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A Week Ending in Firsts



The past week was rather uneventful, which is ok - no mishaps - I didn't stumble or break anything :BashHead: . My Cousin Darlene stopped by with Auntie on Wednesday for a bit after Auntie's doc appt. They brought us a crock pot, waffle iron, and some other odds and ends :) . Had a good visit. Auntie hasn't been in this part of the city for a very long time - she felt as she was in a different country. With her disability and health problems, she doesn't get out or stay out often. She was having a good day so we got to see her.


The week cruised along but ended in my "firsts". Saturday morning, my niece came to pick up Kristi. Kristi spent the night at their home. They brought her home Sunday around noon. So....I spent my first 24 hours alone in the house. Not totally alone as Crystal was here but she couldn't help me if I had a problem. Only slight problem was when I was preparing my dinner. I was going to have left-over Schwan's sweet n sour chicken with rice. As there was not much chicken left, I was going to prepare some chicken strips to add. I thought no biggie....put them on the cookie sheet and pop into the oven...easy right???? Wrong!!! One-handed I could not get the stupid bag opened (brand new re-sealable bag). Instead I ate sweet n sour rice with a few veggies that were mixed in.


Other than the dinner fiasco, the time was quiet. I cruised the internet and finished reading a book - started another. Crystal did sleep with me for a bit but didn't stay the night (thankfully - have a king size bed but she HAD to be smack up against me). When Kristi returned home, Crystal let her know she was not happy that her Sissy wasn't home with her. Even conning her with treats didn't totally make up for her absence. That continued even during Steeler game, which I'm trying to forget I watched. Crystal stayed with Mommy and didn't even go to bed with Sissy. She left after I went to sleep.


In a way I benefit when Crystal is mad at Sissy...she's more affectionate with me (think to make Kristi jealous).


Now to my other "first" - my cousin Dar and her hubby, Bryan, came late yesterday afternoon and installed 2 railings leading to the basement. For the first time I saw my basement and even sat in the family room. Wow - way cool!!! Bryan also changed the lock on the basement door as there was no key for the door (that anyone knew of anyway). So now access for me is a bit more doable. The basement door can be accessed via off street parking behind the house. I can now have easier access to getting into a car. Just the possibility of being able to get out more was enlightening. You see, mainly, other than going outside on front porch to have a smoke, I'm cooped up 24/7 here in the house :rolleyes: . Good thing I like the house.


That's my week. Until next week....c-ya round :out_of_here:


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hey Donna:


your crystal does have personality of human, now i know why you call her ur other dtr. congrats on your firsts, pretty soon I will hear your first time launfry alone, way cool.




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Isn't it great to have new accomplishments - even when they are not quite what we'd hoped for. :D


Cleo sends her love to Crystal. Aren't cats great. Gotta love 'em even when they act up!

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So Happy for you the Railings are in, so you can get out more often. I think we have.. kind of a "strange" cat.. she was thrown out on the neighbors lawn, when she was little.. I'm not sure she had been fully weaned. She has been raised with dogs..lol It is Fall so now, she likes to come in and snuggle more.Sorry about the Steelers.. that was a Close game. not great.. but close.It is totally amazing how a small animal can take up soooo much room in a bed. lol

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Oh yes, small animals take big room. Snooty likes to sleep across the pillow. I hang on to the edge. Can't wait for the kingsize headboards and 2 beds like we had. LOL


I didn't know you were a puffer............shame on you. Don't you have enough problems? chew gum. LOL! If I find a good hyptnotist, (not a charletan) I'll make an appointment for you too. Don't worry, no Dr. I've asked, even shrink, knows any.........you're safe. But what about when porch gets cold?


Glad you got some goodies. Waffles are nice but I'm lazy and buy the toaster kind when on sale. Crock pot is good for winter cooking. Just won't warm house as an oven can.


Good you were able to stay alone. It's good to be separated every once in a while.


Keep up the good work.


Oh and, as long as Steelers make playoffs, that's ok. Of course being 1st and having a bye and homefield advantage is great but they will be there. :Clap-Hands:

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donna, i feel better now that the railings are in and you can go to basement safely with pretty kitty leading the way down. just be careful. i often have thought about complaining to manufacturer's about their packaging and how hard some of it is to get into for people with only 1 hand to use. so now i keep a small pair of kids scissors in my kitchen drawer. to use on things like that. you do need to try and get out more, i understand where you are coming from for i too am confined 24/7 in the house, its not good for us and its a shame family/friends don't understand that we need to get out too, its not healthy to stay cooped up all the time. i can get out onto my patio but thats about it. i'm happy your night alone was good also except for the chicken. i don't know what to say about the steelers, maybe next week is better. the cowboys are doing well though,lol

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