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Showing posts with label St. Paddy’s Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Paddy’s Day. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17

11% Irish


It’s St. Patrick’s day. There is none of the usual celebrations or silliness due to everybody isolating at home. It’s pretty weird. Yesterday the president said this pandemic emergency in the US could last until July or August or longer. I’m supposed to go back to work on the 30th but highly doubt that will happen. As of 5 pm today our community, Sun City in Huntley, IL, is closing down all of our indoor facilities. No pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, library, ballroom, etc... It makes sense. I’m going over to the lodge to swim one more time before they close for an undetermined period. I’m also going for a walk around our lake.

Mike is working from home again and it’s Election Day so he’ll be going until late. His last deadline of the night is 11:30.  I cleaned up my little office for him so all my assorted junk wasn’t all over. I should take a bunch of my instruments out of there so it’s not quite so claustrophobic. 

At least the sun is shining. That always helps me. Yesterday I got all my school assessment papers sorted, organized, scored, calculated and entered into the Google form. Big ridiculous pain in the ass! At least it’s done. Who knows when school will be back in session.


From my DNA analysis I am 78% English, 11% Irish/ Scottish  8% German, 3% Norwegian. I knew my mother’s mother had come over from Gloucester England when she was 15. Grandpa came at a similar time from the same region. My grandparents kept a lot of England in them their whole lives. Grandma had a particularly strong accent.  I very much remember our tea parties with grandma and her flaming figgy steamed pudding with hard sauce at Christmas. 


I went to the lodge and swam, did water aerobics with the foam dumbbells, did a bunch of leg lifts and ab crunches, sat out and drip dried for a while, got back in the pool and did some more jogging,  sat out another few minutes then used the hot tub and steam sauna. When I went to the locker room I took a nice long hot shower then came home and then went and got my hair cut SHORT. It feels so good! Root Lifter for short hair 

Mike is in the back office room on his fifth work conference call of the day. I can hear the other people chattering away on speakerphone. I’m glad I cleaned that space up for him so he can have privacy. If he’s out in the kitchen working from the table I always forget and start talking or making noises. Lately I’ve been thinking of redoing the spare bedroom for an office. He always dumps his junk all over the bed in there anyway. Right now it’s just a dump room that has an old spare bed.daybed with trundle

I’ve been coughing, congested and wheezing more than normal the last two days. I’m pretty damned sure I already had the friggin corona virus in January. That is about the sickest I can ever remember. It’s always something #flu #coronavirus #socialdistancing #chicago #activeadultlifestyle #delwebbsuncity 
I don’t know how long schools and businesses will be closed. This is going to be bad. A 60 year old woman died from the corona virus in Illinois today. She had no underlying health condition. I’m 60 and I do!


News flash- Kansas schools are staying closed the remainder of the school year.

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