The Week in Review

doctor's office - photo by Anja
@Rollo1 (16661)
Boston, Massachusetts
December 3, 2015 5:11am CST
It's been a few days since I was really active here. It seems impossible that I have been non-participatory for so long. Main reason - bad back. But some of it was just a desire to not talk about my bad back and yet I did that anyway. I am ashamed of myself. Tuesday, I went with The Man to his doctor's appointment. That is always fun. His doctor is very nice, a bit of a hippie and deals well with The Man's refusal to follow medical advice. He's always a little behind schedule, but that just gave us time to investigate the mirror in the exam room. It had that suspicious "two-way mirror" look to it. There is a little test for that involving placing your finger on the mirror and seeing if there is a gap between your finger and its reflection. I actually just moved the mirror to find it was, in fact, just hanging on the wall and not a secret spy window. In case you think we are just paranoid, we pointed it out to the doctor, and he had a look at it, too. We determined that it was just decorative, after all. After determining that The Man was healthier than last year despite failure to follow medical advice, we went home and I baked myself a birthday cake. Two days later and there is still half a cake left over. This is very unusual, but no one in the household is feeling very well for various reasons. But not eating cake may be healthier, who knows? Wednesday disappeared into a fog. That's the only explanation I can think of. I watched some really bad Christmas movies, because I didn't have the energy to change the channel. Today is Thursday, apparently. Somehow, I have to get The Boy to a dentist appointment this morning. And I have some interesting thoughts to write about, but I wanted to get all this out of my head first. And I will need to do myLot before I start knitting another pair of socks. That gets me very wound up. How was your week so far? I suppose I will find out when I read your discussions.
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• United States
3 Dec 15
It has been a long week and I actually thought it was Saturday yesterday.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Dec 15
I wonder why some weeks get so messed up in our heads like that?
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• United States
3 Dec 15
@Rollo1 Because of my MIL dying and my husband sick and all the family drama ....
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill I am sorry to hear of these sad events. I hope your husband will feel better. It's hard to enjoy the holidays when there are family tragedies.
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@dpk262006 (51967)
• Delhi, India
3 Dec 15
It is nice to see you back. Although, you did not want to share about the reason(s) of your absence from mylot, however, you made a mention in a flow. Now we know that you are getting treatment for your back. For me, the week has been usual so far, nothing eventful happened.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Dec 15
It's been difficult to spend much time here.
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@dpk262006 (51967)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 15
@Rollo1 - I can understand that if you are unwell, you cannot be on mylot for long hours.
@BelleStarr (28935)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Dec 15
A very uneventful week at my end, the usual.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Dec 15
Uneventful is often a mercy.
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@just4him (76154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
I hope your back is feeling better. Funny about the mirror. I'm glad your Man is in good health. How did the dentist visit go? My week? I was here. There were some things I was supposed to do, but I was a rebel and didn't do them, which means I will need to next week.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
It can be boring to always do what you're supposed to do.
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@just4him (76154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
@Rollo1 Next week I will need to buckle down and get things taken care of.
@simone10 (22294)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Dec 15
First, Happy belated birthday! I am so sorry that you have been out of sorts but hope you will feel better soon. My week hasn't been anything to write home about. The biggest excitement I've had is Daisy (one of my dachshunds) being able to jump up in my recliner. She is 5 months old and now that she has discovered she can jump, she wants to do it all the time. I know, not very exciting
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
I am not sure if I should be excited that the dog can jump on the furniture, but then, I wasn't that excited when the kids started walking. I knew what I was in for.
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@simone10 (22294)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Dec 15
@Rollo1 I was excited and surprised when it first happened. Now it's not fun at all. I would swear she was a Jack Russel instead of a small dachshund.
• United States
4 Dec 15
Please explain knitting socks. Homemade socks have big air gaps and are pretty bad at keeping feet warm, or am I wrong?
