Monday, July 3, 2017

Denny, Mel's & Walmart

It's been a busy but fun few days. Saturday we pretty much took it easy. Early Sunday morning we went out to Denny's. This time we went to a different Denny's and it was much better. The other one had shittier service and there tended to be some homeless people hanging out there. At this one we got prompt service free of the homeless folks.

I had two eggs, steak fries, and a steak that was practically as big as I am. We were both tired after because we're not used to consuming so many calories at once. He's been dieting and I don't normally eat that much anyway. But I really packed it in as much as I could and the meal sustained me for the rest of the day since it was just so much food. It was also high in protein and that makes you feel fuller longer.

I was also tired because the night before I had trouble sleeping and decided to give the clonidine of fourth try. This time it didn't cause me to sleep shitty, but just like the last few times, I had next-day drowsiness. The stuff is definitely not for me.

Last night, however, I did sleep shitty. A few hours later I took a lorazepam to get into a deeper sleep. I will definitely need to think of something to replace that because I really should only be using it for anxiety. I'll probably either go with melatonin or Benadryl when I'm really having a problem sleeping.

As for an anxiety update... I haven't had anything serious this month yet. It's weird because it's like it went by the calendar. It turned itself on his soon as June started, and turned itself off when it ended. Like it wanted to pick on my favorite month of the year, and yes, most of June was bad. I'd like to think we finally have that under control, but I don't want to jump the gun, as always. For now, I'm just going to be glad I'm feeling better and enjoy it for however long it lasts.

I'm also enjoying the peace while it lasts because we noticed that a few of the streets in the park, including the one that runs in back of the house, have bright orange markings on it along with some bright orange flags, suggesting they're going to do a major project (water pipes?) that I'm sure will drive me batshit crazy and make me wish we were living in my sister's park. This, or something close enough, may be happening sooner than we thought, but that's another thing I don't want to jinx right now. So I'll keep that to myself for a while.

Tomorrow’s the parade, but I don’t care. I’ll be up and they don’t go directly by our house anyway. Maybe we’ll run out and watch it and wave to everyone going by in their little golf carts, bikes, wheelchairs, cars, etc.

He had to grab something on Amazon so I grabbed a few more of those solar toys that are great for windowsills. I got a couple of hula dancers, plus a butterfly that flutters about a pink flower. Right now my pink and purple flowers are dancing away.

We went to Walmart after we went to Denny's yesterday to get the proper bombs. We also went out to eat today, too. We haven't eaten out twice in a row in years, so I didn't feel bad about it. In fact, we rarely eat out. We were supposed to bomb yesterday morning while we were at Denny's, but he accidentally got bombs when ordering groceries online that require you to be out for four hours. We prefer two hours, since there's only so much eating and shopping we can do. The four-hour bombs can take care of the storeroom, so they'll still get used.

This morning we went to Mel's diner and it wasn't as good, though my fried shrimp, chicken strips, and French fries were still good. It was chilly in there and they blast music which is kind of annoying. I still gave them 4 stars on Yelp. It seems so many restaurants and stores love to blast music, though the Denny's we went to was much quieter.

So back to Walmart we went since we weren’t going to be at Mel's for two hours. I got a really nice tankini baiting suit in royal blue. I love the lacy skirt on the bottoms. It’s nothing I’d be caught dead in in my 20s, but I’m also not 100 pounds anymore either. I like the way it looks and it’s definitely comfy. Some tastes do change with age.

Then I got really stupid and got some light blue lipstick. I loved the "diamond" case and wanted to try something different. OMG, does it look bad on me! It makes me look sick. I thought I was done doing stupid shit like this, LOL.

I also got press-on nails with colored stripes for little girls because my nails are so small. Kathleen can check them out in September. :-)

When we got back I waited outside while Tom went to open doors and windows to air the place out. Then we opened the door to the "bomb shelter" the rats were in, which is actually the storeroom.

Before the rats and I entered the house, Tom burned the second of three sage sticks, hoping to further cleanse any negative energy that may still be lurking in the house, even if I’m not sure I believe in that sort of thing. Definitely feeling better, though, between the spell, the sage, and the weekly medication skips. My T4 was always normal, but it really is best that 1.1 and no higher just like my TSH is best at 10. Any lower and the anxiety, diarrhea, and the other symptoms torment the shit out of me.

Said hello to Jon and Carolyn when I was out dumping the recyclables. They're doing some landscaping. They said to let them know if we need help with anything or if they're too noisy. LOL, they're not noisy at all. I didn't even know they were out there.

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