03.04.21 Six months and this week’s fun

I didn’t think it would hit me so hard when I realized earlier this week that Roy died six months ago today. But it did. It is really hard to accept that he isn’t coming back.  Our favorite time of year was spring when we would spend most of the day outside working in the yard. I miss doing that with him. I think about the moment that Roy died sitting on the sofa in our living room. I wish I had been there with him as he died but that’s not the way God chose for it to happen.

I’ve been reading through our blog beginning back in September 2012 and going forward until the current time. We had so many wonderful life-changing adventures in our travels. I am so thankful that God made it possible for us to do that for so many years. I believe those years were our very happiest, stress-free times as a couple. Reliving those experiences through reading those blog posts makes me smile and cry. We had no restraints other than money!), lived in a wonderful motorhome, saw all of our amazing country that we could, and were happy and smiling most all the time.

I am thankful for that!

I am sitting here with 25 electrodes and lots of goopy stuff on my head wrapped in what looks like the mesh thing that sometimes is on pears when you buy them in the grocery and then a blue bandana covering it all.  The electrodes are attached to wires leading to a thing that is recording the information the electrodes are gathering of what’s going on in my brainwaves. It’s called a 72-hour ambulatory EEG. I go back on Thursday to have all that removed. They will process the information they are collecting and send it to Dr. Zapata, the neurologist.

After the visit to the hospital to get all cute with that on I went to my diabetes doctor, Dr. Corey Majors. All month, since I saw him last, I have been taking my blood sugar four times a day and writing it down on a glucose log that I brought to him. I had to do that so that Medicare will pay for a Dexcom G6 CGM System. I don’t know that much about this system now but when I get it I’ll share what I learn.  Since I was a good girl the system is ordered and we’ll see how it goes with insurance. The one thing I know is that it checks my blood sugar every 5 minutes and I never have to do that myself again!

Chip pressure washed the concrete and patio structure in the back. It looks so much better. I decoupaged a small trash can for the patio and I like how it came out.

He also brought home a small refrigerator/freezer that he used at work. It will be wonderful to have when we have family and friends over and don’t want to go in and out of the house to that refrigerator.

We sold the tall heater that we were using outside and hope to sell the coffee table also. We’ll buy a fire pit for the patio when we find the right one.

All of the plants on the baker’s rack have been redone and look great!  The flower gardens in the front yard are shaping up nicely with old flowers blooming and new flowers added!

This year’s vegetable garden fits into a large tub I purchased. One red beefsteak tomato bush and a few cucumber vines!

I created some extra fancy ladybug rocks.  Here’s two of them!

For the second time, we ordered groceries online at Walmart. So easy and the pick-up was again very quick and painless! The fun that Roy and I use to have while grocery shopping just isn’t there anymore so online shopping may happen more now.

Today is Thursday. We are going to the hospital to have the EEG equipment, electrodes, and wires removed. Can’t wait to wash and scrub my hair clean!

I hope ya’ll have a great Thursday!




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