May 18, 2022

My Diary 

My Life in Words 

Time  

Time seems to move slowly now. JP, my caregiver, came at 10:50 AM today, because she had to do something extremely important before coming over to do the dishes, wash my hair, give me a sponge bath, and get me dressed for the day. Usually, JP comes by 10 AM on non-dialysis days to work for and with me, but today was an hour later than our normal time of getting together. It was a slow start this morning to almost 1 PM. The only being who seemed bored was Magic Kitty. 

Always in the Works 

I want to admit that I have been getting things done. I have had to redo my diary and blog because the specifications needed to be perfect for me to continue the way I wanted to post my diary and blog. I am always thinking of what to add without sounding selfish or it always focuses on me. I have, yet, to add something that I would believe my readers would be interested in knowing or reading. I used Microsoft Edge as my web browser these days, and sometimes my Safari web browser. I like the idea of seeing what topics of the day are. I share what I find in the news section of my blog. For now, what I have for my blog is plenty, but it always gets a tweak from time to time. I want to write the best blog or have a blog that is the best of my abilities as a writer-Wanna-Be author. 

Firestarter 2022 vs Firestarter 1984 

A new movie is streaming on Peacock TV. It is called Firestarter. Now, there is a movie with the same name that aired on TV in 1984 starring Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, and George C. Scott. I have seen that movie on television, and thought it was good enough to pass as a story by Stephen King. I have read several of Stephen King novels in my twenties. I like how Firestarter 1984 portrayed a young girl with the power to start fires. Now, with Firestarter 2022, I must admit that it was different. It still had a girl with ability to start fires, and the name “Charlie” was the same name as the 1984 movie, but I had a little difficulty following the movie because I did not know the actors in this movie except Zac Efron, who I did not recognize him in the movie. If you are expecting a review from me, I will admit that I am not very good at it yet. The last time I reviewed a movie and thought it was a great movie when others thought it was not a good movie. Remember when The Circle came out? I thought it was a great movie where Rotten Tomatoes gave it a low score, my papa (Mom’s husband LLL) read the reviews of the movie and went with that. So, I think a movie is good, great, fine, and worth talking about, it is my personal thought, and that matters, and everyone will have their own opinion. 

Dropping Internet Again 

I thought the internet was fixed when I did not have any problems since the beginning of the month and two went by without a problem – until last night that is, and again. I called the cable company and asked for an appointment to find the problem. When the internet dropped this afternoon at 3:45 PM, I called and asked them to send me a new router with new information on it that is not on the present router. Did the technician who came really replace the router or not? Only God knows. I will deal with the internet dropping until further notice, and I have a new router coming. Ever since I moved to Garden Court, I have been having issues with the internet in some way. Not sure why, but it will be fixed. My patience is getting thin with the cable company. 

Magic Kitty 

My kitty Magic can be like a teenager at times or like a little child who does not listen. He has attitude, sass, love, spunk, and is very smart. His smart can be filled with magic, and that is why his name is Magic. My mom MF took his shelter name away and named him Magic because as soon as we met, he took my heart and melted it with his magic. Magic was five months old when I adopted him, and I can tell you that the first few days were a little rough for him, but we got to know each other, and it has been, by the time my second cat passed away, almost thirty years since I had a kitten. In 1990, I adopted my first kitten at eight weeks old, and when she passed away, I got my second cat who was one and half years old, and when he passed away 14 years later in 2020, I got Magic. His name was Kirk at the animal shelter, but my mom came up with his name. Magic is full of magic daily.

Magic’s Corner 

Magic Speaks 

I am a cat, and when I test mommy’s patience at times, she gets nervous and upset. She has been doing very well, and she feels she has failed with her patience wearing thin today. I feel for her. I do not mean to be a naughty kitty. I am only two years old, young, and a little wild. 

