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Marilee J. Layman

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12:29 am: Loki Felt Guilty
Loki felt guilty yesterday. You know how some male cats will "cover" by banging on a wall? Loki bangs on the lower level of the air handler. Yesterday, right after he'd banged, a little clicking sound started. He came to me and looked unhappy and he kept coming and coming. I was writing something and told him I'd check it in a few minutes and it would be sooner if he didn't come looking guilty.

I followed my ear and yes, it was the bottom of the air handler. I rested my hand on a part that extends so I could bend over and that immediately stopped it. Then Loki went to sleep on the couch.

I took a second narcotic about 5am but was still awake at 6am and had already finished the book. I came out to see if the paper was here yet and it was, so I had a toasted cheese sandwich and water and read the front pages of the sections. By then it was 7am and I decided to boot up the computer to find out when the Giant opens so I could go get groceries, but I remembered that considering the time of the second narcotic, I couldn't drive until noon anyway.

I decided to do the review so I could take the book back to the library when I got out. Then I went to rest in the bed for a while before I took a shower. I normally shower pretty much right after I get up and I still sometimes have to get out and rest on the bed, so I was resting and went right to sleep. I woke up at 5pm.

I took the book to the library and got groceries and then came home to be online for a bit. I started being really sleepy about 8pm and set the machines to watch TV. Spirit and I slept about three hours in the recliner.

Tonight I'm going to try two things and if they don't work, I'm going to push hard to move forward to going to sleep and getting up. I didn't really have a lot of pain after the first narcotic took effect, but my leg muscles were kind of buzzing, so I'll have more flexeril tonight, which is allowable. I'm also going to eat something sandwich/toast-like before I go to bed to read. Both days I was really sleepy about 90 minutes after I ate. I don't eat very much, and certainly not early in the morning, so maybe that will make a difference.

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