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Louise, I think I have lost my New England 'accent' but I know it is very differant from Boston. My two aunts that lived in Swampscott really had the Bostonian accent. My oncologist put me on Metformin to reduce the fluid from my cancer and it didn't bother me at all. Now my PCP has taken me off of it. No reason given but it was after my annual lab work.
My favorite fish is scallops. Deep fried of course. When we were in Ma. I could not get enough of them. My daughter doesn't like fish. But she likes shrimp which she says is sea food. Weird kid. I like shrimp too and halibut and swordfish. Not crazy about fresh water fish.
Ann in San Diego
Its me again.
I think there are two museums in Newport. One is commercial and the other is an offshoot of the Marine Science Program at Oregon State University. I know that when you take the road of 101 you to to the right for the Marine Science Museum and you go to the left for the other one. I have never gone to the Maritime Museum. I have visited the University's Museum numerous times. I like that place. I love to watch the children pet a fish or some of the other creatures they find in the pool.
I did go to sleep for a while. Then my sil returned a call and I got up. I was asking him what my grandson would like for graduation. He gave me an answer now I have to get more information. Yikes! At least the gift is in my price range. Now I have to figure out what to give my granddaughter who is also graduating.
Louise, It does rain a lot during the months from late October through mid June. We have had a fairly dry spring this year. There have been many sunny days which is really unusual for May. It has made putting in plantings much easier. I noticed yesterday that my comfrey is in need of a major haircut. I don't want it spreading seeds all over.
The only seafood I can't eat are oysters, clams and mussels. I can and do eat all the rest. There is one fish that I don't particularly care for, but that fish is an Atlantic fish and my fish comes either from the rivers and lakes in WA and OR. or from the Pacific Ocean. Salmon, crab and shrimp are my favorites, I love Kokanee which is landlocked salmon. I need access to a boat and the high lakes to get Kokanee.
My little Gidget is asleep on my arms again. She was not happy when I got up from my nap. She was still wanting to sleep. She went to the groomer yesterday and is still very silky to the touch. She will stay that way until just before she goes there again.
I need to check my Blood Glucose again so I'll leave here for the moment.
Judy, I did not mean to leave you out. I hope you got moving and did not fall a sleep. However, I do believe in naps off and on during the day.
How is the weather where you live? Does it rain a lot? It is hard when you cannot eat shellfish. I cannot eat any fish or shellfish at all and I really miss it--especially lobster.
Hi Everyone! Well so far I am doing well today to sticking with going vegan. I actually ate very healthy and I am not as tired as I usually get.
Jan, Thank You for the advice on the medication. If my blood sugars do not go down, I will certainly talk to my doctor about what to go on. DD had to get off metformin--it was literally making her sick. I know everyone is different. I know The LORD knows what is best for me and I am praying that HE shows me exactly what HE want me to do. Jan, I do appreciate the fact that you told me that you feel better taking the medication. That actually does help me knowing that it is working.
Nina, I hope you have a good visit in California and a safe trip back here to Arizona.25
Ann, I do not think we have a MO's restaurant here in Arizona but again I think you said the west does not have any. I do not think we have any here in the Southwest. You might enjoy this--I was looking at the Travel Channel and they were doing a piece on different foods and food bars. They showed The Oyster House in Boston. I got excited because I remember going there years and years and years ago when I was in college. Now, I cannot eat fish or seafood at all! It was interesting seeing and hearing the Massachusetts accent. Of course, my husband and I have not lost our accent at all even though we will have been living here in Arizona 25 years in July.
We are going to a birthday party for a one year old boy tonight. His family are like family to us and we are to them. It should be fun. His mother is very creative and always comes up with great themes for their parties.
Well, everyone, please have a Really Great Rest of Saturday!
Ann, I much prefer Dooger's clam chowder to Mo's. There is - or was- a Mo's in Cannon Beach. In this economy you never know. If I don't have to be anywhere (most days) I don't dress early either. I discovered I get good work done in my bathrobe.
Nina, That was quite a trip. I hope you don't have to do that often!
Judy, the old maritime museum in Newport was free and really great but they built a newer one that has an admission charge.
I was not happy when I got on the scale this morning and was up a pound. I did lose several pounds when I started the FODMAP so maybe things are balancing out. Plus I have really increased my walking. I am still elated about my latest a1c.
When I was in the shower this morning the water stopped up to my ankles. DH worked on it with a snake but we had to make a trip for some unclogging solution. Thankfully it worked. Then we went out to a fleamarket in the country. I came home with two tomato plants, dahlia tubers and a catmint plant which my cats immediately fell in love with.
It's raining so I'll use the treadmill today.
Edited by: PEACEFULHOME at: 5/18/2013 (18:12)
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Nina, I hope that long visitational commute goes away. It isn't good for you to have to make the trip twice or more each month. I know it is worth the effort to see your grandchildren.
I remember you said they live in Newport Oregon. That is a beautiful town and they have a great marine museum there. I often took my children and grandchildren there. It is the marine research arm of Oregon State University and I think there are courses for children offered there.
I remember visiting Mo's in Florence OR often. Everyone else had their clam chowder and we often took a quart home with us. I can't eat clams, oysters or mussels so I had to choose something different from their menu. I can't for the life of me remember what I chose. My former husband had a friend from high school who anchored his boat right next to Mo's so we went there fairly often.
I have to get moving or I'll fall asleep again. See you later.
Just have a few minutes. We had the grand kids for 10 days and Son and I brought them back to CA yesterday. 14 1/2 hours in a vehicle with 4 kids. They did pretty good. I brought a book and ear plugs and actually finished the book and drove 3 hours too.
Will be in Ca for a few days before we go back to AZ.
You all have a great day.
Louise you sure did have a great medical app't with the new doctor. So glad you liked him. Sounds like you had a 'Last Supper." I seem to remember Jan did the same thing.
Jan our doctor also would take us of medication if we could.. She even took me off of calcium and cut down on the B3 vitamin. I guess new information comes out al the time on what's good for us seniors.
We do eat meat but not a lot. Mostly lean ground beef. At least twice a week we just have a vegetable meal.
Anybody have a MO's restaurant near them. Last night I watched Undercover Boss and this was on the Mo's chain. Looked like an interesting menu even though not all low cal. Appeared to be mostly Mexican. I don't think they are in the west.
Neighbor lady came over before I was dressed this morning. i'm a late dresser. She wanted to thank DH for taking her DH to the doctor the other day. She checks on me every once in a while.
Ann in San Diego