Momma Speaks 

Welcome to my world of love for a black kitty who is two years old. He acts like a child who does not listen or may have a short attention span, but I still love the little man very much. His patience ran very thin this morning with Magic, but he has settled down for the day by 11 AM. I do not believe Magic tests my patience on purpose. Sometimes I believe he is bored, and he has been allowed to get into cupboards before I learned that there was a space under the counter where he went in on a regular basis. The maintenance fixed it so they can get to pipes at ease and Magic cannot get under the counter space. I do not want him to get stuck.

News 

Be on the lookout for this guy. He’s the estranged husband of my friend and former MD in Carlsbad. Stole her car with her three highly trained search and rescue dogs. Turns out he was living a double life and hiding a past so terrible that he’s on Wikipedia. Spent 8 years in prison. He was married a couple times and had several kids. Hid all that from Kim, my doctor, and courted her for several years and got her to marry him. Now he’s on the run. $50,000 reward. Seems to be headed east. Last seen in Amarillo, TX. No idea where he’s heading. Considered armed and dangerous. So, shoot first. He is a felon so it’s perfectly legal for a private citizen to shoot a felon. 


 Therapy Dog’s Grand Entrance at a Wedding Reception Is Totally Priceless (msn.com)  

Our Daily Bread Devotional 

Crave Him 

Page Break 

Prayers & Praises 

Prayers 

There are known prayers out there and God knows – unspoken. Please pray for me. I deal with daily aches and pains, and yesterday my neck ached bad enough that I could not hold it up while sitting on my walker, and the ache was relieved for a few seconds when laying my head on the side. Also, I love this one friend very much, but our friendship was dissolved several days ago. This friend reached out to me the other day. It was not my idea to dissolve the friendship. I would like prayer for trust to rekindle. 

  • Please pray for Ken who recently received a stem cell transplant 
  • Please pray for Rod whose cancer has returned and will soon start treatments. He is also recovering from COVID. 
  • Please pray for Ray and his wife, Martha, for healing from health problems. 
  • Lennie would like prayer for her husband Foster Lee who is having health challenges. She would also like prayer for herself. 

Praises 

A friendship is on the mend.

Ellen G White 

Thought of the Day 

Ellen G. White Estate: Thought for the Day 

Devotion 

Ellen G. White Estate: Daily Devotional – Our High Calling 

Oswald Chambers Devotional 

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers 

Garden Court 

What’s Happening? 

Every Wednesday and Friday I hear vacuums running in the hallway or on the first floor. Garden Court management has a cleaning crew that keeps the place nice looking to the eye. When the vacuum gets close to my apartment door, Magic stares at the door and then runs and hides somewhere. He does not like the sound the vacuum makes. I do not blame him for being fearful. I am glad that there is a cleaning crew that comes here two to three times a week. At Burbank Plaza, one person did the cleaning, and I also remember that I have met a few different people through the twenty-three years of living there. I am glad to be living in Garden Court now. 

May 17, 2022 – A Taste of Today

My Diary 

My Life in Words 

Hmmm? 

My caregiver and I talked about the confirmed or suspected Covid case that is in the building. Last week there was a big corporate meeting, in the community room, and a lot of people were here. The group was large, and the community room was packed. With Covid being out there these days, we have been told to be six feet apart, and groups are to be small. Yesterday, tenants of Garden Court got a notice telling there is a confirmed or suspected case of Covid here, in the building, and now tenants should be cautious coming and going, and now the lobby and community room is closed until further notice six days after the corporate meeting. 

Magic’s Corner 

Magic Speaks 

Bird watching today. There are pelicans by the river. Mommy says that pelicans have been living here for two years or so now. There are people also fishing for carp. 

Mommy is working hard on patience with me, and she is doing her best, and I think she is doing a wonderful job. I test her patience at times, and today, I got on the fridge to try to get into the cupboard. I guess I make enough noise for her to notice where I am going, and I shouldn’t be on the fridge. Mommy panics if I get into the cupboard and the door closes on me. 

