Sunday, March 16, 2014
Been a busy weekend! We had our huge Scranton St Patricks Parade weekend here. 9th biggest in the country, I believe. Anyway, it's always a huge production here.
Friday was a normal day, Work but then I donated Plasma. That went well and was alot more relaxed than the previous Tuesday. The only concern is that later that night, I still was bleeding a bit from the needle spot... I'll have to ask about that next time I donate. Usually when I give blood, I clot up pretty fast, so I'm not quite understanding why it's not the same with this... size of the needle? Just not sure. Also, my iron is just borderline, but it always is... so I'll keep having to eat the broccoli and spinach and just keep up with the leafy vegetables and such.
Saturday was parade day... I meant to walk in the parade with my son's Marching band, but I had no idea when the parade started, so I walked downtown too early and because I only own one green shirt and it's a short sleeve, low-cut one at that... and the day was a bit cool and windy... well, I was VERY COLD! I just figured that once I got walking, I'd be fine... but instead, I stood there, nearly 2 hours waiting for the parade to start... so just about when it did start, I opted instead to walk to the mall where my former boss was with his son and ordered a hot tea and stayed a bit warm! LOL I did, however, walk downtown, walk to the mall, walk around for the 2 hours trying to stay warm... but then he and his wife drove me to my car where I waited for my son after the parade... then drove home! OH well! I tried!
Today, we went grocery shopping for some healthy foods, got fruits for the week, our greek yogurts, some ground turkey and some canned salmon, etc. I did get some instant cream of wheat, I think that's good for iron... so I'll eat that the day before donation day and maybe that will help in my iron levels, too...
Ohhh, and this isn't quite on plan, but then again, it's mostly for my co-workers, but we do cut a bit for ourselves... back in December, a girlfriend of mine on facebook posted a 60+ fudge recipes post. Well, I started making different recipes of fudge once a month since then and taking it in to my co-workers. Well, I call it "Fudge Friday"... this Friday coming is going to be "Fudge Friday" and the fudge I'll be making is a Mint Oreo Cookies and Cream Fudge in honor of St Patrick's Day... (it'll be green, of course)... so, I had to purchase the ingredients for that, too... I've been picking different recipes every month. Last month's was the best thus far with a Neopolitan Fudge (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate layered fudge, pink on top for Valentine's day) I've been trying to get very creative! Next month's fudge is Banana Cream Fudge! It's been fun, because alot of these I've never made before and people at work have never tasted before, either.
Anyway, This morning, I walked around our lake with this guy from work... he's on a journey to lose weight, too. It was our first "buddy walk" together. He's a nice guy. My son went with and did his running thing. I like that he goes up there with me, even if he doesn't walk with me, but I love that he's fit as well and at least we talk on the way home. The only cause of concern today was that it was very cold, temps in the low 20's... and my lip was swollen and numb after the walk... almost as if I had been to the dentist and had a procedure done. That's never happened before and to be honest, it's still a bit numb and swollen now... even after I've typed all this. I don't know what I could have done to have had that happen... so this is a bit odd and I guess I'll have to keep an eye on it.