By Jan from Woodgate
Dear Die-ary: Well, well. What an enlightening visit from my new nurse Danielle. Love, love, love her.
Turns out I’m not a junkie if I take some meds, which I haven’t been doing at all because my entire life I’ve made incredible fun of pill-takers. So how do ya feel about liquids? Way better say I.
Anyway I feel I’m going to be much more comfortable now and my days will be more productive. The life of a slouch does not suit me well, but moderation clearly will be the key to a happy ending.
I need to say such a big fat thank you to all who have been sending such delightful cards and notes. They mean the world to me and you folks rock. The Woodgate Library billboard mentioning yours truly brings tears to my eyes…sweetest thing ever.
Who knew? It sure feels good to be thought of in such nice ways!
As for family and friends, well who can say enough? My sissies and buds have been keeping us well fed and PPR is the champ of the vac.
My very oldest besties are joining me this weekend where they will wait on me hand and foot, cater to my every need, and probably run screaming outta here by Sunday. But hey, that’s what unconditional love is all about, right?
The heaviest cleaning jobs have sister Lisa’s name on them (okay, so maybe some sodas exploded in the outside fridge) and she tackles them like the champ that she is. I always knew in my heart of hearts that her constant exercising would benefit me at some point and HERE IT IS!!!
On and on it goes—not a bad gig if you learn the ropes.
Unfortunately there may have been some hurt feelings a time or two when I just refused to have visitors. People need to understand that I’m moving into a very selfish part of my life right now. If it doesn’t make ME feel good then it just ain’t happening.
I know you have your needs also, but me first. No apologies offered. Uninvited guests will not be allowed cuz I really am sporting quite the Shrek Neck and let’s face it, when one looks like crap and feels the same you should not have to face ANYONE!
Meanwhile, one of my cousins is compiling his own list for me to ask the Grand Poobah upon my arrival…can’t wait to see how this turns out. We’re still chuckling more than blubbering so far, although of course we have our moments.
Thanks for listening everybody. I think of lots of you tons of times—mostly with warmth and love—but admittedly there are some people I have never liked and at this late stage of the game I’m guessing never will.
You won’t miss me any more than I won’t miss you. That was just a fun fact.