Finally, we are seeing the sunshine. It’s also supposed to be 60 today so hurray, spring is almost here. We walked early to try and figure out daylight savings. So it was still predawn and quite cold but it seemed to be a good time.
Today is B’s last chemo session in this round. Hopefully, it will kick in and his numbers improve. His WBC did go to 1.4 which is the best it has been so good news. We know his brother is a match BUT we don’t know how good a match which is called resolution. The higher that is the better the response. So we should know soon and also after we see Dr. Kiwan I’m sure he will let us know if we are moving forward or do another round of Dacogen. So still unknowns.
My daughter is going to go test drive a Honda Fit also and I will meet here there. The unfortunate news is she gave her notice at the library. She just didn’t want to deal with the negativity any longer. The library director wrote her up for not getting to work even though the freeway was closed. I told her to take it to the union, but she just had it. Thus she wants to get a better mileage car. So we’ll see.
I’m skipping the gym to go with her but I do need to stop at the store for milk and some veggies.
Hopefully, this is a quieter week with appts.
We had a lot of fun at IKEA yesterday and I got just about everything on my list. The best thing I found was this little plant stand for 4.99
I just love it.
dinner is Zoodles and meatballs.
So I finally got in to see a podiatrist. Quite the wait. But he seemed ok, not real personable but ok. Mostly it was stuff I already had read about. But he did say it wasn’t just a stress fracture that the fracture had gone outside the bone slightly so it was slightly more serious and I should keep wearing the shoe for another month. And then come back in a month. So no walking except what I do normally around the house etc.
I’m not sure what I’ll do once it’s healed as I never walked for extended periods and was not a speed walker. I guess I’m thinking every other day to start and then do the recumbent at the gym. I’m not crazy about the recumbent bike but I will add it in. Plus I may do elliptical as well as that would put less strain on the foot.
We’ll see as I still have a month to think about it and plan.
For now, it does seem to be getting better and I am wearing the ‘shoe’ thing.
We’ve had a few great days of weather with temps in the ’80’s. That’s changing over the weekend and we’ll be back up to the mid 90’s.
B is taking a few days off and probably will do a few projects. There’s fencing to be done on one property line and some concrete work too.
I’m going to the thrift store to look for a plant stand for my spider plant that needs to be up on something. I might go to the gym too but haven’t decided yet.
Dinner is tempeh Reubens!
So my total cholesterol can back high at 221. High end is 200. So over but the number they use is the LDL and that number was 118 and the high they wanted was 130 so I should be fine. Plus the ratio was pretty good at 1.51, the high end is 3.0 so overall I’m fine with it all. I didn’t see the glucose fasting test so I was pretty peeved and I’m not doing another fasting test so, either he can use my non-fasting results from my regular labs which were 89. the number that they want is 139 or lower. So that should be fine if they can use that. But I’m not fasting again at least until next year.
Well, today was a gym day and then a bunch of chores.
But I got a nice book from NetGalley so I’m going to go read.
Dinner is ?
I’ve been busy meal planning this morning and working on checking what’s in the freezer and pantry. Since we’re doing the Frugalwoods uber frugal month, I plan on eating out of the pantry and freezer as much as possible. I’d like to set a food budget of $400 for the month. I started a spreadsheet, thanks to my tech-savvy daughter for setting it up), that I’m separating food, cat food, nonfood. So the $400 will be food only. So I still need to decide on how much for the other stuff.
I’m making a shepherd’s pie for dinner and then a veggie ham that B got. We haven’t tried it so, I’ll post how it is.
I’m trying something new and taking a video of each room. So far it is a great tool and I redid a few things in the entry way and it looks better. I think seeing it objectively is a such an amazing tool.
This week is the entry way zone and laundry room. So I’ll work on those two areas. Not a lot to declutter but simpler on the eye by removing a few things and repositioning a few.
This week I have a fasting blood test for insurance and then next week is my regular labs. We’ll see.