Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Iceman may be comething

Woo hoo...well, the cold front came in about midnight last night and the high today has been 40, after a balmy 83 yesterday. It came as a shock, sort we don't usually believe it is really going to get that cold. We are usually surprised at our weather and talk about it a lot. Anyway, now the weather forecasters are saying we probably will have freezing rain starting about midnight tonight. Another reason I'm so glad I don't have to go to work in the morning. I can snuggle in my nice warm bed for as long as I like in the morning. And it might be a pretty good while of laying up in the bed. I went shopping with my daughter in law today and OH MY...she is a very serious shopper. My mil used to be like that back in the day. She could walk me into the ground anytime on any day. She was a marvel and my daughter in law has now got the Hard Core Shopper award. We only went to Costco and I'm frazzled, but I've now seen everything that is in the store.

While we were "shopping" our grandson went to the movies with his grandpa. I think both of them enjoyed the time together without the wimmen...ya know. After they got out of the movie they came back to the house and played football and some soccer. Their movie started about the exact same time Martha and I entered Costco. We got home at 5ish and we got there about 1:30. She wins the shopping thing hands down. I had no idea they had that much stuff in the store, but I did make a lovely dinner with the roasted chicken I bought when it started getting so late. It was roasted chicken on a bed of salad greens with campari tomatoes, carrots, a small amount of cheddar cheese, and a few sliced almonds.

I'm having to rethink the Weight Watchers thing for right now. Since the gout dx, I think it wise to make sure this gout flare up is drug induced from the diuretics for b/p and the niacin for triglycerides and not something else before signing up with them. I've discontinued those prescriptions and have a new one for the b/p that seems to be working nicely and not making me feel bad or anything. Anyway there are so many foods I can't eat right now that I think it better to wait for a while. I'm not sure the ladies who work for WW are registered dietitians and they may not take into consideration the diet restrictions and the excericse restrictions, too, right now. My diet is mostly veg and fruit with some surprising things I can and can't eat. I've lost a couple of pounds and that was before the shopping marathon today.

And tomorrow night is knitting group night and I am going. The ice will be long gone by then and last week my shoulder hurt so much I couldn't go and the week before that there was a Neighborhood Association meeting, so I haven't seen them in a long time. Even if my hand is hurting I found some things to talk to them about in one of the books I got for Christmas. There is an article about making knitting needle cases and that might be a good way to make a little extra cash. They were quite pricey at some of the fancier knitting shops when I was looking. Something to think about, even if I make some for myself. Sewing is not as repetitive as knitting. However, I'm thinking the colchicine is making it so much better.

So, I'm going to bed to read for a while before sleep and in the morning lay in the bed with no guilt at all and hope everyone gets to work safely if that is where you are headed and if not, then hope you have a wonderful day doing whatever it is you chose to do.

Oh yes, if you don't watch tv, Melli, then you won't have a clue what I was talking about in the previous post. It is a commercial.


  1. You see, I watch waaaaaay too much TV, cause I knew immediately what you were talking about!

  2. I not having a wonderful day, I sick. So if you need me, I'll be in bed. :D

  3. LOL! Yea... I asked Hubby if he knew who he was - and then I googled him and watched PART of the ShamBAM thing and agreed they are pretty cool - and yea - he's pretty annoying! LOL!

    I musta missed the post about you joining weight watchers again - or thinkin' about it. Hmmm.... Yea... I'm sure they're NOT professional dieticians. They will say they are TRAINED -- trained like Curves TRAINS their Cardio Technicians - or whatever they're calling them THIS month! NOT that it's a bad program -- just no degrees required!!! I'd wait too!

    Enjoy your ladies night out! I'm off to Bible Study tonight! DC is supposed to get an ice storm tomorrow too - but not as far south as us - we'll just get wet.

  4. I love being able to lie in bed and not go to work anymore and not feel guilty about it. I am like a bear I gain weight in the winter and take it off as soon as spring comes. I don't usually worry about it too much until spring. Once I can get outside, I am either walking, working on the yard or something and it just comes off. Hope you are feeling better.