Friday, August 03, 2012
Well hello there! I am finally home and as my status update says, shortly after getting home from holiday my stupid little laptop blew up! I think I could actually see the smoke coming from itīs ears for about a day before it went kaput but I ignored it....it seems so unfair that each year in July we have to take the think in and they send it off to Japan or somewhere to get it fixed. When we went to look at new computers the guy asked up when we got our Toshiba and when we told him it was just over three years ago he told us that ...of course...that was the exact time that Toshiba was having trouble with something or other and that those fact computers have lots of problems. Neat. Arenīt we lucky.
Soooo, we took the plunge and spent some real money on a computer and got an IMac. The darn thing is, like, the most beautiful thing I own! The CPU is in the screen for gosh sakes! The only thing is that it is DIFFERENT. I have to get used to this thing. It is like I, who has never texted and does not own a TV, am being forced to live in the modern world! Blue Tooth. What the heck is "Blue Tooth" anyway? Cause I got it and donīt know what to do with it!
Soooo bear with my my friends, while I struggle through a learning curve.
We ARE back from our vacation though. We went to Switzerland and Italy. I am not posting pictures today...well because...you guessed it...I canīt figure out how. Plus the pictures from the beginning of our trip have gone to Japan with our laptop! (I hope they enjoy themselves.) We probably have a chip of them around here somewhere but we are a little disorganized at the moment. I WILL BLOG ABOUT THE TRIP IN THE COMING DAYS. WOW. CAPS. I WONDER HOW I UNDO THAT? Well that washīt so hard now was it?
As far as my health goes, my back is still healing and I am down to taking only two pain killers a day. I struggled a bit on the trip...more with some of the beds we slept in than my activity, even regressing a bit in Switzerland but I have decided to go back to work full time next week since I seem to be able to do most things now. If I have any problems once I am back I will take it from there.
I do have to strengthen my back however so Patrick and I have joined a gym. I am going to start really slow...I gotta get back to normal...these past six months of being out of the game has been hard on me.
My eye? Well...so far so good as far as the virus goes. I kept up with my medication while I was away and had no problems. I still cannot see out of my right eye mind you , but that will never get better without surgery. In order to be a candidate for surgery I have to keep the virus away for quite some time. The good thing is that my Eye Doctor has now taken me on full time...having me visit once every two weeks even when the virus is not active. I think once he sees that I am stable then he will consent to surgery.
In other news...I have gained weight again. Ugh. Really though it is to be expected with the long period of inactivity. I didnīt do anything crazy like eat a bunch of junk food or dive into a pit of ice cream...I just didnīt move enough to burn off the calories. Well...there was all that cheese in Switzerland but that was kind of after the fact! So, I gotta get back on Spark again for real. I need to get things under control before things get too bad. I have to do it without aggressive dieting though since I am not completely healed. I will just start recoding my nutrition and exercise of a few weeks and see how it looks and then decide what to do.
It is good to be back. It will be good to see what my Spark friends are up to. I missed your guys and hope that you are having wonderful summer! Talk to you soon!