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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Sunday Stealing-Alec Clayton

Hi! Your host is Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves! 
 
 
1. Do you put ketchup on hot dogs?  If it’s just a regular hot dog, ketchup and relish. If it’s a Vienna hot dog, or a Nathan’s hot dog, then it’s Chicago Style...mustard, onions, relish, tomato slice, pickle slice, and 1 sport pepper. It is sacrilegious to put ketchup on a Chicago Style hot dog!

2. How many TVs in your house?  Two that are hooked up + one in the box (when my daughter gets her apartment we will give her our bedroom tv and set up the new one in the bedroom). There is also an old style tv in my son’s room for his video game systems.

3. Do you put salt on watermelon? Always have. 

4. Can you swim? I can.  

5. Are your parents still alive? No. 

6. First car? 1971 Pontiac Granville. It was HUGE, and it had all the bells and whistles and forever spoiled me into getting cars with everything.

7. Surgeries? Left shoulder bone spur removed, hysterectomy, gallbladder removed, back surgery.

8. What do you drink in the morning? Black coffee.

9. Can you do 100 push ups? 不不不不不不

10. Can you change a tire? I know how to change a tire and changed more than my fair share. Now, because of my back, shoulders, and now knee, I cannot physically do it myself, however I’m sure I could instruct my son on how to do it if I had to. My Dad taught my sister and I before we had our first behind the wheel lessons in high school. No, we didn’t help each other, I had to do it, then 2 years later, my sister had to do it. He had us rotate his tires, so, back then that was 5 tire changes. 

11. Tattoos? None. I had wanted to get one because it seemed every woman I dated had at least one. I could never pick what I wanted. I went to one of the best shops in Chicago with a woman I was seeing and a friend of hers. While her friend was having color added to a tattoo on the back of her neck (yikes!), I looked through all their binders of tats they had done. It was an overwhelming number of tats.

12. Do you wear sunglasses? Yes. I have a pair that looks like Ray Ban Wayfarers that fit over my Ray Ban prescription eyeglasses. Meijer has lots of sunglasses that fit over prescription eyeglasses. They are not those ugly “As Seen on Tv” fit over your eyeglasses kind. 

13. Do you have a phobia? From time to time I do.

14. Do you have a nickname? I used to, when I was school aged. When I moved to Chicago I left my nickname behind. Except that my father-in-law calls me it, and while it’s irritating because my wife had told him to stop calling me by that, I know it’s because he has memory issues, so I let it go. Why do I not like it? I grew up with it and I was never called by my legal name until I moved.
 
15. Are you a picky eater? No. never have been.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Day 344-350 of Sheltering In

Saturday-Saturday. Not much going on...that’s not medical related. ☹️ I need some fun or something.

My daughter is itching to come on a home visit. Supposedly home visits are no longer restricted to 14 days or more...last time I checked. This is due to clients having gotten the 2 vaccine doses. Of course this could change any time. My daughter really wants to be home for St Patrick’s Day. She wants corned beef and cabbage. Monday she asked me what was on the menu for Easter. Really? Monday was March 1st, Easter is April 4th, nearly a month apart. Do I really need to plan my menu a month in advance?

My daughter is still trying to find out about the apartments. When is move in day, and what are they providing? Or does my daughter have to go on a massive shopping trip? My daughter did hear that the apartments were furnished, but not from reliable sources. 

I don’t know what the deal is, but this week it’s really hit me hard that I’m going to be 60 in July. Maybe it’s because my daughter will be 28 on Easter. Or maybe it’s because my hair is starting to go wayyyy more gray than light brown. Or maybe it’s because 2 classmates passed away last week. One was trim and very healthy looking (no cause of death given), the other has had serious health issues for years. The first one grew up in my neighborhood, but I didn’t really know him. He was in some of my grade school classes, that’s it. The second went to the same high school, but I didn’t know her at all.

PT started up again this week for my L knee/leg. Not all that thrilled because they scheduled me 3 days a week. That means it will be near impossible to drop by my daughter’s group home. 

I continue to be on a news free binge. I continue my ban on tv news and have added CNN and HuffPost online. I occasionally read an article from a notification. I completely stopped reading articles about the stimulus check. They are all repetitive, and let’s face it, it’s going to be awhile. I’ve told my kids it’s not a topic up for discussion. We need that money for a furnace, and probably electrical work. We tried the furnace last week and it appears it’s not getting any electricity. Apparently the flood water was high enough to damage the on/off switch. Tuesday I paid last month’s electric bill which was due Wednesday. I waited until the last minute hoping for a miracle, or something. It was a 1 month bill. $430.10. 仁 It’s so high because of the oil filled electric space heaters.

In stupid news of the day...last night I tripped and smashed my forehead, eye, and upper cheek into the window air conditioner. Good thing we never took it out of that window. If it hadn’t been there I would have smashed into the window. I tripped on air, or my own other foot. I’ve been sleeping very little, so I was exhausted. Maybe that’s why it happened? Bonus...I fell asleep right away. I expected to wake up with a black eye, or bruising on my forehead and cheek, but none. My cheek is a little swollen and tender. I got off lucky. Apparently this was hilarious!

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