December 30th, 2018

Paul Neyron rose 2


I went to bed around 11:00 p.m., and got up for the day a bit after 8:00 a.m., so that wasn't bad.

B. has called me a couple of times already, but as yet doesn't know if HHA-B. will deign to come in today, her last day.

I sorted out the clothes in my room.  Things became jumbled when I was either working or shopping or sleeping, but not generally awake and in my room and not exhausted from work.

At 1:00 p.m.: B. hasn't called me, so I suppose HHA-B. came at noon.  At least I get a last couple of days off.

I went to Walmart, and got things B. wanted and gloves for myself, as I go through them quickly when I'm there.  After Walmart, I went to Michael's and got things for making earrings and necklaces and bracelets, including some strands of inexpensive beads.  I stopped by Bath and Body, but didn't buy anything.

I stopped in at Sephora, too.  They had an Atelier Cologne "Advent Calendar" box of samples that was on sale.  I got that.

I got home before dark, a little after 4:00 p.m.  I called out, "Hello!  Hello!" when I got in the door, and I could hear the TV, so I figured Mom was downstairs.  I went upstairs and said hi to Dad.  He said that his football game would be starting at 4:25 p.m., so I figured that would be the last we'd hear from him for some time.

As I went by the room he was in, he started coughing and wheezing.  I couldn't smell anything of the cologne samples until I used nasal spray, but when I opened the sample of "Vetiver Fatal" cologne in my room, Dad coughed and sneezed.  He might not have been consciously aware of it, but he was reacting to the colognes, I think.

Mom didn't realize I'd gotten home until 5:30.  "When did you get home?" she asked.  "I was getting worried about you!"

I said I'd called out hellos when I'd gotten home.  She hadn't heard the car come up the driveway, or the door opening, either.  She'd had her hearing aides out for some time, apparently.  Mom was weirded out that I'd been home without her realizing it.

After dinner, I talked to A.J.'s sister B.  I caught her up on my family's last couple of weeks of events, and talked about us getting together to go shopping next time I had a day off.

In the evening, I talked for over an hour with A.