Happy Saturday, y’all! Yep, I’ve been spending time with my cousin from Dallas. 🙂
This was another great week, full of quiet moments at home with mom and Mike, laughter with friends, lots of great food, and walks at the LifeTrail. (Have I mentioned that’s what we’ve nicknamed the Reuben Ingold Park, which has a bunch of these “LifeTrail” branded exercise stations along the walking loop?”) It’s beautiful and peaceful there, with magnificent ocean and city views, and flowers, birds, and nature aplenty.
This week also brought a very welcome improvement in how I’m feeling physically. Two nurse practitioners visited on Wednesday to complete my intake into the palliative care program at Los Angeles Jewish Home. Anne and Ann were very kind and professional, and were able to offer a few simple tweaks to my medication dosage and timing that have resulted in improvements to my two primary complaints: GI discomfort and sleep. The melatonin they recommended — along with ZZZquil and the THC oil our friend Joe prepared — have finally resulted in longer, more restful sleep. I’ve had more energy this week, and have been able to get out of the house more, including getting to Warby Parker in Venice to get my glasses adjusted (have been wanting to do that for months!) and going to lunch with my mom.
Looking forward to spending lots of quality time in the coming week with my dear friend, Kate, who is in town from New York, and her fiancé, Rob. And now I’m off to practice my knitting!