On the one hand, he looks pretty funny. On the other, as a large person I feel bad about raising a large cat. But I swear he eats less than Zoe and she’s on the skinny side. They are equally somnolent. When not sleeping, Zoe is begging for food. Or they’re chasing each other around. But Charlie is a basketball with legs. And hell, so am I. We like to nap together. Napping is good.
That alligator who crunched my head last week has been visiting on a regular basis. It’s a tension headache and I would deny feeling stressed or tense but the alligator thinks otherwise. Okay, I’m a little stressed. My choices for a new doctor are not taking new patients. My second and third choices are not taking new patients. I’m waiting for some information about a Medicare+ plan that I hope to enroll in. I’m going to have to drive to a doctor so I may as well pick a direction that is useful to me. I just remembered that I need to get Dad’s taxes done. I think about it once in a while but it is feeling like it should get done on the soonish side. Gotta replace the upstairs heat pump. My phone line was dead yesterday morning. And when it came back, we switched to the ‘net which has been dropping to dial-up speeds lately. And before the tech could get here, they magically fixed themselves. I talked to the tech today. He had a special computer thingie that showed the horrible up and down I’ve had lately and said that he thinks someone – um, essentially rebooted? – the line which fixed both the phone and the ‘net. If it lasts. And I want to replace the water softener which hasn’t worked the past couple years. None of it is immediate/has to be done tomorrow stress. Apparently, my inner alligator doesn’t know that.
On the plus side, the weather has been pretty lovely. A little humid at times, but much cooler. I don’t know if it’s heading into fall already or we’re just getting a break. I could live with this weather for a while. I expect it will warm back up but autumn is around the corner. I’d like to do something nice for the holidays this year. Maybe for the nursing home. I’m not sure what or how much I am able to do but something. I will happily consider ideas. I have $700 in a dead account that Mom and Dad had here in town so I think that should be a decent budget. For something.