Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall is Here!



Hello friends and Happy Fall! It has finally arrived even though it's been feeling much like summer.....but that's ok if summer lasts a bit longer as long as my fall is not cut short by cold, snowy weather. I want to enjoy every last minute of my favorite season! My plan is for fall to last until December 24th with maybe some light snow in the forecast for Christmas Eve. Then we can all enjoy a white Christmas, the snow can melt the next day and we'll be on our merry way to an early Spring! Yes, that's my plan!

I have been busy lately and it's been one thing after another....as I write, a huge tractor trailer is pulling up in front of my house. Our new dryer is being delivered and installed right this very minute! So I bet you can guess what I've been up to this week....drying clothes NOT at home!

I'm still dieting....begrudgingly and I have lost 12 lbs. Dieting in your 50's is nothing like dieting in your 20's or 30's. It's hard! Besides the obvious difficulties associated with dieting, I have had dieting casualties too! Snacking on popcorn has been a godsend for me during this process of achieving weight loss without going completely crazy, but let me tell you, eating popcorn can be dangerous and a health risk! I got a popcorn hull embedded somewhere between two back teeth and my week started bad and went to worse pretty fast. I tried brushing and flossing, I tried tooth picking, I tried rinsing and flushing with water for over a week....fast forward to today and an emergency visit to the dentist. There was no sign of a popcorn hull but there was an infection from the little bugger so I got some antibiotics and gum numbing stuff and I was on my way. If it's not better Monday, I have to go back.....

What else happened this week? Oh yah, the one thing that was supposed to happen.....I had 8 to 10 (I lost count) injections in my neck and shoulders. I go every 3 months for BOTOX for my bad neck, headaches, very long story.

So it just hasn't been a great week folks! The one thing about a bad week is that you know it's going to end and it always does. Just when you think the universe is beating you while you're down, things start to turn around.....and they have. For starters my dryer is almost ready to use and my mouth is starting to feel better. I had visions of a very looooong weekend.....

Looking forward to my first fall weekend, making some pumpkin bread, picking some apples.....enjoy the weekend everyone!