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Got lots to be grateful for:

     Busing, especially in the midst of weather like this.

     Successfully made my fifth apheresis donation for the year on Tuesday evening!

     Thanks to the storm that rolled in Tuesday, the roads were horrid. I'm grateful my iron was high enough, as traffic was backed up so bad near the bridge it would have taken an hour to get home. The nurse was amused by how high my heart rate was compared to normal, and knew it was from the stressful drive over! (I was expecting my blood pressure to be up too, but oddly enough it was low.)

     Glad I made it safely both there and back. The drive back in particular was crazy, though it's an amusing treat to drive 40 mph on the interstate and not have any tailgaters!

     Also very relieved I don't have to drive ANYWHERE before Saturday if I don't want to. I'm done with appointments for a bit, whew.

     Last but not least, I'm again grateful for thermal underwear. The windchill was already below 0 this morning, and tonight is supposed to get to -7 F/-22 C, not even including the windchill! In fact, the struggle to the bus stop this morning made me think I'd been transplanted to North Dakota in January! Winter is certainly here. =D
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On December 9th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Good grief! Minus 22, you say? That's it, I'm never complaining about it being cold again. It doesn't get anywhere near that here.

I'm glad to hear that you are safe and well in the midst of all the icy weather. I hope you enjoy the next few days quietly cuddled up at home.

And congrats on the donation!
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On December 10th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Well, they raised the forecast a little, so maybe it won't be quite -22 C. But I'm certainly not wearing a skirt tomorrow! ;)

The mile-long walk home from the library this afternoon was enough of an excursion for me today--very glad to just stay home with it getting colder.

Thanks!
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On December 9th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
So glad to hear you are safe and made it to work. So nice not to have
to drive.

Bad timing on your A donation. Glad you made it. Congrats on all
the times you gave this year. Stay warm.
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On December 10th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Yes, very nice. The bus driver took it slow and things went fine. I was only about 5 minutes late this morning. The highways were better this afternoon but the cold is going to make things bad. At least it should get into the 20's on the weekend, which should help clear the roads.

Yes, I would definitely have picked another day had I known! But I didn't want to do it Monday evening after the other appointments.

I'll try--you stay warm too!
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On December 10th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Wow!!
Five donations this year?? Way to go!! You rock!!

And yeah... it's been in the 20's and 30's here, and you'd think that the locals here had been transported to Antarctica by their response to the "cold"! ;)
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On December 10th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: Wow!!
Heh heh--thanks! It sounds good, but the maximum for apheresis is 24 in a year. I'll never get there! (But since I beat last year's total, that's good enough for me!)

It's all a matter of perspective. ;) 20 felt cold for me when December started, but after what's coming, it will probably seem balmy!
I was telling the nurses at the apheresis place about how people in San Diego stay home when it's raining, and they thought it was hilarious.