I guess I'm moving along, but at a snail's pace. I've gotten a lot accomplished, but still have lots more to do. I hadn't paid a bill in almost 44 years. Jim was an accountant and it just made more sense for him to do it. I've had to set up my own system and so far it's working out OK. I still have some big decisions to make, but I'm taking my time and not rushing into anything. I did join a Griefshare group at a local church which has been helpful. We're all in the same boat (so to speak) which really helps.
Reid had the Adcetris infusion and although it's not nearly as difficult as the chemo he's had in the past... it's not exactly a walk in the park either. He's had waves of nausea, but at times he's felt OK too. He's been able to eat which is a big change from the regular chemo. I don't imagine he'll be loosing any weight this time. The fatigue is a problem, but has improved a little this week. Last week when we went to the store I had to drop him off at the door and pick him up again when we were done. He just didn't have much energy at all. This week that has improved a little too. Next Tuesday he'll have the second infusion.
Keith came last Thursday and stayed until Sunday. We had a really nice visit. Thursday was his birthday and we all went out for dinner at an Italian restaurant. That was his choice and it seemed appropriate for someone born in Italy 43 years ago. How time flies. I found it a little sad without Jim though.
We had a little rain while Keith was here and a branch broke off and got caught up in the pecan tree.
As Gilda Radner used to say, "It's always something."
I'm so glad the primary election in Texas is over. We have something called the "Do Not Call List" in Texas, but the politicians wrote the law and excluded themselves. I can't even begin to tell you how many robo calls we received. I lost count, but I would guess at least 30+ in the two weeks leading up to election day. I haven't been sleeping well and one afternoon I decided to lay down for a little while and there were three calls during the hour and a half that I attempted to sleep. I even got a robo call from the former mayor, the current mayor, the Governor...all on behalf of the candidates they were supporting. Some didn't even respect Memorial Day. I believe I got three calls that day. I think the law should be amended and we should be allowed to opt out of political calls too. Does anyone listen to recorded messages anyway? People put themselves on the "Do Not Call List" so they don't get disturbed. If they want my vote they need to show me that they respect the intent of the Texas "Do Not Call List" law. I don't want robo calls from anyone. I've even E-mailed both county political parties in past years asking them to stop, but I've never received a reply. This year I E-mailed the mayor and asked that the calls stop, but I received no reply from him either. It's just an attitude that says to me, "We're better than everyone else and can do as we darn well please." This isn't a Republican or Democratic thing. They all do it! I think it shows a lack of respect for the voters.
This is the only place I've ever lived where the politicians have a sign contest. This was taken outside city hall. Do they think the candidate with the most signs wins? Maybe it's the candidate with the biggest sign?
This is one of my pet peeves. Thanks for letting me vent!