Monday, January 16, 2017

Around Town

I got up a little earlier than I like to--about 4:45--but was wide awake. After my usual Sunday routine, I went to Wal-Mart to get an umbrella. Got there shortly after they opened at 7:00, so it wasn't as crowded as usual. Got an umbrella, along with two new pillows and a few other things, and ran into Gabrielle as I was leaving. I had had lunch with her on Saturday, but we stopped to chat, anyway. As I remarked to her, it's amazing how, although I don't have a job or much on my plate re obligations, I seem to be busier as ever, what with this and that.
Went from there to Michael's to get frames for the caricatures of my children, drawn (incredibly!) forty-six years ago by the cartoonist for The Trenton Times. It was at some kind of school fair, I think. I had a 40 percent off coupon, good for only one frame, so I'll probably go back for the others today or tomorrow. Went to WinCo for cottage cheese and subliminal B-12. Dr. Wordling had remarked that the kind you swallow was worthless and you must get the kind that dissolves under your tongue. Rather than look it up--which I may do later--I just substituted the new stuff for the other.
Home, I took the shams off the old pillows and substituted the new. The old were never used, so why? Because they were of different fluffiness, and it always bothered me that they didn't have the same dimensions exactly.* Now they look great and, since the old pillows were never used, I'll donate them to Goodwill.
Coming home for lunch, I saw Suzanne, who asked if I liked Swiss cheese. Sure, and she gave me a big hunk; somebody had given her a large piece of it and it was too much for her. After, I went to the library to return books and get some. I revved up my Kindle, too, as I want to get back to reading from there, also.
Stopped at Goodwill and bought four nice white bowls, then went to Smart 'n' Final for fresh tuna steak, chicken thighs, which I'll oil and season, and raisins and almonds, which are supposed to be good for you.
* Yes, I'm a freakin' obsessive idiot!

4 comments:

iloveac said...

Yes, I'm glad Dr. Wordling mentioned the sub lingual (under the tongue) B12 is the best. I have no clue why they even sell the other kind. Hopefully he mentioned how much to take. I've cut mine back to 500 mcg. (micrograms). Somewhere I read 1000 mcgm is too much. Check with your MD to find what's best for you.

Mimi said...

My own doctor didn't tell me to use the sublingual one; she just said "Trader Joe's had B12 you just let dissolve in your mouth." No, I really don't know how much to take. I'm sure it's on the sheet from my last visit--will check. Thanks so much for the comment, Pat, I value your expertise.

iloveac said...

Just to follow up....I believe the reason for the sublingual route is because stomach acids interfere with absorption.....sublingual or under the tongue is absorbed right under the tongue...thus avoiding the acid.

I know many labels say to let it dissolve before swallowing.....it's still best sublingually. In fact we always gave it as a hypo.

Mimi said...

Pat, that's really interesting about the acid interfering with absorption. Now that I know the reason, I'll definitely take mine the right way. It tastes pretty good, too. Thanks.