May 16, 2022 – Today’s Blog

Garden Court 

What’s Happening 

Covid Woes Once Again 

We have a confirmed or suspected case of Covid in the building again. The lobby and community room have been set up to show that it is closed to the tenants. The only time I am in the lobby is when I go down to wait for my ride to dialysis. I am one of those tenants who does not socialize with other tenants in public areas of an apartment complex anymore. I keep to myself and socialize with friends and family via text or talk on the phone. I have always loved to talk on the phone, but today I am very selective who I talk to on the phone. I am a private person and have been selective of who comes to visit. I have a caregiver and a best friend who have fobs and keys to get in the building and my apartment when they come. I have another best friend who is a tenant here at Garden Court who also has a key to my apartment. I have a fob and key, and the people I have chosen to have a fob and, or a key, I trust those people. My trust in people is low right now. 

What they do is put yellow Do Not Cross ribbon/tape all around the sitting area. I thought we were doing good the last few weeks.

Magic’s Corner 

Magic Speaks 

Mommy said I am a brave boy today. The cook came to cook Mommy’s dinners for the month, and I came out of the bedroom to greet her for the first time. I even allowed her to pet me. Before, I would hide under mommy’s chair or stay in the bedroom. 

Being Careful Because…

She Reached Out to Me 

Remember yesterday when I mentioned that I was thinking about a friendship that was dissolved a while back because she said, ‘since you do not understand that I am sick, we cannot be friends.’ Well, this person, who happens to be JO, texted me yesterday. We talked. I am glad reached out to me. I am going to keep JO at a distance because I am not going to be sucked into her drama and issues. I will be honest with her when it comes to communication. I am not going to hold back my feelings 

She’s Paying For Being Foolish 

When it comes to a friend’s sexual life, I need not know because it is between my friend and their mate, right? Well JO is paying for having unprotected sex now. She has two STD’s. With her health issues at hand, she has two STD’s. I was livid when I learned this, and I told her so. Both she and her boyfriend were dumb not using protection. My feeling toward her boyfriend is how dare you and now I do not trust her new boyfriend now. He and JO are on antibiotics for their STD’s. They were dumb not using protection. JO has Mycoplasma and Urea plasma, and from what I read, there are antibiotics that will not work. I hope and pray that JO will be okay in the future. I told her that I see why her parents get frustrated with her. She does stupid things. For goodness sakes, she is forty-three years old! It is time to grow up and stop being foolish. 

Do Not Get Me Wrong

I am glad that JO reached out to me. The only thing I need to do is take care of me and deal with my health and pray for JO. I cannot get involved in her drama without speaking the truth no matter if it hurts us both. I will not hold back my feelings and if she touches a nerve, she will know right away. I am not going to hold back my feelings and words. I still consider our friendship dissolved at this time and I will keep JO at a distance from now on. I am doing this because I do not want to burn out. I cannot afford anxiety attacks and depression this time of year when it is nice out and the weather will let me get out more. 

May 15, 2022 – A Day of Thoughts

My Diary 

My Life in Words 

Vegging Out Day

Today is one of those days of vegging. No, not on food exactly. I have been watching seasons of Murder, She Wrote lately, and I call that a marathon of shows. There is no company today, and I am still dressed in my comfies until tomorrow when JP, my caregiver, comes back to work for a couple of hours. Every Sunday, I have a day of rest from a week of dialysis treatment. It feels good to have one day to myself that includes a black cat named Magic. 

Where Am I Going Here? 

Yesterday, while at dialysis, I did some reading from the Bible. I had the Bible read to me. With the scriptures read, I can sit back, close my eyes or follow along, and I am finding that I have some work to do to be a better Christian, a follower of Christ, and friend. I do not feel guilty, but my heart needs to be stronger. Please do not think I do not love God, but I tend not to ask God for help. My prayers are wimpy and stupid, even though they are not by any means. I need to remember to pray at mealtime. Growing up with my dad and his wife, we never prayed at mealtime, but while visiting my Grandpa Clarence and Grandma Myra, prayers were said at mealtime and before bed at night. My maternal grandparents were Catholic. Now I want and need to work on remembering to pray more other than what I share in my blog each day, week, and month. I am, indeed, not perfect like God is. 

