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    Oh yes, forgot to mention, my grandmother is in the hospital. They don't know what's wrong right now, but are running tests. My dad is worried that it could be congestive heart failure (she's on statins, has had at least one heart attack, a couple of stents put in, and has a pace maker). She was feeling better on Sunday than she did on admission on Saturday, but that's probably because she was dehydrated and her electrolytes were depleted. I really don't think she should be living on her own anymore, she does not hydrate herself. My dad is worried.
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    I hope they can get your grandmother sorted out

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
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    I'm glad you had a good weekend. I hope your grandmother gets better soon
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    Thanks for the well wishes. I got to tell Baba about the table she gave me that my dad and I were fixing yesterday. She seemed in good spirits, joking about how some people will do ANYTHING to get attention. I told her she'd just have to deal because we love doting on her. She was also trying, as usual, to get me to take some of her things because she doesn't need them and "maybe you could use them for your apartment!" She has been doing that since I was about 13 yrs old. I really hope to get up to Maine for a visit soon.

    Boyfriend's interview at Macy's went well. He said he felt like he had a good rapport going with the interviewer. There's one other person being interviewed for the position and he should hear something by/around early next week. Line cook interview is tomorrow, which he potentially has a better chance of getting since it doesn't require experience. His experience for the guard position is from the Army, which is plenty of good experience, but it might not be quite what they're looking for/they might prefer someone who has held this kind of retail-guard position before.
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    Hope your Baba does better. Maybe when she gets out, your folks'd be able to broach the topic of assisted living or old folk's community more easily with the hospital visit still fresh in her mind.
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    It's not a discussion anyone wants to try to have, but now is a good time, yes.

    No new news on that front.

    Food: I forgot to mention that Boyfriend and I picked up a 6-pack of Stella Artois over the weekend. I just had a hankering to split a 6-pack with him. Of course, I also forgot that one beer gives me a headache now, so I had one all yesterday evening and this morning. Okay now, seems to have dissipated with the introduction of food to my system this morning. I also had a bunch of cookies yesterday. I was pretty gassy, but feeling okay despite. I should be getting my period soon, so maybe it's just an urge to carb-load with my cycle. Fine by me!

    Tonight I am making steaks again, different kind of cut from last time (top round something or other, physically round and very lightly marbled). Not sure if they should be marinaded or just seasoned. Steak and taters = my favorite semi-primal meal.

    The local farmers market starts TOMORROW and runs late enough that I can swing by for a little after work. I really want to stop by and get some fresh eggs/meat/milk/honey, but with budget in mind and only $7 in my wallet, I suppose I'll just swing by and check out prices and availability for now. I need more eggs for tomorrow morning so I'll have to go to the store tonight anyway. I am going to make beef stew this week (not the weather for it, I know, but it's such a good meal): what should I put in it other than carrots, onions, and beef? Boyfriend doesn't like celery, says it tastes bitter to him.

    Sleep: More mid-night waking. I am still feeling okay (but sleepy) despite about a week of this. My research only says that Tryptophan is supposed to HELP with mid-night waking, not cause it, so I am confused. I don't know when Boyfriend went to bed or how he slept, he was too groggy this morning to talk to. I gave him Tryptophan last night and I think we'll stick with that for about a week. With his unusual sleep schedule for the past couple of months, I'm not surprised that he said he didn't feel any effects the other night. He is definitely exhibiting signs of low serotonin and it's definitely possible that getting back on a normal schedule and getting a job will be all he needs to recover, but for now, I don't think this will hurt.

    Exercise: Nada. Hamstrings and calves are still pretty sore. Maybe tomorrow.

    Mood/brain: Good. I kind of what to sing Tryptophan praises on the rooftops right now. I haven't really been thinking about my anxiety lately, so I'm curious to see if that has reduced as well. Re-evaluate at the end of the week.
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    'Taters in the stew. I've done sweet potatoes, but since you eat white ones, they're the way to go. You could also do parsnips or turnips or rutebaga for starchy goodness.

    Yay on the anxiety! Boo on the waking up in the middle of the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    what should I put in it other than carrots, onions, and beef?
    I like big stewed cut tomatoes in mine.
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