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Apr 28, 2017 10:47AM
Lots to catch up on since I last posted.
First, Pat, belated condolences on your good friend. I am so sorry. Two - good to see you and glad that you're recovering from your injury. Karen - think you made up your mind on your fitness tracker, but like VelvetPoppy, I use the Garmin Vivosmart HR. Annoying - brave to work out with 20 year olds!! One advantage to living in a 55+ community - at 60 I'm generally about the youngest in any fitness class. Lilac - good for your friend Pam to get out and do a class during chemo. What an inspiration. Those of us who have been there know how hard that is.
Had to laugh at Wonder's translation of Ruth's Midwest "hotdish" to the South's "casserole". I love little regional variations like that - Midwest "pop" v. coastal "soda" v. southern "coke". West coast "tulies" v. East Coast "boonies".
Fun to see other Outlander fans. I've decided that I'm better off just reading the books, rather than actually watching it. I'm really squeamish about violence and cruelty, so when I'm reading I can kind of skim those parts. I don't have the option when watching a video! Maybe it was because I was still on painkillers when I was binge watching the first season, but I had too many nightmares after that bingewatch, so I think I'll stick to the books. I just finished Book 7, and I'm 11th on the library's waiting list for the eBook download of Book 8 (down from 85th a few weeks ago, so the list is moving).
Recovery is slower than I'd like, but I did make it to my fitness class on Monday. I didn't use any weights or other equipment, but just "air balled" it (as the instructor called it). It felt good to do something. I've also been doing a lot of walking. PT started yesterday, so I'm pretty sore today.
Had a female wild turkey hanging around the cabin most of last weekend. We have a flock that lives in the woods around us, but this is the first time one has gotten brave enough to come out to the cleared area around the cabin, at least while we've been there. At one point we left to run a few errands, and when we got back, the turkey was at one of the cabin living room windows, pecking furiously at it. (We have ceiling-to-floor windows.) Mikey our min pin was on the other side of the window barking wildly at her. We chased her off, and when we got in the cabin, poor Mikey was so scared he was wide-eyed and shaking, but still bravely trying to protect the house. I can see why he was terrified with this big aggressive bird at the window trying to attack him! I suspect that she may have been pecking at her own reflection initially, but then when Mikey tried to attack her through the window, she may have attacked back. Who knew wild turkeys were more aggressive by far than bears? Heading back to the cabin tonight - we'll see who is hanging around this weekend!
12/31/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-