Not Perfect 

As I sit here and think about my imperfections, I must admit that my world is spinning at a speed that would make anyone dizzy. What am I thinking? The friendship was dissolved because a neighbor and longtime friend said that I did not understand that she was sick, and because of that, we could not be friends. Yes, I have been hurt by her words and her actions in communicating with me. I have been wondering how this person has been doing, and I hope she is doing fine. I have taken responsibility for my part and action to the point where I am comfortable with God. My heart does not ache or show any sympathy, but I will pray for this now, old friend. I need and want to be happy and be comfortable in my skin, and this once friend had made it difficult to understand. Yes, she may be sick, but her continuation of planning to help me and then canceling stopped me from thinking about my health. I am happy at Garden Court, and one friend who dissolved our friendship a few weeks ago was just a minor bump in the road when it happened. Why am I mentioning this? I am asking myself if I did the right thing. From reading passages yesterday, I am sure I did, and yet, why am I am not feeling the opposite? 

With that said, now I can go on to other things I have going on in my thoughts. Have a good night. I will write more later or tomorrow.

Dialysis Updates 

For May 10, 12 & 14 

May 10  

I will not argue how dialysis went today. It went well, and we had no hitches. During the session, either the technician who took care of me had the magic touch, or I did not have any anxiety because the catheter pulled and pushed perfectly. Most Tuesdays, my catheter acts up, but today I am amazed and grateful, and I will praise the Lord for this. Dr. A was not present today because he is out of the country visiting family and will return next Tuesday, May 17, 2022. I had a meeting with the dietician this morning. We discussed what I like to eat, what foods to watch out for, and how to eat certain foods moderately. Also, I need to take calcium acetate when I eat because the phosphorous levels can go high when the kidney does not work correctly. Even the potassium can go too high, and when potassium goes up, it can cause the heart to work harder. We will have labs drawn on Thursday, and Dr. A will be back next Tuesday, May 17, 2022. When it comes to the dietician seeing me for my year review, I fret about what I eat or drink. I just must eat moderately at times. 

May 12 

I will not argue about how dialysis went today, even though the beginning of the treatment had a rocky start because the catheter decided not to pull very well with the arterial line. The machine would alarm when I moved the slightest of my arms, and my blood pressure went below 100/50 a couple of times, or the lower number went below 50 once. It was not easy staying still today. Also, I was not put on until at least 9:15 – 9:20 AM. I was not thrilled about being put on late today, but it must have been a busy morning for the technicians. Today was lab day, and the technicians took blood from the lines to get results within hours from the drawn specimen(s). I will discuss the results with Dr. A when he comes back Tuesday. Today I had my yearly review with the social worker, which usually takes about an hour or so. We talk about feelings, what is in my plans, and my independence at home. I find specific tests intrusive, but I understand that the techs, nurses, doctors, social worker, and dietitian is looking out for my wellbeing, and I cannot deny how they care about us dialysis patients. I muddled through without hesitating after making an oh boy face 🙄. 

May 14 

The dialysis treatment went smoothly. I could not ask for more. My blood pressure was not detecting well for a while, but in the end, it was 107/58, and I was able to walk out. My weight was 93.0 kilograms, and when I left, it was 89.0 kilograms. I could not move a lot because the machine’s alarm would go off, plus with my blood pressure, not reeding, reading low or high, the alarm would go off. I get teased about being in trouble, and of course, being in the corner in chair #4 is one heck of a corner, and I have been sitting in that chair for four years now. What a life as a dialysis patient, right? The weekend began Friday, but my dialysis weekend started after leaving the clinic and getting home. 

