Friday, September 25, 2009

Fast week.........

It's amazing how fast this week went. We had a couple of days of close to 100 degrees. Yesterday the temperature was only in the mid 70s. I think it is supposed to be about the same today. My hubby went fishing at the Coos River along the coast yesterday for salmon but came back empty handed. Today he just left to go fishing at Diamond Lake with some guys from our church. They are fishing for trout today.

It sure is feeling like fall isn't it? I need to get my fall colors out and start to decorate the house. I love this time of the year.

Last week I saw a gastroenterologist about my reflux. She is scheduling me for a scope test, and a colonoscopy, UGH! Both ends at once!! Anyhoo, I am still waiting for them to call me with the appointment day. It's been a month since I had all the saline removed from my band. I am holding steady and haven't gained any weight but it's not easy. I think the exercising daily is keeping the pounds at bay. I am anxious to get this over with and find out what's up so they can fill my band again and I can start losing again. I know if I were DIETING I would probably be losing but I am used to eating what I want with the band and it's hard to get into the mentality of counting calories or carbs again. I just need to eat the amounts I did when the band was filled and then I'd probably lose weight. However if I could be that dedicated maybe I would never have gotten fat and wouldn't have needed weight loss surgery. So it is what it is. I am doing my best at this point.

My friend that just moved here from California is coming over today and we are going to paint a couple of resin turtles that she has. They will go in our gardens when they are completed. If they turn out fairly decent looking I will post a picture of them. Maybe I'll plan a nice lunch for us. I have no idea what to make, maybe a salad. I have been wanting to get a panini press. I love those sandwiches and I think they are less fattening than grilled sandwiches generally are since you don't need to butter the bread with the panini press. At least I think you don't have to.

Well, I am ready to go back to bed for an hour or two. I've been awake since 2am. Chloe woke me up to go outside and I couldn't get back to sleep. Now it's almost 6am and my hubby is on the road to the lake and I am feeling very sleepy. So that is where I am going now.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm Back.............

My brother and sister-in-law left yesterday morning. They had planned on staying until this morning but Joanne felt like she needed to leave yesterday. She gets a little anxious when she is away from home so they headed home. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit with them. Had lots of laughs and reminisced our childhood memories. Went to the coast and visited an Olde Town in Florence, Oregon and also went to Grants Pass and took the Hellgate Jet Boats. The weather was perfect for getting soaking wet in the boat. It was in the 90s. We had a chance to be together again after not seeing each other for nearly 4 years. I hope they come back like they promised. They really loved it here. They live in the desert near Las Vegas. Very hot and dry. The unfortunate part is I didn't get many pictures. I will have to capture their pictures off Facebook when they post them. Also our friends from California that bought the house here came home this week. Their other house sold and they have moved up here and are working diligently to unpack all the boxes sitting in their garage. We had a nice dinner with them last night at the local steak house.