Alone Again… Naturally

I like that crazy song. Gilbert someone or another sang it I think?

Jim left to go back to Georgia early yesterday morning. After lunch, I went over to my mom’s to help her with a few things, and when we were finished we played some Scrabble. Our first game began with both of us having a seven letter word, always fun!

When I got back home I took a few pictures of the new iris colors in bloom, as well as our spirea which are now in full bloom. Aren’t they gorgeous? They smell fabulous!

I’m starting to fall behind on yard work, but since starting on blood pressure medicine a couple of months ago, I find myself extremely tired. Hopefully a side effect that will wear off soon.

Next week I go in for an echocardiogram and a stress test, and will be wearing a holter monitor, as my pulse has been crazy elevated. Since I didn’t track it prior to starting on the meds, I’ve no idea of they are causing it or not. It will probably be perfect the entire time I wear the darn thing. Kind of like taking your car to a mechanic.

I’m still (extremely slowly) losing weight. Yay! Yesterday’s lunch was a simple Italian salad topped with shrimp. I haven’t been super hungry for dinner lately, so I decided to mix up some overnight oats this morning and thought I’d have them for dinner with a cup of tea.

Tomorrow I have to go have a Covid swab done before I can do the rest of the tests, so I guess I’ll find out if I’ve had the virus!

I treated myself to a 6 month subscription to Ancestry for my birthday, so I have been absorbed in research lately. I can’t get any further on my main lines, so I’m back to working on Jim’s. It’s frustrating how well documented his ancestors appear to be compared to mine. His show up on every census record, have been in the US forever, and most of mine didn’t come over until the late 1800’s, and seem to have avoided being documented anywhere!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Kim Myers

    In order to find out if you have had COVID they have to run blood work on you. The swab test is to see if you have COVID. The only reason I know this is because I’ve had to do both before I had some work done.

  2. Donna Rowe

    Hope all turns out well. Praying for you!

    1. tinksquared

      Thanks, I’m sure it’s nothing more than the medication needing to be adjusted.

  3. Susan

    O’Sullivan 🙂

    1. tinksquared

      Ha! Yes that’s right! I couldn’t quite remember. I like that weird song 🙂

  4. Lois

    I have been doing Ancestry for over 20 years. Be sure to talk to your Mom. She may have clues. Get out the albums and name those funny looking people. You may find one who will be the key to breaking down the brick wall. If I can help, let me know.

    1. tinksquared

      Sadly we have no albums. The only thing my mother knows about her family history is what I have researched and discovered. DNA has been a major help to me.

  5. Marilyn Smith

    We have been able to retrieve lots of info from Ancestry and Family Search (Free – Mormon Church). My husband has one GGGgrandparent from the Mayflower, and I have 4. Fascinating! Mine all come from my fathers side. Have been doing it for over 20 years!

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