Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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Re: Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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HappyDaze wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Greetings Friends. I have mild cold symptoms so worked from home today and will do same tomorrow - it's a precaution my workplace is taking - and while I hate working from home, I get it and I'm all for it - I would expect the same courtesy from others. I will work from home until symptoms are completely gone - and if they worsen will be required to have "the test".

Stayed up late cooking last night and put several servings of scalloped potatoes in the frige for the week. Tonight I made a big batch of mac & cheese and we have a lot left over. It's so nice to be able to grab some "comfort food" - already made - and just heat it up.

DD's "person" has left to spend time with his mother (in state) so she has been keeping me company more - we have had coffee together in the mornings and supper together in the evenings. She is getting on a much "better" (better in MY opinion, lol) schedule - early to bed, early to rise.

Tomorrow is my son's birthday. I'm late getting his card in the mail but have it all ready to go and DD will take it to the post box tomorrow. He is used to this - his birthday sneaks up on my every year and his card is always late. His "gift" this year is several photos of when he was a child - I've been putting some in every birthday card for the past few years and he said he really looks forward to them so I decided that is enough of a gift for someone who needs nothing and wants nothing that I can afford.

Off to do a last minute walk through and make sure everything is tidy, tie the dogs out one more time and get to bed. Take care everyone!
Sheila hope you feel better by morning. Sleep well my friend.
Yum on the scalloped potatoes and mac and cheese. They really are comfort foods.
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Re: Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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Mrscreative wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:29 am
Good morning beautiful people,

I had a rather fitful night of sleep because Dh had a phone consultation with a specialist in London, Ontario regarding his fainting and heart issues. It was reassuring in that he ruled out a lot of the most serious, life threatening conditions but Dh would have to travel to London, Ontario (about 1000 miles away) to have a procedure done before a final diagnosis can be made. That will not be happening until we both receive our vaccine. Even then, Dh is undecided about whether to proceed.

After reading up about all his stuff, Dd2 comes home and tells me her PMS2 results are very puzzling. The specialist kept asking if there was any chance Dh and I could be closely related. Anyone who knows us, realizes it couldn’t be further than the truth! He is actually a different ethnicity than me but it appears Dd2 inherited the gene from both parents. It’s extremely, extremely rare in Asians so that seems unlikely. They actually made a reference as to whether there could be a different biological father but shut up pretty quickly when Dd2 scanned her Ancestry DNA results and sent them. So it’s been decided Dd2 and I will undergo screening once again with a more sophisticated test. Dh’s genes didn’t seem to appear much in DD2’s results too. If this doesn’t change things, then it would be advisable for Dh to have the screening. But I have a feeling he might be resistant. He wasn’t exactly in favour of Dd2 to have it. But it’s serious if both parents carry the PMS2 gene, likely pathogenic. Thankfully the prevalence only runs at 0.442% of the population, mainly with people of Icelandic, British and a small pocket of Germanic people. Most rare in those of African descent. There is not enough risk in breast and prostate cancer to recommend additional screening, but of course with my family history on my mother’s side, it needs to be done. So I guess when it’s all said and done, it’s reasonable to have my head spinning. Add in my step mother needing more support at home and actually requiring assisted living to the stress.

Today I don’t plan on very much. I will get some kind of outdoor exercise at some point and get the basics of meals/ cleaning up afterwards completed. Our garbage has already been put out.

There’s also a lot of new restrictions imposed by Doug Ford on Covid to sift through. It probably won’t affect Dh and I as we rarely go out anyways and an 8 pm curfew won’t bother us.

Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks for listening.
Creative
DNA is amazing. I once saw a program on TV, cannot remember the name, but they were tracking the " 7 daughters of Eve." They were amazed that an Indian in the Southwest of the USA was related to a woman who was born in Greece. So it can happen depending on where they originally started off hundreds of hundreds of years ago. Good luck with your family testing..
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Re: Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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MackerelCat wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:53 am
It's frosty here in Tennessee this morning too. I was feeling fatigued last night and slept soundly until around 4 a.m. I woke up, looked at the clock, said "no way," got comfortable and did not wake up again until 10 a.m. I have always needed a lot of sleep, but having Covid seems to have added a couple of hours to the nightly need.

