Monday, July 27, 2015

Simple pleasures and Birthday cake!

Saturday I attended a fun birthday party for a special 4 year old neighbor. My daughter and 3 of my grandchildren were there also. It was a fun day and I even had a small slice of birthday cake. I am so glad that I found out that I do not have to completely give up everything I enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Life is good !

I had a wonderful visit with a Endocrinologist last week. I am so glad that I made that appointment. They gave me so much more information on  diabetes and my diet than my primary Dr. I now know that I do not have to give up all the foods I like, just have to have them in moderation. I even had a little cheese grits last night with my oysters and fish ! We have been in the high 90's and some triple digits so I am spending most days inside with the air-conditioning, rereading  "Gladys Tabers" stillmeadows sampler, watching movies and shopping on-line for the Grandchildren some new school clothes. I am enjoying the summer and looking forward to fall ! Life is good !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Everything will be alright !

It has been almost 4 months since I was diagnosed with diabetes. It has been the most difficult time of my life. I had never really been sick before and I was so sick! The combination of the meds, strict diet, fear and depression really hit me hard but the past few days I have turned the corner. I have my energy back, I am eating more, for so long I was afraid to eat and lost too much weight too fast, for the first time I cooked a big meal for my family, even made a banana pudding! I also went out to a new restaurant and was able to eat like everyone else and enjoy it! Also I felt well enough to go for a new hair cut and pedicure this weekend. I now know that everything will be alright! Thanks to everyone for the prayers, encouragement, emails,messages and cards!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July ! ! !

My holiday weekend is beginning today! I am looking forward to a very relaxing one! This afternoon The Hallmark "Christmas in July" movies begin. I love Christmas in July! Tomorrow my daughter will be here from Baton Rouge, it will be so good to have her home! We will be enjoying good food, family and friends all day then beautiful fireworks from my front porch! Our neighborhood does a wonderful fireworks show, so I do not even have to leave the comforts of home to enjoy it all!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

On the Suwanee River



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It was a wonderful weekend on the Suwannee River. We arrived at the campground just after dark Thursday evening. We were sharing a cabin with good friends, they were already there when we arrived. We unloaded the boat and car and settled in for the night. We were up early the next morning and enjoyed the day on the beautiful river, it was hot but there was a nice breeze. That evening we drove into the little town of Suwannee and had a wonderful seafood dinner on the water with our boating club of about 30. The next day was boating again and a catered meal of barbecue at the campground and afterwards a pool and hot tub to relax in. The next morning we packed up and headed home. It was a very nice weekend !

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It is hot !



It is hard to believe that June is half gone! This summer is flying by. It has been very hot this week. The temps reached 99 here yesterday and suppose to be higher today. I am spending most of my time inside with the air conditioning! This weekend we will be boating with our classic boat club. Hope there will be a nice breeze on the water!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Looking forward to the " Simple Pleasure " of Summer!


It


is 85 degrees and raining at my house and we do need some rain. The last few weeks it has been raining all around us but not here! We have been running the sprinklers every day to keep the grass green. It is still May but seems like the middle of summer, it has been so hot! I think we skipped Spring! School will be out in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to all the Summer things, picnics,swimming,movies,boating and spending time with the Grandchildren,family and friends !