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Getting the Loose Ends Tied Up

Sunday, December 13, 2020

It's been a busy couple of weeks as we get ready to leave for Florida (12/19) and I've packed in a lot!

Got my medical stuff done and have skipped the wine on the suggestion of my cardiologist and that has made all the difference in the world. Stomach issues and indigestion have gone away. Plan to stay off wine until we get to FL and then will see. In addition to the Fosomax which may have been the "culprit" the stress over the election and Trump's shenanigans have made me a nervous wreck. Got my mammogram and all A-OK! so that's good. See podiatrist tomorrow just for a check.

Fletcher got to his vet appointment and we're all set there. His meds are all up to date and I've got 3 month supply of all of mine.

Car got checked and inspected. House watcher all lined up. Switched address for the paper and will do mail this week.

Surprised that my weight didn't really change with stopping wine, but it is what it is. Paying attention to eating healthy and moving a lot more. Decided to pay attention to water and have upped the plain water intake. Not stressing about the weight though as I'm still right in my maintenance range. Sure I'd rather be on the low end....and bet when I get back to FL and all the walking we do there, it'll settle.

Got my Christmas packages mailed out. Meanwhile my partner celebrates Hanukkah so we are lighting the candles every night and taking a pause to reflect on what is right with our lives. And that is a lot!

I started on this wellness journey in Oct 2011 so this is the 10th year of a holiday season where I focused on living a healthy life. Strangely enough this will be the easiest year because there are no parties! Stores don't have cookies and candy out, not that we're going into stores anyway.

Hope everyone is finding their way this year and staying safe. Just saw the FedEx and UPS planes arriving with the first shipment of the vaccines. Amazing and there is an end in sight.

Stay safe, stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands, and socially distance.
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  • SPEDED2
    Safe travels. Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    77 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    I hope your community is opened up for you especially your local gym! I am skipping FL this year. Have fun!
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    77 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Safe travels to your Florida home . . . how lovely to have the change to look forward to and more pleasant weather for lots of outside activities. Are you planning to gear up golf this year?

    So happy that the vaccines are on their way!! Much cause for optimism: but we must stay cautious until the vaccines have been distributed and the virus conquered..
    77 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
    What a wonderful blog after all that has been happening ... safe journey. Happy Hanukkah to Hubby :)
    77 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    What a moving sight that must have been--FedEx and UPS planes arriving with the vaccines. I'm getting all choked up just thinking about it. What an ordeal this has been for the whole world, and it makes me proud of the human race that researchers were able to develop and distribute a vaccine so quickly. It won't be available in Japan for a while, but I look forward to when it is, for I am very tired of wearing a mask. I must say, though, that mask-wearing is easier in cold weather. In summer, it was almost unbearable!

    It sounds like you have done a great job preparing for your journey south. You've gotten so much done and seem to have thought of everything. The anticipation part is fun, too, isn't it?
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    77 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Safe travels, sounds like you are all ready. Stay safe.
    77 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good luck w/your travel preparations.
    77 days ago
  • LADYJLUVLIFE
    Enjoy your trip! Merry Christmas and Happy holidays. πŸŽπŸ€ΆπŸŽ„
    77 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row Martha! emoticon
    77 days ago
  • THOMS1
    We go to Florida also but we don't leave until the last week of Jan. We also do a lot of walking when we are there and that is a good thing because we like to go out to eat about once a week. I have no idea where in Florida you go but we are on Fort Myers Beach. I don't worry about the virus because I take precautions and our lifestyle doesn't change much when we are there. Am happy that the vaccine is getting closer especially for the ones really in need. emoticon
    77 days ago
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