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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

To all of you in the United States, I wish a very happy Thanksgiving Day.  I'm sure we all can find something to be thankful for today, even though it sure isn't going to be like past Thanksgivings.

I guess I can be thankful that I'm still around.  I had an echocardiogram yesterday and have been furnished with the results, but will see my cardiologist on Monday for a full interpretation of those results.  I wouldn't be surprised if I have to wear some kind of device in the future, but in the report the technician recommended another type of test.  I don't think I'm going to do any further testing - they can have you running in circles, especially at my age, and I'm not buying it!

Jeannie and Donald are having a big Thanksgiving dinner today.  I think Donald's mother is coming, and I am considering walking over to their house a bit later.  I don't eat much and really don't enjoy going anywhere, especially with Rocky.  They have a feisty little puppy, Tito, who keeps after Rocky to wrestle, chase, and play fight.  It makes me nervous.

Rocky has become a mostly good dog lately, although he has to let the devilishness out sometimes.  I feel so bad for him having an owner like me - he should be playing, running, chasing, and enjoying life with someone younger.

While not completely healed, my wrist is so much better, and I'm thankful for that.  I try to use my left hand as much as I need to, and am doing pretty well although there are limits.

I bought a new computer (although I'm using my old one to type this blog entry).  Having used a Mac for a number of years, I decided to switch to a Windows-based computer.  I don't know if I made a mistake or not as I really didn't want to face such a learning curve at this stage of my life.  The reason I didn't stick with the Mac is because it seemed like they were making some drastic changes (they call them "improvements") and I just want a computer to do basic functions, mainly word processing.  Of course you can't find simple and logical anything these days.  And if something isn't constantly being updated and given a new look, then it's not going to survive.

I'm chuckling to myself because I realize I sound like my dear Grandpa.  As I've grown older I now realize how right he usually was.  I don't think he ever truly trusted the government, and he would be horrified if he was around today.  I have enough of his genes to understand him.  And my dad was the same way, so I come by it honestly.

All in all, life has been pretty good to me and I am truly thankful.



Monday, November 16, 2020

I'll try again

This is without a doubt the worst update ever done to Blogger.

Since I last posted I've turned over another year, so  I guess that's as good an excuse as any for being crochety.

I like the cooler weather we are having lately, but I dress warm when I take Rocky out for a walk, and then discover I don't need the extra layers.  On this morning's walk he insisted on pulling me so I turned him around and came back home.  I'll need to take him out again I suppose, and I bet he will be as good as gold.

It's a shame when life comes to the point when "going out" usually means a visit to a medical professional!  I'm lining up an echocardiogram soon and will be glad to get that done.  My heart seems to skip a beat now and then (it always has during my lifetime) but something seems different so I might as well get checked out.  After turning 80, I've made up my mind that I'm going to celebrate 90 in 10 years, so I have to make sure I get to 90!

I also got word that my new prescription eyeglasses are ready to be picked up, and Jeannie will take me to get them after she finishes work today.

I remember when I used to enjoy going out and shopping, but in the last year the few times I've done that was for medical items and supplies.  I do enjoy shopping online though and it's always fun when a package is delivered.  Yesterday's package was for Rocky (and he recognizes the box from Chewy.com), so next it is my turn.

There sure isn't anything new or exciting to write about the past several months, and it looks like we are in for another bout of Covid, so there won't be much to write about for the next year.  I hope you can all stay safe and out of harm's way.  I'm probably overly cautious, but I'm also very determined that I am going to die of old age when it's time for me to go.




Monday, November 9, 2020

Cold weather has arrived!

At 8:00 am this morning the thermostat read 56 degrees; my computer tells me that it is 38 degrees outdoors.  This is Sacramento, CA folks, and that is cold!  I will have to bundle up when I walk Rocky in an hour or so.  He knows it's chilly and won't even go out into the back yard right now!

I will continue to try to update my blog and give it a new title.  I have tried several times to change the title, and the one that seems to have "taken" is "No More Travels".  I am not really happy with that one, but for now I will just let it go and when I think of a more "catchy" title I will change it.

New blog

I am starting a new blog entitled "Gypsy's Musings" and hope you can find it.   Remember that I am no spring chicken and my memory doesn't work as well as it used to.  So please let me know at the On The Road Again blog if you have problems accessing Gypsy's Musings.  I really feel inadequate at this point in my life.   Constructive comments are welcome and any suggestions as well.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Nightmare is Over!

Now that the winner has been declared, Jeannie and I will pop the cork on the bottle of champagne this evening.  I sure hope that sanity returns to our national political scene.   Let's hope that Joe Biden can keep his calm demeanor throughout the next 4 years.  He is calm, but has a quiet determination that we can work with and support.  I am so happy to see this day as I often wondered if our great American experiment was finished.  There are so many problems ahead, and I hope none is insurmountable.  The biggest problem in my estimation is the sheer size of our population, which requires a corresponding size in the governance of that population.

Last week I had my eyes re-examined by Jeannie's eye doctor.  I was very unhappy with the doctor who had replaced my regular opthamologist who retired a few months ago, so I switched.  I am going to order the new prescription glasses today and really hope they will help.  I'm about at the end of the line as far as corrective lenses.

Our weather has turned much cooler, which is a relief to me.  I enjoy wearing a jacket or flannel shirt when going out to walk Rocky.  Speaking of Rocky, he senses I am going somewhere soon, and is trying to climb into my lap!  He isn't a lap dog, for sure.


Monday, November 2, 2020

No Flag, Yet

I don't have my flag to set out on Election Day - tomorrow.  The company that makes the flags wrote and apologized, but it seems they are making PPE (protective equipment?) and cannot make the flags for now.  I don't mind as the protective gear is so important to those who are fighting the pandemic, and I will fly the flag when I get it.  It is a small company in the USA, so I prefer to give them my business as soon as they can get to it.

So far I haven't heard of any problems, and I hope that holds out for tomorrow as well.  I know some places are expecting trouble.  No self-respecting, decent American would cause trouble at a time like this, or any other time for that matter.

I hope to be back tomorrow night and will raise my glass to you, my viewers, and to The United States of America.



Sunday, November 1, 2020

For the Ladies!

There is a movement building for the women who lean toward the liberal side.  On Tuesday it is suggested that we all wear pearls in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  I got my beautiful pearl necklace out of the jewelry box so I won't forget.  It will look so nice with my jeans or sweatpants.  No one will see it because I'm not going to even open my door, and will have to exercise Rocky in the back yard!