Afternoon all. Doggy and I just got back from a walk. The day started off nice enough, but clouded up later in the morning, then rained up til just when we got home from lunch. Glad I was able to get doggy out for his walk.
Michelle - I'm so glad you like your new doctor. It'll be good to have her support on your journey to reverse the diabetes. Hope you're enjoying the Renaissance Fair.
Ceejay - Sorry you got the bee sting! Hope the pain and swelling have gone down. Good job getting going on the shed clean-out.
Happy - Terrible you and dh encountered idiots on the ATV path, but I'm glad you had a nice day otherwise. Even though you'd mentioned the leaf display is almost finished up by you, I'm sure it was still plenty beautiful. Yum, cranberries! Love them in sauces, quickbreads and muffins. One time I made a cranberry-apple pie and that was tasty. I'm not a huge fan of drinking cranberry juice straight though, so when I do drink it, I might just add a splash to some seltzer water or mix it with some orange juice. I don't drink it on a regimen to prevent UTIs - I had a couple 1/2 cup servings of it yesterday, but only because I thought it might help flush the infection out of my body. Ick re the bugs, but it seemed like the other night I saw a couple miscellaneous bugs around the house - they must be wanting to escape the chill at night. Thanks for your review of the movie Gravity. I love Clooney, sort of "meh" about Bullock in some roles, but I've heard a lot of good things about this movie, so even if the ending is disappointing, I'm still planning to see it. Bf wants to see it in an IMAX 3D theater, just not sure when we'll get around to it. He seems to want to go see it with a couple we know, but I can't see them having the time at the moment. Plus, the hubby is being affected by the partial govt shutdown...money's tight for them always, but especially now I imagine.
Susie - Sounds like a nice staycation. I just took some time off and part of that was spent at home. Not sure it was a staycation - didn't do anything special. We probably should have cleaned out our garage. It's needed doing for quite a while! So we have another Worldly in the general Midwest US region. I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with my boyfriend and our dog. I work in downtown Chicago. I take a commuter train to work and by the time all is said and done, it's about an hour each way. But I don't drive any of my commute, and about half of it's on the train (the rest I walk and cycle), so I generally don't mind it at all. I'll be turning 50 next July and it seems you and I have the same thought re going into our 50's weighing less and being healthier!
I've lost about 30 pounds since last September, partly on my own and partly through weight watchers at work. Still trying to hit goal - I'm getting close - but have more new habits to form, so I shouldn't try to rush it I guess.
Hi Shad - Hope you're enjoying your weekend back at home!
So I called in sick Friday. There was some kind of animal altercation outside our bedroom window in the middle of the night Thursday that woke me up and I had to go to the bathroom again even through I'd just gotten up to go a couple hours earlier. Not a good sign. So I didn't really get back to sleep that night. Tried for a bit, but then got up and read for a bit.
I got to the store for the meds, stopped to pick up a doughnut (feeling sorry for myself, turn right to eating, bleh). A bit more reading and then showered. Bf and I met his mom for lunch at an Italian restaurant near her place. Really good food, I'll spare you the food porn details, lol. After that we went straight to my doc's office, where I gave them a urine sample . Of course the OTC med I took turned my pee orange, but they could still somehow tell there was something off, and the doc wrote me an rx for Cipro. They are sending the sample out for a culture to make sure Cipro will deal with whatever type of infection this is. (forgot to mention: between the OTC med I bought and the cipro, I'm feeling much better today. trying to glug a lot of water as well.)
Didn't do much of anything after that - stopped by the library and home depot, watched part of a dvd we borrowed from the library. Conked out about 20 min. from the end, so I guess we'll finish watching that tonight.
This morning was generally lazy, and then I sorted my laundry and did a couple loads. Picked more tomatoes and some of the fresno chilis from the veg garden before the rain came. Did two workouts from my new BE dvd.
Bf and I went to lunch at a place by the house and afterwards stopped off at the doggie daycare (and boarding/grooming) facility nearby. I'd been curious about it for a long time, especially after the good reviews by our neighbors with the puppy. It seems like a really good place to go. They were having an adoption event today, along with a priest doing blessings, AND a bake sale (human and dog treats - we ended up buying a mini-loaf of apple pie quickbread). I was surprised by the number of dogs in daycare on a Saturday, but I guess it makes sense - people work on Saturdays, or are out of town, or have days full of activities and don't want their dogs to be left alone - just like they do on weekdays. We spoke with an employee and have decided we'll get Coal in for a behavioral assessment and if all goes well, buy a package of half-day visits just to get Coal some dog company once a week.
Suddenly feeling tired again - all this typing!!
When Coal & I left the house for our walk, bf left to go to the last few hours of an auto auction being held in Schaumburg, so it's nice and quiet right now. Think I'm going to watch some tv and/or read in bed. Just don't want to fall asleep for too long and have trouble sleeping overnight!!
Okay, off to fetch my book. Everyone enjoy the rest of their weekend.