We didn’t walk this morning. I just didn’t feel like getting up and going right out. Kinda weird. and definitely not me. Oh well, it’s good to mix it up some.
I had applied for the Covid-19 LLS grant of $250. I received the Visa card and used that for groceries so that was a huge saving.
I am getting my first Instacart order today. I’m supposed to keep my phone with me so I guess I’ll turn on the ringer so I can hear if the shopper calls me. I’ll update once I get the order and let you know how it is or was. It definitely was NOT frugal and there is a tip which I hope was enough. I’m guessing they get paid to shop and gas so the tip is on top?? Anybody have an idea about the tip? I did 10%which was hefty.
Our county( Placer) is opening up certain things soon. I’m against opening anything too soon and won’t be going out to stores. I canceled my gym membership as I can’t see myself going back before next year or whenever there is a vaccine. I’m not a shopper so except for Target, Home Depot, and the store I don’t really go into stores. So I’ll keep doing curbside pickup.
I made a yummy pasta salad for dinner last night with grilled chicken, bowtie pasta, artichoke hearts, olives, and a salad mixed in. It was good. I always leave the chicken on the side so B doesn’t get it in his. Tonight is supposed to be pizza night but I’m going to use stuff from the freezer. I have one frozen pizza and maybe do some bruschetta with tomato on the side. I’m trying a different No-Knead bread recipe today. It’s the NYT one. So far I’ve done the King Arthur one and the original Jim Leahey’s. They’re all basically the same but a little variation.
The Cecil Brunners are amazing this year. They always come out for Mother’s Day.
Beeswax candles in the morning sunlight1
So we are ready to go. B signed the consent forms yesterday and admission is next Friday. That’s only one week away. After listening for 45 minutes of every terrible thing that could go wrong we signed.
He will go in at 9am admissions, have a main line put in or a pic line. At this point, it looks like a pic line since his platelets still have not gone over 50. They hover in the ’20s and then drop into the low teens and that is too low for surgery for the mainline catheter.
Then Friday is D -5 for chemo, down to Day 0 which is transplant. The chemo is supposed to be well tolerated but since I had melphalan I’m not too sure I agree with that. There are two other chemos involved as well.
So, it begins. Probably the recovery will be the worst part with fatigue and the constant threat of graft vs host disease.
We stopped in the co-op for a quick shop and it was slightly more expensive than I’m used to I may have to use it to buy the things that are better priced such as bulk items. We did have a lovely lunch though and got to relax before heading over to UCD med center.
We got in another co-pay bill for $1680 that’s for all his transfusions. I’ll call this morning to make arrangements for payments. We paid off one and so with this one we’ll have two. All together that will use @ $4500 of the GFM but I’m stretching it out. Actually, I think it’s more like $5000 but still, over time it’s doable. ( As long as too much more doesn’t show up.) But we still have the transplant co-pay which is still unknown but we know it’s about $6000.
Well, I’m just not going to worry about it now.
Today, I’m off to get my labs for my Thyroid as I’m overdue. Then to pick up my new glasses that hopefully have been corrected. From there I may hit the gym and I need to go to the bank. Yesterday was super long and so I usually drag the next day.
I’m hoping to not go anywhere tomorrow or Sunday and I’m willing to give up my Sunday workout just to stay home. I’ll be driving to Sacramento almost every day starting next week.
This our Cecil Brunner rose all out for Mothers day!!
I’m still stuffy in the nose and coughing so no gym for me today.
I did walk my 30 minutes this morning but I was huffing and puffing on the last round. ( A sure sign my lungs aren’t working optimally with this cold thing.)
So I will just accept that I can putter around and see what else might need attending to. It is hard to accept such things at times. Even now 13 years out from my diagnosis I clearly remember as if it were yesterday, how limited I was. Absolutely no energy at all. I was lucky if I got one thing done. So, it’s good to be motivated as I am to go the gym and it’s good to know that it’s okay when I can’t.
Acceptance is necessary in such cases or otherwise the guilt or whatever creeps in.
I’ve tidied up, started laundry, have pintos in the crock pot for dinner. I’m kinda going in spurts of energy and then sitting. A sure sign my body just isn’t up to something more strenuous. Although I tried to convince myself I could just go do weights:)…
It is amazingly beautiful outside. This is the time of year our yard looks amazing thanks to my daughter gardener and husband extraordinaire.
These are Cecil Brunner planted the first year we were here so 23 years ago. I’ll post a few more yard pictures. We own almost 3 acres here but much of it is sloped with oaks and pines.
My daughter has done an amazing job transforming the back area that is fenced. There’s many native plants and grasses. We have so many varieties of birds coming and migrating thru that it’s quite reassuring.
She’s working on the side area now and we’ve put in at least 3 new Iceland roses which are one of my favorites as the continuously bloom.
I decided to move some Fiesta ware and put the Melmac on the shelf for spring and summer. We used it the other night. I realized that it’s pretty scratched up( the large plates) so now I’m thinking maybe I’ll sell it in our local sell group. I’ll use it a few more times and then decide. This Mallo ware in robin egg blue and is somewhat collectible.
Well, time to do another round of something.