Friday, September 24, 2010
I know what you are thinking, "well you SHOULD be eating healthy to begin with". Well I try. The thing is this, from Oct - May I live overseas in the Middle EAst where pork and alcohol is forbidden and against the law plus the restaurants are all big name American chain restaurants and the traffic to go anywhere is beyond miserable. So when my husband and I are here in the USA on vacation, we take full advantage of going out to good local places, not the chains. I do try to chose the healthy choices but I am tired of denying myself good food that I like. So we go out to eat a lot while we're here. my husband has now gone back overseas which means I don't go out to eat my myself so it's back to chicken, fish, chicken, fish, vegetables and salad for 2 weeks. Then nothing but chicken, fish, bean dishes, chicken, salad and more chicken until next May.
Now to go through the fridge and clean out the junk!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Went to the dr. this morning (didn't know I had an apt but they called me on Friday to remind me.) As I figured, weight is up, blood pressure is up and I have a staph infection. I made the mistake of telling the nurse that I hadn't had a tetanus shot recently and got one of those too. Last week I noticed a rash under my breasts, not a normal rash but welt like spots. I washed, washed, put on powder, put on A&D ointment, put on diaper rash cream, Lamisil cream, first aid cream and still did not go away. So today she looked at it and said it's a staph infection that I could have gotten from sweating and my bra band. I have another pill to take for a few days now.
I hope I don't get any more surprise dr. appts because I won't be here when the bills come in.
It was a great week last week driving around with DH here and there to places we haven't been. Very nice back country drives too.
I also got my counted Cross Stitch Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue magazine today and LOTs of neat ornaments in it to stitch for Christmas.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Last week DH & I sort of finished our large downstairs area, it's mostly used for storing the junk we dont' have room for. DH had to fill holes and sand down a wall then we primed and painted. It looks so much better but whoever built this house did an extremely lousy job with very cheap materials and none of the walls are smooth or even. Eventually we will have to gut the room, finish the studs properly, insulate with the right insulation then use real drywall instead of cheap, thin paneling. We painted it a very pale sage green.
Then DD came up on friday so I asked her which way the room would look better for a family room/exercise area. We set about re-arranging the room, going through storage boxes, throwing lots of stuff out, marking boxes. She found treasures she forgot about.
Today (Sunday) DH & I went down to the beach resort town for their annual "end of season" seafood festival which draws thousands from all over. It was cool and over cast so it wasn't crowded. We shared a New England Clam Chowder bread bowl with friend scallops, he had fried clam strips, we shared a bloomin' onion that tasted terrible. We walked around for almost 4 hours up and down the strip looking at different venders selling all kinds of neat stuff and the "boardwalk" stores having their close out sales. We didn't buy much of anything except a Medic Alert type bracelet for me and had Diabetic engraved on it.
I'm tired but doing laundry tonight.
It's been a good few days.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
We missed the fair this week so my DH is not happy with me. He had things he wanted to do on Monday as well which were on the way to the fair. He's only home for 5 weeks a year so he has a lot to do in a short time.
This week we are fixing up one of the downstairs rooms and painting so we had to go get paint samples tonight.
Earlier we went out for dinner at one of the local better restaurants for their 2 for TwosDay dinner. We had prime rib which was so good! It has been months since I had steak in any shape or form. Yes I cut off all the fat.
Nothing really exciting happening here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
On Sunday, Aug 29 my husband and I got up at 2:30AM, drove through the deserted town, up a rural highway for a drive up the Mount Washington Auto road in Pinkham Notch New Hampshire. We have lived here for 10 years and finally made the drive up the mountain. When we got there at 4AM, there was already a mile long line of cars waiting to drive up and by the time the toll booth opened, the line was at least 2 miles long.
This is the sign at the entrance to the road BEFORE you pay your toll
The drive was slow, dark and VERY foggy since we were in the clouds on a mountain side.
We got to the top around 5:15 AM along with many others. We put on our winter ski jackets, hats, scarves, gloves and proceeded up to the summit. We didn't know that even though the temp was 52F that the wind gusts were up to 70 MPH which was unusual for that day, that figures. Trying to climb the stairs to reach the top was not easy and I couldn't breathe, the wind gusts were blowing everyone around and making it difficult to move. I lost my breath many times.
Made it up to the 6288 foot summit for the sunrise.
Well this is what we saw
Everyone was lining up and picking their spot trying not to get blown away
Eventually we saw the most stunning sunrise ever but it was in between clouds
Here we are all bundled up
And the ride back down to the bottom:
I am so glad we did it, it was so worth it!
Here is a link to the website for more information:
And the Mt. Washington Observatory:
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