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Nov 30, 2020 06:19AM
Nov 30, 2020 06:21AM
Gutter guys are coming today or tomorrow, ahead of the lake effect snow expected for tomorrow night into Tuesday, The only leaves remaining on the trees are the dead ones on the sycamore & oaks across the street--out back, our locust is bare (though during the warm spell, our magnolia actually started to bud). Our east neighbors had their walnut, maple & pine removed when they had to clear their yard enough to build their new garage; our west neighbors' locust (the twin of ours) is also bare.
I am alarmed that my size M scrubs are no longer too loose on me--gee thanks, back sprain (2-1/2 weeks and counting now). As badly as it hurts, I will have to bite the bullet and squat low enough to find & hit the "on" switch on my treadmill. That, and go back to near-keto once the leftovers are gone (taking my carb-blockers before each meal in the meantime). Also, see if my old cheap recumbent bike is easier on my back than my upright. (I would dearly love a recumbent elliptical, like the ones at the PT clinics--but besides the $4K price tag, those suckers would take up half the bedroom).
I went up to Evanston yesterday afternoon for some more Beaujolais Nouveau, and Wilmette to pick up an indoor basil starter kit. (One of the basil sprigs I bought in last week's grocery delivery has sprouted roots in water--and its plastic-bag "greenhouse"--and is developing new leaves, so I needn't buy more fresh basil...yet). Across the parking lot from Evanston First Liquors, I noticed the Barn steakhouse has greatly enlarged its tent and installed heaters, so we made a dinner res. last night. Unfortunately, they seated us in what had been the warmer part of their summer tent--retaining the fabric roof and infrared overhead heaters, shoring up the sides with ship-lap, and adding a ventilation system and standing radiant propane heater. I had some trepidation at the fact that it was warm enough to remove our coats, but the breeze did reassure me somewhat.
At 7pm, we were the only occupants of the four distanced tables. But as the meal progressed, the other 3 tables became occupied--including eventually the closest one, by a loud Gen-Y "girls' night out" party of five who unmasked themselves and began drinking, talking & laughing practically as soon as they sat down. Even Bob, who is normally philosophical enough to say "you need to weigh the probabilities of the risks you're willing to take" (citing that as his willingess to have pre-Thanksgiving inside the house with Gordy & Leslie, who prudently declined and celebrated outdoors with us instead), said "let's skip dessert, pack everything remaining, get the check, and run." We peeked through the fabric tent's windows as we walked back to our car--it had six far more widely-spaced tables, only 3 of which were occupied, two open window flaps and a couple of propane heaters. So that's where we'll insist on sitting next time, willing to keep our coats on and freeze if need be...should there be a "next time," given that we will carefully and assiduously check out other more prudent restaurants with vented tents & igloos, but do pickup as our first choice as much as we can.
Missing Cellars already. Had to make my own Sunday brunch for the first time in months. Hope they can reopen late this winter or early this spring.
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)