Granddad’s Forces Battle a Cold!

…the Cold slows the War against Aging….

 

So I think that over the last week as I have fought a very annoying cold that my biologic clock has possibly stopped going backwards and started to more forward again! Thankfully, I do believe that it is on its last legs and hopefully be gone or at the very least very minimal by tomorrow!  Due to the cold and feeling crappy, I have not run or really done any hard exercising. Here’s a photo representation of me working out last week.

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On the mornings that I felt half alive, I was able to do Hatha yoga otherwise I just sat around, felt miserable and read! The only good thing was that I did finish two books. First Dance of Death from Preston and Child and then Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell. Both were terrific!

About the only positive thing that I have been doing in the way of my diet, is that I have, over the last several weeks, been having a strawberry banana smoothie for breakfast. The last few smoothies have had chopped walnuts thrown into the mix. I have also been eating Greek yogurt fairly regularly!

On the babysitting front, daughter in law Missy was not scheduled on Monday or Wednesday last week, which was actually a good thing since I was sick! I was supposed to sit for Oliver on Thursday  but I had to cancel! We did though see them both Zoe and Oliver on Mother’s Day when we had a wonderful afternoon with all my children and grandchildren (minus Nick who had to work) at my son Andrew’s house.

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While I tried to stay away from everyone, for the most part. Aunt Lizzie got to spend some time with her favorite nephew! I think she’s telling him that the last time she saw him he was running away from her, down Broad Street carrying her phone!

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and then Oliver gave the camera his best “lady killer” look according to my wife. While Zoe put on a rather typical happy face…..followed by her best Jack-O-Lantern smile…

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and then Zoe and Oliver played nicely together…..

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So hopefully, I will continue to recover from this cold, and get back into the swing of things, and get my body moving, helping to slow down my biologic clock! Of course I am babysitting Oliver tomorrow, which guarantees that I will be moving. Now whether or not that will be serene movement or not is up for debate!!

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