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Wednesday - October 30th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Joe - It's so cool to see your finished cross-stitch work! Thank you for sharing. Now that this cross-stitch¬†project is finished, will you be starting another one?? It seems like a nice and creative hobby to have, Joe! ūüôā

It's a quiet 5:03 AM (EST) in this part of the world. Today is my second day (night) off from work. With the exception of our almost-daily 3+ mile power-walk, yesterday was a day of rest. Amy and I really didn't do anything except relax and watch our favorite television shows. We're both still achy from last Saturday's hiking adventure. Interestingly, yesterday's "power-walk" seemed quite easy to do. It's a walk where the road has its own hills, which helps give that definition, "Power Walk". When it would be normally exhausting to walk UP the hilly dirt road and driveway, it seemed rather easy and much less exhausting. It's as if last Saturday's 6+ mile hiking adventure in the Catskill Mountains boosted our endurance levels significantly. So, our endurance levels are up, which is a good thing! But those achy muscles and bones (especially our legs, ankles and feet) remain, which is a bit annoying.

Today. . . . Don't have anything planned, except to continue to plan for our 2019 Holiday Video that we'd like to produce for our family and friends. As I'm typing this I'm realizing that we didn't do any planning for that video yesterday. (Yikes!) Also, I have to type up a form letter to mail to our fellow HOA members, informing them that they have to pay the yearly HOA dues by December 1st, 2019. I didn't do THAT yesterday, either. (Procrastination was well-exercised, yesterday!! L O L!) 

As of right now?? I just heard the sweet sound of the coffee pot dinging! It's time for First Coffee!!

Hope all have a pleasant day today! ūüôā

Ted

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Good Morning!

Ted, stretch those muscles and keep it up.  

I had a nice day off and am working today.  Met George for lunch at this place (hamburgers) and he said he had a set back and was going back on crutches partial weight bearing for a while longer.  He's been on the bone stimulator three months now.  Quite disappointing for him.

 

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Hi Tweety - Good to read that you had a nice day off from work. Sorry to hear about George, though. You're a good friend for him. Please let him know that he's warmly held in our thoughts for continued healing.

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Ted my next project is going to be needlepoint, it might take a bit longer than this one

Tweety hope your friend isnt too down about his setback

Work turned crazy...stuff that I thought was due in a month is due by the end of the week.  Moved stuff around my schedule and should have it done by then.   Also have again heard rumors of layoffs at other companies and that the state might end one of the programs we participate in.  Management denies anything will change.  Guess we'll see.

Finally hit the 40 pound loss milestone.  Am going to continue and see how much more weight I can lose, but I suspect it might not be too much more

Grocery shopping is done.  Going to meet the church group for dinner tonight. J and I will meet for dinner Thursday instead

Colder, with snow this morning.  Think rain will come later and melt it all

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ugh, I have a cold. I spent yesterday napping on and off, and hacking my lungs up. I feel better today, which is good, because I need to work this afternoon. Better living through chemistry...

Ted, I am impressed with your walking! I completely sympathize with the ouches of increased activity. I have been trying to mix up walking/jogging/biking to avoid too much stress on any one thing, but my heels where they rub on my shoes, remain sore. Taking a break from activity yesterday should help. 

Joe: 40 pounds lost, congrats. My goal is 30, and I have lost 10 since I had the pacemaker implanted. And your cross-stitch is great. 

I suppose I am a bit solitary, but I'm okay with that. I find a lot of people will go on and on about themselves and their interests and never ask about mine. I have one coworker who never stops talking about her children and I don't think she even knows if I have any. In my opinion, socializing should be a two way street, and if it's not, then I'm not interested. 

Rose, your dog walks sound like mine, walk, sniff, mark, sniff, walk to the next tree or bush, repeat. Now that is is colder in the mornings though, my doggo walks quite a bit quicker, same when it is raining. 

 

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Dogs were barking at 4:40 am. There was a squirrel running along the top of the fence chattering at them. Then he or she jumped on top of the shed and chattering.  When I went out there that squirrel looked me in the eye, jumped to the fence, and left the yard. I had no trouble getting back to sleep.

Driving husband to a couple places today. He no longer drives at night or on the freeway. Just his lodge and the gym.

We will probably have lunch at IHOP on the way home. I will have time to read while waiting.

