My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Out Of Sorts Tuesday

It's been an unusual Tuesday for me... I am still really kinked up in my back from doing too much on Saturday. Potty training with a girl who only wants to use the upstairs bathroom which means hauling butt up the stairs while carrying her... I am going to have to just let her climb the stairs herself instead of trying to tote her because it has me really struggling since then. Austin was supposed to work today but his boss wants him on antibiotics a bit longer since he works with food. Staph infection is pretty serious and highly contagious. I think he's doing a good deal better, he certainly feels better and isn't as exhausted as he has been. So we didn't have baby girl today, even though I miss her so much. If it was physically possible, I'd have her with me all the time because I enjoy her company. It's the same for her and Oliver... they're just really cool kids. I think every age is my favorite age with them and then they get a little older and I enjoy that next age even more!

I spent a good bit of time on the phone with the bank today. Somebody has been making charges against my account through iTunes. I don't have enough to share... so I had to file fraud charges and cancel my bank card... which is terribly inconvenient. Fortunately Austin was home and could run cash a check for me so I have a little money over the holiday. It still really stinks. The customer service person from the bank was kind and helpful and I always appreciate that. Any time you have to deal with someone over the phone about money it's a stressful situation, at least to me. I appreciate when the person on the other end of the phone is friendly. It makes a difference. Her name was Jewel and she really was one.

While working on my today I found that I am distantly related to Calvin Coolidge and James Garfield (Presidents of the U.S). On the same line there is a connection to the Bush's. I already knew there were connections to Grover Cleveland and the Roosevelts. These are all cousins, not direct ancestors but I still think it's fun to find those relationships. I've been told that we're all cousins, one way or another. I'm not sure if that's literal or figurative but, regardless, there's a lot of Presidential overlap in my ancestry. No word on Trump yet but I'll be sure to let you know.

I've been resting and watching tv all day. It has felt like the longest day ever! I'm so ready for my "weekend"... and glad that Marvin is off tomorrow night. I don't care if we sleep for the entire 48 hours... I probably said that yesterday too. I really don't mind what we do, I just enjoy hanging out with him. I'm always glad to see him and I'm always glad to go home and I think that's a pretty good place to be in life. Be content wherever you are. He's good company and he makes me laugh and I think that's about the best thing someone can do for you. I don't take it for granted. I spent a lot of years having to entertain myself... and I'm ok with that, I can do it, but it's nice to have someone to share things with. Date nights are fun!

Cosy's mommy got a new car yesterday. She's still nervous to drive to my house, as she had her wreck on the way home from here. It's not a really busy route, honestly. She just had the misfortune of coming past when someone was driving too fast and in her blind spot, I guess. She's lucky she wasn't hurt worse than she was. Poor Cosy, though, she's got a mom who is recovering from an accident and a dad who's fighting this staph infection and a Nana who is just in too much pain to be of much good to her at the moment. My blood pressure was high again this morning - back up to 157/103. I have been so careful with what I'm eating and drinking so much that I'm in the bathroom every twenty minutes. Didn't I say I was going to call the doctor last week? Then I dealt with the drama on getting my meds refilled and that took all my attention. I'll definitely have to give them a call this week.

Anyways... so I guess that's about it for the day. Is there anything  you would like for me to blog about? Anything I can clarify for you or share my opinions on? I'm trying to be consistent with the blog but sometimes there's just not much to talk about here. Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July! Thanks for stopping by!