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The beautiful view from our dining room door. Elenora and Leda.

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    16 hours ago
    I didn't know that about the crowds in Japan. I would not do well living there, I get kind of physically frantic when I'm hemmed in by people and can't move at my normal pace, start wanting to bolt. No coincidence I ended up out here in the boonies.

    Re the arthritis - this may not apply to you at all, but for me I have kind of a base level of low-key arthritis pain that's my new normal at this age and that I can mostly ignore, but then I get flare-ups where I'm practically crippled, and I can almost always trace these back to a specific food. I've known for a couple of years now I have to be very moderate with the nightshade veggies - tomatoes, eggplant, even peppers, in order to avoid problems, and then just last week I learned the hard way that I have an extreme inflammation reaction to quinoa. Innocent little health-food quinoa, for heaven's sake! Like they say, getting old is not for sissies.
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2020 9:54:03 PM
    Hi Carolyn, it's always so nice to hear from you. I'm doing okay - I have the occasional bad day, but for the most part I'm keeping an even keel and biding my time. The world feels to me a lot like it did in the late 60's, but of course everything is different too, inflamed by the internet for one thing. I still remain optimistic that if we can elect Biden in November and come up with a vaccine in due time, most of this can be righted. So I'm just waiting really.

    I haven't gone back to my longer hiking trails, they're narrow and are also more crowded than usual these days, and there's no way to distance yourself from people. But I've been doing a lot of shorter treks at two nearby parks that have hills. This past few weeks I'm starting to really want physical activity, as opposed to just feeling like it's something I should do. That's always a good thing! I've also started reading books more. For a while there I was mostly hunkered down with the TV, but got tired of it. How are things feeling in Japan?
    5 days ago
    LOL. Yes, sometimes I feel that way too. Often though lately, it is just this mild hunger I have to deal with that passes. I find it so interesting I can go to bed hungry and not wake up hungry. For me so much of hunger is intertwined in emotion. I have to address moderate to major hunger, but the mild hunger can be anything from not taking time to allow to satiety cues to kick in to needing self soothing because life is not feeding me what I want! How are you doing? Are there many Covid cases where you are?
    5 days ago
    We are discouraged from using transit, so the system is empty and losing millions. I truly have to question these decisions... among others. The lady in distress was helped by staff at the store... and I also hold my breath when joggers come too clos
    6 days ago
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