Sep 11, 2020 01:13PM karen1956 wrote:
Gorgeous weather in Denver today. Nice long walk and 8 flights of stairs this morning. Went for labs for my med oncologist this morning - I have 2 - I see the second oncologist next Friday(he likes to draw labs a week before visit) and I see my BC med oncologist next month (who usually draws labs same day) - finally they did both sets of labs at the same time. The phlebotomist who has been drawing my labs or years asked where my veins went?. They've been getting smaller and smaller in my left arm after labs for 14+ years - I have at least 4/year so we had to move to right arm (BC side and axillary dissection). I'm not worried. B/Ps I'll keep doing on my left arm. I've been on antibiotics since Wednesday for a bladder infection so I hope that doesn't interfere with the labs.
Tomorrow is the 1st yazrheit for my late MIL (date of death of Hebrew calendar). She passed away one week before Rosh Hashanna. My husband normally would go to synagogue for the yarzheit but he is really nervous about it since tomorrow, being Shabbat is a longer service than during the week. His father's yarzheit was last month and he went to synagogue but it was a week-day. What a year it has been! Today is 6 months since his open heart surgery.
We always talk to DD#2 on Friday mornings. She is the one in Israel. I feel so bad for her. Israel is voting tomorrow and most likely will go on lock down on Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashannah. Can only go 500 meters from home and a whole list of other restrictions. She was supposed to go to a family friend for Rosh Hashannah but that has been cancelled due to the lockdown. Thankfully one of her roommates is also in Israel - she just came back from the States so she won't be alone. She can have company if they live in her building or the building next door. Her other 2 roommates are in America. I feel bad for her. She told her dad that her life s****. She was plannng on vacationing during the holiday break from school - camping etc. She lost out on Passover as Israel was also on lockdown then. The lockdown is going to kills small businesses and restaurants. My husband has a friend who has a small family business since the 1930s and told my husband that 80% of their income is from tourists during Passover and Sukkot holidays and now he is going to loose out again. Part of the reason for the lock down is there is a rise in cases and also there are groups of people who ignore the rules and would celebrate the holidays in large groups so therefore everyone has to endure the lockdown. Sorry for going on and on!
Best get busy. I need to start a couple online course and need to write up a SOP (stand operating procedure) for an assessment before Thursday. I guess I'll also be working on Sunday. I haven't worked after work hours at all this year. Being on the computer is so draining. My manager and I met the other day to write my accommodations when we go back in person and she sent them to personal today. I'll be in person 2 days and remote 2 days. I'll have my own work space (no sharing offices), any work that can be done remotely will be done remotely and a couple other things that I forget. So I'll see some kiddos in person and do testing in person. That is if we go back in person mid October. DH heard Dr. Fauci on the news this morning saying to expect a rise in cases in October. Waiting to begin of October to get my flu shot.
Have a great Friday.