Friday, January 15, 2010

It's Friday Already?

Boy this week went by fast! Last night I checked my Ipod to see if it was still wet and it appeared to be completely dried out. I turned it on and works!! I was so relieved. Now hopefully it will be able to function in all ways. I read of one person who said that he couldn't charge the battery once it had gotten wet. I still have most of the charge on the battery so I will use it today at the gym and charge it over the weekend.

I have an appointment next week for a Lapband adjustment. Last month when I went for one the doctor didn't want to give me one. He was hesitant because of the fact that my reflux came back when he started to fill the band again. He suggested I wait a few weeks. So I made an appointment for a month out. Now the last few days my band feels like it has tightened so I think I am going to cancel my appointment. I may just push it out another month so that I will have one if I need it next month. I have lost a couple of more pounds finally, now that I have a fill again. I have started to try to eat a little better. The good thing about my band is that I was able to eat what I wanted because I haven't been able to eat that much and still lost weight. But, I have decided that I need to be more mindful of what I eat. I am trying to get in more fruits and vegetables. Last night I made cabbage rolls since I was given a huge cabbage by someone. I had never made them before but remember them from when I was a child and I loved them. Well, Mister Picky wasn't thrilled with them. He is not a veggie eater and the cabbage didn't go to well with him. He loved the filling but not the cabbage part. I thought they were delicious. I got the recipe from one of the blogs I read but I can't remember who's blog at this time. Of course I made a dozen of these things and I could only eat one. He ate two. Now I need to find a home for 9 more. I hope they freeze well. I will eat one for lunch today and then freeze the rest. Or maybe give a few to my neighbor lady.

Do any of you watch American Idol? We've been watching it since the first season and I am hoping they cut short the beginning part where they show all the people who are auditioning just to get on TV. Some of that is okay but two months of it is a little much.

Last week we watched New In Town with Renee Zellwegger and Harry Connick Jr. Have you seen it? We enjoyed it. Thought it was pretty funny. Renee has quite a sense for comedy. Got our new Netflix movie yesterday. It's High School Musical. I haven't seen it and don't know if I will like it but I want to see what all the hoopla is about. My hubby wasn't too excited when I told him what it was. We'll see. I pop him some popcorn and he'll be happy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Well, the water line is going down in the Ipod but who knows if it will still work once the water evaporates? I could just kick myself for not being more careful. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Yesterday I had lunch with 3 friends at a fairly new restaurant in our area. They make the best bread. Oh it's delicious. Only problem is I can't really eat it because it's very dense. It is hard for me to get it through my Lapband. They sell several different flavors and they are all good. They opened a vegetarian restaurant where their bakery is. I had a cup of Butternut Squash soup and a small spinach salad. Very good. One of my friends ordered a vegetarian Reuben sandwich. She took it home for later as she was full after her salad. I'll have to call her today and see how she liked it. After lunch we stopped by a local winery so one of the girls could pick up her wine club wines. I had never been there before and was amazed at what a pretty place was just a few miles from my house. They built a cave that has beautiful inlaid tables made from wine barrels. There are sculptured figures on the stone walls inside and as you are walking in the cave they have scriptures on the floor from the book of Romans. It was very cold inside and it felt good to get outside to the garden area. It's been in the 50s the last few days which is pretty warm for this time of the year. Our area here in Southern Oregon has become quite the winery area over the last several years. We have several wineries and even a wine tour that takes in a couple of adjoining areas. I plan on checking a few of the other wineries out this year too. We didn't do any wine tasting during our visit but I'll have to come back and try some of their wines.
Today I plan to go to the Zumba class again. It rained pretty hard last night and now it's pretty quiet out there. I don't know if the rain is expected to continue today or not.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Day Started Badly...

I went to the gym yesterday morning to get back into my workout routine after not having gone in two weeks due to the surgery I had.

I had left my workout bag in the car over the weekend. On Friday I met a friend there to show her around after she joined and took the bag but didn't need it. I pulled the bag out of the back seat and wanted to check my Ipod since it had been a couple of weeks since I'd used it and the battery might be low. My towel was wet, "oh no" then I pulled the Ipod out and it was wet too. In fact it had water trapped in the screen area. "NO!!!!" How could this happen? My water bottle has never leaked before, or was it just the moisture in the air. No the towel was too wet to be just from moisture in the air. I tried the Ipod and it still worked. I felt sick. I know that when electronics get wet and then dry they can corrode. I love my Ipod. I had it a couple of years and it contains some of my favorite songs. I kept it in my pocket while I worked out on the weight machines. Then I thought maybe if I wear it on my arm like I usually do my body heat will help to dry out the water in it. I put it on my arm for my elliptical workout and I even listened to it then. Then I tried out the newest Zumba class which is designed for beginners in the class. It was still a great workout and I was soaking wet from head to toe after class. I came home and told my husband about the Ipod. He suggested using a hair dryer on low heat to try to dry up the water. I tried it for a few hours off and on. I Googled "what to do with a wet Ipod" The first warning they all gave is "Don't turn it on whatever you do" Great! of course now I am screwed! Since getting it wet makes any warranty invalid (not that I still have one) I read some of the suggestions. Several people said to place in a container full of uncooked rice in a warm place so that is where it is now. I just checked it when I woke up and it still has water in the screen. It appears to be less but we'll see. I am just sick about this. It's not like it cost me twenty bucks. I guess in the future, if it continues to work after this I won't leave water in my water bottle. Some of the suggestions said to carefully open the Ipod and attempt to dry the parts but I am afraid to open it. I guess I just have to wait and see what happens.