Category Archives: health

Learning the Hard Way

Figured something out today I should have known. Once you start to wean your body off foods you KNOW aren’t good for it, don’t ever go back! I can do a burger and fries at Red Robin, Applebees, and Johnny … Continue reading

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Doing Something Right

Doctor’s appointment today. Just my every-three-month check on my blood pressure and diabetes. I was curious how well the weight loss is going. I lost 30 pounds in the last three months! For the first time in over twenty years, … Continue reading

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Personal Changes

  When I started doing the yard work at the beginning of this summer, I knew I had to do it. There really wasn’t anyone else. When I finished one task… just ONE, be it the mowing, the edging, the … Continue reading

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Tired and Worried

I am tired of having to follow extra rules to keep my coworkers, family, and customers safe… when there are so many who don’t seem to give a damn about anyone but themselves. This is NOT “the flu”. Science understands … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Part 3… or Maybe Not

I keep telling myself than humankind has a lot to be said for it. We have all the advances in the sciences, in literature, in complex communications, art, music… and I am still looking at the fact that, as a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Part 2

The state of New York is closer to a total lockdown… all non-essential workers are to stay home. Guess what? We in the grocery stores are considered essential workers. So much so, the company I work for is giving all … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Pandemic, Panic, and Paper Products

Pandemic: Adj. (pertaining to disease) prevalent in an entire country or the world. So, yes, Coronavirus is a pandemic. Hardly the only one, but it is the newest to hit the radar of public awareness. In many ways, it is … Continue reading

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New York State Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

We’ve been talking about this since before Christmas. It was passed. It has been coming since BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Yet, as much as the news agencies have been covering it, as much as we cashiers in various stores have been talking … Continue reading

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More Snow

Not much, only about three inches. And it’s light powder, so it only took me half an hour to shovel front and back steps and paths, and dig out Comet… although I still need to clean Comet off before I … Continue reading

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Learning to live with Diabetes

So it is official. I am diabetic. Between my weight and the family history, I shouldn’t be surprised. Doc just put me on Metformin HCL 500mg twice a day (to be taken with food…. that is important.) It may even … Continue reading

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