Wednesday, August 16

Getting it done



Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:32 PM
                        Got up and started with the thing I’ve been thinking of doing for a while now – getting the modem and router to get a wireless connection, off of the floor (attached to the wall). Got that done, then had no internet connection to the Roku stick or my computer. I kept unplugging and restarting the modem and router to no avail. Switching the cords into different ports on said devices, again to no avail. I was frustrated. Hadn’t even had any coffee, though it was made and waiting for me to drink, but I was on a mission. After sitting on the couch to rest and think, I tried plugging cords into different ports and got them correct, FINALLY,  therefore I was up and running on the TV and Internet. Then I had some coffee!
                        I cooked a frozen pizza for my son and I since my mission was completed. I washed and cleaned-up the dishes in the kitchen, drank some coffee and watched a couple episodes of CSI Miami.
I got a little vacuuming of the floor where those devices had been sitting, done. I vacuumed around the sofa, as well as under the sofa cushions.
Got my teeth brushed and the sink wiped out too. Then some wiping of dirt/dust off the floor, along the wall, with a wash rag was done.
Computer Time!

Monday, August 14

Speech



Monday, August 14, 2017
3:49 PM
            That’s interesting; no email. It’s unusual for me to not have any when my computer is first turned on, especially after it’s been off since before midnight this morning. Oh well, I suppose it’s not the end of the world.
            For the first time in 4 or so days, I did not want to get out of bed this morning. So, I went to the restroom and went back to bed. However, I told myself that I really should get up, so only stayed in bed another 20 minutes. Then I went to the kitchen and took my daily medicines. Next was to the bathroom to shave and take a shower. After the shower, I got dressed, put on my shoes, and drove a few errands. Included during the aforementioned errands was a stop at the car wash. Pulled through the wash area and into the vacuuming area where I vacuumed out the car. Now it’s clean inside and out; well, except for the inside of the windows. From there I went to the corner store and got myself a large cappuccino (Hazelnut).
            Got home and watched a couple of TV shows while munching on some slices of summer sausage.
            Over the weekend, I found out that I have to give a speech at my daughter’s wedding. Well, I’ve never given a public speech, so I’m a little nervous.
            OK, that's enough from me. How are you doing today?

Monday, August 7

Routine



Monday, August 07, 2017 - 1:44 PM

What to write, what to write is the question of the day. I got up 30 minutes after the alarm went off. I was just so damn comfortable, more like I was just resting well. When the alarm went off it surprised the shit out of me, hence hitting the snooze alarm, which caused the alarm to ring again in 5 minutes, which I then dismissed and laid there for another 25 minutes. Surprisingly, I got out of bed at that time, despite not really feeling like doing it.

For the past week or so, shortly after getting up I have started taking my medications, so I don’t have to worry about them the rest of the day. However, there is one that my neuro suggestion that I don’t take until after I’ve eaten my evening meal, so that it will take affect not long after I’ve gone to bed.

Another thing I’ve been trying to do every day, not long after getting up, is shaving my face and neck. Not totally sure why these things have suddenly become important to me, maybe because I need more routine in my life. I don’t know. I took a shower yesterday, and I haven’t been taking one on consecutive days for a while. Not that I couldn’t, just don’t feel like it today.

Today I have already been to the grocery store, and stopped on the way home to get a cappuccino though.

Yesterday afternoon we got a nice downpour of rain, and had the cool thunder to go with it. It cooled off the evening quite nicely.

Saturday, August 5

Why



Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Now I don’t know about how other people think about such things as “why” anything. I’ve been throwing these thoughts around my noggin as to why I write in a journal, but more than that I’ve been thinking about the why of posting all or part of what I journal about to a blog and also Facebook and myMSteam. The answer I’ve came up with is simply because I hope to not be forgotten. Obviously there’s no guarantee that just because I do those things that I won’t be forgotten anyway, but as it’s said, if I don’t try, then there would be more of a chance that would happen. I am NOT saying this so that people will tell me that I won’t, I’m saying them only to share my thoughts.

Friday, August 4

Not Registered on Network



Friday, August 04, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Yes, it’s time for another episode of “Another Day in The Life of Me.” So, I was having an issue a couple of days ago with getting my phone, getting it to connect with the network (Cricket’s network – i.e. My cell connection). Oh, I could do everything I wanted to, just couldn’t make or receive a call or send/receive a text message. I would get the error msg. “not registered on network.” I did have my daughter try to call me, and she said it went directly to voicemail, and when she texted me she noticed nothing different on her end. To me, that's right out of The Twilight Zone, because I only knew she did those things because I asked, other than that I was oblivious to the contact attempt. You may or may not think, “so, what is the big fucking deal?” Well, in hindsight, I was stressed out for seemingly nothing, BUT, I couldn’t figure out why I was getting that error message and it was driving me batshit crazy. I was even thinking, “what if something happens and E. can’t call 9-1-1?” However, I went to the Cricket store yesterday and asked her if she could help. She took the SIM card out of the phone, waited for a few minutes, put it back in, put the back onto the phone, restarted it, typed a number in, and VOILA, it was fixed. What did she do differently than me? She waited longer to put the SIM card back in. Nothing I read on=line suggested that. Why the fuck not? Well, the good news is that I’m mentioning It now, so, hopefully others that have the same message pop up will be able to fix it. I suppose I should also mention that it’s believed that the message was happening on other networks too, because there were problems with the cell towers in a few counties. That is another Twilight Zone occurrence in my book. Crap! Now I’m going to be Googling that! LOL

The coffee is ready. I’ll be right back!

That’s good, even being decaffeinated. I usually drink decaff when I make coffee at home because of probable Trigeminal Neuralgia (face pain). However, I’m still not 100% sure of that, simply because I have dental issues. However, one of the symptoms of TN is tooth pain, or gum pain, whatever. I guess I just don’t want it to be true. Hence my risking pain by getting Cappuccinos at The Corner Store for a couple of days, a couple of days ago. They’re just so good!