I'll start off with a picture of Buddy. He ran errands with me today - only because he ran out the gate and it was easier to put him in the car than return him to the backyard. The errands consisted of driving grandkids different places and did not include him being locked in the car in the 104 degree heat. However, he did get really hot and went and got in bed when we got home. This is "his" blanket because he likes to be covered when he sleeps.
On to the rest of my day. I read a blog by a woman named Andrea Dekker. Some of you may read it as well. Some of the things she does reminds me of myself in the past. My daughter says she found her childhood fairly easy because I had standard rules and routines so that you weren’t surprised by what you had to do or when you were grounded for breaking the rule! My son.... not so much. Rules and routines were not his thing.
This particular post gives a pretty good description of Andrea’s routines. My life situation is not the same as hers but the need for ease is the same. I think that I will add a few of her ideas to make my fairly easy life even easier. In particular, I think the way she handles food would be good for me. I don't mind eating the same type of meal often. It will take some list making and rethinking on my part but I think it will pay off in the end. Take a read when you have time if routines and simplifying your life interests you.
Short report on the rash. The Cortisone pills seem to be helping. The rash is still popping up but not really itching, or certainly not like it was. I’m very grateful. The blood sugar is up but I am just staying on top of it with larger doses of insulin. My mother told me a long time ago when she had pneumonia that prescriptions were a problem for diabetics as they age and the medicine they need for one problem upsets the other problem - diabetes. This is my first interaction with that. So far so good. If anything really wacky happens, don’t worry I am definitely an ER girl. No chances taken here. Although I promise to gripe the whole time.