“Where does he get those wonderful toys?”

April 24, 2007

Journal, Lauren, Lloyd

By far and away, the best part (that is, the only good part) of this whole ordeal is that I’ve had to do a little shopping.  Lloyd’s supposed to weigh himself everyday to make sure he doesn’t suddenly gain weight.  (If he does, it means he’s retaining water – making it hard for his heart to beat, or that he’s grown an extra leg or something.  You think you could figure that out without a scale.)  I really wanted to get one that measured body fat and all that stuff, but the buttons looked hard to navigate.   I went with a simple digital ‘weight only’ model.

So shiny.. I hope a raccoon doesn't steal it.

I also bought one of those Grandpa pill counters.  He has three different medicines to take, so this was so cool!  Each day pops out of the weekly tray.  I also spurged and bought a completely unnecessary pulse monitor.  Yeah, it’s for him so we can see what activities make his heart beat slower/faster, but really I wanted to wear it to prove that housework can be called exercise.

Oh, how I love gadets!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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16 Responses to ““Where does he get those wonderful toys?””

  1. Kristi Said on:

    First, Those pills look HUGE! They remind of the pills you use to make Easter egg dye. And second, you have a head start on the rest of us, Lloyd. You already have your pill box. You are going to be one organized geriatric.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      They’re really not that big. To give a little comparison, the black, inner face, of the watch like device is about the size of a quarter. What’s really amazing is how small the other pills are. They are 2.5mg and 3.5mg each, and are as small as I can imagine making pills and still picking them up with your fingers.


      • Michele (Brad's friend) Said on:

        Quarter or biscotti -- that’s the rule! None of this watch with a face about the size of a quarter -- that’s just too much work!


  2. Brad Said on:

    If Lloyd retains water, can’t you just squeeze him out over the sink?


  3. Beth Said on:

    I’m retaining water, and no one is telling me to relax, keep my heart rate down and stop working. Hmpf. Double standards.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    The Ha! was for Beth. We do get the raw deal don’t we?


  5. Michele Said on:

    I NEEDED to retain water today Lloyd -- I was trapped in my portable classroom for an hour! No kidding. I dismissed a class and planned a trip to the ladies room, only my doorknob was broken. I was stuck inside, LUCKILY without students. 🙂 They had to call a locksmith! I sure could have used your pee bottle! Brad came to visit me through the window. Well -- I say visit, he REALLY came to laugh at me.


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