It's been a quiet Monday around here.
No Quad Monday although I am hoping the kids will visit us later this week.
Louis Dean hurt his knee several days back and it is still causing him trouble.
The pain woke him up in the early hours of today. He found the den recliner was more comfortable so that's where he slept for the last 5 hours of his sleep.
He goes to his primary care doctor in the morning - at 8:00! I am SO not going with him!
However, I told him he really needs to tell his doctor about his knee pain just in case we need a referral with his new insurance. He is now on Humana and I am not insurance savvy enough to know much except that sometimes, for the insurance to cover it, you need a referral from your primary care doctor. The REAL reason for his appointment is to determine if he will need to go on medication for his diabetes. So far he has been borderline and has kept it that way with diet and exercise.
He is always working on something!
Finally I got a photo of him in the back yard where he has started inching Sanford and Son out of his way so he can get his garden in. Behind the wood pile is a long stretch of tomato, pepper, squash and other vegetables. I am so encouraged you cannot even imagine!! If I had only known the promise of a garden could get this mess cleaned up - well, I would have done THAT years ago!
Although, last year at this time he was rebuilding the deck and putting up a new gazebo.
That took a long time. And as he likes to say, "I'm not 65 anymore!!"
I'm happy to report that Summer has been getting a great deal of precious healing sleep!
4 hour naps am and 3 hours in the afternoon!
She has been sleeping, eating, taking her meds and repeating that routine.
'Breakfast' was scrambled eggs and sausage patties - served at 1:00 in the afternoon!
(Summer had been up earlier for a snack and applesauce.)
'Lunch' was Taco Soup and a fresh garden salad loaded with veggies - served around 7:00!
Sherry and Ruth Ann came for a visit and brought Sonic drinks with them!
I was so happy to finally give Sherry the Truck painting!
I think she really liked it!
So what did I do today?
While Summer was resting and Louis Dean was working outside.....
I cleaned the dining room and dressed it for spring.
I freely admit that I have a lot of debris and I love looking at my 'stuff!'
The dining room is one of my favorite places.
While I don't host as many meals around it as I used to - I still manage to use it every month.
Either a lunch with a friend, or a meal with the quads, or a family gathering.
I suppose this table gets the MOST use on Tuesdays when I do art.
I have all my Easter things out and am realizing that some of my 'debris' is showing its age.
I am being strong and pitching a few things. Not many as I feel a close attachment to some of my treasures. Things I have had for ages.
The table is set and all I need are a few more eggs for the bowls holding green grass.
I already have the eggs....
My name is Linda Chapman and I keep things.
I specialize in Tangible Memories.