May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

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gaylejackson2
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May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

Post by gaylejackson2 »

Hello all,

I’m awake so might as well get us going for the day.

I was soo tired, and fell asleep between 9:30 to 10pm, then woke up about 11:50pm, and here I am.

Today is one of those days where I feel like I’ll be running here, there & everywhere.

Dh is leaving at 5:30am to start a two week job in Craig CO, which thankfully is only 2 hours away—well they will sleep there, as the actual job is 50 or 60 miles north of there. I’m hoping to be awake to say goodbye to him.

I have therapy at noon, a few masks to deliver across town, a dentist visit at 2:45pm, and a trip to the post office. Then back home to figure out dinner. 😉

On Saturday (or was it Sunday?), I finally sat down & finished up the cloth masks that had been pinned awaiting ties, and started a few others. I have quite a stack of partially finished & cut-out masks awaiting completion, and I hope to work on a few of these each week this summer in anticipation of the 2nd wave of Covid—or I might donate them to the Huntsman cancer hospital.

This summer, or even during the next two weeks, I hope to sort through my girls’ clothes—to 1) put away most long sleeve shirts & nicer jeans for fall/winter, 2) pick dedicated play clothes (and 3) nicer clothes) for summer. I know that dd7 will insist on wearing only shorts during warmer weather and I think I’ll need to sew both girls a few pairs of shorts—they both have been begging me to buy some, but all the shorts I see in stores are daisy-duke length which are highly inappropriate in my opinion.

Not sure what dinner will be tonight, hopefully we have enough leftovers so I won't need to cook. Last night’s dinner was grilled bbq Pork Chops, Tumeric rice & corn-on-the-cob (of which there are many left).

Yesterday we drove to the mtns looking for a popular ice cave—the one we went to wasn't the one I thought we’d go to. This had a 3/4 mile trail going zigzag down the mountainside to a meadow where I stayed while the reat of the family, & the puppies, hiked down another 100 yards to explore the cave. Going back up was less fun than goin down, but ds17 helped me and ds12 found me a stout branch “walking stick” which helped balance me as I climbed-and which I laid in some bushes back at the car for another person to use.

Oh I have to say though, I’ve been doing some slow sit-ups lately, maybe 10 each day, and I can do them without pain in my abdomen. It may seem silly, but I feel so proud of myself.
My plastic surgeon never would give me any post-surgical instructions for light exercises to do beyond walking, and “just your usual types of exercises.” So I’ve figured out a very easy exercise routine of stretches and sit-ups, abdominal crunches, and will add pushups this week.

It's now just past 1am here so I’m going to try to sleep a few more hours until when Dh wakes to leave.

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Re: May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

Post by LogicsHere »

Good morning all.

Well, today looks like it will be feeling more like summer as it is expected to reach around 80 degrees here later this afternoon. I do have to go out this morning to get to the bank, but will definitely get outside later.

Now that the weather is getting nicer more people are coming out. Went for my walk yesterday and two of my neighbors were out so I stopped to talk with them for a while.

Nothing special planned for today so I will just call it a day of spontaneous doings . . . LOL.

Dinner tonight will be french toast with some turkey bacon. I was able to find it the last time I went shopping.

May 26th is Sally Ride Day honoring the first American woman astronaut to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle "Challenger". STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18, 1983.

Have a wonderful day.

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Re: May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

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Gayle hope you were able to go to sleep and feel rested when you wake up.
Janet Alliesmama

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Re: May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

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Good morning everyone. Been up since 3:00 AM.I went to bed too early (10:45 PM) and woke too early. I have been doing my usual morning computer things. Eating a bowl of oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon while writing this and will enjoy a fresh pot of coffee after I post this.

Yesterday I started on my sewing and craft room closet reorganization. Things are going better than I anticipated. Also realized that some of the space that was being used was for Christmas decorations. A few years ago I decided to keep my decorations on the main level instead of having to carry them up and down the basement steps. I had forgotten that when I had storm damage to my roof that I had moved a lot of things to the craft room shelves since I thought the insurance adjuster would want to go in to the attic to inspect things and the closet where he would have access was in the spare bedroom closet, so I am moving them back to the spare bedroom which will allow me more space for sewing and crafting items that are in the basement. I have a ton of things collected over the years.

I am looking forward to brining my dollhouse up from the basement. It was a Christmas gift from my parents when I was 33. I am now 75! I have always loved miniatures and use to complain that I never had a dollhouse when I was a child. It is a huge Victorian doll house that was a kit and my Mom put it together so it has even more special meaning to me. When I moved here I did not have any place to put it due to the chest I use to have it on was too big to put any where with the open Great room area. However last year my brother gave me a chest that has been in the family for maybe 75 to 100 years and it fits perfectly on a wall and it will be just the right size for my dollhouse. I am really looking forward to getting everything out of boxes. Also it will need to be repainted and wallpapered. So much fun to look forward to.

Wishing everyone a good day and stay safe.
Janet Alliesmama

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Re: May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

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It is never silly to feel proud of yourself, Gayle. I'm proud of you too. You are doing great.

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Re: May 26, 2020 Daily Check-in

Post by Dgflorida »

Good Tuesday morning Gayle, Janet and all,

Yesterday went well although I decided to break a social distancing rule. Our neighbor has a restored WW2 jeep and he was taking people for a ride around the neighborhood. Hubs and I accepted a ride. It felt right yesterday, Memorial Day. It was a rainy day off and on and I didn't need to water.

Today, it is supposed to clear, so I will be able to build more gardens, transplant etc. I did buy salmon yesterday afternoon and I will cut it up for dinner tonight and freeze the remainder in the refrigerator freezer. It was on a great sale and I love salmon.

Mike(Mike's weather page) says that there may be something tropical a week from now heading Florida way. This last tropical front gave some parts of Florida a lot of rain. My area, not so much. Nonetheless, I will keep plugging at hurricane preparations.

Yesterday, I decided to place the little patio table in front of hubs so that he could eat on the porch. It worked out great. Of course, I have to move it out of his way when he wants to get up, but at least he can enjoy more time on the porch while the weather is decent. And of course, I am cooking on the porch to keep the house heat down. I think we went the whole day without the ac coming on. A frugal thing. Today, all cooking will be outside.

Today, I am grateful for my garden, the bees, butterflies and birds and of course, my trees. These things keep me optimistic and happy. Have a good day everyone.

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