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October 7, 2021


Thursday. Lights out just after nine to awaken at five-thirty, blink, and it was six-fifteen. Got up, took the blood pressure to find it well within bounds, listened to the rest of Democracy Now! and then set out walking to breakfast under overcast and quite cool skies, wearing the lighter winter coat to good effect. Arrived at the usual time to settle at my indoor table and start on the papers.

The two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee, the weight three pounds under the target on the scale this morning, to finish up by nine and set out walking home, the sky still overcast, the walk again seeming to go more quickly than the walk going in as I was distracted by taking pictures. Actually the walk to breakfast seems faster these days as I seem to be able to send my mind wandering/wondering/whatever and not fretting on the distance yet to travel.

Home to take the selfie in the lobby and head straight for the bathroom again. Arrived in time, but a hassle. Finished yesterday's anemic entry, posted, processed the morning's pictures and started with this. The blood pressure was even lower than it had been when I got up and so no med until it starts rising later.

Later. Nothing new on the news. Not unusual, but probably for the best. Watched what I'm guessing was the worst movie I've seen in a long time on the tablet if I'm remembering right, both for a terrible scrip and actors who couldn't act. But I watched it. Started the Rams-Seahawks game, not sure if I'll continue.

Evening. Blood pressure is up and so a second dose of the blood pressure med after taking the first one at two this afternoon. The Seahawks lost to the Rams, but in an interesting game. Checked out Vera at eight and figured I'd seen it at least twice in the past, no way I was going to go for three, and so to bed by half past eight.

The photo up top was taken at the 2014 Folsom Street Fair with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.