Nothing much has happened that I haven't written about, and I should know that things never stay the same for long.
I had an appointment with the eye surgeon this morning and felt I had to keep it as I had cancelled one about a month ago because I didn't want to leave Rocky alone. So Donald took me to the appointment and I crated Rocky with a lot of toys and treats and hoped he would settle down.
I came home to a note taped to my side door from my neighbor, who told me my dog had barked the entire time I was gone. I feel really bad about it and a little miffed at the same time. I know her boyfriend (who owns the house) doesn't like dogs, although when Rocky was a small puppy he told me if I couldn't deal with the dog that he would take it off my hands. I would never give a dog to him because I believe he has a horrible temper.
I was talking to another neighbor who told me that the guy threatened someone at the dog park because their dog barked excessively. I think some of the dogs do bark more than I like, but I would never complain to anyone and to threaten them would be out of the question. (I'm sure I complained a lot to the readers of this blog, and I'm grateful for you being there and giving me an outlet to comment on the situation.)
So now I need to check out my calendar for the next three months and cancel anything that requires me to leave the dog. I don't know if Rocky's anxiety will ease up or not, but if I never leave him he will never become able to be alone.
The eye surgeon said that my eyes look good, but my close up vision is worse as far as I can tell as I have to hold anything in print right up in front of my eyes. I can just forget about reading a list of ingredients on any package :-)
I'm struggling to get used to my phone but I have to learn. I don't like it at all and I think it might have something to do with the fact that I don't need all the extras - I've never been one to make a lot of phone calls because my hearing isn't what it used to be. As far as messaging goes, it's much easier to use the system on my computer, although I can only send them to my kids who have apple iPhones. Donald has helped me tremendously in choosing the settings I want, and also to get rid of apps I will never use in this lifetime! My daughter uses her phone for everything in her life, while I would never do that even if I was younger as I much prefer a computer.
I should start packing things up for my move, but don't know where to start! I think today's situation has helped me clear my mind as this past weekend I was seriously thinking about staying where I am and buying a used car so that i could take myself where I need to go instead of having to rely on family. I might as well forget about staying here!
Hope your days are going better than mine, although I think it's normal to have good days and not-so-good days, and we just have to roll with the punches!
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