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Jan 28, 2021 11:34AM
You will be very glad that you did the linen closet, Ruth, and be reminded of this every time you reach in for a fresh towel. I call that time well spent! So glad you have dogs to take to the place of extreme joy - the off-leash dog park.
I am hoping to get up skiing tomorrow. It's been snowing in the mountains all week so expecting fresh powder and the best conditions in 2 year. My birthday ski trip is next weekend so I need to get some miles in if possible. Only so many perfect days. I pick up my tire chains for the rental today as won't get my car back until after my ski trip is over (I will be gifting them to my friend whose car they should fit). My super-warm cold weather jacket has arrived, so I am prepared for the much colder temps of the Methow Valley.
My sister is facing much the same caregiving duties with her husband that Badger describes. So sad, as I think this was preventable, or at least for someone in their early 70s. We are about the same age. I see exercise as an investment in your future: the same as putting money in retirement accounts (which I am still doing as still working). My sister has been exercising religiously, but suspect her outdoor walks will be curtailed.
When not skiing, I have been walking 4-5 miles each day plus weights and crunches. Boring and simple, but effective. I have all the outdoor gear which helps a lot.
The rental car I am driving is perfect for someone who lives in a non-snowy area (including where I live), but not for someone with an active lifestyle. Perfect for Costco runs, but not for ski trips. Zero fun to drive, but gets you there. I can't wait to get Rexxie back.
I think I will most likely be getting the Covid jab in the next month or so as will be in the second group. While I am a bit concerned about getting Covid, for me it's even more about being able to travel again, and my August cycling trip in Scotland. Cycing Idaho will not be a problem at all as it's open right now. I can stay with my friend Susan, her family, and two dogs.
Wish me glorious sunshine and great snow tomorrow. Unless there is something weird going on, will do the full 10 miles or so, with the added bonus of walking at least a mile back to my car. We shall see how well my right thumb works these days. - Claire
Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted.
8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)