ib_ratstruck (ib_ratstruck) wrote,

Too long!

It's really been over a year? Good gosh! Don't know who is still around here, but I hope you had a great Christmas and that the New Year is so far treating you right.
I came here because I have had a couple dreams with Nick Lea in it. The first was a few weeks ago and my brain is so fried I can't remember if he was Krycek in it! The second was this morning. Mom called me in the middle of it. It was memorable only because Krycek and Scully were fighting, physically, and every time Krycek would try to get in a punch, or grab her, whatever, she'd sock him one! Weird. Wish I knew how that turned out.
Nothing new in my neck of the woods. Still taking care of mom. Getting harder and harder. Still have no help. Sometimes takes two tries to lift her for transfers. PT says a lift would not be able to be used in our house unless we put moms bed in the living room, because the hall is too narrow and it wouldn't be able to make the turn. The living room is really, really small. So I guess I'm still stuck. There is a smaller lift out there which is super expensive compared to Hoyer lifts, but no way we could swing that. She had a valvuloplasty to temporarily improve her heart function. But she had to be immobile for so long during recovery it exacerbated her arthritis in her neck, and she was unable to participate in PT for several weeks. She lost every bit of strength she'd gained. She's supposed to be getting stronger so she can have a TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement). She's currently considered too fragile.
I'm exhausted. Never get more than 2 hours of sleep at night anymore, so spend all my waking hours trying to sleep. Usually unsuccessfully. I don't work with the public at work, but have actually been stopped by customer while heading to/from bathroom break asking what are they making me do in that kitchen to make me so exhausted. My eyes are so red from fatigue. But I will keep on until I can't do it anymore.
Cats are good. They adore both of us and come join us for diaper changing sessions. They are also excellent shield bug hunters. They point them out. I kill 'em! And speaking od shield bugs (also known as stink bugs), we've had them since late fall of 2013, yet this is the first year they have been 'stinking' when disturbed. pu.
What else? Not reading much. Barely one page and I fall asleep and drop book/tablet onto my face. Ouch. Watching DVDs since I don't have tv service at this end of the house. Trying DirecTV Now. Signed up for their now expired deal of their 3-tier package for $35/month. In the trial period right now. Not sure yet. Channel line up is fantastic, but have had a tidy bit of buffering. Yet at other times none at all. Plus they keep making me sign in every couple hours. Maybe that's just during the trial. Dunno. Really want to cut down on moms cable package to the bare minimum. They raised rates yet again. She can't really afford it anymore.
Rewatching the new X-Files series. Enjoying it much more than the first viewing.
Well, I guess that's all the drivel I can think of. Take care everyone! I sure do miss you all. And the old days.
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