I’m getting ready for another hot and steamy day.
I did manage to get my apartment cleaned yesterday. Just took it on a little at a time. It helps when you don’t have a big space to clean. I never want a big space to clean again.
I figured if I was going to ache anyway I might as well clean and get something done. Sometimes keeping busy and being active makes the arthritis feel better. And I usually feel better once I’m done, just tired. But a good kind of tired.
After I finished cleaning I drove to the Sonic that is maybe a block away from the front of the complex and got a burger for supper. I typically do this after I clean my apartment. It is my treat for getting it all done.
It was so hot in the car I didn’t think it would ever cool off. And I wasn’t going far enough for it to catch up to the heat. No one was in the drive thru lane at Sonic. Guess it was just too hot to be out and about.
I’m enjoying my house plants since going outside is not very enjoyable. Someone asked what my green and white speckled plant is. It is a Hypoestes Confetti White Polka Dot Plant.
I’ve never had one before. Saw it at Southwoods a few weeks ago and thought I’d try it.
I don’t have a lot of natural light except the patio doors and the window in the bedroom, so I have to grow some plants that can accommodate low light conditions. And then I move some to the patio door from time to time to get more light and move them back.
This is the plant I was referring to.
That red beverage container I found at the antique mall a few years ago sure comes in handy. At Christmas I put my tabletop Christmas tree in it. It’s nice and tall and Ivy so far has not bothered it.
She’s been playing all morning with her furry mouse toys. I guess when I gave her those stuffed mice, although they were filled with catnip, she did not think they represented the real thing.
The furry mice she tosses up in the air, then gets up on her hind legs and places them in something like a basket. And then turns around and takes them back out again. I can’t figure that one out.
She stands up at the side of the bathtub and throws them in and then gets inside the tub and takes them back out too.
All in all, Ivy is a well-behaved kitty. She doesn’t scratch the furniture. Just scratches her scratching post. She doesn’t jump up on the counters or the big cart in the kitchen.
Right now she’s up here butting me with her head so I will pet her. Then she lays down on the little table I keep this laptop on next to me. Hard to type with her head in the way.
She’s my sweet silly girl.
Charlie hasn’t coughed much at all since his last acupuncture treatment. He also had his first land therapy session on Thursday.
They brought in these cushions that had spikes. Think of those balls you toss in the dryer. Like that.
Then they walk him across the surface back and forth. This means he feels every movement at his core because it isn’t smooth. I suppose this is to keep him aware of the bottom of his foot as he walks.
As usual he is now next to me. This recliner is just big enough for the two of us with no room left over.
I watched two more episodes of “Wanted” last night and then finished a book.
I am at the point in “Wanted” where Ray, the corrupt cop, broke out of the prison truck they were taking him to the ER in and is on the run. Lola and Chelsea just retrieved Lola’s son David from his captors.
Those two women are nothing alike yet they have bonded while on the run from bad policemen and criminals.
Two women of different ages who were kidnapped from a bus stop because they witnessed a crime. Who then learn how to play the game and turn the tables on them.
I never did get around to watching that movie I was planning to watch yesterday. Maybe I’ll do that this afternoon.
Stay hydrated and out of the heat if you can.