Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall is Upon us.... FINALLY

Hello gang.  Hope this note finds everyone well.

Things have been busy, busy around here.  Now that the temps have dropped into the mid eighties, we've been spending alot of time outside.

Cut the grass for what will hopefully be the last time until Spring.  Dom poured gravel at the entrance of his new garage, so as not to bottom-out his car.

He's been fighting some kind of upper respiratory thing for weeks.  Finally got him to the doctor on Thursday.  He dropped me off to get my hair cut and colored, and saw our Nurse Practitioner in Slidell.  It turns out it's a bad sinus infection.  (he's allergic to Bahia (??) Grass.... unfortunately, we've got acres and acres of it).  Gave him a shot in the fanny and sent him on his way.  Over 70 bucks of meds later, he's still spitting crud up.  He's promised to start wearing a mask while bush-hogging the property.

While waiting for him to pick me up, I stopped in an upholstery shop.  I've got my maw's Queen Anne Chairs which are beginning to look a little rough.  Met the owner and liked him.  LOVED his many fabrics.  Going to drop the chairs off to him soon.  I'm going to have a helluva time trying to pick out the fabric.

Dom picked me up and we put the top down a drove back roads.... put a couple hundred miles on his little beauty.

Had a late lunch at Yo Yo's Mexican Restaurant, did a little grocery shopping and came home.

Speaking of grocery shopping....  Because I've been watching my triglycerides for the past few months, I haven't had any bread, pasta or potatoes.  Bought some whole grain white bread, which I enjoy.  I've always had an aversion to "whole wheat" ANYTHING.  But, my little spaghetti-face (as I affectionately refer to him) has been feeling deprived.  So, I went ahead and bought a pound of Barilla Plus.... Angel Hair pasta.  Super high in Omega 3.  Contains flax seed, which I like.

He wanted some clam pasta.  So, when buying the garlic, I saw this gorgeous product.  Much to my dismay, it was from China.  Bought it anyway.  DELICIOUS.  Uniform cloves, tasty, easy to peel.  Probably chemically altered or something sickening.

Made Dom his pasta using the whole grain Angel Hair.   DELICIOUS!  I fully expected to dislike it, but was presently surprised.  I'll have no problem switching to this stuff.  

I've been walking to the mailbox 5 days a week (1.5 miles round-trip).  Heading into see Dr. Culasso around the 19th for bloodwork.  If I haven't lowered them after all of this, I'll have to resign myself to meds.  Yuck!

Oh yeah.... our Saints are 4-1!!!!!!  WHO DAT!!!!!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Great shot of cat-tween-legs! Glad it's cooling off for you and I'm sure you are going to see positive changes from the food choices...