Monday, October 08, 2012
I started yesterday (Sunday off with the usual: church then lunch with my two friends. They wanted to go to a southern cooking buffet which meant it would be hard to eat in a way that is easy to track on my tracker. I accepted it and strove to eat in reasonable portions. I couldn't resist the peach cobbler even though it's not the best--I just like peach cobbler even if it's mediocre cobbler! I drank unsweet tea without any sweetener and that is a change I've made recently--avoiding so much splenda.
Later I went to a family reunion with my mother's family. All seven siblings were there along with several of the little ones. Not too many my age though, but I fit in with young and old alike. My moms siblings like to gather and eat the foods of their childhood which involves a lot of fat and starch. I ate a lot of ham, some creamed corn, potato salad, deviled eggs, and crackling corn bread. I finally even ate slivers of pecan pie and pumpkin pie. I knew I probably overdid it, but I decided I wouldn't have any snacks while watching TV and maybe only have herbal tea or water.
My mom has been having trouble with her pancreas and has been hospitalized with it now 3 times if you include last night. I drove 50 miles back to my house only to have my sister call me back to their town to sit with my mom at the hospital all night and most of today. I didn't want to but cannot say no to my sister or mom. My mom said I could go home once I got there, but it was 1 in the morning and I had to laugh because I was so tired I couldn't imagine driving home at that hour. I slept in her hospital room in a chair and kept her company. The nurses and machinery roused us from sleep several times. I told my mom the nurses were jealous that we were sleeping while they had to work and so they kept waking us up (jk). I finally went home this afternoon. My kids were home alone and they are 12 and 15, but my son has a project we were planning on working on today. So I wanted to get home with what wits I had left to get him going.
I stopped at the gas station and on my way out, someone backed into my bumper. No damage done, but ironically it was my cousin who has a serious cancer on his spine. I had only heard about his condition last Monday at my Dad's and was wondering how I could get in touch with him--he's very eccentric, but we love each other dearly. He said God wanted him to "run into me". We parked at the gas station and visited for a bit before both of us went on to our destinations. If his situation is as dire as his mother told me, I wonder if/when I'll see him again being in as good a condition he was in today. You have to be grateful for the little things in life.
Anyway, I did much better with eating today. Didn't get to weigh myself so don't know how my weight is fluctuating if at all--it hasn't in about a week. Hopefully, I'll get out of the house tomorrow for a walk. I hope my mom is a lot better by tomorrow too.