Am I Losing My Marbles?

I wore a lighthearted post a few minutes ago. Now I will be a little more serious. I don’t know what is happening to me. I am not terribly scared over it; but I am becoming alarmed.

Dropping things constantly. Items just fall away from my fingers. Forgetting things and being anxious or confused. Today, for example.

I had to take AJ to the beauty salon at 11 am to drop him off. From there I had to get a baby shower gift for my daughter-n-law. We are going to be having another addition to the family in about a  month. A big, baby girl, bundle of joy.

I also had to mail my book, Dahlia to four bloggers that had requested it. I also mailed my daughter’s birthday gift out. Her birthday is the 15th and I doubt she will be up here for that.

After that I had to go to the bank, then went to meet a  lady to pick-up an item I wanted. Finally, I stopped by Taco Bell and grabbed some lunch, then off to pick-up AJ.

Not really a terrible list of things. All in general area of driving. While at the bank I forgot to place the disability tag on my mirror. When I came out of the bank ten minutes later there was a yellow paper on my window.

Looking at it I was surprised. I had been ticketed $50.00 for parking in a handicapped area with no tag. I almost broke down in tears. I had never received a ticket in my life. I got in the car and cursed myself for forgetting to place the tag in view.

I didn’t know what to do. Fifty dollar is a lot of money that I didn’t really have to spend. I drove down to the police station and went through the double doors. A nice looking lady was sitting behind the glass shield.

I started to explain my temporary sanity I seem to have anymore and then I broke down into tears. I explained about my brother passing away recently, and then she offered me some tissue and said she would ask the officer if these charges could be dropped.

She said someone would call me. Knowing I have heard those words before I didn’t think too much about it. I concentrated more on  how I was going to get that money. While picking out the baby shower gift my cell phone rang.

It was the officer. He explained he had been told my circumstances and waived the charge and dropped the ticket. I told him thank-you for being so understanding and then hung up.

I thanked God for saving me, but I am concerned on why I seem such a ditz anymore. People tell me things and then later will bring it up and I have no idea what they are talking about.

They try to rattle my brain by reminding me of when and where they told me, but I don’t remember. The dropping of things, and constant marbles in my head are making me begin to wonder if I am getting Parkinson’s Disease like my father, his mother, and her sister had.

I hope not, I pray I don’t, for I live alone and I would not be able to do that forever. I am almost too afraid to pray about it; for fear Satan will get a hold of it and toy with me.



AJ At The Beauty Parlor

Today I was supposed to go to the home of the elderly and work on his bathroom, cleaning it. I don’t know whether it was because I have been on the go so much with AJ’s appointments and errands, or my eye infection or the heat we have not had for months, but I am tired.

I got home from taking AJ to get his free grooming and I made sure he ate and went potty then I put him in his cage. I got online for about twenty minutes and my eyes were burning.

I laid down at three and I never woke up until six pm. I feel about the same as I did before I laid down; but I usually feel more tired at first if I take a day-time nap. Anyways AJ ate and I ate the last of the left-overs.

I can tell you I am about tired of left-over food. I have done it ever since Al could no longer eat food. What I wouldn’t do for a home-cooked meal fixed by someone other than myself.

Well here is a couple of photos I took of AJ today.

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A Day With AJ and the Doc

Today I had to go to the doctor unexpectedly. I have had this same infection times four now. I was told by my eye doctor that as I age the tear ducts in my eyes grow thicker. Along with my allergies in the Spring, I get an infection.

I was around the fire pit last Saturday evening and got too much smoke in my eyes. I washed my eyes with Baby Shampoo as instructed by the doctor, which I do daily throughout the Spring and Summer.

But along with the fire smoke I also helped the elderly neighbor by doing some work for him and the allergies kicked in from the budding trees. By ten last evening my one eye was swollen.

It doesn’t go away. It has to be treated. First thing this morning I called the doctor and got in at 11am. I got the same gel I always get. I put this in my eye and then I take an antibiotic for ten days.

I came home and took AJ outside to do his business and gave him some time to play and eat. Then I went back to the neighbors and cleaned his kitchen for him. This entailed all cabinets, stove and refrigerator. I was pooped by the time I finished. I get to go back tomorrow and start on the bathroom.

I came home and wanted to take a shower. From  now on I will shut the bathroom door because AJ kept trying to jump in with me. Then I wanted to rest on the couch for a while. I opened the windows since it suddenly went to 81 degrees and turned the ceiling fan on.

Of course AJ had to be on the couch with me. But, he wouldn’t lay still. Twice without my permission he licked my lips. Then he pretended I was a flea and was nibbling my fingers. Then he was licking my toes. As you can see, I didn’t sleep. I closed my eyes, but after half an hour I got back up and fixed my supper.

I am tired. My eye is stinging a little and burning a tiny bit. I am not used to doing so much physical work I guess. Al was a different kind of work. I had an easy supper. Left-overs from last night. Chicken, potatoes and carrots with chocolate milk. AJ begged and I gave him two bites of chicken.

Supper being over I ran the dishwasher and then decided to take him for a walk. We didn’t make it far. For one the elderly gentleman was outside and AJ wanted to visit. Two, my feet were very tender from standing on them too long today. I need to rest, so I am calling it a night and laying my butt on my bed, of course with AJ right beside me, and I am going to watch the boob tube.

I took some photos on the way home from the pharmacy today. Do you want to see them? Good, I was hoping so. Here they are.

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