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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

My e-mail: jjmiller6213@comcast.net

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nice Middle of the Week Day

8:00--160/62---not bad for the am BP check.

I have had no problem sleeping.  I take a Melatonin an hour before bedtime and it always helps.  If I am in a bit of arthritic pain, I also take a Tylenol PM.  Now that I am on a blood thinner, I can't take Advil or Aleve.  I can only use Tylenol or Motrin.  I do think the Ativan helped last evening.  I have them to take, but I never think about them unless I have that shaky feeling inside.

I got a call from the head nurse at the cardiologist's office.  She wanted a complete of all the meds I take, as it is far different than the last time I was in there, a month ago.  We got it done.

Then noon arrived and....John picked me up for lunch.  

After the waitress took our orders and we were sipping our drinks, I leaned forward and said, "John, may I ask you a personal question?"

"You can ask me anything."

"What is your middle name?"

He laughed, "LaVern."

Our lunches came and we chatted and ate, then I leaned over the table again and whispered, "May I ask you an even more personal question."

He leaned over and had a serious look on his face, "Yes," he whispered, as he sipped on his lemonade..

"John," I whispered, "Why do you keep all the blinds in your house closed?  Are you watching porn all day or is the FBI after you?"

He practically spit his lemonade all over the table, chocked on laughter and explained.  He keeps the blinds closed because the old guy that lives next to him, Corky, is somewhat like Dar and drives John nuts and the other young guy that lives on the other side is constantly watching John's house and then calls and asks him why he is taking a nap, as he can see John sleeping in his recliner.

So now John knows that I have a sarcastic/weird sense of humor.  He is quite the kidder too.

There were no innuendos, there was no touching, except when he put a hand out to haul me up from the booth.  There is no attraction--he is 5'6" and 4 inches shorter and 4 years younger than me.

I had a good time and he did too.  We are Buds!!
Then tonight Dar came over and ruined my mood with all HER stresses and problems.   Her Dad, brother and SIL moved to Arizona.  They were all going to buy a house together.  It seems that brother and 93 year old Dad got into an argument and Dad is hunting for his own place.  What is bothering Dar is that they won't answer her phone calls and she wants to get in on the advice giving and feel she has some control in what is going on.  She is going nutsy cuckoo--AGAIN!


  1. Sounds like you had a nice time. Well, maybe except for the close call with the lemonade. :) Is this Maisey's John? Is that the man who moved the house in across the street? I've been trying the Melatonin as you suggested and it helps quite a bit! You're genius! Thanks!

    1. Yes, John with the sweet Maisey dog. No, not the house across the street. He lives around the corner--actually his house is on the next street over, kind of directly across from my backyard and shed. His place has a large back yard that backs up to the wetlands. He would never see me out working by my shed because, you know....he keeps his blinds closed all the time. HAH

  2. Don't forget to include all the over-the-counter stuff you use when you do your list for the heart doctor.

    No sparks with John? Is he happy being buds...or do you think he wants more? Either way, it's nice having another friend in your life. Maybe a sane one this time?

    1. My "spark igniter" has been removed, Jean. I have to admit, it was nice to talk to a MAN, to hear a man's voice and his take on things. I've said for a long time, I'd like a male FRIEND, so maybe John--------------------or maybe not.

  3. Well, I'm happy you enjoyed the lunch with your friend. We can never have too many! :) And, glad you BP was down.