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This month is flying by! Weather-wise it has been quite nice with some rather bad driving conditions. You know it is bad when the taxi cabs are called off the street. Such was the case a few days ago. Since then, it has been fairly decent driving conditions except either on the way to or from 32 degrees F.
My newest granddaughter was released from the hospital this afternoon after three days. She developed a viral pneumonia last week. Although she was taken into the hospital ER on Saturday because her breathing was labored, they didn’t see any pneumonia so they sent her home. Tuesday morning my daughter got a phone call from the hospital telling her to bring the baby back in as they now thought maybe she did have pneumonia. By that time, of course, the pneumonia had worsened. She spent the first night in ICU. She’s been a pretty sick baby for a while with neither she nor my daughter getting any rest for many days.
Alaska has eleven athletes participating in the Olympics. One is from our neighboring town of Kasilof and most of the rest are from in and around Anchorage. I think one is from Juneau and another is one from Fairbanks. Considering that we have few cities of any size and that our population is about 600,000 people total, then eleven is a respectable amount of athletes.
Another daughter (the one who can’t agree with me over much of anything) called today to tell me she picked up a copy of the Sonoma Diet book which a friend of her’s had recommended. I was pleased to hear about most of the foods suggested as their Tier I plan are also good for type O’s. She is an O, so that might not be too bad. I’m not sure how the rest of the family will fare as I suspect there are a couple A’s in the mix. However, one good thing was she is trying to get the kids off the sugary cereal they traditionally have for breakfast. She’s been fixing eggs and toast for them instead. Whether my urging for non-wheat breads, cereals, etc. fell on deaf ears, I don’t know. But, at least they will begin eating better quality foods at least for a while.
I made a casserole for dinner with turkey chunks, peas, onion, crimini mushrooms, and gravy. This was topped by parmesan cheese and gluten-free biscuits. It wasn’t too bad, but not up to the guy’s expectations or appetites. I guess the dogs will enjoy it as a treat tomorrow morning.
We are now over 9 hours of daylight. When the sun shines, we can feel the heat again. Mt. Augustine is quiet for now. A crust has developed over the area from the last eruptionws. It is still gathering steam. When there is enough, the mountain will blow again. It could also settle down and go back to sleep for a few years. Last time it did this, it was active and blowing for about six months.
Take care. Till next time…