Tidbits ~ 8/1/21

With Styx too much time on my hands, I am organizing. What a way to spend a Vacay. You do you. And I do me. And organizing is Nirvana. Smells like Teen Spirit or rose and ivy scent bulbs. Plus after having watched an episode or two of hoarders this morning, there is nothing more I’d rather do than clean up. Part of me thinks that salacious TV should come with a warning. Oh wait, come to think of it, there was a warning. Rambling on …

On my first or second day of return to office, I found my health assessment card from February 20, 2020. Because of corona, health assessments were suspended for 2021 until now. Which means on July 16, 2021, I masked it up and went to Quest Diagnostics to have my screening done. I may have already shared with you that the phlebotomist after drawing my blood said “thank you Jesus that’s over. What a tough draw!” or something to that effect. My thought bubble was pretty much “if you think it was tough for you, what about me?” I’ve officially got old lady veins that roll. Ewww.

I got the electronic results by email almost immediately. Maybe in a day or two max. And the Healthy points towards reduction of my healthcare costs were uploaded this week giving me 400 out of 500 points. And with that, the goal of 3000 points achieved! Yay me! I get the hoodie. Two actually. One from Healthy points and one from our leadership team. They’re doing “just because you are all awesome” gifts. I picked a hoodie for that too thinking I might not reach 3000. Now I wish I’d picked the Yeti wine tumbler. Rambling on …

I’m still kind of borderline healthy though. Despite passing pieces of this. I can’t ever get the BMI points. Though at 25.2, I’m closer to the requisite 24.9 than I’ve ever been. Also, I noticed some inconsistency for LDL. Is the optimum range under 130 or under 100? And what’s difference between LDL and non-HDL? Time to put my Dr Google skillz to werk.

I’m only really worried about my blood pressure. It was 128/81. 120/80 is the preferred range. They give credit for 130/85 which means I got 100 points despite being borderline. What’s nice is that from the July 16 assessment, I got a book that is called a blue print to wellness with 18 pages of recommendations on how to be healthy. Much of it common sense. All of it appreciated.

Alrighty, lemme let you go. Back to my organizing. Happy Sunday folks.

As always, more to come.

#SLS ~ 8/1/21

The year is flying by at quite the usual rate. Is that an oxymoron? Can something be both fast and measured?

Let’s move along shall we?

Jim prompts us with Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, Seductive. As Lulu Belle and I were riding around yesterday, the song I picked came on the radio and my was choice sealed. I hadn’t heard the song in a while. The message is good though and always nice to hear again. Before the transformation, and even a little bit after, and even now I guess, she needs this reinforcement from the BF.

Oh! I guess I need to name the song huh? I went with What Makes You Beautiful Writer(s): Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, performed by One Direction (1D). 1D was a flash in the pan (my own two cents) though individually some (think Harry Styles) have made it big and are still contemporary. I think? Ah what do I know?

LuLu have an almost 1D sighting story. On our first trip to NYC, we were strolling along in Times Square and a crowd of screaming girls ran by us shouting all sorts of unintelligible squeaks. Lulu was able to make out that they were chasing 1D who had just played a concert there the night before. We turned to follow maybe a few steps then decided we’d never catch up. Plus, their fans were rabid. No one had time for that noise. We turned back around to our destination, the local TGI Fridays, to get our grub on. The place was empty except for the staff. They had just reopened after shutting down the place for none other than (you guessed it) One Direction.

Alright enough blathering. Here is the video. Hope you enjoy.

[Liam:]
You’re insecure
Don’t know what for
You’re turning heads when you walk through the door
Don’t need make-up
To cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

[Harry:]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[All:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh, oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You’d understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh, oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh, oh
That’s what makes you beautiful

[Zayn:]
So c-come on
You got it wrong
To prove I’m right
I put it in a song
I don’t know why
You’re being shy
And turn away when I look into your eye-eye-eyes

[Harry]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[All:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh

[Harry:]
That’s what makes you beautiful

Nana nana nana nana
Nana nana nana nana
Nana nana nana nana

[Harry:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell

[All:]
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful

Baby, you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful (Oh)
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
([Harry:] desperately)
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh

[Harry:]
That’s what makes you beautiful

Sunday Reflections: A Week In Review ~ 8/1/21

A blur, a whirlwind, a blink of an eye. That was my week. I started early and stayed late, one day even going into the office, all to get into a good enough position to take the entire week off.

And I tell ya what, I’m not peeking at work stuff from my phone either. The whole thing can go to hell in a handbasket (it won’t). I’m replaceable. We all are and this work to the bone bullshit must stop! Work life balance and self care isn’t just for elite gymnasts.

I’ve always loved the Olympics. This year I’m only catching clips versus sitting there glued to the TV. I’ve seen some powerful things, nothing more moving to me than the Phillipines getting their first gold. The look on Hidilyn Diaz’s face, along with those watching in the wings, was priceless.

Ok, recap time. Mixing it up, we’ll go forward versus reverse. Oooh, that should be fun!

  1. Sunday 7/25/21 – #SLS Fast Car
  2. Monday 7/26/21 – Haiku – Gold & Swim
  3. Tuesday 7/27/21 – Share Your World
  4. Wednesday 7/28/21 – #1linerWeds. and Tidbits (we need a new roof)
  5. Thursday 7/29/21 – Thoughts of the Healthcare Insurance Variety
  6. Friday 7/30/21 – #WATWB – I love this message of the youngster teaching a lesson to us all
  7. Saturday 7/31/21 – #SoCS – most recent picture happened to be of our bumper crop

I might be around more often this week since “this is my time” said in my Ray Walston playing Mr. Hand voice over voice. I get to do what I wanna do when I wanna do it.

Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.