Shortbread Twice

Well, so much for an unbroken streak for Holidailies. Damn you, Covid! Joe has the worst of it, but even that is not terrible. His cough has eased up considerably, but he still has a long nap in the afternoon. I have a constant low-grade headache and I’m tired to the bone. I have slept through the night for the past three nights, something that has not happened in many long years, so there’s that.... Read more →

Shortbread and a Postponed Christmas

Day 20 brings a chocolate chip shortbread cookie. I needed this tasty choccy bite today because Joe and I have tested positive for Covid-19. Neither of us is terribly ill - thank you maxed vaxes! Joe has a cough, body aches, fatigue. I have a headache, fatigue, and a bit of pressure in my chest. No fevers or trouble breathing, whew! No worries; we called the doctor. Since we’re not at death’s door, we just... Read more →

Looking at the Numbers

I have three doctors that I see on the regular. My primary care doctor, Dr. V, takes care of all of me and keeps track of all my ailments and makes sure I get all the stuff done that I need to get done, like vaccines (which work, by the way), mammograms, DEXA scans, and all that. I saw him in mid-August. My endocrinologist, Dr. R, minds my diabetes. I've been seeing her by telemedicine... Read more →


Today's accomplishment was... not much, actually. I hung up the Christmas cards that we've received, made lunch (French toast, yum), and then I... played a lot of Candy Crush. I also worked on the New York Times Super Mega crossword puzzle. I finished one quadrant and I'm about two-thirds through the second. Once my eyes start to cross, it's time to quit. I had a telemedicine appointment with my endocrinologist yesterday. Normally she texts me... Read more →

Ten Things about January

Well! I suppose NaNoWriMo and Holidailies fried my writing circuits for January. I did post on New Year's Day - a photo of a print by Berkeley Breathed - and now it's January 31st. February looms, so I feel I must gird my grid and post something about my birth month. Here goes. Yes, January is my birth month - the 18th, to be exact. I'm 68, oh boy! Did you know that the Number... Read more →

At Least He Didn't Use A String Tied to a Doorknob

I grind my teeth. I inherited this trait from my Pop, who ground his teeth so hard I could the squeaking in my bedroom. My former dentist told me about this unconscious behavior many many years ago and said I needed to wear a night guard. He made me watch a short video that vividly illustrated the dire consequences if I didn't - raggedy-ass teeth in bleeding gums, mostly. I've been wearing a guard ever... Read more →

September Came and Went

So, September is pretty much gone. It was a good month. Here are 10 things about it. We started off the month with a trip to Ocean City! It's been over a year since we spent more than a weekend at the beach - this year we managed most of a week. We ate, we lazed about, we went to the beach. I stuck my feet in the ocean, but didn't go swimming or lie... Read more →

Thanks Doc!

Well, I saw my wonderful primary care doctor last Friday to talk about my diabetes and my trigger finger. I've been a bit worried about my blood sugar numbers recently - they seemed to jump around a lot even though I tested every morning before breakfast. It's always on the high side, but there would be days when it would be sky high for no apparent reason. I have been reasonably good with my eating... Read more →

Sticky Joint

No, not that kind of sticky joint! I woke up in the middle of the night last week and realized that my finger was stuck in a curled-up position. Luckily, I just had to push a little against the stickiness and it uncurled. Since then, it still gets stuck once in awhile. Sometimes I can make it happen. It looks of like an inverted version of flipping the bird. Anyway, thanks to the wonders of... Read more →

Off To A Good Start

The new year is off to a good start. Joe got up before I did and made the coffee - what a guy, eh? After a leisurely breakfast, we went for a walk. The weather was so weird; it was 60 degrees, but the wind was strong and cool. By the time we walked up to the top of the road and back, the cloud cover had given way to sunny skies and the temperature... Read more →