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
Oh no, depends on the yarn, the size of the needles or the loom. I make socks all the day long to keep my tootsies warm.
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• United States
5 Dec 15
@Rollo1 Okay, so the smaller the needles, the smaller the gaps?
@Jessicalynnt (48170)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Dec 15
how is the back doing today?
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
It's getting better, now that I finally figured out what was wrong with it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Dec 15
@Rollo1 not enough chocolate?
@Plethos (4737)
• United States
4 Dec 15
now that my cold has almost left me, im starting to feel normal. this weekend should be fun, so im looking forward to that. hope you have a great weekend to make up for a blah type of week.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
Well, we shall see what the weekend brings, right?
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@JudyEv (88141)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec 15
I can really relate to the fact that you watched bad Christmas movies because you couldn't be bothered changing the channels. My kind of person!
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
Holiday movies are all pretty bad except for a few. But you soon run through the good ones, so the bad ones are what is left. May as well watch them if it saves the trouble of looking for something else to watch.
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@PainsOnSlate (18328)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
Happy Birthday!! Hope you feel better very soon. No one likes to listen to others complain...just kidding, seriously I hope you do get better soon!
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Dec 15
I usually complain a lot, just not about things like pain. But it really laid me low this week. Getting better now, so hope I can get back in the swing of the Lot.
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@1creekgirl (6639)
• United States
3 Dec 15
So sorry to hear about your back. Hope you're healing. A late birthday wish for you also. Some birthdays are better than others so hopefully your next one will be wonderful. I enjoyed the holiday with the family and had some minor surgery Monday so recovering from that. Have to work this weekend at my part-time job handing out samples in Walmart.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
Birthdays don't seem to matter that much these days. The 0's are always a shock, then 1-9 you spend getting used to the initial number and just as you do, it's an 0 year again. I got a few more to the next 0 year, so this birthday didn't provide much of a worry.
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@marlina (55436)
• Canada
3 Dec 15
Happy belated birthday to you ! What kind of cake did you bake? Hope your next day is going to be much improved.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
Plain cake, buttercream icing. An old-fashioned homemade cake.
@TheHorse (47098)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec 15
Pretty normal, except for yesterday's terror attack. You'll see that I got another pair of coasters done. That always makes me happy. And I've got my little Christmas trees started. Biggest event for me personally: I had to improvise yesterday. Had a client cancellation. Called another kid client and saw him instead. Tring to keep my "billable hours" up. I hope your back feels better. Mine hurts now from sitting here and typing. It's time to move.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
I still haven't been around to all the posts, though I made a stab at it this morning. A busy day. I hope Friday will be good and boring so I can get here more.
@jaboUK (48861)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 15
I hope your back has improved by now, and happy belated birthday to you.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
It's improving, thanks. I don't really celebrate bdays, just wanted cake and that was the only day I had an excuse to make one.
@Inlemay (17077)
• South Africa
3 Dec 15
my week has flashed by so fast, cannot believe it will be Friday tomorrow, all the best with the Boy at the Dentist tomorrow
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
Yes, Friday tomorrow, or today depending on where you are. This has been a very fast week..
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@LadyDuck (103807)
• Switzerland
3 Dec 15
It happens that I watch a bad movie only because I am too lazy to change the channel or go to get a DVD. This is a pretty hard week, but next week should be better.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
I get busy knitting and I keep thinking "after this row I will change the channel". But I just keep going.
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@jstory07 (57345)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Dec 15
I am glad he is in good health.What no remote control to change the channel?
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
Too much work to find anything to watch.
@cahaya1983 (5983)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 15
It has been a good productive week for me, but I'm feeling a bit sluggish now. I think I'm going to just call it a day.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20096)
• United States
4 Dec 15
Happy belated birthday . Glad your husband's appointment went well.
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• Canton, Michigan
3 Dec 15
The week has been going fine for me so far. Look forward to the next day as a new beginning.
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