Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Morning Update

 

Thanks for your comments on my last post, which had been preset to be posted.  Living here alone, it becomes even more meaningful to hear from you. 

You haven't heard back from me because I fell a while back. With all the soft earth to land on here, of course I ended up with about half of me, all of my left side and both knees, on the large extra piece of concrete I had Oscar, the concrete man, install below my little front door porch a few years back.


Both my knees and my left hand and arm got pretty banged up, so I've rested and now I feel much better. I went to Walmart Pickup the other day and also to the vet to pick up medicine for Samson and to the post office to clear out my mailbox. So all is well again. I've taken a few walks with the dogs, but the winds here are impossible right now.


This is how it looked this morning. The lights are reflections from my living room lights. As I write this now, he wind is howling again and has cleared out the fog.


But I must clear something up: So many comments were about the coming of spring. Yes, spring is the loveliest season here, I so agree. But spring is followed by summer, a season I loved in Sweden, disliked in Princeton (humidity), and liked in Los Angeles, close by the ocean. 

Here, however, it's really no fun for me. Too hot, too windy, too scary with ever increasing threats of wildfires. I used to count 100 days, which went from July 1 to October 8. Then I stopped and now I try to just live through it. Making the best of it, as the saying goes. And Samson feels the same way, exactly. 

I'm hooked up to my new pump and I believe we will get on just fine. Once I found the right training booklet, the one with the step by step instructions, I programmed it and was ready to use it, but needed to be officially trained first. As it turned out, Kathy was supposed to train me and did once we got in touch. She's just the best. And I'm now using the new pump with confidence. 



Have a great Sunday my friends.








21 comments:

  1. So sorry about your setback, but it sounds as if you're doing better now.

    I live in the same area as Princeton and love most of the summer, despite humidity largely because we always get summer. Growing up in the UK in the 40s and 50s there were so few warm days, mainly miserable cold, wearing coats all summer, legs chapped from the cold wind. So I'm happy to have even humidity!

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  2. Sorry to hear about the fall. Did you get checked out by a doctor?

    I had forgotten you were from Sweden. I have been watching You Tube videos of someone from there, Jonna Jinton. She is an artist who posts AMAZING nature scenes and stories. If you get the chance to watch, it is really something. Plus, it would be a little slice of home!

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    1. Sandi! so glad to hear you watch Jonna's channel too! I discovered her one summer when it was about 103 degrees here. I love the way she says moun-TAIN! she and her husband are just a delight. but I LOVE Nanook the most. xo

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  3. Hello,
    I am sorry to hear about your fall. I am glad you are feeling better. Your sweet furbabies are doing well too. We seem to have cooler summers, I actually like the hot weather. LI love seeing your cute dogs and photos. Take care, stay well. Have a great new week!

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  4. Glad you were able to post and chill with your precious pups they are both looking really good. I know they were both upset when you fell and I'm so glad that you're better now. And of course Murphy's Law always kicks in and that one small piece of concrete would be where you would land. Haven't fell twice in the last 8 months I know what you're going through. Hope you get past all of it soon! I'm with you summer is when we said and die from humidity and heat and watch hurricanes. I think it may have something to do with our age because it didn't used to bother me like it does now. I also think living alone may have a lot to do with how you feel about the summer to. So glad to hear that the pump is working and that you figured it out. Makes me feel like you are safer but the new pump

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  5. So sorry for your fall. I'm glad that you are feeling better and that you are getting used to your new pump. I hope that this new week will be a better one for you.
    In 27 days it will be spring. Hang in there.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. I am really sorry for your fall and the pain you had to go through. Where is that soft earth when you need it? Pleased however that you are now on the upswing.
    Glad your new pump is doing its job and hope it keeps you stable and feeling good.
    Take care lady.

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  7. The first thing after a fall is to apply ice. It prevents both swelling and pain.
    Feel better soon!

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  8. Oh NO, it is so scary to fall when you live alone! Thanking God that you were not badly hurt. Good news about your pump!

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  9. Well, I'm glad your new meter is working good for you! I'm sorry you fell but glad you are recovering now. I hope the winds die down soon! Have a good week!

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  10. Hugh has said when he falls it is instant and he has no control over his body, but then he cannot get up by himself. The last time, he fell onto the sofa with soft cushions. Hard concrete is not welcoming, I do hope you are getting better, and as for your summer, the fire problem would be the scariest for me, even here in a small town when the siren goes off and I can smell smoke, I worry.

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  11. A fall at any age Inger is bad but at our age, it takes a while to make a come back. So, please take it easy and be careful. I cannot imagine Summer's there. I wouldn't like the threat of fires either...jp

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  12. So very sorry to hear that you fell and hurt yourself. Glad to hear that you are doing better now though and also that your new pump is working. Hopefully the wind has died down.

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  13. We certainly do not fall like we did when we were 8 years old, do we? I'm glad you are okay and on the mend, thank-goodness and I'm glad the new pump is working too. Be well my friend! 🥰

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  14. Hi Inger - oh I feel for you ... but am glad you're being pragmatic about the future months. I do hope the injuries/bruises heal fairly quickly ... thank goodness for your two beloveds. All the best and with thoughts - Hilary

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  15. falling at any time is bad. but to fall on Concrete! that is the worst to me.
    I fell UP the concrete stairs at my last apartment. I finally realized it was time for me to move. and now I love where I live. I can carry in my own groceries without killing myself. lol.
    it sounds as if you have it all in hand though. you are Resilient for sure!
    I guess you will know when it's best to move. one thing about this life to learn early... we should never say never! sending you much love. stay safe and happy darling Inger! xoxo and ps... like Sandi above... I hope you check out Jonna's vlog. it might make you miss Sweden too much... butstill... you would love it I think! xo

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  16. Trying to comment but it keeps throwing me off... hello Inger. Sorry for your fall, glad you are doing better.

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  17. I've typed lengthy comments only to be kicked off... errrrrr... sorry.. love you all

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  18. I am so sorry to read about your fall and am glad to read that you are doing OK. I understand your dislike of summer. I used to love it also but the heat is something I can no longer enjoy. It saps me of my strength and I find each year getting worse.

    My comments also disappear at times.

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  19. Sorry to read about your fall, hope you are now ok.

    Good to read that you are now using the new pump with confidence.

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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