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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunday Stealing-Ask Anything

14 March 2021

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. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!



From Ask Anything






Do You Sleep With Your Closet Doors Open Or Closed?
Our closet doesn’t have a door. However, I put up a tension rod and hung a curtain. Makes no sense to heat or air condition a closet.

Do You Have Freckles? No.

Can You Whistle? Yes.

Last Song You Listened To.
The Goo Goo Dolls, 
“Here Is Gone”.

Name Something That Relaxes You
Listening to music.

What Sounds Are Your Favourite?
The sound of my kids laughing or talking. My cats, when they do that funny kitty-talk sound that means FEED ME. It’s cute, and much better than the kitty-talk sounds they make just before they vomit. Lol!

What Do You Wear To Bed?
It depends...

8 Do You Sing In The Shower? I used to always sing in the bathroom when I was a kid. The acoustics were good...and for some reason I thought no one could hear me. I stopped after my Dad said something. If anything, now I usually hum, either to a familiar song, or something I made up right then. I will sing occasionally...if I know I’m the only one on the 2nd floor (where the master bathroom is).

What Books Are You Reading?
Lesbian romance novels.

10 Do You Believe In Magic?
I don’t think so. If you’re talking magic tricks, that’s all slight of hand and misdirection, not really “magic”.

11 Can You Curl Your Tongue? I don’t think so.

12 Have You Ever Caught A Butterfly?
No. I was not a kid that had pets, or caught butterflies. I tried to teach my kids how to catch lightening bugs, but there aren’t that many in the city.

13 Name One Movie That Made You Cry.
Can’t think of one now. I’ll come back and answer if I think of one.

14 Peanuts Or Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds.

15 Are You A Heavy Sleeper?
Yes and no. My wife snores so loud that it sounds like I’m next to a jet aircraft. If I manage to fall asleep first, or I dare to turn up the volume on my Amazon Dot that I listen to sleep sounds on. It’s the only thing I use my Amazon Dot for, nothing else. Not even sure what else it can do besides that and maybe play Amazon Music.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Day 351-356 of Sheltering In

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Sunday I did not get to do my usual vegetate in front of the tv watching QVC. Instead, I made a late trip to a pop-up pantry and picked up for 2 other families and both floors at my daughter’s group home. I go late so I’m basically picking up part of the excess food that would get wasted. Technically I am definitely within their target demographic, but I like to go late so other people have the opportunity.

Monday I had PT. I went early because the older couple (we had breakfast with twice a month before the pandemic) had tax questions. If I end up preparing their taxes I won’t charge them. Because of my pain issues it won’t be a quick process. It will be several days working for short periods. Regardless, I wouldn’t feel right about charging them because they are low income, and they are my wife’s friends. Plus it makes me feel useful. 

Thursday we went over to their place and I set up my laptop and turned my WiFi hotspot on, on my iPhone. They couldn’t find their WiFi password and weren’t sure of the user ID. Funny how all the condos around them came up on my laptop and the names were all similar. We were going to wirelessly print their copies using their Epson Printer/Scanner, but they didn’t know how to use it, and never have. I have a Epson, but not the same model. Next time I’m over there I’ll look up the manual online and get it working for them. They have a MacBook that they don’t really know how to use beyond Facebook. I’ll probably setup a time with them to show them how to use it. I’ve never had a MacBook, but I did use an Apple computer when I worked at the library.

I had PT 3 times this week and Friday was brutal. M is funny. She told me I had 71 PT visits approved. She kept asking me how I got that many visits approved from the company that manages PT and other medical stuff for my health insurance. I have no idea how, and I don’t recall ever calling them. A torn meniscus and sprained LCL are not something you get over quickly with a few PT visits, but 71? I definitely don’t want surgery, so I will be going to PT for as long as I can until both injuries are resolved.

Here’s some fun stuff M told me. There is a limo service that will take you and your pals to downtown Chicago. They provide you with chips and guacamole, and a taco dinner in a box. And...margaritas! They drive you around downtown, LSD, Buckingham Fountain, etc., while you dine and drink margaritas. Sounds fun. The other thing she told me was about the Speakeasy tours. This one is a bus tour of Chicago’s Speakeasy history. Kind of like a Pub Crawl, but informative, and probably higher class joints. She also told me she’s going to The Melting Pot for fondue. She is going to the location in Naperville. I’d been to the Chicago location quite a few years ago. 

I was very close to needing bail money tonight. I took my son to a used video game/movie/music place to return some defective PSP games he bought last week. A creeper kept following too close to me in the store and was saying inappropriate things. Did he think he was funny? I wasn’t laughing. I could have responded with something just as crude, but that’s not me. Besides, the only other female in the store was a high school age clerk. Had he gotten in my face, or touched me, I would have introduced my cane to him. I was not pleased when I had to finish the purchase with a credit card. (My son went slightly over his store credit.) The guy was standing next to the machine with no room for me to scan my card. I ended up reaching over and handing my card to the employee. Ick! I felt dirty when I left. My son said he smelled alcohol on the guy and his friend. 

FYI-The day count of each post is based upon my daughter’s group home going on lockdown March 23rd, with her last day of work being March 22nd. I think everyone is basing their counts on different days depending on when shutdown events happened near them, or affected them. Several authors whose Facebook pages I follow are in the UK and they post a couple times a week and lament that they are on total lockdown. They seem to have everything opening up here, which does not make me feel comfortable. I have yet to be contacted, nor my wife or son to get the vaccine. Each of us have several co-morbidities and are in the current phase. I don’t understand it. I guess it all comes down to who you know. I don’t know anyone, so 🤷🏻‍♀️ My son has severe anxiety and I’m wondering if the increase in symptoms is a result of that. My anxiety has increased a lot due to stress. Everything is on my shoulders, everything is my responsibility or my fault. I truly want to run away. 

Kindle Reading Challenge:  I read 72 days in a row and read 24 books.  

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