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Thursday, February 11

Getting back on the horse

5:46 am This is the first morning in a while that I haven’t canceled my 6:30 pool time. I’m drinking my coffee and read my news and trying to come awake......In a little while I’ll go change into my swimsuit and put my easy stretchy pants over it and go to the pool to exercise. I haven’t been in about a week because of the bitter cold, going for the vaccine and yesterday my arm was sore but now I’m getting back to it. I’ve been eating more carbs lately because of the cold Weather I guess so I’m going to shift back to lower carbs. My gut feels better with fewer carbs. Or just not overly- processed junk carbs. 

I watched a bunch of the impeachment trial. Even at this point it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that most of the Republicans will not vote to convict Trump of inciting the insurrection. It’s plain as day. What a gutless bunch of assholes. He is such a big boogieman that they’re afraid to cross him and his cult. Total horseshit. 

Mike is still sleeping. Bitzi is sleeping. Mike is getting his first Covid vaccine ( the Pfizer one) on Friday morning here at our main lodge in Sun City. The last two weeks they’ve been doing the 75+ people but now they’re scheduling others 55+ with underlying health issues. Mike has type 2 diabetes and asthma. They also already made his second vaccine appointment. The update on the availability of these to us came AFTER I already got the Moderna vaccine in Elgin through my old school district. I’m still waiting for the email link to schedule my second dose. The Pfizer vaccine has a 21-day wait. Moderna 28 days so I should get my second one around March 9 and they say about two weeks after that for the full immune effect.

8:04 I had a great refreshing workout in the pool! I feel good now. I hate dragging out of bed so early when it’s dark but I always feel better after I go. At the end of my workout I always stand in the middle of my lane, look up at the skylight and silently thank God for all my blessings. It rejuvenates me.

This morning Sun City has a free Valentine Goody drive-thru giveaway. Usually they have one once a month themed to different holidays. I tried to go to one last year but the line of cars was shockingly long so I didn’t do it. I’m going to try it this morning. I’m taking Bitzi with me so I can take her for a walk at the lodge afterward. 

Friday, January 29

A house divided against itself cannot stand.


I’ve been up several times during the night. I woke up a while ago so just stayed up. I have a 6:30 pool time scheduled today. I haven’t been in a couple days because I haven’t been feeling well. I’ve had a little of worry lately due to family. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix things but I can’t. They just have to play out, resolves themselves and heal. I have to have faith it will be okay. 

Sub finder keeps calling. I’ve been waiting to get the two doses of vaccine in me before I resume subbing in person but there are tons of jobs out there. I’m getting offers from three districts. There is no organization to the vaccine roll out. It’s frustrating. 

We’ve been watching this series on Netflix called Designated Survivor about an internal terrorist attack on the capitol. It’s pretty good and holds our interest. 

I’m drinking coffee and trying to wake up. I’ll read the news, check emails and go get my swimsuit on under my clothes. When we go to swim for the one-hour time slot we have to scan our ID card twice and get our temperature taken. We are not allowed to use the locker room showers or blow dryer. Just change and get out. Since the pandemic began they drained the big hot tub and the sauna cabinet is not on or available. None of the pool floats or foam barbells they have can be used so I bought my own and take them each time. The big outdoor pool wasn’t even open all summer. The smaller one was open and we went a few times.


The pool was nice this morning. I had three lanes to myself. I did thirty-five minutes of vigorous water aerobics and then hurried to the locker room to dry off, dress and get back home to tend Bitzi.  I took her for along walk up along the main lodge where the snow and ice are cleared off really well. After that I went over to Aldi (about 1 mile from our house) and got a few things. I’m making tacos for dinner tonight so got some items for that and a couple others we needed. There are so many friendly people around here at Sun City. When I got in my car to leave Aldi some man knocked on my car window and told me he really like my Biden-Harris bumper stickers on my back window, so then we proceeded to talk about the whole Trump mess, the insurrection at the capitol, all the batshit crazy Trumpers and information now in the new forecasting more violence coming. It’s a crazy world but at least there are still daily reminders of good and random acts of friendliness and niceness. There IS hope.

Capitol Insurrection
American Unity

Yesterday my oldest daughter called again and talked for a couple hours. There is so much crazy drama going on with her siblings and her father. I try to stay out of it and try to stay neutral but I am for sure on the side of my youngest daughter. I cannot get swept up in that. Let them solve it themselves. Since my ex has colon cancer he made a big dramatic production of how he’d had his will made out and who was getting what and started some big awful power play and shitstorm. What a total lunatic narcissist. I kept waking up last night thinking about it. There’s nothing I can do. They are all adults. Not my circus, not my monkeys.

It’s starting to drive me crazy now not working and not going anywhere. I’ve had it long enough........I was already crazy before any of this started. I have no real indication as to when I might be able to receive the vaccines. The super of my old school district sent out an email saying they should receive them and start inoculating staff the second week in February but there is no sign up or guarantee yet. My doctor’s office is supposed to notify me when I can get it..........still, no one really knows what’s going on. I saw on the state of Illinois website that some countries have been hosting vaccine clinics but not around here. WTF.......

We’re supposed to get another big snowstorm this weekend. I hope it’s the last of the season. I can’t take much more of this dreary bullshit. I need to start planting seeds to watch them grow. 

I made a sugar-free lemon cheesecake with ladyfingers cookies crust. I just made this recipe up. It’s in the oven now. We’ll see how it turns out. 

Now Mike is more busy than ever since high school sports are starting back up. He has a guy under him in charge of prep sports but Mike makes all the assignments and cuts and edits and arranges the stories. He’s working seven days a week and into the evenings. I’m starting to hate sports. I need to take Bitzi outside again. She’s being a bad girl today. The cheesecake will bake another forty-five minutes or so. I have to set timers or I forget and burn stuff. 

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