I had lunch with my daughter, the rain pouring in a deluge. Then I came home and signed up for the free 7 day trial of BritBox.
Last night after I had a veggie burger and then my shower I was like a kid at Christmas. I got to watch Vera, an old missed episode that I had not seen yet.
It was like meeting up with an old friend, watching Vera go about solving another crime.
Vera (Brenda Blethyn) I think either really aggravates you or totally grows on you. When I had to go a few days without watching one of the episodes I felt kind of lost.
Brokenwood is a good series, but certainly not as good as Vera in my opinion.
I got to see Joe at her side again and that was nice. Maybe now I’ll be able to figure out what happened that caused Joe to leave Vera’s side. And why Aiden came to take his place.
Charlie was sick the maybe hour and a half I was gone yesterday. I had tried giving him a bit of trazadone that morning, which is what Mary from Dr. Poteet’s office suggested.
Now they’re ordering a probiotic for him that hopefully will give balance to his tummy. Heavens Charlie sure has to take a lot of medication.
Poor thing was outside yesterday in the rain eating at the dead pineapple sage plant I have yet to cut down. He always chews at the leaves in the summer because it settles his tummy and is okay for him to ingest.
But to be so desperate as to stand in the rain gnawing at a dead herb plant made me feel sad.
Every spring when I buy plants I make sure to bring home one or two pots of pineapple sage just for Charlie.
He’s always had a difficult time with his stomach and is prone to pancreatitis, and I’ve watched like a hawk everything he eats pretty much since he was born.
Dr. Poteet called me last night and we discussed other options I could try. I had even given him Pepto Bismal. He told me to get Imodium instead.
I wish Charlie could tolerate that paste he gave him in a tube that has to be refrigerated. But it’s the one sure thing that seems to make him throw up. And Charlie has a lot of diarrhea but very seldom throws up.
So now here we sit, Charlie and I in the recliner, in front of the warm fireplace enjoying the sun shining through the window. It has been drab and dark for several days while it rained and I missed the rays of sunshine.
Yesterday I got my electric bill and it’s gone down about $12 or so dollars a month with the fireplace. I have it averaged over 12 months.
Ivy is digging around in her toy tub. I have already rescued three different swirly toys out from under furniture this morning.
I’ll probably stay in this weekend. Out of the cold and wind. My earache is much better but the wind aggravates it.
Charlie will be a happy camper for Mama to stay home with him. And Ivy will keep me busy retrieving her toys out from under furniture with my yardstick.