October 1st, 2018

Monday

The weekenders were gone from the pool but the weekdayers were there in force. The first 30 minutes of my swim was in a packed pool. Serious lap swimmers and, interestingly, all women. By the time I finished the crowd had thinned out considerably and the guy who always comes in at 6 was there to represent for testosterone. It was a good swim.

But, the first 75 yards were tough. I was out of breath. And had to stop to breathe. This never happens and I don't like it one bit. I caught up with breathing and then started up again focused on steady in and out with emphasis on out. Dr. Lung told me once that COPD folks do better if they can totally empty out their lungs before breathing in so when I run into trouble, I focus on that.

I think tomorrow I'll take a hit off the albuterol inhaler before I hit the pool and see if I can make this morning's issue a one off. It could be just lack of exercise.

So today starts the fix for that. Every single day - probably just after lunch - I will go for a walk. Minimum around the block. Today's walk maybe up to the baseball stadium to the free ATM. Or maybe just around the block but no more staying in the house all day. At least for the month of October.

No promises for November.

Also on today's agenda, two household chores. There's a cable in the bathroom that needs reset. It involves some cleanup of old glue. It's been bugging me for weeks but I'm never in there with the correct tools/fixes. Today that will change.

And the junk drawer in the kitchen. It needs a complete overhaul. I could not find the pizza wheel. I finally did but it took way too long. Time to haul it all out of there and then reorg what doesn't get culled.

Also there will be sewing. I have a nice hoodie in progress. And some mending to do.

Sometime this week, I want to make a Cosco run. But, it really doesn't matter when. With no baseball on the calendar, there is a lot of free time. Also far fewer days when stadium events need to be taken into consideration as far as getting the car out of the garage and back in.

A new season and I'm okdokey with that.

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I fixed that stupid cable in the bathroom. It's now such fun to go pee and not see that flaming TODO staring me in the face.

The junk drawer is still full of junk but I did throw some out, cleaned the divider, and at least got it a little more organized.

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I made great headway on my hoodie. I need to add the hood and add the sleeves and then all done. I think I might add some crochet decoration to it after I'm done.

Then I went up the road to the Amazon Drop Off location to leave a return. On the way home I finally remembered to stop at that bagel place and try their lox sandwich. Someone posted a picture on Instagram and I could see that they do it the right way - cream cheese, onion, tomato, capers and lox. Nothing else, nothing weird just the requirements and all of them.

I stopped and got one. It was a painless process and fairly quick. (And they have an app that may make it even more quick.) I brought it home to eat. And it passed my rigorous test. The only thing I might ding it on would be too much lox but I'd never ding it on that. Excellent test results.

And then I walked. Not far and not long but better than nothing. I hate walking.

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Now I'm going to get to work on that est while I finish watching Gray's Anatomy. It turned out to be a twofer and hit up against my bedtime last night.

I try to remember to add my swim selfie every day and forget mostly.

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TV Fall 2018

12. A Million Little Things - ABC - Season 1, Episode 1. ? This could go either way. I'm going to hang on for episode 2. It missed a lot of opportunities to be bad in Episode 1 so maybe that will continue.

13. Grey's Anatomy - ABC - Season 15 , Episode 1. Two episodes back to back - not a particular continuing story. But it was ok. I have so many issues with this show and always have had and still, it's not only one I watch every single episode of, if it's on the list of recorded shows, I'll go to it first.

14. Single Parents - ABC - Season 1, Episode 1. NFW. That's after 8 minutes.

15. The Cool Kids - FOX - Season 1, Episode 1. I did laugh out loud once but nope.

16. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - NBC - Season 20, Episode 1. Another two hour deal but it was one of their best so cool.

Recorded so far but not yet watched:
This is Us
Modern Family
Mom
MacGyver
God Friended Me
NCIS: Los Angeles

Set to be recorded:
Happy Together
The Neighborhood
Speechless
Will & Grace
Madam Secretary
Happy Together
The Rookie

TV Fall 2018

17. God Friended Me CBS Season 1, Series 1 - Now this is interesting. I assumed this would be a no out of the gate. But, it's not. It's kind of clever and well done. At least enough to hang on for Episode 2!

18. Mom CBS Season 6, Episode 1 - One of the best shows on TV with the best cast. Episode 1 does not disappoint.

Recorded so far but not yet watched:
This is Us
Modern Family
MacGyver
NCIS: Los Angeles

Set to be recorded:
Happy Together
The Neighborhood
Speechless
Will & Grace
Madam Secretary
Happy Together
The Rookie


To Be Continued