Cat's are everywhere lately! They must think I am their long lost mommy! But tell me, who could resist that cute face?
First let me say that we have been walking almost every night that we can. We are rarely walking less than a mile a night now. And remember, we are on a hill, so we always have to walk uphill to get home, no matter what direction we take! Tonight, we walked 1.5 miles in 31 minutes!! That's super fast for me!
Anyway, there is a cat or two along our walks, that has decided they like us. One of them lives down the street from us. This is the cat that just about gave me a Heart Attack back in early December. Several times this cat has come up to us, especially when we would stop because my feet/toes were going numb so I could rest a few minutes. It would come up and love us, wanting some special attention. Tonight we came across another one! This one we have never seen before. Our beloved cat Oreo, passed 2 yrs ago last month due to Cancer. So seeing these loving cats, just makes it so hard to resist getting another cat.
We are contemplating getting rid of our home, & down scaling our living quarters considerably (more to come later, if/when it happens), and it wouldn't be fair to coup up an animal like this. We also like the freedom to be able to travel when we like and not having to worry about who will take care of...while we are gone, is a big relief. We don't have to worry, we can just pick up and go. Anyhoo, just wondering why we are being inundated by cats lately?
So, for the BIG question. Am I the only one who has noticed this or is it something that is normal? Before my Surgery, I was always one of "those" people, that was always HOT!! I hated Summer because I couldn't tolerate the heat. In fact, I rarely sweated, which made it worse. I would stay indoors in an air conditioned place unless I just HAD to go out! Thank god we have our pool!
But since my Surgery, I have noticed that I am almost always cold, or at least easily chilled. I never used to wear anything to bed other than my nightshirt and underwear, even in the Winter. Now I am wearing a "long sleeved" nightshirt, long pj bottoms (sometimes flannel) and two pairs of socks!! One of them the thick super soft kind. And I am using a blanket! In the past, I never used a blanket, even in the Winter.
We have tried to not use our Heater too much this Winter, as we are trying to cut our Gas/Electric bill down, so I have had to resort to wearing my super soft, long sleeved robe to keep me warm on the colder nights until I go to bed as well. Of course, it doesn't help that we have NO CARPET in the entire house!! Every room is either wood or tile floors! The wood isn't bad, but the tile is freezing!
And going outside, I haven't been able to go outside without at least a light jacket on yet! I mean we have been having days lately where the temps get up into the mid to upper 50's! In the past, I would have been in a t-shirt, no jacket! When we walk at night, I always wear my heavier jacket with a thermal lining, a warm hat and gloves!! Is this normal?
At the Support Group meeting that I was required to attend before Surgery, most if not all the Post Surgery members in the group said that they too used to be hot all of the time, and are now cold! This was in Summer mind you, and they were all wearing sweaters/coats in the room the whole time and us Pre-Surgery members were dying of heat! But since most of them were Bypass patients, I didn't think it would effect me. Am I nuts or are others experiencing this as well????
Now, I am sure you are probably wondering why I am complaining of the cold, when just a week and a half ago, I was complaining of the HEAT when my MIL stayed with us! Well remember, she likes the house to be kept around 75-80 degrees! We had our thermostat turned up to 70, and at night it just about killed us!! If I get too hot at night, my Sinus's plug up, I can't breath through my nose and I wake up with a headache. Not to mention, I may wake up dizzy from being too stuffed up! It is like from one extreme to another! But given the choice, I would choose the cooler temps over the warmer ones.
Well, I guess I better go for now. I will be waiting on pins and needles to hear if anyone else has noticed this change as well. Till next time.
Aloha My Friends :)
PS) Christa, are you still going with me to my Mammogram/Ultrasound appointment on Friday? Let me know. Love you