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Hot Wednesday/Eye Exam today

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The weather really change over the last 24 hours. We are now in a heat wave. cool and cloudy for the couple of months. I wanted summer, yes and now it is here. I am still trying to get up earlier in the morning for walking Phred. Just feel like lazing in bed every morning, even after sleeping 8 or 9 hours.

Had a 2pm eye exam appointment. The car was so hot because it is black. I almost burned my rear end on the sit and I have a shade on the front window. Dr. Berry's office is so close I could walk but it was just too hot. He always does the full exam and dilates your eyes. I didn't want to walk home after that because I always get just a bit of a head ache from the drops. I should be getting my new glass in about 7 days.

I have been on steroids (prenidsone) for close to 25 yrs now with a only a few times being off of it 89' for 6 months and from spring of '08 - spring 09'. The problem with long term steroid use is that they can cause side effects, some bad. The last time I had an exam 2 yrs ago Dr.B noticed some cataracts in one eye, not bad, nothing too worry about. Now he says I have some small cataracts in both eyes but they are not causing me problems yet. That is not what I want to hear because I know it is only a matter of time. He says it is age but I know that at 54 I could start to bet cataracts but not very common. Mostly you get it when you get a bit older. Of course the only good thing is if it get bad enough I can have surgery and get my eyes corrected so I wouldn't have to wear glasses at all. (This is what happen to my ex husband and the surgery corrected his eye site and he no longer had to wear glasses or contacts.) Oh well I am sort of stuck taking the prenidsone because I have tried some of the other drugs with ill effects. I am also currently taking Celcept and have no idea if this drug can cause this problem. I will have to check the internet and see.

Have a nice tomorrow everyone. Will take a picture in my new glasses once I get them. emoticon

  
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LINDAKAY228 7/15/2010 6:22PM

    After my mother had cataract surgery she only had to wear reading glasses after years and years of glasses. I was told on exams over the past 5 years that I have very small cataracts also but not a problem yet either. The first opthamologist told me we actually start developing cataracts frequently in our late 20's but are so small we don't notice them for many years. I was very surprised to hear that.

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MARENAMOO 7/15/2010 10:23AM

    Take care of your eyes - they are too valuable to risk. I am sorry that you need to be on long term medication - that must be tough on your body. It has been very very hot here in DC. Hottest June on record and July has been just as hot. We have had a few recent rainy cooler days but today is right back up there in heat. I will be wishing it was hot come January so I will enjoy it while it is here. Take care and cool!

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__KELLY__ 7/15/2010 2:26AM

    It is too hot...even tonight...did we really need the drastic change?

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DNJEN471 7/15/2010 12:45AM

    I enjoy my contacts- but actually like wearing glasses too. They have so many fun and cute options now. Wearing glasses is cool- not like 20 years ago when you were a dork if you wore them :) Can't wait to see your pics!

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Restful Tuesday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Got up this morning late and the sun was out and it was already getting warm. Today was laundry day for my clothes. Had 3 loads to do and started doing them. I then made my husband and I egg sandwiches for breakfast on whole wheat bread with Romaine and tomatoes. I also had some pepper jack cheese for a kick. I use honey mustard while the hubby uses whole mayo. He never diets, say's it is against his religion emoticon

Anyway we watch another movie today. We have seen it b/4 but Jeff purchased it a couple of weeks ago. Robin Hood, Prince of Thefts with Kevin Costner & Morgan Freeman, I forgot it had so many amusing parts.

I made dinner for Jeff and I to eat around 3pm. I made Porterhouse Steaks on the grill and I had a wheat roll, and later salad with a pear. The steaks were good but very big. This is his last evening working at FanFest 2010 and tomorrow they will start to take it all down.

Did 1 walk with Phred this evening and a LS:5 mile walk using 5# weight, walking belt and resistance bands. I also wore ankle weights that were 1 1/2# on each leg. Listening and watching JM tonight. This couple really needed her help.

  
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__KELLY__ 7/14/2010 1:04AM

    Ok, so I'm coming over for meals at your house! And I was out walking Teddy this morning at 7am and it was already warm. I know I said I wanted the sun, but I didn't say anything about hot! And I live near the beach and there was no breeze...sigh...guess you can't have it all!!!

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DNJEN471 7/14/2010 12:28AM

    My laundry day is tomorrow :)

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 7/13/2010 11:46PM

    WOW !!

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Weather has warmed up.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Got up this morning and read a little bit of the morning news. Head off to the market to use the ATM and pick up some milk, along with soda for my husband and son. I took Phred out for his morning walk around 10:35am and boy had it warmed up. Thankful there was a nice breeze. Still was only in the mid 70's but compared to the last couple of weeks, it was warm.

We watched a movie that my husband had borrowed from a friend. I had heard of it but didn't know too much about it. It was very good and stared Denzel Washington "The Book of Eli", post apocalyptic world where he has the only bible left in the world. Don't want to give anything away but it was very exciting. There has been other movies that run along these same ideas but the ending is a bit of a surprise. If you haven't seen this it would make a good rental for the family with other kids, Jr.High and above.

Thanks about it.

