You must think that title is strange: Alyssum & Squirrels eating leaves.
It is disjointed. A jumble of fairly unhinged words. But those are how my thoughts are these days.
You may be relieved to know that I’m in much better spirits today. And that is because Charlie has had no more incidents. I’m giving him the medication and he seems fine.
I’d say he might be urinating a bit more, but that’s to be expected. I called the vet’s office yesterday, and the tech told me to just watch him and if this clears it up he doesn’t need another ultrasound right now.
I thank you all for managing to calm me when I start veering off the cliff with worry!
When it gets a bit cooler out, as it has been the past week, the white alyssum blooms again. I love it. It smells like perfume.
I learned yesterday that my right eye has 20/20 vision. I could read everything on the bottom chart yesterday. Whereas in previous days I could see 3 out of 5 letters on the bottom line.
I also learned that I now have to go back to Triad to have hours of testing on my left eye before I can get the left eye surgery. They are going to do the testing on the 30th.
What is really aggravating is that I feel like I’m seeing double. Blurry, not quite focused. I put the palm of my hand over my left eye and I see clearer, but diminished a bit. I suppose because I have been accustomed to seeing out of both eyes.
But I can make it through till September. I don’t exactly have any choice in the matter. And Charlie is happiest when I’m home with him. I’m trying not to be gone very long because he gets stressed.
I saw my neighbor outside earlier when I was bringing some groceries in. They are moving Saturday. I wonder who I will get for a neighbor next? The manager said she’d try to get someone quiet in there.
This four-plex is prime property because we have our own parking lot and no neighbors across from us. Just behind.
The other two in this four-plex are single women. They’ve lived here longer than I have. And I’ve lived here over four years now.
I caught a squirrel eating my morning glory leaves on the fence yesterday afternoon. Nearly drove Charlie nuts. But the squirrel was unperturbed. They really seem to love those morning glory leaves.
I felt better yesterday after I was able to get outside on the patio and do a little maintenance on the plants. I needed that. Dr. Vincent told me to still take it easy. I love working on my patio.
I avoided doing that the week after surgery because they told me to stay away from dirt completely, lest it blow in my eye I suppose. And when I work out there my eyes tend to get itchy. It isn’t always that way, but has been in recent months.
I feel such calm when I can dead head my petunias and snip back plant growth that is getting out of control. Peace just descends upon me when I’m doing these simple tasks.
Above is a photo of Charlie late yesterday afternoon. He does love his bed, as long as I’m sitting on the other end of the couch with him.