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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lots of Little Stuff

We had a little bit of the cold weather down here for a couple of days.  I got my light jacket out, then used a sweater and by the end of the week, I was down to short sleeves.  It came back last night and we're seeing 40s but aside from a trip to pick up Rx, I've been snug in the house.  I don't know how you Yankees do it. 

We think my daughter's dachshund had a mini-stroke.  She is usually in my room when the daughter is gone but this particular Saturday she kept whining and wouldn't get off the couch.  She often whines when my daughter is out and about on the weekend so I didn't pay to much attention to either.  Then later that night she was walking in circles.  We finally determined she was now blind in one eye and maybe have lost all or part of hearing on the same side.  Daughter took her to the vet right away and he thought it was either the mini-stroke or some disease I'd never heard of.  No new symptoms this week and she goes back to the vet tomorrow.

Had my checkup with the endocrinologist yesterday and she tore into me.  Blood pressure too low, sugar too high.  Apparently, the only thing I had done right was to bring in the report with my blood sugar readings.  She was pretty disgusted with me - and then so was I.  I felt like an alcoholic who was being told if they didn't get it together they were going to die.  Same song, different disease.  I'm going to do better because I don't want a slow death.

I did not watch the State of the Union or the Super Bowl since I only watched for the commercials.  I tried not to read any of the articles on the State of the Union.  I knew I would not believe anything he said and I just tried not to get upset about it. 

I'm going to have to break down and read what's happening and what the fool said but right now I'm binge-watching The Wire.  I remember hearing what a good show it was but just wasn't interested in Baltimore drug wars as entertainment.  Since the grandson still wants to be a cop, I thought I'd give it a chance and I kind of got hooked.  The acting, the script, the cameras are all very good.  I wouldn't recommend the Amazon series to anyone because of the depressing subject but it ran for 5 seasons so I guess there were some other people that watched.

I don't have anything special to share.  I haven't been keeping up with my blog reading or writing,  Life is boringly good and that's a good thing. 

More later .....


  1. Oh that is so sad about your daughters dog. I hope she will be okay.
    I'm a Yankee living in the south and VA is cold cold cold and windy right now.
    Now compared to the north, they would laugh. But I've been here awhile and I have acclimated and I am FREEZING! My dog loves it so walking in this is good for her and bad for me.
    Sorry about your numbers. I get yelled at each time I go to the doctors. I pay her to yell at me basically.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Barbara, hope you can get the sugars under control and get your blood pressure up.

    Poor pup. I hope the visit to the vet is helpful.

  3. I haven't watched The Wire but I know it had good reviews. Glad you're enjoying it!

  4. Sometimes we have to get scared enough to make the drastic changes demanded of us. I know I carried around a toxic 40 extra pounds till my heart went kaplooee. Hopefully, this is all the incentive you need to do what ever you must. Pulling for you gal.