I am definitely feeling better today. This is day 4 of this head cold. I’ve had good energy all day and even did my walk this morning. I didn’t go to the gym though but will go tomorrow after I get my blood work done.
This is my 6-week labs and then I’ll do another in 6 weeks and then see my doctor in December. With being sick there could be a variance due to fighting the infection or virus. But I’m hoping it’s just minimal. So far, my labs remain in the normal range so that is truly a blessing.
Each morning the skies are bright blue but by 3pm the smoke comes over from the Camp Fire and the air quality goes way down. It’s been such a devasting fire. I hope the firefighters have made some headway. I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned that I was part of a Forest Service firefighting team when I was 26. I spent one summer going to 2 or 3 fires and it is unbelievably hard work. I never went back. My husband had been on Helitack( first responders that jump from the helicopters) crews in Tucson before we moved to California and then after we moved here in 1975 continued being on ground fire crews. Grueling work.
Well, today I did the bathroom zone first. I did a few extra things like washing the shower curtains and then hung in the sun to bleach. I use a shower curtain from Target that is not made with the bad stuff. It’s a waffle weave and works quite well as I don’t use a liner. We have a claw foot tub so we need 2 and it’s on one of those shower things made for a claw foot tub.
Then I started in on some cooking. I cut a sweet potato for dinner and baked that with olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Then I made millet and used that to make millet patties that I baked too. Usually, I add an egg as a binder but didn’t this time so they are probably going to fall apart but that’s okay they still taste good. I also made a tahini gravy to go over the top. I’ll heat that up when I reheat everything.
I also made a small macaroni and cheese as I needed to use up some sharp cheddar so I’ll pop that in the oven too. That was kinda extra but I needed to use that cheese.
There’s a very good article over at Simplicity Voices, on Autumn decluttering. I like this blogger and she writes very well. I’m always happy to glean a new idea or think about things differently.
Let’s hope the fires get put out soon although I’m sure life won’t go back to normal for thousands of people. 😦