I'm tired. I cleaned the house thoroughly today. I want it to be clean when I come home, so I don't sit and obsess about what I can't do. And I would do exactly that. Besides, a clean house, clean sheets just seem essential following surgery.
The house smells so nice. I used ammonia and water to clean most things today. I know what you're thinking, "Ammonia stinks!" Yes, it does at the time, but it leaves such a clean smell afterward, when it dries. It is especially helpful on the ceramic tile floors. I was amazed at the mud that was tracked in at the back door by twenty puppy paws! It is nice to have a nice clean floor again. Unfortunately, by the time I come home there will be some more muddy tracks. sigh.
I've made the guest room ready for my daughter, and I'll put fresh sheets on my bed tomorrow, and it will be done. Wonder Boy is house/puppy sitting on Wednesday night, and he is going to sleep on the sleeper sofa so that my bed will be still fresh for me.
I have a few light details to take care of tomorrow. I saved the light stuff so that after I have the massage in the morning, I can take it easy for the remainder of the day.
So .... I'm essentially ready. I'm not nervous yet, and hopefully I won't be too much tomorrow night. Hopefully I can sleep alright tomorrow night. I haven't figured out my sleeping schedule yet. I can eat until midnight, so I will probably have something late. I'm allowed to have water until 5:30 AM, and I'm setting my clock to drink a good glass of water! The surgery is at 1:30 PM. That will be hard. You know, if the surgery is in the morning, you sleep through the night, and then have just a couple to four hours to go without fluids while you're awake, but going without water until 1:30?? Yikes! Eight waking hours!! I'm a person who sips on water all day long. I even wake at night, take a couple swallows of water and go back to sleep. This will not be easy for me.
I'm driving to Albuquerque Wednesday morning. I expect to get there around 11:00 to meet up with my daughter, and we will head toward the surgery center. I'll be back here in Bloggerville Thursday or Friday to let you know I'm alright. And I will be.
A humorous coincidence .... my friend Caroline is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday also. She lives in the Central time zone, and her surgery time is 2:30. Get that? Yep, we are scheduled at the exact same time! Isn't that odd?
I'm watching the weather forecast. Wouldn't you know it? A series of three storms will be moving through in the next few days. It doesn't look like it will be too bad, but my poor daughter, coming in from Florida, is going to freeze! It looks like the storms are timed so it won't interfere with any of our travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, as it sorta leap-frogs our plans (It may snow 2-4 inches here tomorrow [I'm not traveling] and Albuquerque will have only a little rain [TL is flying in there late tomorrow]; Wednesday, I'm driving [nothing but light rain in the areas I'll be traveling through]; Thursday no weather until late in the day and we will be driving back here midday.) Great timing if there must be a storm around right now!
OK, I gotta get to bed. I said an hour ago I was going to bed, and got into reading blogs and Facebook! My own fault, but I'm outta here now!