Last night around 7pm, I took a power walk around my neighborhood for 10 minutes. I wanted to see if I could do it. I did quite well, other than wheezing which I have never done before. I didn\’t feel like I was going to pass out or anything. I am feeling so hopeful to the point that I want to cancel my appointment. I won\’t – because it does need to be checked out but that\’s just how good I am feeling. I still cough but now, it\’s only if I laugh hard, or talk too much. That group I joined has been so positive and helpful.
I talked to my sister-in-law this morning. My brother is going back into the hospital to stabilize and coordinate all his drugs so that he can sleep at night. He\’s up at night, cooking and baking while my sister-in-law tries to sleep. One morning he left the burners on. I was able to talk to him and he remembered me. I don\’t know how long that will last. This dementia is progressing fast.
Today is a beautiful day with mild temperatures in the 70\’s. (22 Celsius) I\’m trying daily to get out and take 3 short walks instead of one big butt-kicker like I used to. Just move that body – I\’ve become a couch potato during these covid times. Well, that\’s the goal – weather permitting. The gym is closed and I\’m thinking of just canceling it.
This is Laydee. My \”Honey\”. When I want her to do something, I call her \”Honey\” in baby talk and she gets all silly on me – it\’s so cute. She can\’t resist me when I call her, \”Honey.\”
She is crate trained and has always slept in a crate in our room with special nights, sleeping with us. Like if it is stormy or windy. She gets spooked. Then I started snoring, something I have never done before. My husband noticed on the nights, we let Laydee sleep with us, I didn\’t snore. So, she is now sleeping on top of our bed and I\’m not snoring. I do sleep better with her by my side. She\’s very cuddly. I am so happy I have a husband who doesn\’t mind sleeping with a cat and a dog. I made sure of that when we met 22 years ago. They don\’t sleep under the sheets, just on top. Plus if anyone broke in, and she\’s in a crate, how good is that? She sleeps in the sentry position most of the time.
During this pandemic, if we didn\’t have our dog and our cat, Susie – it wouldn\’t have been very much fun. We\’ve loved spoiling them even more than they already are. I especially love bigger dogs. When you get hugged by a big dog, it is HEAVEN! I don\’t believe Laydee is all that big. She\’s about 75 lbs. She\’s put on a little covid-weight too.
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