We just finished this cat puzzle - one of 2 puzzles I picked up for 'the house' at Christmas... knowing we wouldn't be getting out much for a while yet. It wasn't a large one and DH finished it in about 10 days. I helped (added cat's faces here and there).
At the moment we've just started on the 2nd one. It's a little larger, so may take a bit more time.
Still haven't gotten a lot done around here. Did put Christmas away and threw out a box full of old mail (catalogs and junk mail). But wish I had the energy to get a lot more done. I keep hoping one morning I'll wake up and feel like I can do it all - hasn't happened yet.
I have been cooking. Made sour cream chicken enchiladas today. DH was asking for them and it's been a while. Such an easy recipe and they're so-oo good.
As for DH's positive Covid test - he's been very lucky in that although he still has a bit of a cough, he doesn't feel bad and has never run any fever. Grandson and I have no symptoms... and it's been over 10 days since DH started his 'cold'... 6 days since he was tested at the doctor's office... and 3 days since we got the results back.
Funny (not really funny haha) thing is that since this Saturday (when we got the positive result back) at least 8 people (mostly bloggers/blogger's family and people my daughter knows in the Hill country) have tested positive. Guess omicron is finding it's way into our inner circles. Most have not been too sick, although a few are definitely not feeling well. 2 my daughter knows have been hospitalized.
*Has anyone heard anything from Apache Dug...? He hasn't posted lately, hasn't replied on comments, and wasn't feeling too good in his last post. This has me a bit worried...
Well, all I can say is stay cautious, use masks, and keep your distance. You (and others) may not know that you already have Covid and are asymptomatic. And of course - without saying - GET VACCINATED! (unless you have a health problem and a doctor has advised against it) It may not keep you from contracting the virus, but it may keep you out of the hospital.
I think I may have mentioned that my oldest son gave me an Amazfit 5 band for Christmas. Well, it is definitely an interesting gadget. You wear it on your wrist and it tells the time, heart rate, steps, oxygen level, calories, etc. and has an alarm, stop watch, timer, camera, music, weather, sleep monitoring, stress level, etc.
However, it's taken me a few weeks to figure out how it works and right now an alarm goes off at 7 am and every 10 minutes after that until 7:30. I haven't figured out how to change that although it's not too much of a problem as it's usually the time we get up anyway.
Here's a pic:
I find the sleep monitoring especially interesting as it tells the amount of light sleep and deep sleep you have, shows your heart rate during sleep, and how many times you were awake. Also gives you a score each morning as well as a weekly or monthly average. I also like the oxygen level bit. Since I haven't worn a watch since retiring 10 years ago, it feels a bit strange... (I stopped wearing a watch back then as I was so glad to finally own my own time and not to have to follow someone else's schedule). But I'm wearing this Amazfit for other than telling time (just like the iPhone that I use for everything except talking).
That's my post for today. I sincerely hope all of you are being cautious and staying well. We can't guarantee anything when it comes to our health, but if we've done everything that is available to us, then we can at least feel that we've done our best. That's my opinion anyway.
And as I was telling a friend of mine last night on the phone (yes, she and I talk - probably the only one except my kids that I have long conversations with) - "it will all be OK in the end... and if it's not, then it's not the end". I heard that in the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and loved the saying (movie is good too!).
Take care dear friends...
Hugs (definitely virtual now),
Omicron spreads quicker than wildfire doesn't it. It does (mostly) seem to be milder version of our current plague but not always. I am so glad to hear that most of the people you know are doing well.ReplyDelete
Love that puzzle, and am a bit intrigued by the watch - which I suspect would know more about me than anyone else (including my doctor).
Had to laugh when you mentioned the watch knowing more about you than the doctor. Probably true... and probably more than we need to know, but still intriguing.Delete
Cute puzzle, it looks complicated; I probably would run out of patience! :-DReplyDelete
I'm glad your husband is doing well and that you haven't had any symptoms. I think Omicron is too transmissible to avoid, but with vaccination and mask-wearing, we can mitigate its effects. Or that's the hope, at any rate.
