That Time of Year Again
23 March 2013 | Kingston
The Girl Guide Cookies are out. I was getting a few items at Loblaws this morning and picked up two boxes from the sweet girls who had a table set up. As with Halloween I made them work for the 5 bucks a box I was handing over. I questioned them on how they had achieved certain badges on their sashes. Mostly the mothers stepped up to answer the questions. I was just coming off a challenging week filled with obstacles with Al so I resisted the urge to ask the mums to butt out and let the child do the explaining.
Yes, yes I sound ugly. Al has to have blood drawn often to check his warfarin levels. After lugging him out Thursday for three appointments and having his blood drawn at the Family Doctors we were called back Friday morning to have the bloodwork done again because the nurse had not drawn enough for the test on Thursdays visit. I called Home Care to see if someone could come in to take it and it is being arranged for our future enjoyment but it could not be arranged on short notice. And to have the pleasure of Life Lab come to draw blood we get to pay 30 bucks a pop. I will go this route as its easier opening my wallet than bundling us both up and managing a wheelchair. Plus with the broken shoulder I think its easier for Al to not be moved so much.
So I had no choice but to load Al up and take him out again on Friday. I was still weary and bruised from Thursdays lifting the wheelchair in and out. So off we went to Life labs; which wasn’t easily accessible for someone in a wheelchair. We managed and for the first time ever a man came over and asked if I’d like some help with the chair. I usually pride myself in being independent and I surprised myself when I immediately told him “that would be lovely” and I stepped back while he got the mud on his coat.
In fun news I purchased a new dinning set for 6. This means we can entertain more guests at one time. Since it’s hard to get out I’ll bring the socializing to us.
We will go out to Sydenham tonight for a family pot luck. There will be Euchre involved, a game Al loved pre stroke so I’m hoping he might give it a try.
Is spring ever really going to arrive?