March 3rd, 2021


Who's calling from the hospital after 5pm?! (199.2)

607-274-XXXX phone numbers are either Ithaca College or local municipal numbers or the hospital, and I was pretty sure I recognized the hospital switchboard number as the caller late this afternoon.

"Hello, this is Mark!"
"Uh, maybe I have the wrong number. I was trying to call my mom."
"OK! When you reach her, tell her I said hi!"
"Oh, do you know my mom?"
"I don't even know who you are yet!"
"Right, uh..."
"Anyway, when you talk to your mom, tell her a random guy named Mark says hi."
"Have a good nght!"

Now I really wish I had a way of finding out whether he told his mom I said hi, and how she reacted.

I gained weight since my surgery. Not a huge amount, but I've spent most of the last month and a half above 200 instead of below. I'd say the last two months or so have entailed more walking than anytime in the previous ten months, thanks to Mavis being with us and needing so much exercise. The last few days she's been off in another home, but she's back, and my step count will bounce back accordingly. Can't hurt as I try to keep the weight off and nudge it down a little further.