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Mar 20, 2021 08:46AM
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Saturday! It's supposed to be warm today, but I'm getting up to a 47 degree house! That new little black box put on the furnace was showing it's red light again, had to punch the button and get it running again, temps up to 49 now. I do not know what that stupid box is about other than creating havoc. I'm thinking about calling the company and getting it taken off. It wasn't put on to fix anything, cuz nothing was broken! Even Sadie knows to go straight to the furnace and sniff around the little black box!
The local Theatre Company sponsored an interactive Zoom play that I watched last night. It was kind of fun. It was a Murder Mystery, with an actor and an actress playing all the parts. During the breaks for costume changes there were scavenger hunts, one for animals (people who wanted to could turn on their cameras and show their pets, or stuffed animals, or pictures of animal, one for finding a sweet, savory or frozen snack, and the last one was to make a paper airplane. Lots of chatter in the chat box that they interacted with, too. At the end we voted on who the guilty party was and then got to see the confession. The actors were in Georgia, the tech person was in North Carolina. They did snow a little bit of how the whole thing worked, but I didn't stay on for much of that, I was bushed and it was past my bedtime. It is something I would do again, though, it was kind of fun!
Karen--so glad DD arrived safely and you've gotten your first hug! And you've had some good time together already, so wonderful! I do hope you get to travel again soon. It seems like we should be gaining on some kind of return to normal movement soon. I bet she didn't sleep, she must be as excited as you are for this visit!Happy Birthday to her, too!
Goldie--One of the staffers was not wearing a mask, walked right up to me and made a point of shaking my hand when we were introduced. He's an avid conspiracy theorist and something of an anti-vaxxer and thinks the whole COVID thing is a hoax.The nurse I was with and I are both fully vaccinated, so in the nursing office we did take off our masks and sit next to each other while working with some computer stuff, another staffer came in, we put on our masks, she asked why we had them off to begin with, we said "because we are fully vaccinated", she spun around on her heel and hmmpphhed and stomped out of the office (actually said HMMPPHH!), turns out she's militantly anti-vaxx, and assumed we were putting her down for not having been vaccinated yet! It was Dress Up Fancy day, so lots of students were wearing costumes or dressed up in evening party type clothes. Onestudent had a remarkably high-class looking Tuxedo on with shiny black 6 inch stilletto heels. I'm still not sure of that student's gender, the upper body was quite masculine looking, the lower body quite feminine looking.The principal was wearing a crown and a cape and calling himself "King". One group of girls was wearing what I can only describe as Rompers, one piece sleeveless top attached to very short shorts. If the outfits had been spandex I would have called them bathing suits, but they weren't that snug and were clearly not for swimming (the high school does have a pool, by the way). White with black polka dots. With sandals. Outside in the 25 degree temps with a wind chill advisory going. No coats, hats, gloves, mittens. LOTS of goosebumps, though!
Illi--Wow, that really is suspicious for PEG and/or Polysorbate allergy! While that does create an issue for you now, after this first push of vaccinations the Pharma companies will start lookingto make versions without PEG or polysorbate 80 specifically for the allergic population. At least we do know that masking and distancing works, too, so you can protectyourself that way.
Jazzy--LOL!!!Happy Spring, Everyone!
Chi--that chocolate egg crème looks very tasty. So glad to hear the lung nodule is stable. It's almost frightening how much physical damage coughing can do to the body!
- 3/4 ounce Nikolaihof elderflower syrup
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 6 medium-size strawberries, quartered
- 4 dashes rhubarb bitters
- 3 ounces Sassetti sparkling rosé wine, to top
- Garnish: lemon wheel
- Add all ingredients except sparkling wine into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a wine glass over fresh ice.
- Top with the sparkling wine.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel.
"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde
3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right
3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole)
8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left
6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap