Sleeping in a little this morning because I wore myself out yesterday. I should go out for another bike ride today, but will play it by ear, especially since I’ll be doing a sixty mile ride tomorrow. That sounds like a lot, but in ten days we will be doing that or more every day for a week on BRAG.

I have plenty of house choring to do if I want to get my exercise that way instead.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was ROUTE. Thought I’d get another deuce, no dice.

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33 Responses to 2023-05-24

  1. David says:

    It has not been my week for Wordle. FERAL was an appropriate start word since it took all 6 tries to tame that stupid thing.

    I no longer say I “should” do anything. I saw a great quote yesterday that went something like “should is could with a huge amount of shame wrapped around it.” I heard a great interview years ago with Ellen Burstyn where she said she has “should-free”’days once a week where she does whatever the hell she wants to. That term has always stuck with me. It may feel pedantic to say I could do something instead of should do something but words matter, especially when it comes to self-talk. I definitely learned in the hardest way possible that we are what we think.

    • Jenka says:

      That’s really facile advice from someone who doesn’t have to go to work every day. I’d like a should-free day, too, but the reality is that it’s not a possibility for most people who aren’t independently wealthy.

      Certainly using words to re-frame one’s outlook is worthy, and I do that every single day.

      • David says:

        I see your point. It made me realize that I classify things like work as things that I *have* to do. I have to write this book that I signed a contract to write. Should I have done that? I’m not going to debate that now. I’m on the hook. I don’t say I should write a chapter today, I look at it more as hopefully I can write a chapter today, or if my calendar affords it, I could write a chapter today. It probably also comes down to how much one has internalized what other people have said one SHOULD be doing.

  2. Barb says:

    Last night we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 – I actually enjoy this series – its silly & more fun than some of the superhero movies. And – at $6 – what a deal.

    In a couple hours I get to go to my new eye doctor appt – not sure what else I’ll do today.

  3. Barb says:

    Wordle in 3 – Mini – damn, I had no idea what I was doing there.

  4. Jenka says:

    The most important thing that has happened to me is that I got a parking spot right outside my building this morning. This is EPIC.

    • Barb says:

      it’s the little things that are the BEST sometimes.
      Getting a good parking spot will ALWAYS brighten your day.

  5. Steve says:

    Wordle in 4. AISLE was not much help as a starter.

    As I drove home yesterday, I got a call from my grand-nephew. He and his SO had a little girl 6 weeks ago and he wanted to make sure I was aware. I never understood what he was saying the baby’s name was, between my hearing and the speaker phone. He’s a good kid and will make a good dad, as he’s had to help raise his younger sibs.

    Slow night, watching Jeopardy Masters tournament.

    Guess I need to pack.


  6. Steve says:

    And that’s why I rarely do the Mini- almost 5 minutes and had to cheat.

  7. Dinner is in the Instant Pot on Slow Cook mode. I wonder if at some point I will realize that I don’t need and Instant Pot, and a large Crock Pot? I am making this Slow Cooker Irish Stew, using onions, garlic, carrots, and potatoes from WLF! And, I bought a turnip (along with beets are constant WLF fails) at Kroger the other foray, so I decided to toss that in as well.

    Might bake an Irish soda bread later to go along with this as well.

    • David says:

      This was our dinner last night: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1022532-bean-and-cheese-burritos I don’t bother with making the beans, I microwave canned refried beans just to knock the chill off and go from there. It’s a super-quick and very satisfying weeknight dinner that I always have the ingredients around for (canned refried beans, shredded cheese, tortillas with sour cream, and salsa as garnishes). I had forgotten about it but remembered last night in a moment of last minute inspiration.

  8. Following up on a thread from yesterday, I need to find a new PCP and make an appointment for a physical. I may want to check in with a cardiologist again too. To be honest I am not sure if the last cardiologist is still alive and practicing, he was a vey old man when I first started seeing him a few years ago.

    • David says:

      I’d start with the PCP first. Mine is concierge only. My “wife” needs that level of support, but I don’t, so I’m not sure if I’ll keep paying or not. Of course, I had lots of needs last year and having a concierge doctor helped a ton. So, I’ll probably keep paying for now. In any case, the PCP will have one or more cardiologists that they recommend.

      • Steve says:

        So far, my Piedmont cardiologist has done well by me. I sent them a note after almost passing out after Saturdays ride and they came back with a med adjustment suggestion. We’ll see if that helps.

        Off the rocket city.

    • Barb says:

      Allan has a cardiologist at Piedmont as well, but our PCP is a Wellstar group guy.

      BTW – I do like the new eye doctor & office, they may have made me pay too much for some glasses, but the lady was very good at picking out frames for me, etc. I wanted some transition sunglasses.
      I think I’ll get a copy of the prescription & see about trying one of the online eye glasses companies if I feel I need another pair.

  9. Thought of bike ride has vanished for today. I just got done wiping the doors, rinsing door mats, and vacuuming the M6. Still need to wipe the dashboard, but that can wait until I get into it later to drive to Betsy’s.

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