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Nov 3, 2020 11:56PM
Nov 3, 2020 11:59PM
Mary, if you are into pour-over coffee now, may I suggest either the stainless steel Kalita Wave Dripper (which takes its own micromini "basket-type" filters; or the Hario V60, which looks like a Melitta cone but with a completely open bottom (it, too requires its own pointy-bottom proprietary filters--I tried Melitta filters in it but the bottom seam ripped apart and dumped a muck of water & grounds into my cup). The smaller Kalita 155 is about $15; but the cheapest plastic model of the Hario can be had for under ten bucks. Now, they recommend pouring boiled water from a kettle in a slow circular stream to extract the full flavor. And it does taste awesome. I got a small stovetop gooseneck kettle just for that. (I have an electric one for anything else requiring boiling water).
It depends, though, on the coffee you're using: I never use pre-ground; instead, I grind beans (no older than 2 months past roast) just before I brew each cup or pot, and use the full measuring scoop that came with the pour-over device. So the coffee is strong enough from the get-go, with no need to pour it through again (which is sort of what a percolator does--thus, why I hate percolator coffee). But I am a coffee geek (I used to be a member of the website of the same name).
Dental cleaning went well. No need for bonding or veneers--the brownish stains polished right off (followed by a lecture about brushing and rinsing immediately after drinking coffee, tea or wine).
I am up insanely late (I'd be biting my nails if they weren't no-chip gels). I have my penicillin allergy challenge at 11:30 am--but I may have to cancel it yet again! No, not quarantining or awaiting test results. Nope--Bob took a taxi home all the way from Oak Lawn because he lost his car keys somewhere in the hospital. I don't mind the expense of those long cab rides--no, it's the danger of possible COVID exposure. (He said all the car windows were open and he & the driver wore masks--but he didn't answer when I asked about sanitizer & disinfectant). Now this is the third appointment I've made. I offered to let him ride to Glenbrook Hospital with me, wait in the car during my test, and then we'd hop on the tollway, nearly a straight shot south to his hospital and drop him off at his car with his spare keys; but he insists he has to get to his hospital in the morning. I will make sure he takes a packet of Purell wipes with him if he insists on cabbing it down (I think it's safer to rent a car).
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)