Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Dog of My Dreams

Well, I have to refer back to an older post about 2 dreams I had in the same week about a tan German Shepherd.

I was driving down a street in our neighborhood, on my way to pick up DD from a friend's house, when I saw a woman walking 2 dogs, one a beagle, and the other was the dog I had seen in my dreams last August! I was so surprised, but drove on. Now I'm wondering how to find this woman and ask about the dog. I can't imagine walking up to her and telling her I've dreamt about the dog. She would probably think I was plum crazy. I'm so curious, though. I wonder about the dog, and why I dreamt about it. I don't know what to do next. I'm thinking of taking a walk around the neighborhood every morning at around the same time I saw the woman - 8:30 am or so. I guess I could go knocking at doors asking about the dog, but that might make me look like a weirdo, too. I just don't know what to do.

Anyway, thanks to Mom2bjm and Lasann for wishing me well on the diet. I have lost 5 pounds, but, unfortunately, fell off of the diet this weekend. I have to get back on the horse tomorrow. I wish I could say I'm feeling so much better, but the truth is, I'm not. I still have some supplements on backorder from the Vitamin Shoppe, so maybe I really need all of those supplements to feel better.

I still have to make dr's appointments for a sleep study, cardiologist, and the eye doctor. I was not able to go for a while because I had that nasty cold/flu that's going around. Lots of people I know have gotten it, and it seems to hold on for a while, with some relapses.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Diet is Awn!

I just started the Perricone weight loss diet today. It's a very strict diet, and I can't say we can afford all that organic food, but I will do as much as I can afford. Some organic foods are coming down in price, and I don't mind paying more for eggs, for example, or yogurt, which isn't that much more anyway.

I haven't eaten any salmon yet, but I have some wild Alaskan salmon fillets and some canned salmon that would fit the bill. I am not usually a salmon eater, but I guess I could learn to like it.

I found some shelled, plain brazil nuts, and I'm quite fond of them. I also bought some walnuts, which were tasty on top of my cottage cheese with apple.

I hope to feel better and look better. The feel better part is the primary motivation for this change. I'm hoping to lose 50 pounds before we go out to Utah. I still have some more reading, planning, and purchasing to do, but it's looks like I'll be doing this for the long run because I want to get off of these medications I take for various things, most of them related to weight. Hopefully, this will work, but I will have to start keeping better track of my blood sugar and blood pressure. It would be nice to have normal stats the next time I see the doctor.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Feeling Better

I just can't wait until everyone is back to normal. DH has been sick for about 3 weeks. His workplace has some new rules about taking sick time, and if he takes more than 3 days off in a row, they need him to have a doctor's note saying it's okay for him to come back to work. I just hope they don't reduce his pay for the few extra days he took off, because he was on Christmas vacation when he got sick.

I finally got some antibiotics from Immediate Care, and they have helped my ear infection and my throat doesn't hurt anymore. It's now a battle with the coughing when you just want to sleep. They gave me a prescription for the coughing, and Flonaze for congestion, too.

Monday morning, the phone just kept ringing, and that is when I really felt the worst of it. I still had to wake up early to take DD to her 6 AM class, and my throat and ear were really painful. When we came home again, I just wanted to get to sleep, but one of the church mothers called (DH answered, I was going to let the answering machine take care of it) because her 17 year old son said the school bus just drove past him. I think he missed it, but she wanted me to go over to her house, and drive him to his school. That would have taken about 45 minutes in total trip time, and I was not feeling well, so I told her "no". I guess that's going to be one of my new resolutions, anyway, to just say "no".

I assume she found someone else who could do it. Anyway, DH took some of our Christmas stuff down last night. I did manage to get the laundry done, and put dinner on the table, so I guess I'm doing okay.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Is there a doctor in the house?

Well, we have all been ill, and I got worse this week. We did each receive a priesthood blessing to help us recover on Wednesday night. DH has been the sickest of us all. I hope I don't get as sick as he is. I do think I am recovering, but I felt my worst this morning. Now I'm trying to be think more positive thoughts about getting better.

DD is spending the night over at her friend's house, and she was quite happy to go. Being an only child is not easy for her. She really wants to be around people more, but sometimes she won't take me up on my offers to take her somewhere.

Trying to get ahold of the doctor's office is ridiculous. They have one of those answering systems that makes you wait about 10 minutes or so before you can talk to a real person. I decided not to go in for an antibiotic, but if I do get worse, I will go.

I hope you all have had a Happy New Year, and that 2007 is very good to you.

We did have a couple of people over for dinner New Year's Eve, even though DH was quite ill. He ate with us, but went back to bed when we started playing games.