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Wednesday October 16, 2019

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Good Morning!

Herring, thanks for the video. 

BC, that is a lot of damage.  Cars these days even for the smallest of repairs are expensive.

Dianah, sorry to here that the dog is not feeling well.  Sounds like a nice weekend planned.

Stars, good that you're trying to get things under control.  Sounds like you're on the right track.  Plants have no cholesterol and things like beans and oatmeal with soluble fiber are proven to lower cholesterol natural and have other benefits.   My cholesterol has always been under 140.  That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to come across as one of those preachy vegans, which as you know I'm not even vegan.

Had a decent day off.  Guess insomnia caught up with me during lunch at Georges house and I almost feel asleep at the table and laid down on his couch and snoozed a few minutes to refresh myself.  He said "we've traveled together and done some exhausting things but never saw you so sleepy".  I literally could not hold my eyes open.  Anyway, I refreshed myself we went to the movies and enjoyed Downton Abbey a lot.  Definitely one for the fans and I loved it.

Listening to one of my favorite singers singing Bob Dylan covers.  Joan Osborn was a one-hit wonder in 1995 with her single "(What if God Was) One of Us" but she's made many good albums since then.  I saw her a couple of years ago when she opened for Mavis Staples.  Love her.

 

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Morning Tweety

Another kinda crazy day at work though once again it settled down by the end of the day.  Working from home the next 5 days. Got some good news, boss says in the next few weeks I'm going to get to work at home full time

Nerves have been acting up, I'm not sure why.  Had a review yesterday too, mostly good but I was anxious about the few errors I made and how easy it is in this very fluid workplace to forget little things.  Hasn't bothered me much up until this point.  And I've been letting politics raise my anxiety....watching the debates probably didn't help.  Normally it doesn't bother me much, not sure what's happenening

Woke up at 4:30 with a bit of a headache from some anxious dreams.  Managed to get back to sleep

Meeting J at one of our usual places tonight

Weight loss seems to be slowing down, not surprising as in the past I haven't been able to push my weight much below where it is now.  For now I'll adhere to my diet and see how much longer the loss continues

Talked to dad, he's feeling better, doctor said it might be an infection or a small kidney stone.  He's on antibiotics.  And he also had some good news, his ladyfriend's daughter found an apartment and is finally moving out, which will make things easier on everyone

Going to be in the 40s and 50s with some rain over the next few days

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Tweety: Sometimes I get sleepy like that. I can jump or do other exercised to wake up and then nap when I get home.

Today we meet with staff at a state senators office about affordable housing. I think no matter who we elect we have to actively let them know what we think or they won't do much.

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Hey ho, 

I'm taking a break from trying to organize the garage so that the camping stuff that is in the house can move out there. I filled a trash can, filled the paper recycle bin, and have a stack of flattened cardboard. And now I can get my bike in and out without taking my life in my hands, 😂. I awoke with stiff shoulder muscles from yesterday's PT session, but not much burning. I got the okay from my PCP to up my gabapentin dose. I will leave soon to have lunch with MIL, her sister, and sister's dtr. We are meeting at a Greek restaurant. 

Tweety, I dose off often after a no-sleep night. Better at a friends house than a meeting at work! Joe, wishes for a speedy recovery for you dad. 

I have been better at taking my statin with a result of much better lipid numbers. I don't know that I am more forgetful, and actually now that I have good heart rate, I feel less foggy. I also take coQ10, at the recommendation of PCP, to offset side effects. I think my bad numbers have a lot to do with heredity and pre-diabetes. 

Whew, the wind is a gusting, and a big soaking storm is coming in. Gotta batten down the hatches! 

 

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Sooooo, last night when I went to sit outside for a little while before heading up to bed, the wind was blowing in the tree tops. Acorns were falling...a lot of them. But then the noise was PELTING, and I figured out in short order it was HAIL!!! I stood in the doorway to keep my noggin safe. It continued for maybe 30-40 seconds, and began raining lightly...maybe a couple of minutes worth, and then it stopped.