Garden Court 

Living at Garden Court Apartment Complex for the past eight months has been more interesting than the past few years at Burbank Plaza. With Burbank Plaza having three floors and Garden Court having seven floors, I have always thought through the years that Garden Court Apartment Complex has four times more gossip than Burbank Plaza. Never again will I say that. I keep to myself, and rarely does anyone visit me from inside the building. My best friend JM is visiting me during the week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays unless specified differently, and my boyfriend KB and his mom on Saturdays after church unless she is on call for work. Also, my caregiver JP, comes every day except on Sunday. Sunday is my day off to veg and relax. Anyway, a lot happens here at Garden Court, but I rarely see it or hear it unless someone says something about it to me. I go downstairs to visit my friend DC (F) twice a week and wait for my rides to dialysis and back home three times a week. I see tenants come and get some fresh air, have a cigarette, and walk a dog or two. I am glad that the spot where tenants have a cigarette is by the sidewalk and further away from the building than I remember at Burbank Plaza. The smoking section at Burbank Plaza is still on the property in the back, where smoke can blow to the apartment windows and stink. I am so happy at Garden Court. It is my home now. I love it here. 

My inner planet seems to spin much better here at Garden Court. I have a friend to visit. I come and go three times a week, and it is not a feeling of dread when I come back. I come home to a kitty waiting for me at the door, or I find him in the bedroom sleeping or looking directly at me with his brown eyes. He would escape the apartment while we lived at Burbank Plaza, but at Garden Court, his running the apartment is not happening here. He has peeked his head out a little bit with his front paws at the edge of the door frame but never ventured out in the hall in the past eight months. If I get the feeling of dread, I dismiss it with a grain of salt. Since I rarely see tenants, I have no worries about what is happening here. 

With that said, about having no worries about what is happening here, I have to say that when JP went down to the office, there were tenants in the lobby, and she heard the name Kristi but did not hear what the conversation was about. She did not snoop to listen to what the conversation was about, but tenants talked about a Christy. Honestly, I was a little nervous about it at first, but then I realized that gossip is one of those things people do because they do not have anything else to do. I do not have to be a part of it. JP came back up, and her opinion was that if anyone talks about another tenant, they should do it in their apartment and not out in the public areas of the building. I agreed with her, but tenants will do what they want here, like at Burbank Plaza. There are tenants at Garden Court that do not abide by the rules of living here just as much as the apartment complex I moved from, which is Burbank Plaza. 

I do not like to speak ill of Burbank Plaza, so I will not do that. 

This past Wednesday, the community room was closed to all the tenants because of a big corporate meeting. I was told it was one packed room, too. The community room here is big enough to hold large meetings. With the community room closed, so was the office for the day, and maintenance work was also put on hold from reading the note that was passed to all the tenants.

Prayers & Praises 

Prayer Requests 

I have some prayers God knows about, and those prayers are a few. A dear Christian friend has a website where church and families can send prayer requests and praises her way, and they get emailed daily. Until I have permission to share any prayer requests on my blog, the prayers I read this morning are known to God and me at this time. May God’s will be done in the prayers I have read. 

Praises 

There is no praise(s) now. This is new.

Scripture of the Day 

Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV 

Jeremiah 17:9 NIV 

News 

Grandmother, 86, and Retired Cop are First Victims of ‘Racist Massacre’ 

Hate, online radicalization: Buffalo shooting reflects law enforcement’s fears (msn.com) 

Thought 

The idea of racism baffles my mind, and I wonder what people think when they decide to kill a specific group of people. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. I cannot sympathize with the shooter, who happens to be an 18-year-old, but I can pray for his soul and the victims’ families. The shooter deserves to be put in jail. I understand that some states have the death penalty or life in prison for killing others, and of course, the court system is broken. My heart knows that God is our judge and will make the final decisions in our lives, yet my heart goes out to the victims of this outrageous happening, 

Blind Cat’s Precious Little Meows Have the Internet Totally Obsessed 

Thought 

I had to throw something that would make people smile. I love animals. I have a black cat myself, and my parents in New Mexico have two dogs. Before Magic Salem Victor(y), I gave two cats a home through adoption from our local shelter. Now, with Magic, I want to admit that my love for the kitty in this article amazes me with her ability to do what she does best as a blind cat. What a cutie and this kitty has the internet abuzz with fans. I am one of those fans today Way to go, Opal! 

