“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama
This morning I took the horns by the bull and called the electrical contractor telling him to redo the electrical panel. Changing from the old 100 amp Zinsco to a 250 amp solar-ready panel has been on the burner for years! With Sue gone, they can come and kill the power to the house all day and I will not care.
Before going to the hospital, I moved a lot of furniture around in a search for the infamous “dust bunnies”.
Did You Know? Dust bunnies (or dustbunnies), in American English, are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly. They are made of hair, lint, dead skin, spider webs, dust and sometimes light rubbish and debris and are held together by static electricity and felt-like entanglement.
Why are they called “dust bunnies”? No one knows for sure, but it might have something to do with the fact that they’re fluffy, quiet and tend to multiply rapidly!
They can house dust mites or other parasites and can lower the efficiency of dust filters by clogging. The movement of a single large particle can start the formation of a dust bunny.
At lunchtime, I headed over to the hospital and visited Sue for several hours. Sue ate all of the cottage cheese and 1/2 an egg-salad sandwich. Of course, enure was part of the deal! She was OK but the blood pressure kept dropping so she could not get of bed so no PT.
Robin joined me for an hour and she will return tomorrow when we meet with the staff and doctors. Around 3:00 PM is returned home and continued my deep cleaning and reorganizing activities.
5:00 PM and we (the Silver Ghost and I) did a CPK fly-by bringing split-pea soup to Sue. She enjoyed it although she only ate half of the cup. She was tired and by 7:30 PM she was out cold so I departed.
1 pound dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
½ cup pearl barley
2 quarts water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or ½ tablespoon dried)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon rubbed dried sage
Large pinch ground cumin
1 ½ cups diced carrots
2/3 cup minced onion
1/3 cup finely diced celery
¼ cup thinly sliced green onion tops
In a large pot, combine peas, barley, water, bay leaves, salt, soy sauce, thyme, garlic, sage, and cumin. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.Stir in carrots, onion, and celery. Cover and simmer until vegetable are tender, another 25 to 30 minutes. (Check periodically, adding small amounts of additional water if needed.) Discard bay leaves. Ladle soup into warmed soup bowls and garnish with green onion tops.
Arriving home I continued chasing dust bunnies and finally have them all on the run! I finished off Sue’s pasta this morning and at 10:00 PM I was still not hungry? Of course, the daily diary was updated before going to bed.
Colleen called and after that Robin called, both on the Bat Phone! Tomorrow we are going to meet with the staff at the hospital about how to get Sue home. Robin is going with me and Robin will call Colleen afterwords.
Tonight I watched National Geographics program called “Off The Grid”. Below is a part of the show I watched. This was entitled “Under The Grid” and was taken in northern Arkansas. Interesting!
Again, the TV worked. I lasted about an hour and then that was the end of the day for me!