Monday, July 29, 2013
The Climbing Rose Bush (Seven Sisters) above is so gorgeous when blooming, but there is getting to be so much shade in our backyard from our neighbor's tree that I'm afraid each year it won't survive. The remainder of the flower bed below the trellis is a poor excuse for flowers. Again, too much shade for sun loving plants. Guess we'll have to do something about that next year. Don mentioned pulling everything out and just going with grass seed. Stay tuned on that one.
We have some good news for Don - He saw his (our) Neurologist this past week. We asked to have a DaTScan done on Don so he would have some peace of mind knowing for sure if he has Parkinson's or has Essential Tremors like I do. That scan will be done next Tuesday.
He also got a referral to another facility where he'll begin receiving two different types of therapy for Parkinson's patients: "BIG and LOUD" is the name of the type of therapy. More on these two programs later. He'll be meeting with a therapist within a couple of weeks.
A very good friend in another state had seen information in her local newspaper on BIG and LOUD and sent it to us. We are so thankful that she did because it looks like a very helpful program. We did not even know that it was available here.
My back has improved every so slightly from the Aqua Physical Therapy I was doing plus the home exercises that I do daily. I've also joined the CP Center again for independent exercise in their warm pool - 1 day a week.
Good things are starting to happen around here - so stay tuned.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
"We're having a Heat Wave.......We're having a Heat Wave.......A Tropical Heat Wave.........."
Ah yes, I'm trying real hard to remember a couple of years ago in January when we had so much snow. It's pretty hard tho when the temperature outside is 93! Yup - 93 as in friggin HOT! Oh, and the Dew Point was 74 today. Our weather man says anything over 60 for Dew Point and you feel it. I've been drinking ice water all day, but that doesn't help much. Thank goodness for Air Conditioning.
I've been running my errands in the morning and trying to make them "fast" ones
The weather man promises we'll get relief this weekend, after putting up with Tornadoes rumbling through. In Wisconsin (yes, the Ice Bowl State) whenever we get temperatures like this, it is followed by severe storms, and they are already predicting tornadoes. We're having a mini storm right now - high winds, buckets of rain, but the temperature hasn't dropped - no tornado tho - this time.
I know - I should quit complaining as many of you put up with this heat (and worse) for 2 or 3 months in the summer - every summer. And we do have AC. You do have my sympathy, but this is NOT NORMAL around here and my body says 'NO WAY!" If I loved this HOT weather, I would have stayed in the south.
Here's to cooler days ahead friends. Hope you all remain cool and safe. Until next time,
P.S. Poor Mario doesn't understand why we won't take him outside when the sun is shinning so brightly. He would probably be okay - for awhile anyway in the shade, but his humans would not be.
Thanks for listening to me grumble! he he - I'm still HOT tho.