A Morning of Thought

Good morning. It is Thursday, about a half an hour before my caregiver JP gets here at 7 AM. I have dialysis today. Magic has been a little playful. I have two hairbrushes and he grabbed one of them right and dropped it on the floor. He can be a silly kitty at times. Anyway, this is my time, and I am watching Murder, She Wrote, season 6, and I cannot tell what the episode is other than that it is titled ‘Dead Letter’. My eyes have trouble seeing the print that is small. Yesterday, JP moved the desk and the bookshelf that was in the living room corner, and it looks nice. My caregiver MK knows how to move but arranging things in closets needs a little work. A little nerving for JP who wants to rearrange my closets to declutter – not me so much. 

I have been dealing with anxiety off and on these days, but I am doing good now. For some reason anxiety has been up. Not sure if it is the weather, hormones, or mood. I have been busy on my non-dialysis days now that the weather has been warmer. I believed my brother when he said that we went from winter to summer this year because this week we Wisconsin residents are dealing with the temperature in the 70s and 80s. Today, the temperature is to be 90 degrees. That is hot. 

May 10, 2022 – My Diary – Sometimes I Wonder and Ask Why

My diary 

My Life in Words 

Unknown Phone Calls 

 I do like calls, but when someone is not on my contact list, and they call daily, I am not a happy camper. I hate calls like that. What is the use of having your number on the do not call list? I find it useless. Robocalls are horrible. No message left or they say press 1 to be on the do not call list. I am getting very frustrated because I have been getting calls from Sherwood, Wisconsin daily, and just the other day, I found out what the call was about – an association wanting a donation. If someone does not get a hold of a person over the phone, they need not keep trying to get a hold of them. It is necessary to silence all calls that are not on my contact list now. I have made sure that my number is on the Do Not Contact list, and I have been reporting numbers left and right every week. I hate scammers and spammers. I will be making sure that any calls unknown will be reported tomorrow when I have time.

Magic’s Corner 

Magic Speaks 

I am an incredibly happy kitty cat. One of my birthday presents is a rechargeable laser printer from Amazon. I have fun with it. My first day with the light, I would not let mommy rest. I drove her nuts getting into mischief with the cupboards. When Mommy is tired after dialysis, I can be a stinker and she say to me that Dot is resting. Mommy named the dot, Dot. My laser light has a dot, mouse, smiley face, star, and a butterfly. I love them all. Dot and I are getting to know each other. Last night I let my mommy sleep last night. Thanks, Magic Baby, I appreciate the rest last night. Love, Mommy. 

Garden Court 

I get that sometimes the community room and the Garden Court office will be closed at times. From 8 to 3 PM the community room will be closed to the tenants because there is going to be a meeting. I have not been in the community room as a tenant yet, but I have been in the community room filling out my information to move in with management. I am not interested in using the community room as a tenant because I am one of those people who likes to keep to herself in her apartment and leave to visit my friend DC on the first floor. The meeting they are having today must be especially important if the office is closed today. Whatever the meeting is about, I pray for it be a good meeting. Dear Jesus, there is a meeting for the workers at Garden Court today. May God watch over it and be a part. Whatever it is about, may it be in God’s will it be productive, and the workers learn. Love, Kristi.

Prayer 

I have been dealing with some aches and pains. Please pray for/with me to have less pain and aches, thank you.

May 7, 2022 – My Diary & Blog – I Am Glad the Weekend Has Come

My Diary 

My Life in Words 

May 7, 2022 

I have one more dialysis treatment left for the week. I am looking forward to getting done for the weekend so I can relax. It is an ordinary Saturday, a day to rest from work.  See Bible Verse after this paragraph. 

