Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I thought I was much better yesterday, but  knew during the night that today wasn't going to be good.  I haven't been nauseated, but I have had absolutely no energy and am achy.  I'm spent most of the day in my chair, had my lunch brought in, and had slept twice during the day (so far).  I'm invited to a surprise bridge birthday party on Saturday, but I'm planning to cancel.


Our high temperature was 83(!) yesterday, until the storm line came through about suppertime.  There was lightning and thunder, high winds, hail, power outages, trees down, and it was over in about an hour.  I had maybe 0.25" of rain in my gauge.  Today is sunny, but temps only in the 50s - much more comfortable.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Getting better

Slept seven hours straight.
Took a shower, got dressed, and
Had some food. Better.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Birthday and Memorial Weekend

Our weekend was almost perfect.  The house they rented worked quite well and was comfortable.  The "event" at the boathouse was great.  The weather was predicted to be perfect, but it turned out interesting. Just as the family went out on the dock to put the ashes in the river, a cold spitting rain started and the wind picked up.  We just did our thing, and when we got back on the apron of the boathouse, the sun came back out.  It was still cooler than we'd hoped, but nice.  We got to take pictures of the boat named for John (pictures are on facebook) and christen it with champagne.  The Rowing Club had put out some delicious snacks.  I made a few remarks about John and how he felt about rowing.  It was good to see some of the rowers I knew and meet some I only knew by name.  All in all, it was about an hour, which was about right.

We got carry-out pizza for our dinner Friday night, and carry out Chinese for our dinner Saturday night, so not much work for anybody.  The only problem was about 2 a.m. this morning, when I woke up nauseated and started vomiting.  I spent most of the rest of the night sitting in the bathroom and occasionally throwing up.  Nobody else was sick, so I guess not food poisoning.  But if it's a bug, I undoubtedly will have passed it along to the rest of the family.

Sue and Margaret got me back home first thing this morning, and I've slept on an off through the day.  I've only thrown up once since then, so we'll see how it goes.  I'm certainly going to be staying at home all day tomorrow, too.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

14, 15, 16 March

This is birthday time.
Alison and then Sarah,
Followed by Mary.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Not the usual Wednesday

Wednesday is usually a swim day. But I got a surprise after I was dressed and went to put up the bird feeders on my deck.  It was 24* and there was a light dusting of snow on the deck.  I checked the TV, and the schools are delayed opening, and some slick spots on the roads.  I know it wasn't much, and I probably wouldn't have had any problems.  But, at my age, I don't need to be out on any chancy roads in the dark on these hills.  So no swim today.
I found out one of my bridge partners (Dorothy) is a knitter.  I mentioned to her that I knit socks.  She said she had done that years ago, and I "waxed rhapsodic" about the new self-striping yarns and the "magic loop" method.  She was eager to learn more and get started.  This morning, she bought yarn and an appropriate needle. I found my original simple sock pattern to share. I met her at a nearby Burger King, and we had a short lesson and Q&A session.  It'll be fun for me to watch her develop this new skill - especially since she will be celebrating her 90th birthday in two weeks.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Three for Tuesday

I slept all night long - woke up the first at 6 a.m.  Amazing!

For five minutes, I was the only one at Silver Sneakers this morning.

I had recorded a program about NBC's 90th Anniversary.  I watched it this afternoon.  What a wash of nostalgia over so many great programs!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Back to Monday

We had a pitiful bit of snow overnight Saturday/Sunday, and it was totally gone by Sunday noon.  Sunday was a beautiful sunny day.  Not so today.

It was cloudy and dreary until about 4, and then there was a cold rain tonight - ugh! And I was out driving in it.  Double-ugh!  I went to duplicate again tonight.  As usual, my partner and I sat N/S, and out of 20 hands, I think we bid on maybe four of them.  I know all N/S couples play the same cards, but it's still not much fun when you don't ever get to bid, much less play.  I keep saying next time will be better.  But now I'm home safe and snug and ready for the late news and bedtime.