There are celebrities living in my head these days… and my sinuses, and my nose, and my ears.
I am ready for them to move on. Yesterday I was feeling better, like maybe I was on the upside of this stuff. And then the weather changed. We have been hot, then cold, then hot… I think the dramatic temperature changes from day to day is having a huge impact on my ability to kick this cold’s ass.
We spent the past several days at my mom’s house. It was great to spend time with her & Harold (stepdad). I haven’t seen them since June when we moved to the Valley. I love visiting with mom. We sit and talk… and talk… and talk LOL My brother & his family joined us on Thanksgiving day. I enjoyed seeing them… it’s been many months, well, since the wedding in January, since I’ve seen them. Coach & I came back home on Saturday afternoon. I love traveling… but man, I LOVE coming home!
There are 2 beautiful black labs at my mom’s house. Abby & Jenny. Such good dogs. Jenny has had a rough go of it lately. She’s had some chronic ear problems that required surgery. She is now deaf. Poor girl. I have to say though, she is really doing great. She and mom are developing their own sign language.
And here is a picture of the turkey aftermath…
I spent some time wandering around the backyard taking some pictures… it’s so pretty there.
The swimming pool
There’s a very large lake behind the house that is so so dry… that little bit of water is all that’s left. No more fish, the ducks have very little water to hang out in. It’s pretty much just a dried up splotch of land that used to hold water.
The little apartment thing at Mom’s… our home away from home
I got my A1C results over the weekend… 6.3. High but it could be worse. I had an appointment with the doctor this morning… we are going to try controlling things with diet for 3 months then recheck the A1C. I have a glucometer and have been tracking with finger sticks. I’m trying to get a handle on what makes my BS peak & what time of the day it tends to peak. I’ll do that for a few days to help me figure things out. I haven’t had much sugar in my diet for quite some time, except the past week with those wonderfully delicious peppermint marshmallows I put in my coffee. I’ll have to get rid of those (trash not eating) and by some peppermint extract instead. My big problem is carbs… I LOVE pasta, rice, pizza, enchiladas, tamales, cheeseburgers… all that shit that’s not so good for me.
So I’m going to have to make some lifestyle changes…and while it doesn’t seem all that dramatic, it’s going to be hard. I’m a food addict. Hello. My name is Sherri and I’m an addict…. bleh.