A Week in Review

I’ve been quiet on my blog again. I did try hard in October to post every day. I guess I’m just not destined to be a daily blogger. There are too many other things in life to experience. I did manage to keep up with others’ blogs even if my own sat idle. I decided I could take a break. 

I finally heard back from my doctor. My heart test results were all normal. My blood pressure reads are all down with the addition of a new medicine. I’m also down 8.5 pounds, and I’ve successfully tracked everything I’ve eaten and stayed within my calorie limit for 23 straight days. Baby steps but all positive steps forward. I feel better already. I had some more blood work done today. My doctor thanked me for taking such great care of myself. 

I’ve got a kindle full of books to read. There never seems to be time to fit reading in, too, no matter how much I want to read and do nothing else. I wish I could be a professional reader and get paid to read for a living. I’ve also been writing again, enjoying creating my own characters and stories. 

I’ve been listening to a lot of music this week. Shinedown is still my obsession, and I’ve been listening a lot to two of their albums, Amaryllis and the Sound of Madness

Here’s a few pictures I took this week. Our local Wegmans has the Christmas wrapping paper and Christmas cookie cutters out already (October 26th).

The very next day it snowed enough to coat my car. I woke up and snapped this picture. 

The same day it snowed I snapped a picture of the celosia in the planters downtown. 

And I’ll leave you with something from a new app that was suggested to me – mematic. 

Gulls on the Bay

I’m sick again. Another cold. That’s two colds and the flu in four months. So far, 2014 has not been a banner year for health. The worst part of being sick today is that my youngest son goes in for an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, and I’m taking him. I’m sure the hospital will be thrilled to have me there, blowing my nose and sneezing. I’ll have to wear a mask. That should be a real joy.

My son is fine. He’s had this test done before. He tested positive for Celiac antibodies in a blood test a few years back, and they did an endoscopy. They did not find Celiac, but they found eosinophilic esophagitis. EE usually means you choke on food or have trouble swallowing. He has no symptoms. Since he’s at the age where the pediatric GI doctor wants to hand him off to an adult doctor, they decided to re-test and see if the medication they put him on cleared things up.

Hubby was home Saturday mid-day and left this morning (my older son drove him back to the yard). He was home two nights, and that’s always nice. I knew it was going to be a good weekend even though I started to feel sick Friday night. Saturday before I picked Hubby up, I stopped at Tim Horton’s for a cinnamon roll. I pulled up to the window to pay and the smiling drive-through clerk told me that the woman in the car ahead of me had already paid for my breakfast treat. Wasn’t that nice? I will have to do that for someone else. It was a sweet and thoughtful gesture from a stranger.

Yesterday Hubby and I drove to SeaBreeze – a small spit of land between Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay a few miles from where we live. We had burgers at Bill Gray’s and then we sat by the water for a bit, watching the sea gulls, ducks, geese and a swan. Here are some pictures of the gulls and the swan on Irondequoit Bay. My favorite pictures of gulls are when they are in flight.

Happy Monday, everyone!