It is cloudy and rainy outside. My patio garden is perking back up again, thanks to the rain.
There are more morning glories blooming. I look forward to seeing the alley fence covered in purple blooms.
The air purifiers were delivered last night and this morning I got them out of the box and going. One is between the dining and living space. And the other is in the bedroom.
Here’s what they look like. The photo is a bit tilted because I took it from my chair.
Everything was easy enough. A wrapping pre-filter comes with it (plus I ordered more to have on hand) that you simple wrap around the HEPA filter. And then there are velcro type fasteners to keep it in place.
The HEPA filter, according to the pamphlet, should only need to be changed every 3-4 years.
I am mostly battling dust and allergens and cat hair, so we’ll see how long the pre-filter lasts. I would never allow someone to smoke in here and I no longer use candles.
I have always liked the Honeywell brand. It is the brand of the purifier I already had.
I am doing everything I know to do to help little man Charlie. Salt lamps, house plants and air purifiers. He also gets medication and acupuncture and whatever else they deem appropriate to help him walk.
I will do anything and everything I can to help him feel better and keep him going. That’s all a person can do I guess.
Yesterday morning I managed to get an appointment with the nurse practitioner at my doctor’s office. I hadn’t been feeling well all week. She said I have a urinary tract infection and prescribed medication. It’s already starting to work, thank goodness.
My blood pressure was a strange number, I thought. 172/72.
I take two blood pressure medications every morning. But I feel off and tired. Like I can’t keep up. Like things are building up and I’m trying and trying to get up the hill, but I keep sliding back down.
Much of this is worry about Charlie. I tell myself that worry and regret are two worthless feelings. But nevertheless I feel myself start to worry till I consciously nip it in the bud.
I knew it would take awhile before my pharmacy would have the medication ready, so I decided to have lunch. There is a Panera Bread near my doctor’s office, so I went there. Haven’t been to one in years.
Had a turkey sandwich and some tasty tea. I forget what it was called, the tea. But it was reddish in color. I’d like to find some of that to have at home. I don’t care for hot tea, but love iced tea. It was just barely sweet.
I told myself I need to do that more. Just go somewhere and have lunch, rest a bit. I hate to be away from Charlie, but I figured another 45 minutes wouldn’t hurt. And I needed that time to regroup. Guess that’s as good a word as any.
Sometimes you just need a bit of time to yourself. Eat a good meal that someone brings to you. Watch people. Wipe the worry out of your thoughts and just sit and be for awhile.
Do you have a special way of regrouping? Mine has usually meant reading or gardening or taking photos. But I felt tired and just wanted to do something simple. Everyone has to eat.
Just look at the hyacinth bean vine. I planted it Monday! It’s growing like it’s on steroids or something. Soon it will be climbing up the fence.
Here are what the moon flowers look like during the day. They sort of fold up into themselves.
The petunias are making a comeback. Didn’t take them but 3-4 days after I cut them way back.
Ivy is playing with something under the couch. She sure can amuse herself and me too. I’ve never seen a cat that plays as much as she does.
Ivy has been here since October and hasn’t had to go to the vet once. In fact she came in here and hasn’t been outside in all that time. Cats are healthier if they are kept indoors.
And with all I’m doing with Charlie, giving him the many meds and supplements throughout the day, I’m lucky as well as thankful that she’s so healthy.
Last night she saw me open the drawer where I keep her brush. She took off to the bathroom and jumped right into the tub and flopped over, waiting for me to brush her.
That silly cat sure can make me laugh.