Woke up in a bit of pain, this morning, so took another dose of Tylenol along with the antibiotics. Then, had a cup of tea and later, made some Indian style cream of wheat for brunch. I had a relaxed morning catching up on some blogs and watching quilting and sewing shows on TV. Then, I washed the pile of dishes that had accumulated and made some Jello.
In the afternoon, however, I had another ocular migraine. Maybe I was too hot? Maybe too much screen time? Maybe my pressure was up? I forgot to check my pressure at the time. Instead, I wondered if I was dehydrated and I drank a glass of water, retreated to the bedroom, turned on the air conditioner (such a blessing!), and took a nap.
But first, I had to settle Dancer, who does not like it when I close my bedroom doors (there are two doors, one to the bedroom from the corridor and one from the bedroom to the bathroom). The minute I closed the doors, he came from the family room, where he was sleeping, and sat outside my closed door and meowed. So I had to get up and let him in. Then, he got spooked by the noise of the air conditioner noise and started to meow very loudly. So I let him out. Then he meowed to come back in! LOL. I let him in again, he grumbled a little bit, but finally, he settled down and we both napped!
I woke up at 4:30 p.m. to take my next dose of antibiotics (every 8 hours). The ocular migraine was still there, so I drank more water, ate some canned peaches, and slept again till 6:30 p.m., when my friend called to check on me. The ocular migraine had gone by then. Maybe I just needed to rest? In any case, I will be telling the physician assistant about it when I see her on Wednesday, as this is the second time I've had one in the past couple of weeks (after going without getting one for years).
My aunt and cousin had called earlier in the morning and said they were coming to visit me in the evening, today. They told me not to worry about making any dinner, that they will come after dinner. I intended to make something, anyway, but after the ocular migraine, I decided not to. There was leftover soup, bread, some rice and chicken, etc., which they could have if they liked. In the evening, my aunt called to say that they were without electricity and will not be able to come. So, it was a good thing I didn't bother to cook something!
Later, I cleaned the litter box, swept the bathroom, tidied the kitchen a bit, and the living room. Then, took a shower to cool off and took the trash and recycling out. Aunt called again to say the power was restored and they were planning to come around 9:30 p.m. A short while later, she called to say they were not coming today as the traffic lights were not working, that they will come tomorrow, instead. I said they were welcome any time.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The window a/c unit - still going strong after 23 years!
- The cool bedroom in which to spend the hot afternoon
- The relatively cooler mornings and late evenings
- Afternoon naps
- No migraine headache accompanying the visual distortion
I didn't repot the seedlings today, as it was too hot and I didn't quite feel up to it. I didn't do the load of laundry, either. And I've decided to wait on sewing another blouse until later. The only thing I did that was on my Saturday's to do list was washing the dishes. So, I'll just carry over the list to tomorrow.
Sunday's To Do List:
- Repot the papaya seedlings in a bigger pot (too hot to plant them outside!)
- Pot up the avocado seedling
- Wash the sofa dust sheets and cushion covers
- Sew a belt to go with the blue patterned skirt and blouse
- Grocery shop for a few things
How was your Saturday? Is it hot where you are? Are you managing to stay cool?