Still enjoying Outlander. Thanks for the book rec...I might have to jump in to reading them later this Fall. For now, though, I am mid-way through The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.
My kidney appointment went very well...numbers are all stable and I am holding my own it would seem. I will continue to limp along until things become too dangerous to do so, and then I will either start dialysis or head to Indianapolis. I've cleared all of the hurdles on my side...now we just need to get my sister through the process. In the meantime, though, I am learning how to be a patient patient and just following orders and being very thankful I am here to complain about it all. 😬
Stewey has been in my dreams almost every night this week. I have only had a few little meltdowns missing him, but I understand now that they will hit me in waves or at unexpected times. I wonder what he would have thought of the new place and whether or not he would have vetoed the placement of the Happy Chair. I think he would have been OK with the overall scheme, but know that he would probably miss watching his birds and squirrels and deer and racoons at the feeders. I have a collection of photos of him ready to frame...maybe it's time to get that done!
Kind of rambly today, Dearies. Sorry about that, but writing this here blog is the equivalent of a visit and cup of coffee with you, I think. My Grandma Loukos had a lady friend (named either Pearl or Opal, I can't remember), and they would chat on the phone each day and share the news. I can still see Grandma standing in the kitchen in her housecoat and slippers with her coffee cup and the phone to her ear chatting about this and that while the world went by.
OK...back to reality. The families across the courtyard are getting their days started. I can hear one mom hollering at her little ones in Mandarin and another in Spanish. It's really funny when both families meet up in the yard below to play "baseball". The moms try to coach and teach the little ones what to do with lots of hand gestures and yelling, and the kids all huddle together and giggle.
One last pool day tomorrow. It's a little cool for it today, but tomorrow promises to be almost 80. I have scoped out the fitness center here in the complex and have also looked at a beautiful place just a mile or so away that has an indoor pool for the winter. With a doctor's rec and my insurance discount, the monthly fees will be very manageable and I will be able to continue my floating, so that is a very happy thing indeed! I am also contemplating taking some yoga (!) classes at the place just downstairs!
I'm telling ya...by the time this thing is over you aren't going to recognize me!
September nails are ready. This is kind of a coppery redish brown color called "Hand Fired".