This morning when I got up there was a steady rain, hubby said it had 'rained all night'. The rain ended ---OMG, just like the weatherperson predicted (!!!!) AT NOON. It has been periodically cloudy and sunny, with quite reasonable temps, until the sun started to go down.

 I found the two house keys Nannie was adamant about having in her possession, though she is never here alone, nor does she leave the property alone. We put them on her bedside table with her eyeglasses when she went to bed last night and within 5 minutes she had hidden them. And then she came out of the bedroom and asked where they were. Totally huffy denial, of course, that SHE may have moved them herself. Anyway, today I found them in a small change purse underneath a folded towel on top of the dryer. Reminds me of a patient I had a few years ago, who hid her wallet; it was not found for SEVEN weeks! Her Case Manager said to me, when it is found take the credit card out and put it somewhere only you and I know where it is.

Nannie is p.o'd at hubby, because when I was in the house feeding Ozzie, hubby went down to the shed to get some birdseed. Within 10 seconds Nannie took her walker and decided to walk the yard...yep, with wet grass, a gazillion fallen acorns, and her cruddy little ballet slippers on instead of shoes. Hubby took her to task because he didn't know if she'd come in the house or what. Well, she stewed a little on that, but when she said she heard somebody's voice in the back yard, hubby told her there was nobody back there. She came inside and asked me who it was walking the dog a few minutes ago, and barely believed me when I said that "T'was I". 

She went back out, without her walker, to go around to the side of the house where we sit and have coffee, and said to hubby, in a real hateful voice: "WELL? DID YOU FIND HIM?!!!???" Hubby said "Find who?" And for some reason that made her madder than a wet hen and she hasn't spoken to him until just now. He was walking upstairs, and as is her habit, she waited until he got to the top step to say something. She called him by her husband's name, "Where are you going? What are you going to do?" He told her he was going upstairs to the kitchen to make her supper. "Well don't give me a lot."

A few weeks -- a month? --ago she started not eating as much as she used to; then she would cover her plate with her napkin, like we wouldn't notice all the leftovers? But she ALWAYS manages to eat her dessert! Hubby kept asking her if she didn't like what he'd made for her. (some cooks feel insulted if'n you don't eat up their fixin's). I suggested to hubby that he start using the 1/4 cup measure to put the helpings on her plate. So now at least she eats more of what's on her plate. She doesn't know it, but she does eat her leftovers...just in a different form, as the leftovers often go into making a pot of soup. And she proclaims every time that it is the BEST soup she's ever had! It is good, but I think it's kinda funny how we get her to eat what she would've tossed out.

Yesterday afternoon I asked my dog if he'd like a Track-Sneet. I meant snack-treat. It became a redundant noun because hubby always called it 'treats' and I always called it 'snacks'. Even if I was Balking Tackwards, Ozzie completely understood what I said and agreed he would indeed like some. I take 'Canine-Carry-Outs' and pinch off smaller bites...From two of the whole pieces I can make 22 little bites. Ozzie often waits until I put them all down, and when I tell him, "That's it. Show's over!" THEN he will eat them. Every dog has their wierdnesses (as do their owners😉)

In conclusion, I have to tell you that at 5 AM when I got up to pee, I had an oldie song in my head. I had to write the title down so it would go away. I hope this doesn't stick in y'all's heads, but the song was "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills." (!)

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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No Stars, will have to look up that song, have NEVER heard that clever title before!

Good day at work. 

Dh took the little RV out, it is parked in front of the house.  It is SO dirty!!  Thinking we will wash it Friday morning before heading out to the campout.  I work tomorrow, and Thurs night we will meet oldest ds for dinner, then go home and pack for the (short) campout.  After taking two, two-week trips this year, a three- or four-nighter seems like NOTHING to pack for!  I paid outstanding bills, so we are caught up there.  I need to take some cash with us, to pay for our nightly camping fees.  And decide what to bring for eats. 😉  Got some cleaning done tonight. 

Have a good evening!

 

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OF COURSE!!!  No Stars, OF COURSE that song is by Ray Stevens!!  What a goof he is!  His songs are too funny!

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