  
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BARBARASDIET 7/13/2010 4:23PM

    I hear you! Last Tuesday I went walking with a friend and had to wear a hoodie because I was cold. This morning, we were sweating after a few minutes and that was before 9!

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MARENAMOO 7/13/2010 7:11AM

    It has cooled here some which is a blessing. We will be going on vacation soon so we will rent that one. Thanks

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__KELLY__ 7/13/2010 1:05AM

    It's about time the sun came out to play!!! :)

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DNJEN471 7/13/2010 12:57AM

    Hmmm. Will have to add that to my Netflix list. Thanks for the tip :)

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/13/2010 12:38AM

    Our weather has warmed up some too,, and boy am I glad! I was beginning to wonder if Summer would ever reach the state of Washington..lol. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for the great info on the movie,, sounds really good!!

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Quiet Sunday

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Got up this morning and read some of the Sunday paper. Then took Phred on a 55 min. where we did 3+miles. Felt good. Came home and watch the end of soccer. Not really fans but watched the last game because we have friends from the Netherlands. Was a tough game to lose, but one team had to win. Spain did a great job.

Hubby went off to work Fan Fest around 3:30pm and I then did a LS:dvd "Fast 4 miles w/boosted walking". Took a shower, ate a LC dinner and took Phred out for a short 18 min. walk. Just waiting for new "Scoundrels" & "The Gate" starting at 9pm. Hope everyone had a nice Sunday.

  
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MARENAMOO 7/12/2010 6:57AM

    I am always so impressed by your commitment to daily exercise. It seems like you really like the LS videos. Right now when I do exercise I go for walk or the gym. Maybe I should look into LS for the winter. Glad you had a good day.

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MOMFAN 7/12/2010 3:29AM

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__KELLY__ 7/12/2010 1:47AM

    sounds like an awesome day! still jealous of fan fest... haha!

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Friday:FunFest2010ASG//Sat. Normal routine

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yesterday started out pretty normal. I got up and went over to KMart and then to Ralphs Supermarket. Came home to see my husband had left a message on the house phone, the man did not even try my cell. What is with that? Anyway I put all the stuff I had purchase and ate some lunch and he called back b/4 I could return his call.

He has been working this week over at the Anaheim Convention Center setting up for the All Star Game 2010 Fun Fest, which started yesterday and goes until Monday. Anyway his boss has 2 free passes for our son and I. We were able to get over there around 1:30pm.

My son had a blast taking a lot of pictures. There were a lot of older player that were signing autographs. The one person I wanted to get we didn't even try because the line was so long I would have been standing there for about 1 1/2 hrs. The player was Steve Garvey and I use to go to about 25 Dodger games a year back in the mid 70's when he was their catcher. I was so jazzed to be able to see him until my son said "Who is that?". I made him take this picture because he is over 6 ft. tall and could take this picture a lot easier that I could. It did make me feel old that he didn't know who he was. I explained about him being a great catcher and that I had been at the game that almost cost him his career with a bad injury to his neck from a stray foul ball hitting him. I also said he was the one who came up with the neck protector thing that most, if not all catchers now wear on their masks.

My son took a lot of photos of some pretty neat stuff. I am going to pick a few and just put them on here. Although the first one is my son sitting in a new corvette and the other is me sitting in the same car.


The above picture my son took and had no idea that my husband Jeff and I were standing right behind. He is on call for "emergency electrical fixes", while he was walking around with
us for a little while. I was dressed in my Angles t-shirt from 2008 play off games. He worked all day yesterday until 9pm and for the next 3 or 4 evenings he will be working from 4:30pm till 9pm.

3-D artwork of Angle Stadium, the cost was over $3000. Way too rich for my blood.

Son took this picture of my husband standing next to "The Big Foot" truck. My husband is 6'4" so you can really tell just how big this thing is.
Here is an injured Mickey. They put 25 different Mickey's in and around the LA/OC area and I think 5 of them got damaged by vandals. So they bandaged this one up like he had hurt his arm. I get so mad that someone had to ruin these things, so not everyone got to enjoy them undamaged.
After we came home I took the dog out for a walk and then did a LS dvd "5 mile walk".
So got my exercise in and I did not even figure all the walking around for almost 4 hours.

Today got up a little late and knew I was going to be making dinner to eat about 2:30pm. I made baby back ribs, baked potatoes and salad. Jeff took some leftovers to work with him.
Than I did all the housework that I should have done yesterday, dusting, both bathrooms, tub, toilets, counters, mirrors, vacuuming the whole house and mopping the house, which in our house means everything but the hallway and 2 of the 3 bedrooms. Took Phred for a walk this morning and a short one this evening. Now I am going to go take a shower so I can watch Scoundrels and The Gates tonight.

  
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MARENAMOO 7/11/2010 9:09AM

    That sounds like a really fun day. You look great in the car - corvettes are a good accessory for you!!

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CYNDY_55 7/10/2010 11:30PM

    Nice Blog ~"`*Terri*`"~! Cool Picture Of Your DH! He Is Tall!
I Remember Steve Garvey Very Well! I Went To Some Dodger Games Many Years Ago. A Great Way To Be On Call emoticon!
You And Your Son Great Inside The Corvette! Nice Ride!
emoticon emoticon"Perfect"!

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