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Mar 24, 2020 09:14PM
Mar 24, 2020 09:16PM
Monica, your former Gov. would likely have encouraged folks to go to restaurants & bars. No state or city is enforcing even its strictest "shelter in place" orders, at least not yet. (Though Mayor Lightfoot said she's not ruled out using the CPD if & when necessary).
Carole, it's the eggs that are keeping me from getting pudgy again. (Although nothing's gonna get rid of my muffin top--nothing short of cryotherapy followed by surgery, neither of which are gonna happen even long after the pandemic ends. Where are those 19th-century lace-up waist-cinchers when you need 'em)?
On the way home from the union HMO, Bob went to the drive-through at Pompei in Little Italy and brought home chopped salads and sausage & peppers--for both of us. (The place is known for its arancini*, pastas, pizzas and calzone-type "strudels"--so I'm surprised he didn't mind going near-keto tonight). They threw in enough Italian bread to make nearly a loaf, though--so that's gonna go into the fridge for him to toast & nibble when he wants it.
*Ohhh, how I miss arancini! When I was a teen, our landlady was Sicilian and used to send some upstairs to me all the time. And when the Brooklyn College Chorus went out caroling one near-0F Christmas Eve, she fried up extra "feast of the Seven Fishes" stuff too. My grandma was living with us at the time, and reached for the shrimp and calamari. My mom was about to explain to her that it wasn't kosher (before Grandma moved in with us, she kept kosher), but my dad jabbed his elbow into her side and whispered "she's 87, let her eat what she wants." Dad, BTW, brought home fried seafood every Fri. night, and introduced me to raw clams & oysters.
Both parents were raised in kosher homes but eagerly abandoned the practice when they grew up. At our house, Saturday breakfast was bacon & eggs, with bagels, lox and other smoked fish on Sundays. Sounds like a paradox, but the "appetizing stores" where we bought our smoked fishes, cheeses, pickles, olives and candies were "shomer Shabbos" (ergo, closed Saturdays). We had blue laws back then that allowed only delis, appetizing stores, newsstands, luncheonettes and bakeries to be open Sundays. Fortunoff's dept. store was open, in violation of those laws...with a line of police cars out front (no doubt to collect "protection" money).
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)