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Beautiful day, Beautiful drive, Good news !

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

We’ve lived in Pa Dutch country for 8 years now and I still get a kick out of seeing the horses and buggies on the roads. I drove to my doc’s today, a ride that takes 30-45 minutes depending on traffic and time of year, since we live in a tourist area. I drive through small towns with interesting names, White Horse, Bird-In-Hand, Intercourse, and beautiful countryside. The Amish were out and busy today. I passed three horse drawn farm equipment pieces, three large wagons filled with hale bales and produce, and at least a dozen horses and buggies, all along the route I take to my doc’s. In addition there were a lot of Amish farmers out working their fields with their horse drawn equipment. What a sight ! I love it! On the way home I passed a group of Amish girls walking barefoot along the shoulder of the road.

When we first moved here I’d run to the front window every time I’d hear buggies go by. I still love seeing them pass. The first time my Mom visited she thought it was awful that the horses pooped as they went by and said whoever was driving the buggy should stop and clean it up ! Now she’s used to it and doesn’t even notice.

I stopped at the local farm market on my way home and picked up some fresh home grown tomatoes. They always have some early in the season and they’re yummy ! I had one for lunch and it was delicious ! Think I’ll have another at dinner. I also was naughty and bought a couple of apple dumplings, they have the best ones around, and some whoopie pies, for hubby and I.

I got good news at the doc. A year ago I started taking Red Yeast Rice for my cholesterol. My doc knew I didn’t want to go back on lovastatin and recommended the Red Yeast Rice. Well, it’s working ! A year ago, before starting it, my cholesterol was in the 220’s. I just had it checked last week and it’s down to 190 ! Woo Hoo ! She was as thrilled as me !
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  • PATTIE441
    Congratulations! That is awesome work! You go girl! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1705 days ago
  • KENWANNE2013
    Well done on dropping your cholestrol, and thank you for sharing your experiences of where you live. I live in the Uk, so only 'see' the Amish on TV or in films - so loved reading your blog.
    1710 days ago
    Sounds like you've had a great day, glad to hear you had good news at the docs. You're doing emoticon
    1720 days ago
    I live in Delaware and the Amish area is one of our favorite places to go. I love to go to their farmers markets and go to their restaurants Lucky you living near by to see the wonderful Amish every day!Congrats on the good news from the doctor! emoticon
    1720 days ago
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