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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Much too young....

Peter's first football game of the season was last Thursday.  His team lost but he was  happy with how he played (he made 8 tackles!) so he wasn't too bummed about the loss.  This team is one of the few this season that they had a chance at beating so it was disappointing to get the loss.  But, they will play them at home in a few weeks so maybe there will be some improvement.

The school they played was using Facebook Live for their video stream.  I have to give it two thumbs down.  This school is in the mountains and there is terrible cell service and I don't think they have wi-fi at their football stadium so the entire time the feed was freezing up and then when it started back it had jumped ahead to the live action so there were many times throughout the game that we missed multiple drives/plays.  It was very frustrating. At one point during the fourth quarter the feed was completely lost so we just sat there refreshing waiting for it to come back.  Two thumbs down.

This is a quick shot I took of the computer screen.  We tried to cast it from our phone to the TV using Chromecast but ended up switching to the computer because the video quality was better on the smaller screen.  This Friday there is an away game but we get to go so even though we will be cold at least we will get to see it!

Look at the pretty flower my bestie got me:

It's a gorgeous calla lily.  Doesn't it just scream spring to you?  And speaking of spring - it's sunny today!!!  YAY!!!!  

In other  news, I had my yearly physical today in which I discussed my aching joints with the PA. She's doing blood work to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.  I'm pretty sure it's just regular old lady osteoarthritis but if it is rheumatoid arthritis there are things that can be done to prevent it from getting worse. 

We also discussed my weight gain.  I'm pretty sure it's just regular old lady going through menopause weight gain but she is doing blood work to rule out thyroid issues.  Needless to say, they took A LOT of my blood this morning. 

Since I'm officially an old lady, I was planning on getting my shingles shot today but sadly they were out today but are expecting more in tomorrow. So now I will need to go back to get that.  I've had shingles once and I definitely don't want it again so I will be scheduling a nurse visit to get that taken care of.

As I was going through my list of bodily complaints with the PA, I said, "I'm much too young to feel this damn old."  Okay - I left the "damn" out because I'm polite but you get the idea.  And now I've been singing this all morning:


And do you know what really made me feel damn old?  When I was pulling up that video clip I read that this song was Garth's debut single  released on his debut album in 1989 which was THIRTY TWO YEARS AGO. 

If you need me, I'll be in my rocking chair for the rest of the day.


Billie Jo said...

I am right there with you, my friend.
How? How are things in the '80s that long ago, when they seem like yesterday?
I guess I missed a couple of decades birthing and raising babies.
The weight gain. Ugh. I go back and forth with doing Weight Watchers and not doing Weight Watchers. One day I say it really works and is doable and I don't mind it! The next day I think why in the world do I feel the need to count points on food I put in my mouth? I deserve to enjoy a cookie! Oh well! Thanks for sharing. I always relate to you, my friend.

Madeline said...

Those flowers are beautiful!! Hopefully all the blood work comes back normal. (Or that you get your preferred outcome whatever that may be.)

Mari said...

I love the calla lily!
I don't remember if you saw a post from me last fall where I had just gotten the dx of rheumatoid arthritis. The meds have made things much better, still flares up occasionally but just know if it is RA, there is a lot that helps it!

Ernie said...

Ugh, I've had blood work done before and I was sitting there watching them line up SEVERAL vials to put my blood in. I had to look away. I had similar tests a year or two ago because my pinkies always feel broken. I go through the roof if anything so much as grazes them. We think it is just a result of celiac disease that went undiagnosed for so long. It can mess with joints. I'm just glad it's my pinkies and not a more regularly used joint. Good luck with the tests.

Your rocking chair line killed me. ;)

Pat Birnie said...

Beautiful lilies!! and yes spring is coming, although we had a tease of a few warm days and now it's freakin' cold again here (Ontario, Canada).

Not to get too serious here, but you should not be feeling old!! I hit 65 last year and made it my mission to be a model for aging healthily & actively. I'd recommend avoiding prescription products for achy joints -- even if it's RA (and I hope it's not) there are other really effective products without the side effects. I have been running for 40 years and manage my joint issues well (and menopause as well, back then...) naturally I have products & strategies that I'd be happy to share if you are interested!

Suz said...

Aging isn't for sissies. Hopefully, all your ailments are just the typical aging, menopause garbage that seems to pop up on the daily. :)
LOVE the Cala lilies; I hardly even see those in our stores.
Our Publix pharmacy gives the shingles vaccines. (for free!) Just a forewarning, I had flu-like symptoms about 20 hours after my first shot, but nothing too terrible, but I was laid out for part of the day.