Time for a new Porch. I'll be back. Be sure to catch up on Sun's post at the end of #1108. The title of this pic is, Winter Wonderland. I love it as long as I don't have to shovel it.
My friend and her daughter made it over from Miami and were resting yesterday afternoon. I don't know whether they will need anything but Claudia and I are at the ready. I got the FJ question last night, two in a row. Woo Hoo! There was virtual chocolate all around. I found out that my friend had stopped being active this last year and it made me realize I need to get off my duff and move. AACCKK!! I don't wanna do it! The medical experts say that being inactive is as bad for health as smoking.
My Vanicream was delivered last evening. It's so great to be able to track the delivery guy on the computer. As soon as he scanned the package just before mine, a dot appeared on the map on my computer screen. I was alerted that my delivery was next. Sho 'nuff, he pulled up out front in a couple of minutes. Very cool. Also, Alexa notified me that it was here. All I have to do is say, "Alexa, where's my stuff." I'm saving on electricity because I can turn off that lamp when I'm not using it. I used to leave it on because it was so hard to get to. This heavy cream seems to be the only thing that helps my super dry skin. It's expensive but it goes farther because I put it on after my bath or shower to trap the moisture. I save $5 a jar by buying it from Amazon versus the local pharmacy.
Barry, I've been meaning to ask about the bushy squirrel's tail. Can you just keep it or does it have to have something done to preserve it? If not, will it decay or will the hair fall off? I am intrigued by the whole thing. I love SV's bushy tail and chase him around telling him to give it to me. Don't think I could keep it when he's gone though; it would make me too sad. In the meantime, I cuddle him and stroke his tail every day. There is something so wonderful and comforting about just feeling his soft warm fur. He loves it too.
Sun, I'm so sorry that you are in such pain. Do you think it's related to stress over the chemo? I do know that United HealthCare often drops the ball but they seem to be a bit better than the old days. On the other hand, doctors' offices often make errors or omissions which hold things up. In any case, it's the patients who pay with stress over dealing with it all. Back when my FMS was worse, my pain was at a seven almost every day. I lived on pain killers. These days, it seems to be local pain such as the hip pain I'm dealing with. Also, my arms and shoulders are painful. It's hard to hold my arms up to dry my hair. I'm glad you are getting the chemo, Dear One, even though I know it's not something you want. Sending prayers your way. Asking Saint Peregrin to watch over you.
Today, I'll make my donation to St. Jude's Hospital and ask for help with all my dear friends and family who are ill. I always joke that I bribe him to help but he's a great saint and a lot of my prayers get answered. Also, the work they do at that hospital is wonderful. They not only treat sick kids who have cancer but they also participate in research to help cure cancer.
Guess I'll get going. Still watching the morning news shows under a fuzzy blankie, wearing my soft fuzzy robe. It's only 46 degrees out now and a high of only 66 is expected. Brrrr! Joe will turn on his heat for sure. I just bundle up. Hope everydobby else is warm and happy.