Jan 13, 2014 'KNITTING lesson'

just a short post today...

7am:  7 test Health Screening from mobile van in NorthDodge HyVee parking lot!!

1. Echocardiogram
2. 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG)
3. Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI)
4. Carotid Artery Ultrasound
5. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound
6. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
7. High-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) (high protein marker in heart)

Now, that's a LOT of tests in 45 minutes!!  Cost, but not out-of-sight!  Bus was from Texas...some staff were from Georgia & all over.  I will get written report and CD disc plus my UIHC internist will receive report.  You ask why??  I wanted a baseline of health info now that I'm 62.

    I feel better knowing that ...
    my heart is beating 
      my blood is red!!

Next on my schedule was a trip to JoAnn's to meet a parent who volunteers with me at Regina Elem computer lab to buy yarn and needles so she could learn to knit!  The knitting lesson actually occurred at 1st Ave JavaHouse.  She bought me a AmericanGothic for teaching her to knit!  She's my kind 'a friend!!  Java & Knitting!!   She videotaped me knitting so she could watch it later at home if she forgot how to do it!  By the time we parted, she had knit several rows...getting used to holding the yarn in her right hand for controlling the tension, learning the garter (knit every row) stitch and turning (switching needles) for the next row.  

It was so much fun to visit with her.  We discussed her huge SUV and my wanting to get a Ford Escape Crossover when we trade next time from our Fusion which I have really enjoyed...all except loading/unloading Terry's walker into the back seat.  It doesn't fit in the Fusion trunk!  Also it is hard for him to get in/out of the passenger side.  The Escape is higher and you sit into it so easily!  It's higher than a car but not a step-up kind of SUV difficulty.  Also I want outside temp display on Sync hands-free phone, remote start if possible, all weather floor mats...no more carpet floor mats!! Heated seats would be a luxury, but I could live without that! The most important thing, besides ease for Terry to get in/out is the 'hatch-back' lift-up with straight-in loading for his walker!!  And the color:  Sunset Metallic  (burnt orange) to go with my orange/brown stone home!!! 


Then on to the computer lab!!!  Always something new every day I go... 3rd, 2nd, 1st & Ktg classes on a 6-day cycle schedule.  The teacher is so appreciative of her volunteer help! Always makes me feel really good for volunteering to help. 

Home to help Terry get logged onto Regina Gmail... that's done!! 
sorry, no pics!!
Now, to get some supper for us and treats for Wrigley!!! 


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