I finally updated to Windows 8.1 and now – I can no longer scroll using the touchpad, and the page for writing here takes up the entire screen. It is very odd. Ok I suppose, and I probably just need to do some v simple thing to get the scrolling back. Also, I am sitting here in the chair in the living room w/o my glasses and so all is quite fuzzy. There was a time not that long ago that I could readily do close things w no glasses. Sigh. All changes. I have an appointment next week to see the eye dr and then will probably get new lenses as I think I need stronger. I am back to people being fuzzy when I am trying to talk to them. I will stick with the same frames, so that will not be too costly.
I saw the Dr yesterday and have now moved from PT (torture) 5x per day to PT (torture) 10-12 x per day. Joy. Shorter more frequent is what he said. Still, it will take more time. It will mean that really that is pretty much what I spend my days doing. He wants me to get my full range of motion back. Arm over head is not bad, but to the side really sucks and I feel like it is going very slowly. We took a walk last night after supper and it felt so odd just trying to swing my arm normally. And all the neck and back muscles really hurt. The other thing we did manage to do last night was to finish plucking/cleaning up Bart. So that is very successful. Now I will have to get K to help me with all the others. Basically he held, I plucked, brushed or clipped.
I also met G at Goodwill where she found great boots for herself, and a GREAT body suit for me! It is a full body zip up overall to wear come winter for feeding buns. Easy and warm and great.
I tried something last night…. Back story: we got a pamphlet for those cd/DVDs of Great Courses, and as my neigbor said she does, I marked the ones that were interesting, looked them up in the library, and requested some. One is about exercising your brain, which I am feeling like I really need, especially in terms of word use and finding words. I am starting to really lose words and assume it will only get worse and worse. So … I decided while I wait for the dvd to arrive, I ought to try my hand at some crosswords. I did two on-line. They were actually fun! Probably because they were super easy. None of these obscure words that one must look up in a crossword puzzle book. Just usual words that I knew. And to be honest, they were still kind of hard for me. It is hard to think of a word just from a sometimes not very good clue and a few letters. But then if a get another letter or two, I can get it. Satisfying. So perhaps this is something I can do of an evening.
Well for today, what? I have so much food cooked. But still so many vegs. I may do the eggplant pizza which sounds good. Have the soup, hummus, pita, salad for lunches. We have a woman who will be renting a room at the rental house staying in the basement for a few days. She seems quite nice, but I hope she keeps herself plenty occupied. We need to get M’s room cleaned and fixed – the old skylight needs to be sheet-rocked. And then I need to talk (text) to K about her plans as I will need to have some time to clean up there before the new renter arrives, which I assume will be Mon the 1st. And I am supposed to go to the farm for the weekend. It might have to be just a Saturday trip.Visit my new Etsy Shop!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/twistedmysteries