Monday, December 02, 2013
First of all, I can take no credit for this..........out of town until Wednesday night. But DH planned, purchased, prepped and served with the help of his mom and our grown daughters.
The meal started with salad and tiny bites of tasty treats
followed by the main courses served to us
followed by cheeses and fruit
followed by dessert
The best thing was that the meal took 3 hours. We ate slowly, just enough, and the conversation was fun, funny, and sweet.
When we got up everyone was filled, not with food, but with fellowship. Don't get me wrong, we all had enough but not too much to eat. Instead of getting up SO STUFFED that we could hardly breathe, we felt good enough to walk, visit more, clean up, etc.
I'm thinking I need to remember this............
Sunday, December 01, 2013
It is amazing how being gone for a couple of weeks wreaks havoc with connectivity as far as the computer goes. I've been gone to help my mama with surgery..........she is doing awesome! and then back for one day and gone again until this afternoon.
I did get a short walk in on the greenway before it got dark. I'm SO HAPPY TO BE HOME!!!
Lost a pound in Louisiana. That is not the easiest thing to do. Was really surprised when I got home but I guess it was from all the running around.......and the way my mama eats.
Always growing up my mama was overweight. In fact, until about 10 years or so ago, she was definitely overweight. Then that changed. She made up her mind and lost all the excess weight. Now she eats like a true chef, mixing all kinds of wonderful flavors together and adding plenty of butter, etc., but these she fashions into tiny meals. In other words, she eats very well but only enough.
I want to learn and apply that lesson. Tomorrow, our French Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I have always resisted medication.........crazy, right? Well, the CRNA that did my sedation for the procedure Thursday actually admonished me about my blood pressure. Now, that was odd in itself. But I did take it to heart. Yesterday I saw my PCP and we discussed it, plus my BP was elevated and she started me on a medication. By that afternoon my BP was down to 105/68!
2 of my grandparents stroked and died in their early 60s. One from each side. RISK FACTOR!
So, until I actually DO lose these last pounds, or even if I do and my BP is still higher than what it should be, I will take this little pill, to save my heart, brain, and kidneys, and hopefully live to be a cranky old lady, loved by all.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Yesterday I did what we all SO enjoy doing...........had the every 10 year colonoscopy and also an upper endoscopy due to all this gut stuff that has been going on. I passed the test! Now that is one test you should always want to pass.
IF ANY SPARKLERS ARE PUTTING OFF HAVING A ROUTINE COLONOSCOPY BECAUSE THE PREP IS A PAIN TO GO THROUGH OR THEY JUST CAN'T STAND THE IDEA, THINK ON THIS............HAVING COLON CANCER THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IS FAR, FAR, FAR WORSE. Also, the prep was so much easier that the one I did years ago, and the sedation was so much easier and didn't leave me feeling loopy. In fact, dh and I left the endoscopy center and went to pick up deli stuff and to a bread shop and even did a bit of yarn shopping!
Back on the trail for the first since getting back from SC and DID SPRINTS! That was FUN!!!!
Happy happy day to all, and GET YOUR TEST DONE!!!! EVEN IF YOU FAIL YOU ARE BETTER OFF!!
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Today I cleaned up my Spark Friend list and 'lost' about 25 friends that hadn't been active for the past year or had closed their accounts. Makes me think about how if I were a bit more involved in encouraging them, would they be gone?
I'm thankful for all the kind words that keep me going through this crazy journey we each refer to as, "life."
So to all those who remain, I'm glad you are here and let's continue together!
Blessings on this beautiful, sparkling day!
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