Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandsons (Ian and Liam), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Monday, October 12, 2020
October 12, 2020 Monday-1pm
Good afternoon! It's a beautiful sunny fall sweater day. That tree on the right has definitely turned red. **** It was so windy yesterday that both my coleus planters were knocked over. This morning I went out to haul them upright, water all the planters, clean the bird dish, sweep the patio, prune the dying geraniums, and put out fresh seed. I made a batch of rice in the rice cooker and am currently doing laundry. Where did I get the energy? Well, I slept really long (and well) the past two nights and I took the entire weekend off--made it a pajama weekend--after the long appointment with Dr. Kessler on Friday. **** The osteopath introduction went well. I like her. We spent the entire time going over my history, family history, recent and current health issues...goodness! And I stopped at the lab to have blood drawn to check my vitamin B, D, and iron. (All okay, but vit B just barely in normal range.) **** I have a "plan" to follow. Was too shot to print it all off until yesterday (have only skimmed thusfar). But I know she wants to focus on gut health first. I likely have had leaky gut for years. Toxins and such leaking through my intestines into my entire body. Bleh! I know there are some supplements she wants me to take and diet changes. I will finally get to making a list and going through the plan today. I need to go back in two weeks for a blood pressure test again because it has been running a little higher...might need to increase the dosage on my blood pressure pills. I go back to see her in about four months. Need to schedule both those appointments, too. **** Anyways, on Tuesday Leah picked me up. We went to the pharmacy drive up to pick up my BP pills (since I switched primary doctors I was on the phone again because I never got mailed my pills). What is it with me and tpharmacies this past year--LOL! **** We brought the taboret over for Ian's classroom! It is always such a treat to see the boys! Ian's school stuff fit into the five drawers of the taboret just perfectly--four classes and a supply drawer. **** I arrived mid-afternoon--had something new I had discovered and wanted to see if the boys would like. On Amazon Prime--it's called Guess How Much I Love You. Just such a sweet and gentle kid's show!! I had only watched the first episode but I was hoping they would like it. Well, we watched it until dinnertime! They both enjoyed it--especially Ian...and Gramma, too. ;) Ian spent most of the time cuddled with me on the lounge chair. And they even wanted to watch a bit more before bed! :) **** Funny--Ian has been totally obsessed with the Slime Rancher game for months and it is a treat to have some time to do that after school. Leah texted me this picture the next day. Couldn't believe Ian had wanted to turn off Slime Rancher and watch more of Guess How Much I Love You with all the critters!! All the first episodes we watched were set in the spring and we wondered when they would get to winter shows. Dagan called on Friday evening just so that Ian could tell me that they finally got to winter shows--LOL! That makes Gramma so happy! Harder to find more gentle shows that teach you good, positive, kind lessons...kind of like Mr. Rogers, you know? **** Filling out the forms online last week for the appointment with Dr. Kessler took a lot longer than I expected...like 2 1/2 hours. She knows more about me than most people on earth--LOL! **** Otherwise, the only project I happened to start was removing all the leftover Christmas and Birthday cards from a dresser drawer they have been getting piled into for years. I found a box to put them in for now. You know how you are hunting for something and run across something else you've been meaning to do... ...well, now I have yet another project lined up. Leah and I figure that we could use some of the Christmas cards for just winter cards, you know. (And I might save some of the birthday cards to send extra ones to the boys.) The rest of them I will divide up into zip lock bags and leave in the entryway of our building for anyone to have for free. I figure that with so many of us in isolation--especially since it's a senior building--maybe more people might want to send cards and letters, you know? **** Leah said there were too many pieces of Ian's homework for the little clips to hold them all on the wall... ...so she emptied this wall thingie she had in the pantry and hung it to the left of Ian's table to try it out. Awesome! If it works well for him she will order one for him...there's a a colorful one on Amazon! **** Can you tell how much I loved school? I am always asking for update pics of Ian's classroom--LOL! **** This new blogger is like being in a foreign land, but I am learning my way around enough to get by. And I just might torture you will different fonts now that I discovered I can switch those up easily. (At least something is easy!) **** I am so glad to be able to visit you all and appreciate each and every blog comment and email...and the actual snail mail from those of you who send letters and cards. You all have made the isolation since March and this past 16 months of poor(er) health so much easier and fuller than it ever would have been. Can you imagine this all happening before the internet? We are so fortunate. **** Well, got to go hang and fold clothes...and grateful I am feeling up to it today. Till next week... **** "Behold this day, for it is yours to make." Black Elk