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Catching up again

Well, here I am again, catching up on what has been going on around here lately.

To start off, I’m typing this on my new Surface Pro 3 which I just got delivered today and am still in the process of setting up.  So far, I’m loving it.  Had a few little wrinkles in the very beginning but I think I’ve ironed them out.  At least I hope I have.  LOL  Got the purple Type Pad and the Wedge mouse along with it.  Not sure I like the Wedge mouse, so I may end up returning it.  We’ll see I guess.  I may be just a matter of getting used to it.

Last Saturday we had a Birthday party for Jerónimo and had a lot of people here and had a ton of food.  Here are some pictures.


Those were taken before eveyrone got there.  As you can see, there were a lot of deserts.

Jerónimo’s niece from California was here for 6 days and she had a great time.  At least that’s what she said.  We went down to Leonore, IL and had lunch at Smitty’s tavern, then we went up to Holy Hill in Wisconsin and stopped in downtown Chicago to take in the Bean and Millenium Park and we had a nice lunch and a few drinks in one the the restaurants there.  It was a real nice day.

Well, I have been dieting and watching the portion size and have managed to drop 23 pounds in just over 2 months.  So, I’m pretty proud of myself.  I have a doctors appointment on the 23rd of June and I’m sure he will be happy with my A1C results.

Weather here has been pretty erratic lately.  One day hot, the next day you need a light jacket.  Mother Nature must really be upset with us.

That’s about it for this posting.  Will try to keep up more often.

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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Catching Up


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Just wanted to catch up a little bit.

Well, it has been a long time since I’ve posted something here so figured I had better get on the ball or people will think I’ve fallen off the edge of the earth.  Oh, wait a minute, they discovered a long time ago that there is no edge.  I forgot the earth is round.  Smile Just trying to be funny, that’s all.  Did it work?

Anyway, nothing exciting has happened since I got back from Mexico in December.  Had a doctors appointment and he beat me up because I haven’t been taking my cholesterol medicine and it was bad, so he hollered at me a little bit and now I’m taking it regularly.  He also increased my Metformin to two 500mg tablets a day because my sugar hasn’t been as good as I want it to be.  It all started with the trip to Mexico.  Darn Mexican food messed me up. Sad smile  But oh was it good. Winking smile  Especially the “chinchulines”.  For those who don’t know what that is, it’s chitlins, and they are fried up nice and crispy and served as an appetizer and oh my goodness they are out of this world.  I know, I know, organ meat is not good for you, but I just can’t help myself.  So I guess I deserved getting hollered at by my doctor.

I think the weather is finally getting straightened out here in the Midwest.  It was 69º here today but it was windy so didn’t really feel all that great.  Some of the southern suburbs made it over 70º.  But then it’s going to cool down again so heaven only knows when we’ll see real spring weather.  I think we just might skip it and jump right to summer.  Mother Nature must have gotten her wires crossed.

Had to return the Logitech Solar Keyboard I got because one of the keys dropped off and I couldn’t get it to stay on and Logitech didn’t help at all.  Fortunately Best Buy took it back without a problem and I hope this new one doesn’t give me any headaches.  I really like it though.  Can sit back in my recliner and type away like mad.  The height of laziness.  Also got a new wireless Logitech Mouse.  Wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, now all I need is a wireless headset and I’ll be set. Smile  No wonder I can’t lose weight.

Still going to the YMCA three times a week.  Some days I just don’t feel like going but Jerónimo bugs me until I give in.  But I must say, I feel much better after we go.  Now that the weather is starting to get better, I’m going to start walking on the other days that we don’t go to the YMCA and hopefully I’ll be able to lose some pounds.  It’s so darned easy to put it on, but boy to get it off is a chore.  Think I’ll get a zipper for my mouth as that will be the only way. 

Made shrimp cocktail for dinner tonight and boy was it good.  It was the Mexican style.  Used 2 pounds of shrimp, onion, tomato, cilantro, avocado, ketchup, Clamato, lime juice and Valentina hot sauce.  MMMMM delicious.  We didn’t eat it all so will have some more tomorrow.

Well, that’s it for today.  Hope everyone who is reading this is doing well.

Have a great week.

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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Catching Up


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