Exodus 20:8-11 

8Ex. 23:12; 31:13–16; Lev. 26:2; Deut. 5:12“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Ex. 34:21; 35:2, 3; Lev. 23:3; Deut. 5:13; Luke 13:14Six days you shall labor and do all work, 10but the Gen. 2:2, 3seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, Neh. 13:16–19nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11For Gen. 2:2, 3; Ex. 31:17in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 

I was remarkably busy yesterday, so I did not write anything more than I did, so I am going to mention today that I looked at my Apple watch and saw that I closed all the loops. At the time I looked, I had burned more than 150 calories, exercised 5 minutes, and stood 8 times. Looking at distance today, I have managed 1.98 miles, and so far, my weekly summary is 4,514 steps weekly as of right now, at 8:04 AM. 

Afternoon 

With treatment done for the week, I am so glad that I am home. No more dialysis until Tuesday morning. I am waiting patiently for my friend JM to come over after church. I have watched New Perceptions church’s sermon on 3ABN as well Kids Praise Too. 

Evening 

JM arrived around 2:30 PM and we watched AWR360 Broadcast to Baptism (Adventist World Radio) and 3ABN Today (Angels Broadcasting Network). Around 4 PM, JM left, and I watched Marantha Mission Stories, Hope in Motion, and Pause to Pray. Then I turned to Murder, She Wrote on the Peacock app on my Roku. I have Spectrum App, 3ABN, Peacock TV, Hulu, and Netflix on my Roku Ultra. I am taking it easy tonight, and watching Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury, and will fall asleep shortly. I am tired. I am going to say good night and close the shop (really my computer) for the night. More diary tomorrow

Black cat paw – Not Magic’s

Magic’s Corner

Magic Speaks

Momma Speaks a moment 

We know that animals do not speak our language, but they will speak. With Magic being a cat, he meows, and what he meows sounds like he is speaking. He can speak his language/mind very well. 

This is my birthday month. I am 2 years old now. I got some presents from Chewy. I got new food and water dishes. Also, Mommy bought a laser light. Laser light is one of my favorites. 😊 I even got my needed essentials: cat food and litter. Mommy takes loving and diligent care of me, and I love her, too. I’m her baby boy. Maybe Mommy will play with the laser light with me tomorrow. 

Dialysis Updates

Please, if you have read and it said April instead of May, forgive my error. It has been changed.

For May 3, 5, & 7, 2022 

May 3 – Dialysis went smoothly today. I sat in chair #1 today. I saw Dr. A, and we discussed how things are going at the clinic, and Dr. A said there are no changes at this time. A neighbor across the way in pod 2 was moaning and groaning and wanting his legs down. I wish that I could put my legs down, but because my blood pressure is being taken in the leg, I cannot have that luxury. Also, this patient’s moaning and groaning, and asking to put his feet down after he has been told that his blood pressure is reading low seems to have found the impatience switch because he is loud enough to be heard. I am having an off day emotionally, and my anxiety is up for some reason. The cloudy weather has not been immensely helpful the past few days – cool, warm, cool, cloudy and sunny. 

May 5 – I sat in chair #1 again today. The dialysis treatment went smoothly, and the three-hour treatment time could not go any faster for me. The neighbor across the way was moaning, groaning, and complaining again today, and my emotions are still off, and what he was doing was bothering me, again. I did talk to the director and there is nothing that can be done about it. I will have to wear my headphones and drown him out. I wish that there was more someone can do for Mr. B and the patients in this case. Please understand that I understand about being uncomfortable and dealing with aches and pains, but I do not moan and groan, and complain the way Mr. B does. My coming in weight was 91.7 kilograms, and I left with my going out weight at 90.3 kilograms. Until Saturday, then my dialysis weekend begins. I can indeed use my dialysis weekend to unwind and get my emotions back on track. 

