Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, DH & I left the house early to go grab some breakfast & then to face the crowds at the mall. Let me tell you it was sooooo crowded. It was worse than I expected. But I can say we are now done with our Christmas shopping. All the gifts are now wrapped & placed under the tree. I've even already put together the stockings for the kids so I can have a relaxing day on Christmas Eve.
Of course last night, DH had a tough night, had one of his bouts of acid reflux followed by severe chills & running a fever. It left him feeling drained & achy. So he did manage to preach the morning service this morning & then we had lunch with his mom. Of course not exactly the menu of choice since I'm a diabetic --but it was good. She had made spaghetti & crescent rolls. Also, she made veggie pizza bites --these were great, she had spread cream cheese on italian bread & topped with carrots, broccoli, peppers & cauliflower chopped in small bite sizes, then sprinkled with shredded cheese. Oh these were so delish!!
Later we can home & while I was tidying the house, he took a much needed nap. Then I baked some fish with onions & paired with some collards for supper. Hope these will help bring my sugar #s down by in the morning.
Hoping for a much better night, we both got almost no sleep last night.
Have a great week as you make final preparations for Christmas, it's just around the corner.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I awoke expecting to see some of the fluffy white stuff, but actually all we had is just some icy roads in certain areas. I'm sort of glad the wintery mix was to a mininimum. So on the way in to the office I could feel my migraine coming back, I thought I had gotten rid of it last night, but by 10 am I was feeling horrible. DH had to come get me to take me home as this migraine was so intense I was having vision problems & was afraid to drive. DH & SD went back to town later to get my truck.
This migraine was probably the worst I've had, even brought me to tears, but not sure what brought it on, I wouldn't think stress from the office could produce such an intense headache. Unfortunately I can't take Imitrex which is the RX for migraines. Other than rest, does anyone have suggestions to stamp out the pain???
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I feel like I've missed alot from you ---my sparkfriends this weekend. It' been such a busy weekend so far, haven't really had time to check in with you all --but I'm here hit or miss for the rest to the weekend, hope to have some slower paced days ahead.
Last night, my office had it's Christmas party at a local fine dining Restaurant on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. The food was ok, but not what I would have expected from a place as expensive as this one was. The boss had prearranged a variety of breads, dips, & bbq chicken & pork bits for appetizers. I ordered the ribeye steak with 3 grilled shrimp that were spiced up with a very spicy bbq sauce, with mashed potatoes, steamed vegggies. It also came with a house salad that had lettuce, tomatoes, dried cranberries, walnuts & mandarin oranges & fresh bread. Then for dessert, I chose the hot berry cobbler with a small dollop of vanilla ice cream. The best part was the salad & dessert, I ate very little of the veggies & steak as I didn't like the way they were seasoned --the steak was overcooked (for me) & the veggies not steamed enough. Of course I had several glasses of lemon water --so proud of myself for not giving in to a diet soda. Then afterwards we all walked down to Riverfront park to view the Christmas tree --it was beautiful to see the lights reflecting on the water.
Then today, my youngest grandson's 1st birthday party was celebrated with lots of laughter from family & friends. I guess now that he's 1, it's time for him to start walking --he seems to enjoy getting around on all fours --just not intrested in walking.
Then later I went shopping with my youngest daughter, it was nice to see her again & spend some quality time together. So all these events with family & friends has got me doing some "soul searching" realizing that my family is why I am continuing this journey. I don't want to miss out on any fun times because I've not taken care of my health. So on this journey I will continue, each day can be a new challenge but the results are so worth it in the end.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Seems like it was just last weekend, boy this week has really flown by! But at any rate I am so glad to have the weekend here, look forward to some down time without all the hectic schedules and deadlines that week usually has.
Woke up to a chilly morning, 28 degrees ---what happenend to our 40 degree mornings of last week. And even the weather guy is forecasting some flurries by Sunday. Of course as warm as it was last week with highs near 70, it's not expected to stick & accumulate, but it will be pretty to watch it fall --just as long as it doesn't linger.
DH had delish supper of pot roast & potatoes & garden peas prepared and a fire in the fireplace, what a warm welcome! A nice relaxing meal after a long day at work it a great way to start my weekend.
Tomorrow, heading out to do some Christmas shopping & also birthday shopping as my youngest grandson turns 1 on the 7th. Now he just needs to start walking, hopefully not much longer, longing to see him walk to his Nanna.
Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
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