Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Friday

Well, no one from the dr.'s office called me about the nutritionist appointment and I've been busy the past couple days. I'm not giving up though.

Not much exciting happening. All the idiot drivers were out today, the tourists are invading for one last summer weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's just not a good day

First I get the e-mail from my husband that my Oreos baby went over Rainbow Bridge during the night. He found her on the floor on my side of the bed in front of my nightstand, she hadn't laid there in years. He says he was looking for me to tell me good bye.

Then I pick up my bloodwork results from the dr's office and it isn't a whole lot better than last month. Not a bit. So all this change of diet, no bread, rice, potatoes, low sodium, low carb, low calorie, walking, 6 lb weight loss and nothing moved. My thyroid numbers went up or whatever isn't good, blood sugar levels are still high. The nurse practioner called me this evening and told me that my dr. wants to up my thyroid meds and I need to repeat my bloodwork in a month. Whoopie, and that will do what good? It will be too late to do anything by then since I have to go back overseas a week later. It just seems so fustrating right now. I did however manage to ask if she could get me in to see a nutritionist and she said she will do that first thing in the morning.
On the bright side I guess is that my eyes are still good. She said they did look better than last year so I guess that is something positive.

Yankees are playing Boston for 3 days so I'll get to see the games at least. I bought a Yankee shirt in WalMart today, it was on sale for $7.00. It's the interlocking NY with the Red, White & Blue colors that were on their hats during the 4th of July games. I was excited. I got a couple Christmast presents for my husband too. Whoopie.

They started working on the back of my house today. they got almost 1/2 way up from the bottom done. It looks good so far. Can't wait for it to be done.

My Oreos Kitty

April 1989-August 26, 2008. My daughter brought this teeny, tiny cuddly 8 week old baby kitty home one day and we kept her for 19 years. She is no longer in pain and is resting with her favorite toy underneath our bedroom window.
(The one picture above is her taking a nap on the rug in the bathroom where it was warm.)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


"If you're snarky and you know it clap; your hands, if you're snarky and you know it clap your hands, If your snarky and you know it and you really want to show it, if you're snarky and you know it clap your hands"

It's funny how a certain group who regularly post on another certain message board can be rude, crude snotty and mean on one board but accuse others on another board, LOLOLOLOL.

I had my follow up blood work drawn today. I asked if they could call and let me know the results and she told me they had too many patients to call everyone with their results. If there is nothing wrong, I will get them in the mail in about a week. Well I don't want to wait a week, I want to find out if all this change in eating and my thyroid medication has actually done any good. To top it all off, they then called me and told me that my Dr apt. will have to be pushed back a week. So now if there IS anything wrong, well sorry, it will be too late to do anything before I go back to hell. I've also got this nasty red blotch where she took the blood. That hasn't happened in a LONG time. Sounds like it's time to find different drs.

All in all, I feel better, I am up to 2 1/2 miles walking, I use a stability ball, dumb bells, a jump rope to do exercises on. I've lost 5-7 lbs. I'm still really fustrated about this eating thing. helps some.

My hosue is coming along very nice. The garage is done except for siding, the siding is going on. It's a light beige with just a tiny hint of sage green. It's gettingn cooler here now too, no more 90's. The leaves have already started changing on the trees.

Both my kids and grandsons were at the hosue yesterday and it was fun having them here. I bought a small bouncy house for them and they love it.

Haven't stitched in forever.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Thanks for your help everyone who checked my blog for me today. Obviously it works now, LOL. Thanks for your supportive words to, they mean a lot!

It's been a BUSY couple of weeks, but I guess I've adjusted to my new way of life, eating that is. 6 out of 7 days I'm good and stick to what I should. So far 2 weeks of taking my thyroid pills my blood pressure has gone down significantly, I have lost 4 lbs, I walk 2 miles 4 times a week, sometimes 5, I do cardio work outs, I eat lots of fruits & vegetables, fish & tofu. I am supposed to go back the last week in August for more blood work and I will make a point to ask for a nutritionist or explain my food better.

I haven't stitched in over a month but DD & I went to my LNS the other day and I bought a couple skiens of floss & a piece of fabric.

I got my hair cut for Locks Of Love last week & had it highlighted a few days ago. My picture was in the weekly tourist newspaper.

I will do more updating at a later date, my daughter & grandson have been here with me all week but will be leaving tomorrow.