Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022, MN

We have finally seen a warmup and had a taste of springtime weather this week and it is so welcome as demonstrated with just about everyone you meet outdoors.  

I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor on Monday to check on my blood pressure and thyroid levels.  Blood pressure is just fine but thyroid levels are way out of line. I have been on the same amount of medication for hypothyroid since I was 40 years old.  At my appointment in August, my medication was decreased because my thyroid was producing more TSH (about 1.5). This  week’s blood test showed a level of 4.5 - MUCH higher than it should be.  That means strict adherence to taking the medication on an empty stomach (I’ve been taking some other supplements with it) and another follow-up blood test in 6 weeks. 

The Minneapolis Teacher’s Union is still striking, so Jill was able to get them in a few camps this last week (to the tune of about $800) and I was with them Monday and Wednesday afternoon and Lois was with them on Tuesday and Thursday.  

I didn’t have anything going on Thursday, so I texted Mavis to see what she was up to. I picked her up and we went to the Fireside for a tasty Corned Beef and Cabbage lunch.  My original plan for some tasty Irish food was to get a take-out Reuben, but this was even better.  It was nice to see her and have a good chat. 

I spent most of the day Friday working on making cards.  I had accumulated a few stitched cards that needed to be mounted on cards.  Some can go on precut cardstock that I get at the craft store and others I have to cut out the right size paper and mount them that way.  And of course, they all need some embellishment to make the stitched cards stand out and make them prettier.

A sampling of some of the cards that I made today. Don’t be surprised if you get one some day.

There is a group of women in my apartment complex who volunteer for a group called “Cards for a Cause” and I spent the afternoon with them making cards for hospice patients to give to their families and friends.  I worked on Easter cards, some worked on Thinking of You and Birthday cards and another gal worked on Military cards.  It was fun and we turned out some really cute cards - I didn’t take any photos though. 🥴 

I’ve also been working on the afghan that I started for myself last week and I find that evening TV time is a perfect time to work on it.  It turns out that each row takes me about 40 minutes and I’ve got about 35 rows done

I met Ben and Yoshi at the Nine Mile Creek Trailhead this afternoon and we had a really nice walk while the twins were at gymnastics.  The day was sunny and 55°, most of the snow is gone, and it was a beautiful spring-like day.