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Friday
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neyronrose
I went to bed around 1:00 a.m. and woke up at 7:00 a.m. for no apparent reason.

Thursday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I went to bed later than I planned, then woke up during the night and stayed up for an hour.  I didn't get much sleep.  I got up around 8:30 a.m.

B. called before 9:00 a.m. to ask me to come early and clean him up.  I got there a little late, but I got there and got him cleaned up.  Then I got him cleaned up three more times, and got a couple of other bits of quick work in between.  I gave Miss Daisy fresh water and changed her pads.  I never did get around to Toby the cat.  The other home health aide and I had used up many of the cleaning supplies.  I went on a supply run to Walmart.  First I stopped at California Tortilla for a late lunch, and then spent quite some time shopping for cleaning supplies and such.  I called B., and he said to just go home and bring the stuff with me tomorrow.

I texted with J. on and off for quite some time in the late evening.  It's Mom's birthday, so we were trying to figure out where and when for the celebration.

Wednesday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. rereading "Tomcat Jones."  I should have gone to bed earlier.  Oddly enough, I woke at 8:00 a.m.

I worked.  B. had taken Tylenol PM and had what I have heard described as a "Benedryl hangover."  The nurse from the new-to-us home health care agency came for a visit.  She was actually a nurse/administrator, and turned out to be sort of interviewing and definitely evaluating me as well.  Perhaps she's the sort who is suspicious of someone who is sort of grandfathered in as a home health aide.  I had stopped for a lunch break at the time she came, and then she had paperwork for me to look at and sign, too.  B. needed help early in during her talk with R.  It took a while to get him clean and settled again.  After that, the manager of the place and a guy in a suit popped in while B. was talking to V., the new-to-us home health agency nurse-administrator.  I was exhausted, and I didn't even have an antihistamine "hangover."

I had gotten samples of five 5-star perfumes in the Perfume Guide 2018 from LuckyScent, and tried them after dinner.  At first I couldn't smell them, and then I could.

Later: I had texted with A. in the early evening about talking to him.  He said he should be able to talk at "the usual time."  The usual time is 8:00 p.m. or so Green Bay time.  I ended up on the computer downstairs with the phone upstairs for a while.  After I got back upstairs, A. and I talked for an hour and a half.  He had his saga about trying to fix thing after thing that was wrong with his car.  I had my saga of the last couple of weeks with B. and R., and how when I said to K.S. that as ironic as it seemed, sometimes I was the voice of reason there, she said that that was a low bar.

Tuesday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I went to bed a little before 1:00 a.m., I think.  I got up a few minutes before 9:00 a.m., oddly enough.  Some days I've been sleeping a lot, but I think that was the worst of the sinusitis and then trying to recover from it.  Today I'm not as sleepy so far.

It's raining again here.  This is supposed to be the remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isabelle, working up the coast.  Our ground here in southeastern Pennsylvania is already saturated, but I don't think it's going to be a problem, except for in the usual low-lying areas that flood with a bit of rain.

Mom had gone to a doctor's appointment in the morning.  In the afternoon, we went to Walmart and then the grocery store.  I told Mom that whatever car we took, she would drive.  She decided to take Dad's car.  When we were leaving Walmart, she told me to take out my car keys, and then we were both looking for my car, formerly her car, that we take 99% of the time she and I go out, 99.5% of the time we go out shopping together.  I said that maybe it was in a different row, then said that we'd taken Dad's car, and that me having my keys out wouldn't have any effect.  She had the keys to Dad's car in her pocket.  It's bad enough that I get confused without her confusing me in the first place.

Monday
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neyronrose
I worked.

Sunday
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neyronrose
I went to sleep a little after 12:00 a.m. and got up for the day at 9:00 a.m.

I was moving at a glacial pace, but eventually Mom and I met up with the L.s and went swimming.  Well, I just walked around in the little pool without putting my face in, as I was trying to recover from sinusitis.  I ate various foods I'd packed as a late lunch.  A wasp or yellowjacket took a keen interest in me and my food, which was annoying.  It was nice to see the L.s and get outside on a rare sunny day.  Mom and I stayed for a couple of hours.

When we got home, I read some, but I kept falling asleep.  I did an editing job at night.

Saturday so far
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I watched weather stuff until around 1:00 a.m. and then conked out.  I woke up around 8:30 a.m.

Mom and I went to the Amish market with cooler bags, and then to the local university.

After we came home, I had a late lunch and then kept dozing off.

Friday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I worked.  The new housekeeper for B. and R.'s floor came in for the first time.  I was trying to show her what needed to be done.

A bit after I got home, Dad said that the local food truck "event" was tonight.  I'd forgotten.  We got there at 5-something.  I got "Korean food with a twist."  Dad got crabcakes for himself and Mom.  After Dad and I got home, I went out again to visit with the Friday Night Friends folks at the cafe at what was the relatively upscale grocery store in the area.  There's a more upscale one now in the area.

Thursday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I worked, and got a good amount done in a relatively short time.  I saw the nurse practictioner at the medical practice I go to.  As I thought, I have sinusitis.  I got medicine and then groceries.  I watched weather news.

I haven't mentioned our mix of garden plants and wildflowers in a while.  The coral bells bloomed for quite some time.  The blue mistflower is blooming around Mme. Zoetmans, and goldenrod flowers are in bud above them.  It's a beautiful combination, but I'm allergic to goldenrod.  The autumn-blooming cyclamen has a tiny pink flower up.  I think the flowers just don't come near the size of florist's cyclamen, that perhaps they're naturally the size of a violet.  The white mistflower is in bud all around the backyard.  A volunteer Rose-of-Sharon is blooming.

Wednesday
Paul Neyron rose 2
neyronrose
I got a good bit done at work in a relatively short time.  I made it to an appointment more or less on time.