I spent the day monitoring my blood pressure (it started out good, then went up, so I took one of my medications, but then, it went down very low; I checked it again and it was better, but, my pulse rate was high, so I took the medication I take to control that, along with my daily chemo pill. I checked, again, a little after 10:00 p.m. and the pressure was low normal and the pulse was good. I will check again, before I go to bed, to see if I need to take the night blood pressure pill.
However, I have been drinking my water! My glass holds 16 oz., which is two cups. So far, I have drunk three full glasses, or 6 cups. Plus, a cup of tea in the morning and I ate an orange in the evening, as I didn't feel like having a cup of tea, then. I squeezed half a lemon into my 4th glass of water and I am sipping that now, as I type.
|Three Pink Roses|
Today, in the afternoon, my daughter texted me to say that the apartment building's fire alarm went off! How scary! She said she had been cooking rice, but, she unplugged her rice cooker, packed up her laptop, put on one of the masks I had given her, picked up her backpack, and was getting ready to evacuate the building, when the alarm stopped. She said she looked out her window and saw the fire engine parked outside, so, I guess they turned the alarm off. Thank goodness there was no fire or real cause for alarm! As my daughter said, it would not be possible to maintain any semblance of social distancing while evacuating a building due to a fire! Everyone will be crowded in the staircase and milling about the pavement, outside! There was a fire in her apartment building, one year, but, she was visiting me, that time, and wasn't up there when it happened. Let's hope that there won't be another fire, especially at this time! We have enough things to worry about and deal with as it is!
Today, for brunch, I ate some milkrice with the onion sambol and some of the meat curry friend S had made. I didn't feel very hungry at dinner, so I ate a scrambled egg with half a baked potato, that I cut up and fried a bit in butter. I might eat an apple or the last of the grapes a bit later.
|Double Colored Rose|
I have had a rather non-productive day, today. However, in the morning, I watered the peach tree per gardener friend M's texted instructions and thinned a few more of the baby peaches. The concern is that the branches, which are really mere twigs as this point, will not be able to bear the weight of the developing fruit and the tree is too young to be able to afford any branches breaking off! As it is, I found two twigs that had broken!
Later, I checked the mail, but, there wasn't anything in my mail box. It would have been a good day to walk, but I didn't feel quite up to it. But, I practiced the piano, cleaned Dancer's litter box, and did the dishes, washing a few items by hand and the rest in the dishwasher, which is running, now, as I type this. I also wiped down the kitchen counters, so I feel that I have been at least somewhat productive, after all!
I called friend R in the evening and chatted with her for a bit and, later, video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- There wasn't a fire at my daughter's apartment building!
- Blood pressure monitors
- Getting rehydrated and feeling better
- Garden flowers
- Being able to video chat with my daughter
Thursday's To Do List:
- Put away a load of laundry
- Dust the family room and my bedroom
In case you are tired of seeing roses:
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?