I'm so glad that my husband has also been able to have some good quality time with my father who arrived on the 16th which was on Saturday. Well, during most of the stay, I had still having been those spells where I get tons of energy in order to get things done around the house (can't handle very long of trips away from the house = because of my extreme bowel issues); we did get to take bike rides everyday except for Monday because of some really heavy rain that lasted for most of the day and week; but just skipping one day out of 4 isn't so bad and we made it up by going on 2 rides on one of the days (forgot which day; must have been Tuesday).
The nice nurse had arrived on Tuesday and she did talk with me further about wanting to get on Transitions which is I guess sponsored by Hospice of the Valley; I'm mostly just interested in getting some Alternative Health suggestions and services such as Raiki Healing Art and regular massage. Many voluteers work here and it would be cool to volunteer as well with Blue Belle. I could help them as they help me; I could help Kaiser as they have helped me. What comes around goes around and I pray that this voluteer work will help me get strong and that perhaps good kharma will pursue and somehow a miracle could happen to me? Could this be possible; well we shall see. I am also getting signed releases for patients who wish to get their photos taken with Blue Belle and used on my blog. Of course all links would link to the Palo Alto VA Hospital or what ever hospital is offering dog therapy. This will be fun and it will great to have that feeling of helping someone else as so many have been helping me lately.
When we went to pick him up; Miss Blue Belle climbed up into the middle console of the Escape and then into his lap to give him kisses and looked gazingly into his eyes as if to say "I sure missed you Grandpa!" She sure did remember him and it was amazing to all of us at what she did.
Now when my dad had arrived; my honey had 4 free tickets to go see the Sharks play Edmonton (they were nose bleed seats and he just got them just the night before late, late maybe midnightish); we started to go to the game but I started feeling very sick as if I were going to puke and poo at the same time. My intestines are not feeling so great lately.
We stopped at Henry's High Life which is the lowest point in San Jose and usually gets lots of flooding, but it is also one of the oldest buildings in San Jose. Since the bartender had given my honey plenty of tickets in the past; he did the same and gave those tickets to a family who would surely enjoy the game and they bought him a beer for that sweet gesture. What comes around goes around!)
My dad had been taking Miss Blue Belle out for a walk every morning at 8:30am (that he was here) and she had come to love it and has even come to expect it. She still has her hopes up that her Grandpa will be there at 8:30 am to take her on her morning walk. Her first morning with out Grandpa was a hard one and the evening with out him was hardest on her because she kept expecting Grandpa to just come right in through the front door only it never happened all day long!(; so Grandpa if you are listening she would very much like to Skype soon with you or for you to move out here so she can see her Grandpa everyday!. She is such a patient girl and will wait as long as it takes for us to wake up in order for us to take her out but with Grandpa here; she was in absolute heaven. She could bring him any one of her toys and he would gladly play tug-o-war with her or toss it for her to go fetch. Her grandpa was great to her and she misses and so do we! We had a nice visit with him and now we are looking forward to my mom and her sister coming to visit with us on February 8th.
I still love rain even though the rain has hampered us being able to have much fun outside; although; I will still go out and have fun in it despite getting wet (my honey doesn't want me getting sick out in it); well that's exactly what happened to him when he went out for Philly Cheesesteaks with my dad. A waitress that was waiting on him was sniffling, sneezing and coughing on him and the next morning my honey awoke to the equivalency of swallowing chopped light bulbs.
That is why it is so important for employees to stay home when they are infectious with a cold; especially food service employees! But unfortunately; the law doesn't cover them for sick days and the rest of the public has to suffer because they must come to work or they can't pay their bills. My poor honey! I almost don't like going out to eat this time of season and would rather make home cooked meals for my honey. I wonder if Grocery Workers are giving their employees sick days too? It's very important for workers to recieve paid sick leave. My company was very generous as many companies are unfortunately not. You have to be thankful for what you do have. I would pay extra taxes just so that these people for whom I have contact with would be able to stay home and not get my loves ones sick who is taking care of me. Well now I am feeling a little sick. He then gives me the sickness. We tried with washing our hands and he is so good with doing that.
I have also been trying to call the PA VA Hospital (left several messages to volunteer services) to see about having Blue Belle and me volunteer; but with all this rain it had made it impossible for us to drive down there and with my intestines going crazy we were barely able to squeeze any outside trips; my honey promises to help me get over there to get signed up and tested (TB test) and for Kaiser Hospital. It is my dream to be able to help others with my gorgeous soft pretty dog. There is something to be said over petting and loving on such a soft beautiful and cute dog! I know she wants to help too; because even out in public; she feels everyone could use a little doggie therapy.
I always remember that laughter is always the best medicine. I don't always enjoy such serious, violent, or scary stressful movies and for the last week or so haven't seen anything all that great to remember. I did get to see Julie & Julia which was good (Amy Adams character is a bit winy & a bit annoying but Meryl Streep never ceases to amaze me even seeing her as a crack addicted mother trying to sell drugs in order to support her two sons after her husband passes away. I can't for the life of me figure out the name of that film; it's listed NO where and I have seen it before. It was so heartbreaking to see even parts of that movie (just couldn't stand to watch it not that she wasn't doing such a fantastic convincing job). So I had to check my email and quickly got immerced into some great jokes and videos which made me laugh. I need that more often than none! Sometimes just checking my email is amusing enough for great jokes that can make you laugh hard so I had to share this one with all of you; it's kinda dumb but funny enough:
Nag, Nag, Nag
An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed. As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, 'What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it'. And on and on and on.......
Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.
While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.
Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go up stairs and give him the good news.
As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.
He whirled around and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP?!
Hope all is well for all of you and sorry to some of you for being a flake at phone calls; just busy enjoying my time with my honey as he takes such good care of me. We have lots to do in order to prepare for the unknown. None of us know when that time will be and I know my doctors and nurses don't either. Miracles happens and what about the power of the mind and Good Kharma?Peace and Love to All!