I left work early yesterday to get my allergy shot and then get my teeth cleaned. It turned out the dentist had a death in the family and high-tailed it out of there right before I arrived. They didn’t want to clean my teeth without him — all he does is come in and inspect the work after the hygenist is done — but I didn’t want to say we didn’t need him after he had just suffered a sadness. So, I went and got gas in the car (nearly $3/gallon), bought some cat food, and then whipped into Costco for some stew beef. I had a hankering for some soup! I got the beef and also picked up some new pajama bottoms. My current ones usually fall down on my way to the bathroom at night, so it was time. I did check that it said Ladies pajama pants, and they were two pair for I think $11. I got them home and took them out of the package, and the size large looked as though it was made for kids!! I was so ticked that I would have to return them. Then I thought — well, I might as well see how tight they are. They fit! With room to spare. I guess I just can’t see how far I’ve shrunk yet. I quilted a bunch more on the wonky dresdens last night and went to bed at a decent hour, but couldn’t really sleep.
Today was a busy, but accomplish nothing day at work. I finally got approval to take the promotion and tenure files to the Dean’s Office. I loaded them up on the dolly and hauled them over there. I got back and paid a few bills, then had to try to install the network printer drivers on a faculty member’s new computer. Well, even though I supplied the dang thing with the IP address, after setting up the TCP/IP port, it still couldn’t find the printer, so I got the disk and tried to load it from there. It would not find the correct printer driver, so even though I could make the connection to the printer (our copier), I couldn’t get the device status so it would form the tray assignment and allow for two-sided printing, stapling, three-hole punching, etc. It would allow a generic driver for the machine, but not the specific one I have on my computer. I tried finding the driver on the internet and downloading it, but that didn’t work either. I finally gave up and called the technician at about 4:00. He should be over in the morning. I have installed these drivers on every machine in the department. I have no idea why it won’t work now. Geez. I’ll probably wake up at 3:00 a.m. and realize what I did wrong. I hate it when a computer thinks it’s smarter than me!!
I got home and cleaned the kitchen (big job) and cut up all the stew meat, froze half of it, and started my beef soup. I made beef, tomato, green bean, barley, and corn soup. Not really thrilling, but it tastes good to me. It seems that about the only things I can manage to eat these days are soup and cottage cheese with fruit. I think I may be developing a stricture in my new stomach. That means that the opening into or out of the stomach has begun to narrow, and when I eat anything with substance to it, it becomes really painful. I have to eat very slowly, chew very well, and have more liquidy things to eat. If it doesn’t loosen up, I may have to go have it stretched out. They do the upper endoscopy and put a tool down there to stretch things. I really don’t want to have it done, but I’m not eating much lately. I managed 645 calories today. I can’t put another thing in there — had to have some skim milk to get my protein up. I won’t let this go too long if it doesn’t get better. I just don’t want to have to go to the doctor again.
Well, I hear my pillow calling my name.