JANUARY 5, 2023
I got up this morning and the first thing I did was check the bathroom for gnats. You see, we have been plagued with them for a couple of months now. It got so bad I started covering my water glass with a paper towel with a rubber band wrapped around it to make sure nothing got in my drink. We started lowering the toilet seat cover after every use. I carefully looked to make sure no critters were flying around. I hate them? Just awful!
My first appointment for the day was with my hair stylist. But before heading there I took time to stop over to Office Depot to pick up my order from yesterday evening. It was on the way. Arrived at my hair appointment early and was offered a drink of water in a fancy slim goblet with ice shaped like olives only white. This place is really classy. I didn’t think to take a picture. I was finished in about 1 1/2 hours.
Next Appointment …
I took this time to go see my friend Gwen for the first time since she’d been admitted. Victor thought it would be good for her to hear my voice. I almost teared up when he said that.
December 21, 2022
I called her because I had this urge to check on her. There were other distractions that prevented me from calling her on a regular basis. But I felt that I needed to talk to her and so I did. No answer. I contacted Victor and explained my concern. He called her. No answer. He called her neighbor who had keys and she found Gwen on the floor. She was rushed to the hospital and been there ever since.
On my way to see Gwen. I stopped at this Jamaican carry out restaurant called The Jamaican Pot to get my favorite meat pies. I was getting kind of hungry, and it was lunchtime. I ate it in the car and washed it all down with some Ginger Beer. That was some good drink!
They are giving her a couple weeks to live, and arrangements are being made to transfer her to a nursing home. I walked into her room and was heartbroken at what I saw. It looks like it’s taking all her strength just to breathe. I tried talking to her but couldn’t tell if she could even hear me. I didn’t want to startle or wake her because her breathing was so labored and waking her might cause some major discomfort. I texted my son while sitting in the room and told him what was going on. He suggested making time to come with me to see her tomorrow. I told him that was very sweet of him and that I would love that. My son has always had empathy for other people. I told him I love him. Sometimes we need to say it while our loved ones are here.
That’s it for now! Enjoy your loved ones.