don't catch it.  We heard a little drama on the radio, a driver and a client's caregiver had a he said-she said episode and the driver was told to document her side of the story. 

We got dropped at the BBQ place and I decided to get the chicken fried steak breakfast.  It was pretty good but I won't get it again. 

Ron got his egg sandwich.  He likes that, it has predictable "results", so he doesn't have any bathroom emergencies.  We talked a little. 

We got picked up by a nice Indian man (from the sub-continent) who was playing country music.  I found that interesting.  I would have figured he'd have something with a sitar or something. 

We had a fast trip home, no other pickups.  When we got home Ron opened …

Happy Valentine's Day

I slept in this morning and woke up at 9, pretty late for me. 

I got up, ate my protein bar, and took my medication.  I did my God Time, then took a shower.  I had to run the fan in the bathroom for a while after my shower, and also air-dry my hair before I took a nap. 

Ron basically drank, slept, repeat. 

I took a nap.  Both last night and today I had weird dreams that did not encourage sleeping. 

However, when I took my nap today I had 2 cats in the bed.  Biscuit, and Torbie.  Torbie was off to the side, Biscuit occupied center mass of the bed.  I covered him with a blanket and he moved.  Then left.  I was sad about that but I still had Torbie. 

I took my medication, and ate, when I got up.  I was pretty depressed and feeling miserable in general.  I hoped the medication would help. 

Ron woke up and wanted me to watch a movie.  I told him I wasn't in the mood.  He swore it was the best movie ever.  I told him he said that about a stupid murder comedy with two rednecks.  It…

Valentine's eve

I had a hard time falling asleep last night, so 4 AM came way earlier than I would have liked.  I hit the snooze button a few times and got up eventually. 

Biscuit waited eagerly while I brushed my teeth and put my glasses on, then fed him a can of cat food.  I took my glasses off and took my shower. 

By the way, a few nights ago I saw a giant spider in the shower enclosure.  It was so big I wasn't sure I could kill it.  Ron's no help, the one time I tried to have him kill a spider he broke a broom and the landlord almost called 911. 

The next day, it was gone.  Not very relaxing in the shower these days, wondering where it went.  I didn't have to shave my legs so I was happy about that. 

I got out, dried my hair with a towel, and got dressed.  I checked Ron to make sure he looked OK, he did. 

We got ready to leave.  It's actually interesting: when we leave the house we exit through the door to the garage.  That way, if a cat escapes, I can catch it.  It's not…

Washing the washer

I looked up some reviews on the gym.  Not great, and a lot of problems with people when they wanted to quit. 

I decided to try to take a nap.  Worst case someone would wake me up.  No one did. 

I had a horrible nightmare about Biscuit, except, in the dream, he was a black cat (Bubba, maybe?), and I had to put him down.  I was so happy to wake up to Biscuit's begging. 

Ron got up too.  He was moody, depressed, and drinking.  I did some laundry.

Ron asked me to look up some BBQ restaurant reviews.  I did that, they weren't great.  I think we need to stick with the place we're using now. 

I decided to call my Dad.  He just had a cardioversion last week to fix his A-fib.  His mother had heart rhythm problems, too, so I need to keep an eye out for that and mention that to doctors if I ever have trouble. 

Anyway, I called.  Ron was sitting on the floor near me, drinking.  He kept trying to "contribute" to the conversation and I had to keep shutting him up.  I eith…

Flavor strip

I woke up yesterday at 4 AM to get ready for work.  I hit the snooze button a few times, I had a cuddly cat in the bed. 

I do feel a little bad pushing off my God Time to snuggle with a cat, but I figure He made them, He understands. 

I did get up eventually and did all my usual preparation work.  I also took a salt tablet as the weather is getting warmer, and I'll sweat more. 

Low sodium (Hypoanatremia) is a risk for me due to the lithium I take, and it is miserable.  I got it once when I was working in the garden, years ago, and I only felt better after I drank a glass of salt water. 

I'm one to treat things at home if I can.  If I'm in the doctor's office, it is serious. 

So, we went to the warehouse.  We were early but we didn't have to wait too long.  I think they let us in a little before "opening bell" to be honest. 

I grabbed a flatbed cart and went off to get our bounty.  Ron wanted 20 cases of drinks, he got them.  I got several larger cas…

I only have so much money to spend

I slept OK last night, just not long enough.  The mania is either long gone or running a small background script. 

I got up, took my shower, and got dressed.  It's been pretty warm lately, we had a high of 87 the other day, which broke a record.  I wore capris and a t-shirt. 

We went to Walmart.  Ron complained bitterly about "having" to go, me "forcing" him, he could have been sleeping, etc.  But I had to go, for one, I was nearly out of toilet paper. 

Ron wanted me to leave him up front, and I did that.  I got my cart and began shopping.  I am pretty sure I will join that gym and I wanted a gym bag and accoutrements.  I bought some small containers for shampoo and soap, a small duffel bag, etc.  I also got the usual stuff, Diet Mountain Dew, drink mix for me, snack mix for Ron. 

I called him at one point and asked if he would like to try the Asian snack mix.  It looked like something he would enjoy.  He was on the other line so I went to voicemail.  He ca…