The sleep does help. I feel quite good today and aim to do my laundry. DS still has a bit of a cough and sore arms and legs, but says he feels okay. He's up doing his laundry now.

Yesterday I borrowed humorist Bill Bryson's book on the human body from the library via the Libby app and am enjoying that. His other books are much funnier, but his writing style makes this an easy and memorable read.

So far I am sticking to the year of "no silly spending" and resisting the siren call of online shopping. There are some things I'd really enjoy having, but I have a mental picture of our house, which we aim to pay off by November, that looms a lot larger. :-D

Hope you all have a well and peaceful day.
Mackie good to hear that you and your DS seem to have a mild case of covid. I hope and pray it will continue to be so.
One time my brother, who cannot cook at all, had his wife on bedrest due to ankle surgery and his son also on bedrest due to surgery He loaded up on all kinds of TV dinners and things he could pop in the microwave or oven and made out menus for them to make their daily selections..lol. I sympathize with you not having a kitchen handy husband.
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Re: Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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chocolite wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:50 am
Jackie, I do intermittent fasting. Well, intermittently, that is. It is how I lost 33 pounds in 2020. I've never paid a fee; I just sort of figured it out as I went by gathering info from internet searches and a book or two. I do belong to a Facebook group called Intermittent Fasters Over 50, and I've gotten some good info from them. I usually do "dirty" fasting -- because I drink coffee with sugar free creamer during my fast hours. I tried switching to black coffee but I just couldn't take it. Clean fasting is technically only water, but some people allow black coffee and plain tea as well. I typically do an 18:6 schedule, but I lose a lot better if I do a 20:4 schedule. It's not for everyone. My sister is diabetic and her doctor gave her a resounding NO when she mentioned trying it.

Mackie, we love Bill Bryson and think he is hilarious. One year when we were on our way to the beach, we listened to A Walk in the Woods while we drove. Even though we'd both read it, it made that trip so enjoyable and memorable. I'll have to see if I can find the book you mentioned from the library on my Libby app.

Kitty, I'm so glad all went well with your DD's surgery.

Good morning all. I slept last night! It's the first time I've gotten good sleep in over a week, and it felt so good. It did hurt my back, though, I think because I stayed in one position for way too long. Oh well...it's a trade-off that was worth it today.

I've got Audrey's sweater in a cold wash. She's been wearing it for several days now. It really helps her. The temp is finally supposed to hit 50° today and the sun is out, so I'm hoping she'll voluntarily go outside this afternoon for longer than it takes to potty. I'll let her sweater air dry so it'll be ready when she needs it again. I also hope to take her for another short (5-10 minute) walk. I've been doing that most days and it helps her and me.

Today will be a no drive/no spend day. I am going to make salmon, turnip greens, and cole slaw for supper tonight. I also plan on dusting and rearranging the built-ins - or at least getting a good start to it. And that's pretty much it for today. I miss the days when my stamina and back would allow me to clean for hours on end. Oh well...it is what it is and I'm really trying to accept what is. The doctor I saw yesterday told me she would be shocked if I were able to do another stim implant. She thinks that the possibility of me getting MRSA is much higher now that I've gotten it once. It didn't gut me quite as much as when my surgeon said he didn't think I'd be a good candidate for another stim, but I was still taken aback. So................I'm really trying to get myself to a place of acceptance that - if it can't happen, I will just make the best of my current situation. But it's a hard thing to do. I may need to become a Buddhist.
Patty glad to hear you slept well. Hope it continues. Sleep does help to heal.
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Re: Daily Check-in January 13, 2021

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clemencia2us wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:53 pm
Had a good breakfast. One sister said her hubby is not really speaking to her because of their opposing political views. He is really all into it - current occupant. She just votes - not his way. She never discusses things. He even wants her to watch what he watches and she said no. So not speaking to her. Isn't that nuts. Been married over 50 years.
That would be my sister. Thank GOD we do not live close. She is a Fox News junkie and believes every word they and Pat Robertson speak. Which is fine. What is not fine is that she regurgitates every word to me and expects me to agree with everything she says. When I do not, she accuses me of not being a christian. [sigh]
Patty

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