Stormy Afternoon, Sangrita, Findlay’s Emergency Surgery, and a Maisy Dream

Thankfully the storms were not too bad. However, this little monster outside the window did NOT make me brave. I waited til it had time to pass and go on before I left. There was not enough “sheer” in the atmosphere for a full development of a tornado. It wanted to, but the ingredients were not there to finish it off – thank goodness. I drove home from work in a mostly dry situation but as I neared Mount Juliet the gully washers came upon me from the next rain pocket. I knew I probably wouldn’t have enough time to get home but I was ready to be home. I knew at least on that end I’d have places to stop if I got bad. Not so much on the highway b/w here and there. It was raining so hard it was hard to see if I was going into the garage correctly. Don’t worry, I was going slow and made sure. I had to turn the windshield wipers off to keep from throwing water all over everything on the sides of the garage as I pulled in, lol. Wow.

George made us a “Sangrita” of sorts with tequila, margarita mix (one with the least amount of sugar I could find), and sangria. It was really good. I teased him that there was no salt on the rim of my glass. lol. That always makes it extra special. But we can get that in the restaurant. George’s meal he fixed was out of this world. Better than any Mexican restaurant. He cooked some kind of beef roast and made slices of it and wrapped it in tortilla and had a sauce in there with it, and we had black beans and a tamale. No pics as we snarfed it down so fast and jumped into our video as we ate. It was so good. The best part – no crowds!

I think we are on Season Two of Downton Abbey. Trying to get through as many seasons as we can before Netflix yanks it. We’ve even been watching it over Ozark. But Ozark is not being yanked yet – as it’s a new season.

Well, I wanted to pop in and do a quick blog post. Now I’m headed over to work on the videos. It’s been so many days since I’ve worked on it that it is hard to dive into it. But I’m gonna do it. Sometimes I wonder what’s the point, then I remember “because I enjoy it, that’s why”. It’s just that sometimes selecting which thing to do in the short time we have is hard- something fun, something responsible?

These days of April and May I have been so tired. And need more rest and down time. I want another PTO day for myself but I don’t think I can have one right now. We have Memorial Day and I think I’m going to claim that as a Self-Help Mental Health Day.

I was able to vacuum and iron and get laundry done after work this week. And the last two nights were a little more relaxing. Wednesday night I worked on the puzzle I’d wanted to do at Christmas, lol. (Yes, I’m about 6 months behind in my to do lists, videos, and in life itself). And then last night I talked to Mom for a bit.

Pray for this little girl. Katy’s dog Findlay had emergency surgery after being sick for 3 or 4 days and not getting better. I got word last night as I went to bed that she had gotten through the surgery fine and was recovering and could be picked up today. She had a blockage in her tummy.

This girl below, my little Maisy, came to see me in a dream last night. She was there by my side, her little warm body with it’s black and white spots. I could hardly believe my eyes. I held her, and could not believe she was there. Yet she was. It was a brief moment and then the dream ended for whatever reason. But back in her body she was still not feeling good and something was wrong with her foot. Just as we were inspecting her the dream was gone. But I was so happy in the dream for those brief moments to be able to see her again. I miss her so so much.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone. May you have fun, get things done, and enjoy it. Hoping the same for me on my end. Today I work til 2 p.m. and take Mom to the primary care doc to be able to continue thyroid meds. Mom has the doctor under scrutiny to see if he will give her the proper attention (last time they didn’t take her temp nor listen to her heart or take BP, which was quite odd, but their computers were down). Her insurance is so limited and she sees him so little, I’d say she probably should just stick with it for now. There are not a lot of choices in docs close by. Best leave as is. But it’s her decision as long as it’s within driving range. If she wants to change she can find a new one she wants and I’ll make the appointment when she finds one.

Ok off to the videos. Not much time left now. lol. Time…what a concept, a luxury, a piece of gold, a priceless piece of a concept. Life moves way too fast for me now. I cannot keep up anymore. I’m fizzling out. Quickly. Muscles and brain capacity also are dwindling. But I keep pushing through. Going to have to work on the self care pieces, eating less, eating better, rearranging the supplements, walking more before I can’t any longer. I might have used “Icy Hot” several days this week to push through.

Enough on that. I’m really gone this time and will check in probably on Sunday. I’ll get started on laundry in the morning and sleep as late as I can before my Mother’s Day outing.

8 responses to “Stormy Afternoon, Sangrita, Findlay’s Emergency Surgery, and a Maisy Dream”

  1. Oh Sonya, you do push yourself so much, I worry about you I really do. Just wish I lived nearer you then I could help make your days less hectic by doing bits and pieces …but I ain’t so I just ask God to take care of you. Hope you have a successful visit to the Doc with Mum and she gets the attention she thinks she needs….Hope you have a lovely weekend. Not much on our agenda…yet…..but I never know what might happen. Weather looks as if it’s going to be a bit warmer which suits me. I just wish the cold wind would change direction, Also we desperately need rain but no sign of that on the forecast……take care and enjoy whatever comes your way. God Bless

    • Sybil, yeah I’m always tired by end of week. Need sleep lol! Pushing thru. Need to figure out how to feel better! Seriously thinking I may have to reshuffle schedule to include exercise before I just can’t walk period! Have to reshuffle the supplement intake or something. My muscles are screaming at me.

  2. That poor little dog. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I know you miss your little Maisy. I hope you can get another little dog like her. She was so cute and dainty.
    I hope you get some rest this weekend. You have to be exhausted. I worry about you with all you have to keep up with.
    We may have storms today. I woke at 5 am to the sound of deep rumbling thunder. The kind that shook the Earth. So much happening in our world today. I hope we don’t have tornadoes. I have never seen such crazy weather.
    I am still here though by the grace of God. And so are you. Take care of yourself.
    Hang in there.

    • Yes I’m praying nearly every day for a dog to live that will love me back. We don’t even have time to look right now. But maybe soon. God provides and will lead us in proper timing. You take care too. I’m going to have to start walking! Maybe it’ll give me more energy- they say it will.

      • I hope Findlay will be ok. 🙏
        I like your sangria/tequila mix. I have both on hand. I will try that.
        I hate driving in the rain. Hate it!!
        Does your mom have medicare?
        I hope you sneak some downtime in just for you. 😎
        Oh yeah…let’s go for a walk 🚶‍♀️ 🚶‍♀️

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