What are you up to on this cloudy and cool Saturday morning?

@TheHorse (201510)
Walnut Creek, California
October 14, 2023 11:17am CST
I had dinner with a friend last night. She is dealing with recent-onset diabetes, so I learned to interpret her sugar readings with her. Interesting that stress (she was in a frustrating phone meeting when I got there) makes her sugar readings go up. We had sushi, which is our tradition, and it was yummy. We hadn't caught up recently, so it was good to see her. Her cat, Delilah, even allowed me to pet her. She walks around with a question mark tail, like Kitty. I am off to Guitar Center soon. I only have six students today, and I go in early, so I'll have my afternoon free. Heh. one of my kid students (a boy) is hell bent on learning a couple of Nirvana songs (sigh), so I'm going to listen to those before I head out. Oh, I had an egg for breakfast. And coffee. And a cigarette. And some Gatorade.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48489)
• United States
14 Oct
I hope that your friend can keep her blood sugar in a good range. Exercise really helps me and I eat very low carb.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48489)
• United States
14 Oct
@TheHorse I prefer the exercise to taking meds. So far I don’t take anything. If she carries any exra weight getting it off will help too.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
Thanks. I will remind her about exercise. She's kind of depressed, of course. Maybe I can get her to take some short walks with me.
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@AmbiePam (83576)
• United States
14 Oct
We learned when my dad was scheduled for surgery that your stress and/or pain level makes your blood sugar go up. Not a Nirvana fan, huh? I thought they were music royalty. I never got into them, but I was told if I appreciated music, I should appreciate them.
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@AmbiePam (83576)
• United States
14 Oct
@TheHorse The first time I heard Soundgarden was when I was watching Elvis Stojko skate in an exhibition on TV. I loved them.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
Heh. They are fun, but I like Soundgarden better. Here's a link to my favorite Soundgarden song. The story of my life.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
@AmbiePam Really? Skate? Did he win?
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@Tina30219 (81190)
• Onaway, Michigan
14 Oct
I had my morning coffee and my maple and brown sugar oat E it was yummy. I hope you enjoyed your breakfast. I hope your time at guitar center goes well for you
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@Tina30219 (81190)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Oct
@TheHorse Glad to hear it. I hope your day is going well.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
I did what I had to do and had a good time.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
@Tina30219 I have to get off my fatty acids and get some stuff done.
@FourWalls (60500)
• United States
14 Oct
Oh, are you here in Louisville? It’s cloudy and cool here, too. I’m having my chicken burrito lunch, then probably going home (because it’s cloudy, cool, and drizzly) and napping.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
From my favorite Chinese place, Chui's? It still looks like a good napping day here as well. I just listened to (most of) Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are. Pretty basic chord progressions. My young student will be pleased, I hope.
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@FourWalls (60500)
• United States
14 Oct
@TheHorse — no, it’s Saturday, so that’s (usually) Tumbleweed. Believe it or not, I like that line in “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and agree with it as the assessment of that generation: “Here we are now, entertain us.”
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
@FourWalls Every generation?
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@LadyDuck (450984)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
She has diabetes, she should avoid sushi, white rice is bad for people with diabetes.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
I will ask how her readings were later in then evening.
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@LadyDuck (450984)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
@TheHorse - I know about rice because my brother has diabetes. When I invited him I used to make a risotto because I knew he loved, but after he had diabetes he told me that rice was no more something he could eat.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
@LadyDuck It's a carb, I suppose. My friend's blood sugar seems to fluctuate rather rapidly. Sometimes it's too high and sometimes it's too low.
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@wolfgirl569 (91566)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Oct
Different things make it react differently for different people.
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@wolfgirl569 (91566)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Oct
@TheHorse I know a few people who have the implants to check instead of having to stick their fingers. I think they are doing better than when they didn't have those
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
@wolfgirl569 My friend has a monitor of some sort. She can check her blood sugar on her cell phone.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
She told me abut the "randomness factor." I hope to help her develop a sense of "control" over it all. But I hear it can be really frustrating.
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@ptrikha_2 (45133)
• India
15 Oct
Stress can indeed cause health troubles. On the days that I feel more stressful, I feel that my digestion is sometimes not that good. Plus I feel more back pains. So yes, we have to find ways to counter it. Ask me, it is not always easy with complexities of modern life. But I always try to figure out different ways. I think I have heard of Nirvana- I think it is a famous Music Group, but you can confirm. Yesterday evening was the cricket match watching day and well, India won !! Have a nice new week ahead !
@jstory07 (132827)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct
I hope your lessons go good.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
They went well. I started writing a new song in my head. I emailed myself some of the words, but now I can't remember the melody!
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@JudyEv (321445)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Oct
Probably best to teach the kids songs they want to learn. At least that way there is a fair chance that they'll practise them.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
I played Mary Had a Little Lamb a lot today.
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@JudyEv (321445)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Oct
@TheHorse Oh dear! Well, I guess it's a start and who knows where it might lead?
@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Oct
Your friend might have the same experience I did. My sugar was too high and my doctor told me to cut back on the carbs. I stopped eating bread or anything with sugar. I lost so much weight, at my next appointment he saw how much weight I’d lost and told me to go home and eat anything to gain weight, carbs, sugar, nothing was off limits. I’m eating candy, cake, but haven’t gained a pound. I don’t know what he’ll say:when I see him next.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
Heh. Did you get your blood sugar checked along the way?
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Oct
@TheHorse I haven’t had an appointment yet. He’ll want to check it then, or I think he will. I know it will go up but that’s what he told me to do.I might have to go back on low carbs.
@LindaOHio (148882)
• United States
15 Oct
It's in the 50s here; but the rain has stopped for the moment. I probably won't have any breakfast unless I go looking in the pantry for some protein bars. We'll watch the Cleveland Browns lose today. No other plans. Enjoy your Sunday.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
Oh, I'll have to see if the 49ers are playing today!
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@LindaOHio (148882)
• United States
16 Oct
@TheHorse Yes the 49ers lost to Cleveland by 2 points. In the last 8 seconds the 49ers attempted a field goal and missed.
• Israel
15 Oct
I had a quiet Saturday, as it was Shabbat for me, I don't use the phone, or any electronic gadget, so I am seeing this on Sunday. I was going to go out to a synagogue, but the elevator which is on a timer was not working so I just stayed home, prayed, and read a book. It was a quiet day.
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@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
A belated Shabbat Shalom. I discovered that even playing musical instruments is frowned upon on Shabbat. That surprised me.
@TheHorse (201510)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Oct
@lifecoachjerusalem Ah, I had not realized that! Thanks for the information. I rarely break a string, but if I did, I would want to fix it immediately. Of course, in my sick mind, I would wonder if I could replace the string if I "started" before the sun was down. I can see my self looking toward the West and diving toward my spare e-string to get started before the sun was "actually down." I am a bad bad man.
• Israel
15 Oct
@TheHorse That is an interesting point, it comes from the fact that when a person is playing an instrument, and something accidently breaks, you want to fix it right away. This happened one time that I was playing the guitar close to when Shabbat came in, and a string broke, I saw that it was 2 minutes before candlelighting, and I had to stop myself from changing the string. So it is not the playing per se, but the fact that you might want to fix it. This is the law that you can't fix stuff on Shabbat. Singing on Shabbat is encouraged to make the day more fun.
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