I slept late this morning (late for me), and ended up back at Jeannie's house for leftovers. I think Steve & Meg are bringing the baby to see her since she can't get around (still wearing the cast on her foot), and I may buy a surgical mask and drive over so I can see the baby as well. It would make me feel better and I'm sure the parents would feel safer as well.
After a big plate of leftovers and several hours visiting, I came home and took a long nap. I think I'll try to go to sleep earlier tonight so I can wake up at my normal time tomorrow. I also would like to go to the gym, as I did this morning, and get back in the habit of walking every day.
I'm trying to sketch at least a little bit most every day but today just got away from me.
If anyone has a suggestion for what I can eat or drink to get some calories in me when I can't chew I'd sure appreciate hearing it. I CANNOT abide yogurt! So that's out. I'm probably going to end up making puddings, but they have more sugar than I would prefer. Also my protein shakes and ice cream are on the menu. I have gotten so lazy I never mash potatoes any more - just cube and boil them, and top them with cheddar. I never peel them but I think I will have to at least right after surgery, and then they would be easy enough to mash. I should get my juicer out and talk Ara into making it for me. I don't do much juicing these days because the price of vegetables (organic) seem to have gone through the roof, at least in the quantities needed for extracting the juice.
This is going to be a helluva way for me to go through December and the holidays, but I want to get it over with before I get much worse. Six months ago I felt great and had energy to do things I wanted to do, and I wonder if I'll ever get it back.
On cold days like today I am so grateful to have found the Puma sweat pants. They are so warm and comfortable compared to any I've had in years, and are worth every bit of the cost.
If I get any energy at all back I'm going to have to straighten my house, if I don't do a full cleaning job. Everywhere I look I have sketch books and pencils, tubs of paints and supplies, and you name it. At least I know where everything is but when I straighten it all up and put things away I won't remember where anything is!
It looks like three days of rain coming up and even lower temperatures. When I cross the American River I can't see that there is any more water in it than usual. Someone was out there on a raft when I crossed today, and that has to be cold so close to the water!
I'm rambling on and on so I'll just say goodnight and wish everyone a great weekend.
A Journey of Self Discovery - Day 2
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