I still have an older FitBit kicking around somewhere, but haven't worn it in a few years, gave up on it. I already know I sleep very poorly, and I know that the whole 10,000 steps per day thing was a made-up number from an old advertising campaign. I'm afraid if I wore a newer version with other health info I'd obsess even more than I do. (I have a tendency to fear and paranoia, so sometimes it's better if I just don't go there. Unless it's something urgent, of course!)
I really hope your blogger friend is okay, that he posts or you hear from him soon. Sending lots of positive vibes!
Take care and be well.
P.S. That WAS a good movie! I still haven't seen the second one, though, hope it was as good as the first.
The second movie was good too... maybe not as good as the first, but I enjoyed both.Delete
I've been getting regular comments and posts from ApacheDug, so I don't know what the problem is for some people with his posts. You are the second person I know who has asked this question. That puzzle certainly does have a LOT of cats in it, but I sure do like it. Congratulations on getting it done! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm probably over-reacting... since he posted last only 2 days ago. But he usually replies to comments sooner and he sounded really unwell in his last post. Covid can hit some hard... just worried, probably needlessly.Delete
And the congrats on the puzzle go to DH, not me. I fill in a piece here and there, but that's all.
Glad to hear DH's symptoms are staying mild. It seems everyone I know has sick family with Covid. As for Doug, he did say he was feeling pretty bad. I feel better knowing he has Nurse Steele who lives in his building checking in on him through the door. He is always so active on blogger that we know he is feeling badly not to post or comment. He is in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Love that cat puzzle. So many personalities there.
That watch sounds interesting. Will check it out.
Yes, Patti, I take comfort knowing Dug has people who seem to check on him around his apartment. But just wish he would post or comment so we knew he was doing OK.Delete
That puzzle was fun, this new one has more pieces, but DH has already finished the border. And the watch is interesting. However, the Apple watch does have the alert if you fall technology which is rather good to have if one lives alone. It is also more expensive.
What a fun puzzle! I couldn't find anything here that was Christmas-y, so went with an autumn one. Since I was the only one working on it, it really didn't matter...took me forever.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear your DH's is having a mild reaction to Covid. We're certainly seeing more cases here too and I suspect the rate will continue to rise. As you noted, we'll keep doing what we're doing, masking up and avoiding crowds, and staying home as much as possible.
That's quite the Amazfit with a camera and oxygen levels! Though an alarm would drive me nuts.
Take care, stay well!
I like the sleep monitor and oxygen level the best. As for the alarm, I didn't set it and can't figure out yet how to turn it off (ha!).Delete
I laughed when I saw the completed puzzle -- it looks like my daughter's house!ReplyDelete
Omicron and the flu seem rampant around here. Masks are back -- at least for those who are kind enough to wear them and get vaccinated out of consideration for others.
Looked like our house at one time (we had 8 cats for a while)... now, none and I miss them all terribly. But not ready yet to take another in (our last one died a difficult death and I can't make myself go through that again).Delete
I don't own that gadget yet. Can't find one that fits my wrist.ReplyDelete
That's because your wrist is so tiny, Joanne. The Amazfit doesn't have the 'alert for falls' tech like the apple watch does. If you haven't gotten something like that yet, I would look into that technology.Delete
Yes, movie us a good one!!ReplyDelete
Hope hubby's symptoms are subsiding!!
I have that watch and don't wear it anymore ...too cumbersome!! Lol
Remain safe & healthy!!
"too cumbersome"?... but it's so light and thin? Of course I just got it and it's a new thing for me, it may be that I get tired of it after a bit.Delete
From fun kitty puzzles to new gadgets it seems you are making the best of a stay-at-home strategy. Wishing the best in health and strength physically, mentally and emotionally.ReplyDelete
Thanks, LC. We do try to keep things light... (lots of hot tea and a little chocolate help)Delete
that puzzle is perfect for you, i love puzzles!! google the problem you are having with the watch and you should find a solution!! or ask one of your grandchildren, they know everything!!ReplyDelete
i'm glad everyone is feeling ok!!