I haven’t been feeling all that rested when I get up lately, so after putting the new tubing and such on my C-PAP machine in the middle of the night, I used it for the first time in about three weeks. My sense of smell seemed to come back after about a week, so maybe I can use it a few days before the problem returns. I DID feel a little more rested, I thought, when I woke up an hour later than I was hoping. It’s strange, though, the funny feeling I get sometimes when I first awake from using it, almost like I’m half-sick. The feeling always goes away after a while, though.
Today was supposed to be the last “warm” day for a week at 39 degrees, so after I took the dog out, I’d planned to work outside a little while. Unfortunately, my wife had fixed lunch while I was sleeping and had it ready when I came back inside. It was only hotdogs, but she gave me three of them, piled high with sauce and slaw. I could have gotten by on just two, but didn’t want to scrape the slaw off the third one to reheat it later, so I went ahead and ate it. I figured after letting it all settle for an hour or so, I could STILL get some work in outside. Wouldn’t you know, the missus decided that we’d better swing by Chinamart and pick up a few things, since there’s supposed to be snow tonight, and we may not go out for a couple days.
I knew there wouldn’t be any handicapped carts, so I decided to stay in the truck while she shopped. It occurred to me that I’d probably have time to slip next door and dig some poke roots to plant in my “garden,” but since she didn’t have a rider, I reconsidered the idea. I wouldn’t have been surprised had she worn down quickly and checked out. Eventually, I had to go drain, so I went inside. Afterwards, I waited by one of the doors to swoop in on anyone using a rider who was leaving; that’s about the only way to get one. I finally DID get one, called my wife, met her and gave it to her, then returned to the truck. She was about ready to check out, she said, but would look a little longer, since she had a rider. Bad move on my part! I once again considered digging poke roots, but was afraid she’d be ready to leave and I’d be a quarter mile away with a shovel in my hand.
I tried to nap a little, but all I really accomplished was to rest my eyes, though even that helped some. I also read a little in my current “little brown book.” When we finally got home, I was STILL considering working outside a bit, but the temperature was down to 36 and the wind was awful. So, I just went into my office and got on the computer. I had enough comments to answer and new posts to read that it was past time to be worth taking a nap, so I didn’t go upstairs.