May 7 – Dialysis went well today. The only time the alarms went off was when I moved wrong, and my blood pressure went low. My blood pressure went low once and the bottom number went below 50 a couple of times, and when the sodium carbonate was low according to the machine. Also, for the first time in a while, I sat in chair #4 today. Having been spoiled sitting in either chair #2 or chair #1 lately, I want to admit that sitting in chair #4 today was somewhat a disappointment, but okay in my book because chair #4 is my spot and has been since I began dialysis four years ago. 

My Utmost for His Highest 

Building for Eternity 

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers 

Ellen G. White Devotion and Such 

Thought of the Day 

Ellen G. White Estate: Thought for the Day 

If you have given yourself to God, to do His work, you have no need to be anxious for tomorrow. Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p. 100. 

Daily Devotion 

Humble, Persevering Prayer 

Ellen G. White Estate: Daily Devotional – Our High Calling 

Our Daily Bread 

Devotion 

Love Like Mom 

Love Like Mom | Our Daily Bread (odb.org) 

Prayer 

Pray for a wonderful day for my friends and family. 

Scripture of the Day 

Psalm 139:1–5 NIV – You have searched me,… | Biblia 

News 

Dear Abby: Social media posts spark battle of wills among family (msn.com) 

Friday, April 6, 2022 – Busy Day

My Diary 

My Life in Words 

May 6, 2022 

I am so happy that it is Friday. I have had a rough week emotionally, and I have nothing to emphasize why I was having an emotional week. I have had several reasons for my emotional week to be what was. It was filled with anxiety, the want to cry, impatience, and feeling annoyed, and confused. Today, liked Wednesday, I am having a better day. I have an appointment at 1 PM, and then I get my hair cut at the beauty school we have in town. The appointment at 1 PM is to talk to Dr. H (female) about getting a power chair, then at 2 PM, my hair gets cut. 

Afternoon 

Power Chair 

Okay, JP and I got a lesson in about getting a power chair. I will have to get a lightweight wheelchair first and use for so long and have another appointment in about six weeks or so, as well as a physical therapy appointment to confirm and document that a power chair is needed. We discussed why it would be safer. It is going to take a few weeks or more to get a power chair, so in the meantime, I will have to wait and be patient. Thank goodness it is the Sabbath, and I have my last treatment of the week. 

Haircut 

I took the time to go to the beauty school to have a student cut my hair. Yes, my hair is short, but I needed my hair cut because it was getting long and in my ears. When my hair gets in my ears, I end up with ear wax in my hair. Enough said about ear wax, lol. Anyway, I got my hair done nicely so now it will grow. The bad ends have been taken care of—if any.

My Utmost for His Highest 

Liberty and the Standards of Jesus 

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers 

Ellen G. White Devotion and Such 

Thought of the Day 

Ellen G. White Estate: Thought for the Day 

Daily Devotion 

Ellen G. White Estate: Daily Devotional – Our High Calling 

Our Daily Bread 

Devotion 

He Knows | Our Daily Bread (odb.org) 

Prayer 

I do not mean to sound selfish today or anytime, but I need prayer for patience, peace, and a settled mind. I have been dealing with emotions this week.  My patience has thinned with a patient at dialysis. Because he moans and groans loudly and wants to have his feet down. He is 81 years old, and he is more likely uncomfortable and dealing with pain. I can relate to pain for sure. I just never seen an 81-year-old man whine.  

Scripture of the Day 

1 Thessalonians 2:1–9 NIV – You know,… | Biblia

 

News 

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Issue Statements After Her Explosive Testimony (msn.com) 

Thought 

Because I do not know Johnny Depp personally, but I am a fan of his from Jump 21st Street days. I have also watched Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I do not remember Amber Heard in the movie. If he did abuse Amber Heard, it would come out in court, and if he did not abuse Amber Heard, it would also come out in court. The court system is broken because of the sin in the world, people who do not care about others than themselves, and bigger the money people can get away with things. It scares me where this is leading and how much longer this case is going to go on. Is Heard lying? Is Depp denying abuse? God knows the truth because he sees all, and knows all, also. Someone is telling the truth, and someone is lying. We need to see how this plays out.