Two Down, One To Go

The first set of injections on my lower back are done. The pain is still there but I had an MRI today and the 2nd set of injections are next Tuesday. I do think it’s more manageable than it was. The pain in my lower back is gone but the pain down my leg into my thigh and calf is still there.

Things are going better around here in general. We still have too many dogs but Jolie’s health seems a little better the past 48 hours; she had me worried there for a while. I did get some sewing done and some blankets made for a baby gift I’ll deliver tomorrow. Ronnie’s helped me move some furniture around in the sewing room and we’ve ordered a second armoire so I’ll have a place to store fabric without using multiple totes of various sizes. I’ve asked for a pegboard to put the things that really need to be hung up so that may be in the works soon. Just getting organized has been a chore. I’ve bought so much “stuff” that I’ve run out of places to store it all, and if I don’t sew regularly, when I do go back I have trouble remembering where the hell I’ve put it. This has caused me to buy some “stuff” more than once so it really needs to all have its own place. I’m labeling things as I organize it so maybe I’ll be able to find it a second time. LOL

The weather has gotten gorgeous lately even though it’s bringing the heat back with it. Now that the weather is nicer I need to get back in the habit of sitting on the patio with the dogs and taking pictures of them doing all their cute little things. I really enjoyed that last year. Once I get my back healed I’ll be able to drag the garden hoses around and start watering all this green stuff that’s so beautiful now. We’re not due to get much rain in the next month so it’ll have to be watered if we expect it to survive.

I’ve taken up reading before sleep again, or maybe reading myself to sleep is more correct. At least it gets me off the computer earlier than in the past. I have a Nook and a Kindle and plenty of books. Ronnie and I share the same accounts so we get more use out of the ebooks. Some are quite inexpensive but some are rather pricey. We both read so much and so fast that it just doesn’t pay to spend a lot on books of any kind. Fortunately we like the same type of books and most of the same authors so it works out.

It’s about time to go find those books and let the Internet rest. Until later…


I’m feeling yucky right now. Been nauseated since about 3 A.M. with chills and interrupted sleep. The stomach doctor changed my medication and I’ve been getting sicker and sicker so I stopped taking it yesterday; don’t know how long it will be before it’s out of my system, but I’m way past ready. I have good days then bad days but not too much in between. I just want to not be sick anymore!!!

Diego says he's going to like summer in Texas if I keep buying him ice cream

Diego says he’s going to like summer in Texas if I keep buying him ice cream

Yesterday was a good day.  I took Diego down to Mom’s to play with Pepper and they really enjoyed each other.  She said to bring him back any time.  On the way home, since we hadn’t eaten all day, I pulled in to Sonic and bought both of us an ice cream. Diego said he likes that ice cream stuff but if he eats very much of it he starts shivering.  I put the rest of it in the freezer so he can enjoy it another time.

I saw the pain doctor on Thursday and they’re going to do some nerve blocks in my lower back on the 22nd and 29th, so eventually I ought to be back to myself and be able to do more.  I’m looking forward to that…a lot.

We had an adoption event scheduled for today but I never could find out any details about when/where we were to meet or who was doing what.  Then, after being sick all night I wasn’t up to going anyway.  We were going to take Princess.  I made her a blanket, embroidered her name on a new harness and monogrammed her new dress.  She would have been the prettiest dog there.  I’ll try to get some photos.  I’ve been altering all the dog harnesses so they fit and the dogs stay in them, especially the tiny dogs.  Even the extra small size is too big for the little ones.

We got our new fish tank put together when Ronnie got home from work last night.  The other one was too tall for me to reach down into which made caring for it difficult at times.  We bought some fish at the local shop and they had ich.  We lost the entire tank in just a few days and I decided to replace it instead of cleaning and restocking the same one I’d been complaining about.  Ronnie agreed with me.  We bought some feeder fish to stock the new one with so we can get the tank cycled where it’ll support good fish.  None died overnight but we’ll give it a week or so and see where we stand then.  I’ll try to get some photos of that, too.

I’m going to go see if we have some Dramamine in the dogs’ medicine chest.  Yuck!