It’s 7am here in Texas today. It’s cold and windy and cloudy but no rain according to the weather report. The rain was yesterday.
My plan last night was to wake up, go to the gym, then go see Forgetful today. NOW, after phone calls and figuring out a schedule, my day is this.
Mr. 95 year old called to let me know that he is back at home and needs a ride to work this morning. Then I got another call asking me where the country club is that he goes to eat on Wednesday’s from another caregiver! Umm, I could have taken him. That kind of sucks that he didn’t ask me. So I’m taking him to work this morning over by the airport and driving back.
The couple called and asked me to take them to the pharmacy, the bank, the hair cutting place, and the grocery store. I figure that will take around 4 hours total. And probably too much time on my foot getting them in and out of their van. But I know they need help and they are good to me so I want to do this for them. Plus, you know, money is good when you have bills to pay!
Then I have to go see Forgetful! I guess I’ll go there for dinner. She likes me to eat with her there but it’s not good food, not to me. I’ll have to grab something while I’m at the store with the couple to take with me. I found a soda machine at the retirement home she’s at. And yes, I know I need to drink my water and I will, all day, promise! After working on a day like this, I like to sit down and have a coke and dinner.
The other night I ate with her there. I asked for 2 ounce of grilled chicken with 1 ounce of shredded cheese. I got 3 big overly cooked, dried out chicken breasts with about 3 grams of cheese cooked on top of each of them! Seriously??? So I took the cheese off 2 of the pieces of chicken and proceeded to cut (try to) and eat one of the pieces. My tummy didn’t even like them as I came home and promptly threw it all back up. Too dry maybe? I heard it is frozen chicken that they take out and throw on a grill, frozen. Really??? You don’t thaw it out first??? No wonder my tummy couldn’t handle it! Geez!
Back when I lived on my own in my condo, Christmas decorations came down the day after Christmas. My mother on the other hand doesn’t like to take them down until March. That doesn’t work for me. I asked her yesterday about taking down the tree. She starts complaining that she has to wait for her friend to come over to help her clean out her attic before she can do that. 🙄 Just do it, please! It’s a 7 foot tree and it takes up so much space in addition to all of my mothers other crap everywhere. She’s having a friend come redo her attic for her because she doesn’t want me throwing anything away. 😂 I think she has figured me out. I am more of a minimalist and she’s more of a packrat. It’s hard to live like this for me!
I went to see Cranky yesterday since her son was here visiting. His twins are almost a year old and I thought I was going to see them. NOPE! He said they were napping and he was the one that had told me what time to come. What does that say to me? That he wanted me to come at that particular time so I wouldn’t get to see them. I could be wrong, it’s a feeling. Whatever. I’ve known this man since I was young and that made me feel like I was the help and not a friend. I’ve had this feeling with him before so I shouldn’t be surprised. It just hurt my feelings a bit.
My child spent the night at the neighbors again too. I was in bed by 9 and asleep by 11. His last present of a new hoodie finally came yesterday so I walked down to the neighbors house to give it to him since it’s in the 40’s and he went over there in a short sleeved shirt and no jacket! He immediately put it on and said cool and no thank you. He knew it was coming because I was mad at Hot Topic for making it late when I paid for expedited shipping to be here before Christmas and told him that it would be a late gift. So I ended up doing pretty well considering that I didn’t do much on my feet for exercise.
My dog just woke up and is now looking at me like, is it time to go out for a walk Mommy? I guess I have to get out of bed and take her. Y’all have a great day!