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Drinking from the Fire Hose
and trying not to drown

Date: 2011-09-14 16:12
Subject: Drive-by Update
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Music:Knitting Blooms popcast
Let's see, where to begin...

Friday night after work we went to our friends Bob & Connie's house as another friend was in town during his summer vacation. That friend is someone Jebra went to high school with and they've been friends ever since. We had an enjoyable time having dinner and catching up on what's been going on in his life.

Last Saturday was not one of my better days. I got up at the usual time and dragged my sorry fat ass to Nia. Only to discover our teacher was missing. Although I have her phone number in my cellphone, I'd forgotten my phone at work on Friday. I was hoping she show up eventually, so I promised the yoga instructor I'd stay until the Zumba class arrived (and that he could leave and not be responsible for the building). I couldn't find any Nia music, so I put a dance CD into the player and started to move, but after fifteen minutes or so the other students rebelled as the music was truly awful. I'm not wild about Marvin Gaye but I have to admit, the CD tribute was *much* better than what I put in. We all did our own thing until the hour was up and the Zumba people began to arrive. (Yesterday I learned our instructor had car trouble and it prevented her from making it all the way to Ferndale.)

After class I went home and got ready for Club (the knitting group). Jebra wanted to get the car's oil changed, so I got into the old car (the boat) and turned the key. Only to have nothing happen. So I went back into the house and told Gabe the battery was dead and I was taking the other car. Chet started right up and the drive to Club was easy, except that the street sign on Campbell is down and I missed the turn. I turned in on the next street and then guessed wrong as to which way I should turn, but I figured out my error soon enough and didn't have any trouble finding the right house.

During club Tina recorded a segment for her podcast. Which you can see here if you are so inclined. I'm the fat lady sitting on the right side.

Anyway, after Club I went home, watched an episode or two of Blue Murder, then went out to dinner with Jebra and Margaret. Dinner was good (we went to our favorite local Thai restaurant), then we returned home and stayed up too late.

Sunday I slept in, then spent the day watching DVDs and waiting for the new episode of Lewis to air. I was very unhappy when I discovered Lewis had be pre-empted by specials for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. So sad that yesterday, before Nia, I popped into the Ferndale Public Library and checked out Season One. I watched the pilot episode last night and plan to watch the second episode tonight.

In other news, the results of my calcium screening are in and I scored a perfect zero. This isn't for bones so a zero is good news. I haven't heard back from my doctor about the Doppler thing, but I'm under the impression that the technician didn't see anything of concern. I think this means I'm done with doctors for a few weeks.

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/315746.html.
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User: asparagusmama
Date: 2011-09-16 09:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good news on the calcium test :)

We spent all week avoiding the TV, ony watching DVDs because I knew all channels would be doing nothing but 9/11 documentaries.

Hope you enjoy the rest of S5 when you get it x
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-09-16 14:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm very happy with my calcium score. I've been worrying about the health of my heart because not only have I not eaten right since I left my childhood home, but with the exception of the last twelve months, I spent the last decade working a desk job and then going home and sitting on the couch until bedtime.

During the summer our satellite reception is awful, which severely limits my ability to watch live tv. In other words, I would have been unable to watch 9/11 documentaries even had I wanted to. Which I most assuredly did not. I may be the only person in the developed world who hasn't seen the footage of the World Trade Center under attack and I hope never to see it.

But none of the above is why I hit reply. The real reason is that I was thinking of you yesterday while watching Inspector Lewis: Expiation (Season 1, Episode 3; quoting from imdb: "When an Oxford housewife is found hanged in her home, Lewis and Hathaway unearth a far darker murder case than the initial suicide verdict suggests.") Lewis and Hathaway are incandescent when they're together in that episode. Lewis telling Innocent that if she demotes Hathaway to street duty, he wants to with him; the school principal mistaking Lewis & Hathaway as a couple interesting in sending their child to his school... The only thing I can think of that's better is the ending of the previous episode, wherein Hathaway hands one of his ear buds to Lewis and they walk along, perfectly in step with one another, listening to the music performed by Hathaway's group.
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User: asparagusmama
Date: 2011-09-16 15:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, hopefully you can always eat healthily now. We've just had a year of takeaways and rubbish, as I couldn't do home cooking and home schooling! Eat carrots, the vit D helps with calcium absorbion. I'm having to take extra calcium with vitD because I'm on treatment for endometerosis which puts in an artifical menopause, so...

9/11 was truly dreadful, but the way the media picks at it like a scab is awful too, I think. I've just had to retune my setbox reciever and lost ITV3 - which does all the crime dramas - how will bk cope with no Poirot and Monk?

Love Expeiation (but can't spell it). BK used to hate it - the death of the baby brother upsetting her (fair enough) but recently it has become number 4 favourite, so it is often on. It has great lines, great interaction (Lewis going to a party with a woman and going to the bathroom with another man is funny all on its own!). Sharing Hathaway's ipod is so sweet.

Hope you're doing okay, my ME/CFS has hit me with a wallop so hard I'm feeling sorry for myself. but on the upside, I found a new carer today and I cooked a massive pot of black eye pea and veg stew (I say massive, bk keeps helping herself while she's watching Mama Mia)
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