Yesterday was a doozy. The Thursday of many mishaps. Oh my. Where do I start?
The hours in the day weren’t all that remarkable.
Kendra brought a Schlotszsky’s turkey and avocado sandwich to me to have for supper around 6 p.m.
It went downhill after that.
Steve was kind enough to install my new toilet seat and lid. It seems to be made of some sort of wood.
The thin ridiculous one that came with the ADA-compliant toilet could have been used as a Frisbee.
He’d brought my day’s packages inside for me, and said he might as well install the toilet seat because it was heavy.
Music to my ears. The other one was useless and I told him he could throw it in the trash.
Schlotzsky’s Turkey & Avocado Sandwich:
So after he left I went into the kitchen where my sandwich was laying on the countertop in its Schlotzsky’s paper wrapper. But I didn’t reach into the open cabinet for a plate as I typically do, and that was my first mistake.
With one hand I held onto my scooter handle, and with the other I reached over to pick up the sandwich to carry it to the table.
The brown Schlotsky’s wrapper came apart and that sandwich, with the many tiny pieces of lettuce they chop up and add, went flying.
It was like a lettuce explosion.
So there I am on the knee scooter looking down at the terrible mess all over the floor and inside my scooter basket. I wanted to give up and cry.
I called Steve once again, feeling terrible that I was bothering him.
He was watching the evening news, which he likes to watch every day. I told him to just watch all of his news and not to rush over. It’s wasn’t like that mess was going anywhere.
Then I picked up what I could of the sandwich and sat down at the dining table and ate it anyway.
But I couldn’t bear that mess on the floor just behind me. It was like a monster’s heartbeat in a horror movie pulsing and calling out to me.
Dyson Humdinger To The Rescue:
So I got out my Dyson handheld and started vacuuming it up. I last cleaned my handheld vacuum the day before my surgery. So I knew I was going to clog it up with avocado and lettuce and have to clean it again. And I surely did.
Then I rolled along on the scooter with paper towels and cleaned up the rest as best I could.
I carried the Dyson handheld vacuum to the trash can to empty it.
Somehow the ingredients of the sandwich once again came spewing out and went everywhere but the trash can.
Now I was really about to sit down and cry.
I cleaned it up as best I could, and then started trying to clean the gooey mess out of the vacuum. Some of the lettuce was in places in that handheld vacuum that I couldn’t even reach.
I wore out from exerting myself so much and sat down at the dining table to rest a little bit.
About that time Steve walked in the door. Thankfully I’d cleaned up the worst of the exploding sandwich so he wouldn’t have to. I just hate to ask people to do things.
I’d begun taking the Dyson handheld vacuum apart to wash the parts of it that I could wash. But I was stuck on one part I couldn’t budge, so he figured that out.
Then I soaked the washable parts in soapy water.
Watching TV & Reading:
Then I took my second pain pill of the day and had my version of a daily bath. That means with my lower half in the tub and my upper half out. And then I began to watch TV in my bedroom.
I read a good bit of the book I was reading. After all that had occurred I figured I’d doze right off.
But I never dozed off at all. In fact, I didn’t sleep last night. Nary a wink.
I’m exhausted. My eyes feel like sandpaper has been rubbed in them.
I Googled the side effects of Hydrocodone, and it indicates that it can keep someone from sleeping or interrupt sleep. So I’m going to try my best not to take it.
I’ve never had a night when my eyes felt propped open and I couldn’t sleep even a little bit.
I’ll be one tired and grumpy woman at the end of the day. I did doze in my chair for a bit.
Then got up to go to the bathroom and was so tired I fell off the scooter before I even got it rolling.
The lack of sleep is wearing on me.
I just want to sit here and listen to the burbling water from my water fountain and let the day pass me by.