The weekend has been pretty busy for me, especially since Ara is here for a week. Her mom threw a fantastic 30th birthday party for her and I've never seen such gorgeous decorations, mostly with a "30" theme. Of course Donald made a prize-winning cake!
Yesterday Jeannie and the 3 girls came over and stayed for the day, just "hanging out". Yesterday we worked the Sunday NYT puzzle together which is always so much fun. At one point Auti asked me "How do you know so many words?" I told her that when she is my age she will probably know many more words than I do now. She and I are both voracious readers, and that does seem to help increase one's vocabulary.
I'm pretty tired out today and haven't done very much so far. If I didn't have the dog I would have gone back to bed for the day, although Rocky and I have both snoozed on the couch for a while.
I have a renewed eagerness to see my garden thrive. I mentioned that all the seeds I planted in two big starter trays have not resulted in one single tiny leaf popping up. Last night the puppy from next door, my niece's puppy, came over to play. It didn't take but a few minutes for me to send him back. He has the unbounded energy of a 5-6 month old puppy, and I noticed even Rocky trying to correct him a couple of times to keep him from getting into trouble. He turned over one of my seed starter trays (about 75 little sections were planted) and I had dirt all over the deck; then the little monster tried to chew the starter tray and I've had to throw it out. But the seeds I planted in the garden are coming up, and as I started out to say, I can actually see rows of little plants. I was almost despondent when I planted them, and didn't even bother to write down what was planted where. It should be a fun guessing game as they grow.
I see the oncologist tomorrow and was looking over the results of the blood tests done a few days ago. Everything looks excellent except I'm low on sodium. I don't know why that is because I've never given up salt although I'm conscious to taste as I salt so as to not use too much. Maybe sodium levels don't have anything to do with how much salt is in the food. I still can't understand why I am so exhausted all the time.
Have a good week, everyone.
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