Monthly Archives: December 2010

Well, the year is almost over

Christmas came and went and was actually very uneventful, as it has been every year for quite some time.  We were supposed to go to Whiting, IN to Jeronimo’s nephew’s house but they had to cancel because supposedly his nephew had to work.  Don’t know if I believe that or not because another brother of his went out to their sisters house and I think maybe that’s where they went.  But if they did, that’s fine with me, it’s just that they didn’t have to make up a story.  Why can’t people be honest about things.  I am and that’s why they don’t like me because I voice my opinion and when I see something I don’t like I tell them about it.  Am I wrong?  Don’t know and I don’t really care.  I’m too damned old to care about silly things like that anymore.  I guess I’m the male counterpart of Maxine.  LOL

Anyway, Jeronimo and I just stayed home, drank a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Chile and ate tostadas of tinga, which is chicken in a chipotle sauce and oh my goodness is it delicious.  I also make it with shrimp and that’s even better.  Then after dinner, we opened our gifts.  We don’t exchange too much, just one or two little things.  Neither one of us really needs or wants anything special and if we do, we go out and buy it.  And with the economy the way it is, it gets harder and harder to do anything anymore.  Gas has gone sky high again and the other day I saw in one of the local stores a case of Coke was $8.99.  My goodness, who in the heck can afford that?  I got 5-12 packs for $10.00 the other day and that was a deal.  Now this week, you buy 2 and get 3 free.  Now THAT’S a real deal so will be going to stock up.

Don’t have any plans yet for New Year’s Eve.  Don’t even know if I want to go out, what with the crazies roaming the streets.  And if I do go out, I won’t be drinking much because I’m always the designated driver.  Think I’ll switch that around this year and make Jeronimo the designated driver.  I’m sure he won’t like that at all.  Too bad, start the new year off right.  LOL

Hope everyone has a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year.  Please be safe.

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Posted by on December 25, 2010 in Christmas & New Years


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Catching up a little bit

Woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning.  They are predicting anywhere from 2” to 7”, depending on which TV or radio station I happen to be listening to.  But then how many times are they right?  Guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

Have been doing very well with my sugar testing.  I’ve lost weight and my daily sugar count is getting closer and closer to target.  I’m bound and determined to control it with diet and exercise.  Two days ago it was at 113, but then yesterday morning it was at 139, which isn’t too awfully bad, I don’t think.  And then this morning it was at 127.  I won’t be satisfied until it’s constantly at 100 or below.  But the important thing is that I know I can control it and the second benefit is the weight loss.  I am now down to a size 40 waist and even though it’s only a drop from 42, it’s a major accomplishment for me.  I still have one pair of slacks that are 38 and I’m hoping that by next week, I’ll be able to fit into them without having to struggle.  Dieting isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I quite smoking cold turkey, so I know I can stop eating just as easily.  Well, I don’t mean stop eating all together, just reducing the portion size and content.  I’m also taking additional fiber, which helps.

Christmas is right around the corner and I got my decorations up.  Just seems that Christmas doesn’t have the same importance anymore.  Both parents are gone and the brothers who are left are all off in other states doing their own thing, so it’s just me and Jerónimo and we don’t even exchange gifts anymore.  We used to, but we both have everything we need, so we’re going out today to get ourselves some new colognes.  We both have a passion for men’s colognes.  We only have about 25 different ones already.  Hey, some people collect other things, we collect colognes.

Well, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New year.

Merry Christmas


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Posted by on December 12, 2010 in Just regular stuff


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