Seems our Healthunlocked community is pretty quite lately so I thought I would check in and see how folks are doing. What are some of the things you are doing to keep yourself busy and healthy?
It was a bit rough having my hubby home 24x7. His hobbies are baseball and golf and so the poor man was extremely bored. I sort of felt like I was a cruise director trying to keep him busy. But now we have a routine that works. He likes to vacuum, I don't. That works. I like to cook, he likes to eat. You get the idea.
We were going to different parks for walks, but discovered so were an amazing amount of people. We finally found a place close to home in the Village that is a wet land with a walk way and trail. We rarely see folks there and when we do, everyone is pretty considerate. There are a ton of birds so it is like listening to a choir of chirping walking through the budding trees and grasses. It really lifts my spirt to get out in nature.
We made pasta from scratch one day. It was a whole day project. The pasta was good, not great. It was uneven and thick as I do not have the pasta apparatus for my machine yet. But it was yummy. And just like my homemade bread, the glucose impact was so much less than store made pasta.
And I was making bread. I was sad to discover my yeast had expired. So I ordered some on Amazon because there is none to be found. Why all of a sudden every one is Betty Crocker making their own bread is beyond me. There is not a box, jar or packet to be found. Amazon shipped it and it was delivered to someone else, not our house, who TOOK the package. Now the same product is $5.00 more and another three weeks for delivery. Shame on people.
I have been sewing masks for friends. Now there is no elastic around either, so I am going to have to improvise something as I have run out. They are easy to make and heaven knows I have enough fabric. I am a bit of a fabric hoarder, I admit. I see some pretty fabric and buy it and say, "oh I'll make something of this." It was fun to go through my stores and actually see what I have. Sometimes I question, "what was I thinking?"
I also got a deal for an online class to become certified as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Something to do but not sure if I will actually teach yet. I like taking classes and certifications.
I continue my work with the local ambulance corps, virtually. I am the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. We just hired a new chief who started March 23rd. Wow, how to start at a tricky time. But he is doing great. All emergency services in our area are way down in call volume. The only increase right now is domestic violence. I get it! (see second paragraph)
So the days go by fairly quickly but I have no idea what day it actually is. I did not go for my infusion last month. I am beginning to become very sore all the time. I am debating about this month too. But I probably go because my skin is breaking down bad. I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. My nephrologist appointment was cancelled and she said to do my labs later, as most of the lab centers closed. I do not see her now until August. But she figured nothing has changed in two years and I feel fine. I was relieved because doing my renal panel always makes me worry.
Please share how your doing.