Last week a comic said, "When I was younger I would stop off at the bank and then the cleaners. Now that I'm retired two errands is my day's work." 

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Good rainy afternoon. Guess the Trick-or-Treater's are going to have a tough time tomorrow night, as the weather prediction sez: Heavy rain, hail, and possible severe thunderstorms; maybe even a tornado is possible.  We weren't planning on contributing to anyone's treat bag anyway, but I know some kids will be disappointed....though, down here they do a lot of school and church 'Trunk or Treats'. So what's that? If they don't want to give the kids candy, they throw them in the trunk of a car? Nah. Just being goofy.

Welp I am showered clean and have shampoo'd and dried my hair, am dressed, and in an hour I will be sitting in my PCP's waiting room. Guess it's just a three-month followup. I hope it isn't one of those Medicare physicals where you are not allowed to talk to the doctor about anything else. If it IS one of those appt's, I'll have to make another appt to discuss cutting down the Atorvastatin dose.

I don't know that the supplements (CoQ10, Tumeric, Zinc, VitC, and Milk Thistle) will have had enough time to have a positive effect on my memory problems, etc, but I have been trying to concentrate better and that seems to help my thinking process, so who knows.

Gypsy's are wandering back to my right knee and shoulder...it's a new day every day with them. I like the roll-on Lidocaine...easier to apply, and seems as effective as the capsaicin patches.

Speaking of gypsies, has anybody ever read "The Gypsies" by Jan Yoors? Very interesting, a youngish (British?) boy is allowed by his folks and the gypsies to live parts of the year with them; I think it was maybe in the 1930's or 40's, though it may have been the 1050's. (Isn't that helpful?) My copy is buried in the shed with all the other stuff we moved with and haven't been able to unpack and sort out.

Okey-dokie, I'm going to finish gathering my stuff together. Dr's office is only 15-20 minutes away,so at least there's no rush. Will be back by here later, I think.

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Yep, it's me again! Good news...I asked about cutting the statin dose d/t memory problems I've been suffering. Doc looked back in my old records sent from previous PCP and¬†said that my cholesterol numbers have been "gorgeous" for quite some time now and he didn't have any problem with me coming off the Atorvastatin altogether,¬†and see how it does in a few months time.¬†ūüėɬ†w00t!

I've maintained my weight loss, not nuthin' as good as Joe's 40 lb. loss! Mine is 5 lbs. Joe, I think you are more persistent than I am, with exercising, bicycle riding, and walking.¬†I am intermittent at best. Three or four days into any attempt, my motivation wanders away.¬†ūüôĄ

Other good news is, since I read somewhere that it may work better if you take your blood pressure medicine at night, I have switched them to the PM mediset and sure enough, today at my appt, my blood pressure was 120/80!  w00t! It has been high at almost any Dr's appt for quite some time. I didn't THINK I have that White-Coat Hypertension Syndrome, in spite of it always being up when the nurse takes it. Anyway, I told the doc I thought I should get a gold star on my forehead for it being a 'normal' reading (I know 80 is considered borderline high nowadays, but pfftt! For me, it was thrilling!

So the doc said he always enjoys my appts because¬†"It's obvious you've done your homework. You always have an updated health info card (med/allergy/procedures) with any¬†changes made,¬†and you have such interesting and pertinent questions."¬† (brag-brag¬†ūüėČ)

And that's .... the REST of the story!

 

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Cranberry-Jalapeno Dip

 

12 oz. Fresh cranberries

¬ľ cup chopped green onion

1-2 jalapenos, finely chopped

¬ĺ ‚Äď 1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons cilantro (opt)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/8 tsp salt

16oz whipped cream cheese (use either pre-whipped or soften cream cheese and whip it before combining with cranberries)

Ritz crackers or crackers of choice

 

Hand-chop cranberries. Add green onion, cilantro, and jalapenos and stir.

Combine sugar, lemon juice, and salt and stir. Add to cranberry mix.

Refrigerate 12 hours.

Remove from fridge, stir, and strain liquid out.

Spread whipped cream cheese at bottom of 9‚ÄĚ pie plan or 9X9 dish. Spread cranberry mix over; refrigerate till ready to serve. Spoon over crackers.

(I mix the cranberry mix with the cream cheese.  Not as pretty a presentation but still yummy, and not as messy)

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