It has been just a regular week here filled with school for Little Buddy, work and lots of paperwork for me. Little B had his Botox injections yesterday which always sets us up for a potentially difficult weekend. He has been doing surprisingly well minus a few short episodes of drama, so I am keeping my fingers crossed we make it through without a major breakdown from him or me. They are not fun but much needed to keep his gait pattern as equal as possible so he does not put even more wear and tear on his hips.
This morning he slept in which was such a blessing. The medications he takes to relax him and hopefully dull some of the pain from the shots really takes its toll on him. You or I would be asleep with all the medication he takes, not Little Buddy, he is talking, walking and even maintains his balance with those crutches. I started off the morning getting loads of chores done, cookies made, dusting, laundry, vacuuming and washing floors and even started cleaning my pavers by my pool. After he woke up and we had a quick snuggle, I set him up with some shows and breakfast and I got back to paver cleaning. Not a fun task but a necessary one with the mold and mildew in Florida. That of course led to weeding, pulling out vines from my bushes and supervising tree trimmers that I feel took a bit of advantage of me and my money. Still for now my trees are trimmed and my gigantic bird of paradise tree, that was as tall as my palm trees has been trimmed way, way down. You can actually see my house now!
As I was cleaning the pavers I glanced down into the pool and saw this little snake swimming frantically around. It took me several attempts to get it out with a bucket but it finally behaved and I scooped it up and put it on my lawn. I'm glad I found it before Little Boy went swimming later in the afternoon.
Little Buddy got a new bubble gun that he quickly submerged and ruined but he still had fun with it. There were no big plans for him today, just taking the day at his pace as he recovered.
These boys are exhausted from pacing back and forth in front of my sliding glass door as I did my outside work. Bear is able to use his nose to open the door if it isn't locked so I would frequently find them outside with me getting wet from all the cleaning I was doing. They were so proud of themselves each time they ventured out I did not have the heart to get mad at them. That is a lot of Mom watching, it is exhausting!
Not much work got done on my sweater last week. I was much too busy with work and had several late nights trying to make up for some of the patients I missed on Monday. And now I fear my head and neck will be hurting too much to get much done tonight. I am hoping a heating pad and early bed might help to counteract all my hard work today. Lots has gotten done but nothing all that exciting. But that is life isn't it?
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Stay safe.