Hello Hello....this has been a much more positive week - sorta. Have concerns over my Bro's health. Last weekend he was at a Labor Day party and took a spell where he was unfocused, slurred speech, spiked sugar levels and unable to drive himself home (you're probably thinking the same thing I was). He did not go to ER but went to regularly scheduled doc appt. on Tuesday. Doc yelled at him (as I did) about not going to ER. He's to have oodles of tests done. It is possible this was caused by meds he's taking for bronchitis (at least the spiked sugar levels are a side affect). Other things are also possible, but he just shrugged and joked about my concerns.
The remainder of the week was more positive as only once did I speak to my mother. That's cos she called here and the dummy I am :Whistle: I did not check the caller id first. My darling daughter had called her from her cell phone while walking home from school (said she was bored)...mother wasn't home...returned and called back. Lucky Me!!!! Fortunately, the conversation was short as the battery in the phone was pooping out (I was lucky there :thumbs up: ). Kristi has talked to her since but has not offered for me to talk. Kristi was bugging me last evening to "call my mother" to which I responded "no thank you". Me thinks my "Drama Queen" likes to stir up the pot a wee bit.
Kristi is now officially a sophomore, instead of freshman. I had given the counselor until Wednesday morning to respond to my email. When she didn't I cslled. I promptly advised her that I am a stay-at-home medically retired Mom and can be a pest if necessary to get things resolved. Ironically, the school had just received Kristi's official transcripts from Arizona.
So, problem resolved - YEAH for Pesty Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristi is being better received at school during this past week. She's actually being acknowledged by fellow students. She is still getting adjusted to the surroundings; but...she's coming home in a better mood at least. My niece had graduated from the same school and told Kristi that it took awhile to adjust when she transferred there at the start of her sophomore year.
As for me.....well.....I've had some more movement in the bad ankle and foot - nothing functional yet...but am able to move it around when I don't have the AFO on. I'm also using bad arm (not hand though) to brace bottles as in juice and soda for first time opening. Not pretty, but slowly coming back.
I was rather dumb this past week and had a royal mess to clean up. For lunch one day I decided to heat up a can of chicken soup. The container I was using was a taller one that the whole can would fit into and there was a lid to have for the leftovers (thought it was going to be less fuss lol) As me and "pull-tab" cans sometimes have issues, I used my handy dandy one-touch can opener. It jammed and took me forever to get the can open (had broth to clean up) I had the microwave going and suddenly heard a "thud" as the container fell over. I had one royal mess of broth, chicken, and wild rice to clean up :yikes: . I still had some to eat though I don't know how. And...one-handedly, I got it cleaned up...only trace left behind was that the glass tray and track from in the microwave were still in the drain rack after being washed. I didn't get them put back in the microwave before Kristi got home from school - Busted!!! She also commented lol that the microwave still smelled a bit like chicken soup. Wonder why? :uhm: And my dear sweet child wonders why :Ask: I don't like to cook as I did prestroke. Heck, I'm an accident waiting to happen lol.
Well, today is Sunday - NFL football regular season in motion. Streelers are playing the Browns in Cleveland. Got my Steeler shirt on and my Terrible Towel is ready for swinging It's Goooooo Steelers and off I go till next week's update.