The walking escalates…Streaming the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey games…

Logo for the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey team.

In a few minutes, I am heading out the door to do my walking, increasing daily to rebuild my strength, stamina, and endurance. This aggressive attempt is in preparation for next week’s birthday gift from my son Richard, which will require a fair amount of walking. (More on that later).

Each day since I started walking again, I’ve increased the number of steps and hope to progress and the day’s approach for the event. My birthday is on the 20th, but Tom and I don’t have any big plans since we’ll be doing the event with Richard the following evening.

Since we arrived in Lake Las Vegas, I’ve been frustrated that we haven’t been able to watch the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey games on TV. Since we don’t have access to local channels on Dish Network, who terminated their contract with the Knights for reasons unknown, we haven’t been able to watch a single game.

Last night, we signed up for an annual service offered at the LVGK website for $39 a year. Since it’s so expensive (for decent seats) to go to a game, the hours of enjoyment we’ll get being able to stream the games made it worth the expense. With our VPN, we can watch the games from anywhere we may be in the future.

Sadly, they lost the game last night but are still in second place in their league. Last year, they won the Stanley Cup and are an excellent team. It’s funny how, for years, I wasn’t interested much in sports, but in the past few years, I’ve developed an interest.

When my sons were young, we often attended the Minnesota hockey games. At that time, they were the Minnesota Northstars, and over the past several years, they are the Minnesota Wild. Hockey is a fun, fast game to watch and generally can hold my attention, which tends to wander when watching some sports.

Last night, I slept well for the first time in a week. Before bed, I drank a cup of tea containing herbs known to aid in sleep quality. Much to my surprise, it worked, and I slept through the night, getting much-needed rest. Even Tom slept well last night and didn’t drink the tea.

I’ll continue to drink the tea, and if it improves the quality of my sleep, it will become a part of my nightly routine. Once I see if it continues to be helpful, I will post the name of the tea and where to buy it. Any “safe and natural” treatment for inadequate sleep would be a dream come true (No pun intended). I prefer not to recommend anything unless I know it is safe and effective.

This morning, I ordered all of our mail accumulated at the mailing service to be shipped here. I want to start working on the tax before we leave Las Vegas. And I need to collect my new Medicare and supplement cards, which will go into effect on March 1.

I know I’ve said this in a past post, but I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have health insurance. Using only travel insurance for which we never made a claim with its limitations and restrictions offered little peace of mind as we traveled. With my Aflac Plan G supplement, I’ll have reliable coverage outside the US, although there is a $50,000 cap per year. We’ll head back to the US if more treatment is needed while away.

Today is an easy day. We have our final batch of leftover stir fry for tonight’s dinner, and all I have to do is fold the laundry and prep a few side dishes. Ummm…Life is good.

Be well.

Photo from ten years ago today, February 13, 2014:

Pam and Jerry are newlyweds on their honeymoon at our resort at LaruBeya in Placencia, Belize. For more, please click here.