My Susie –
My arm is much better today. Before going to bed last night I used a Lidocaine Patch from my husband. He had these from his Doctor – 5%. OTC is 4%. I smacked it on my upper arm and I slept much better with little pain. I still can\’t sleep on my left side. Ice works too. I\’d say for me it was the first 24-36 hours is the worst.
The husband mowed part of the back yard yesterday. He was huffing and puffing – a bit out of shape but he wouldn\’t admit it. Laydee was having a blast, running up to the mower and barking; just like old times. She\’s been bored as well these past 8+ weeks. We don\’t have big lawns anymore. Too many droughts, we decided to have a smaller lawn area. Half of the front is rocks that we put in, early this year and the back is mostly patio. Just enough lawn for the dog. I noticed a big improvement in my water bill. I also noticed this past month a $48 drop-in my electricity bill. Then I realized, it was our new refrigerator, making the difference. We have an old freezer in the garage that belonged to my folks – we need to replace that with a newer one. Maybe next year.
The COVID situation at my son\’s place of work is tragic. Out of 24 residents that tested positive, 17 died. Many of them knew and loved them like Grandparents. So sad. The locals are making comments and blaming staff when they don\’t know how it got in there and it\’s just awful how people are. My son is devastated as well as his co-workers and friends. You figure they were doing something right all these months – and then late Sept, all hell broke loose. It is still a very fluid situation.
Today is cooler. The closest day we\’ve had that actually feels like a Fall Day. It\’s coming…even if it still has to go pass through a few 90 degree days…it\’s inevitable. Fall will come.