Tuesday, June 4, 2013

If You're Happy and You Know It Shake Your Meds!

Hello, stranger! It's been a while. Let's just say life has been approaching the speed of light over the past week.

Before I get in to all of the goings on, I'll update you on the meds and how that's going. I'm up to 3 of the 4 Glumetza I'm supposed to take per day. This is the best I've ever done with metformin so I have high hopes.

Rachel had had some ups and downs with her meds. But she's trying. He said it would take about 3 months for everything to kick in and she would feel better.
I was not eating right over the past week. Sometimes the medicine made me not even want to eat. So I would skip lunch. But even when I'm "starving" I can only eat small portions. By the end of last week my appetite had returned though.

Let's see, Friday, May 24 was busy running the roads. Chuck and I stopped at a little tavern called Gordon Street Tavern and got a couple of beers
 And I ordered pulled pork nachos thinking it would be a small portion. It's hard to tell in the photo but it was a mountain. I barely touched it but it was good.
 Saturday the 25th, Chuck had a state championship shooting match. His head wasn't in the game so he didn't do as well as he would have liked. We were on the road at 5:30am and didn't leave there until 5:30pm. Long day.

They did have some cool stages set up like this one where he had to shoot out of a dumpster.
 They provided water and even the water bottles had guns on them.
Sunday we got to go to a friend's house. They had just moved in and it's a great place! Backs up to the water and I love it! Ducks would come into the yard. I tried to catch them but they can fly!
Was a great time and we all enjoyed a beautiful sunset. I'd put my fingers in the water and fish would come up and nibble on them.
Kyle's son caught his first fish that evening! A little catfish. He was pretty excited.
Sunday night I forgot to take my Glumetza so I resumed taking it Monday morning. Memorial Day. Ugh, it did not go well for me. I felt sick most the day and even took a two hour nap. Was pretty much a wasted day.

Tuesday was my birthday! Happy birthday to me! Rachel made me a half mother's day cake and half birthday cake. So cute. And she created nutella icing for the filling. Yum!
I got cards from the family that were all great. Chuck worked that morning but came home with flowers and took the rest of the week off. I got my hair trimmed and went to the shooting range wearing a tiara. It's my birthday! A tiara is perfectly acceptable.
That night we went out to Carabba's to celebrate and had a very nice time. Not a low carb day. Not a low carb week!!

Wednesday was more running of the roads. I had so many errands and then had a rehearsal for Rachel's graduation. Afterwards, Rachel went out with her boyfriend and Chuck and I went to Cafe Adobe for dinner and drinks by the water. I got to feed a grackle from my hand. :)

Thursday was the BIG day. I can't believe she's graduating! My baby girl can't be this grown up. I was a nervous wreck. She was a nervous wreck! Here is a group picture of Rachel and her friends before the big moment.
Each graduate had a slide show of some pictures of them growing up. Chuck and I met Rachel on stage where I gave her the diploma and she gave me a rose. Chuck gave a short speech and then Rachel thanked us in a little speech. Then it was time for the reception and a few pics. This is a pic of us with my parents. Chuck looks happy. I wanted a Xanax or something! I was able to keep it together and not cry but there were a couple of close calls.
Friday night we went out to Buca di Beppo with Rachel's boyfriend's family. It is an Italian restaurant with a lot of character and the food is served family style. Now that's fun! There was so much food!
They got her boyfriend a cake. Very cute.
And then this monster of a dessert came out!
We went home quite stuffed and passed out.

Saturday Charlie had a piano recital. He played In the Morning Light by Yanni and did a fantastic job. Proud of that kid.
Here's the video of him playing.
As soon as that was over we went straight to a graduation party. Lots of fun sitting under the trees and talking. Loved the grandma there. She brought out tequila that she brought back from Mexico and handed out shots to the adults and even took a couple of shots herself. She was hilarious.

Sunday was a day to just chill around the house and catch up on some needed rest. Saturday night Chuck and I decorated the stairway to surprise Chaarlie and Rachel the next morning. It was to celebrate Rachel's graduation and Charlie's recital.

Rachel's bf came over and chilled too. He and Charlie played a game where the loser gets shocked. Try to guess who lost.
Then Monday it was back to the normal routine. Grocery shopping and stuff like that. I had a deadline for a cookbook entry that day so I was busy with a couple of recipes that I wanted to take from high carb to low carb.

I used to love getting dan dan noodles at Pei Wei but the carbs make it prohibitive to have very often so I revamped the recipe and made it very low carb! Only 4g carbs per serving. That's it! And they tasted better than Pei Wei's. Everyone agreed. Recipe will be coming out in cookbook in a few months.
 The next recipe was for a quiche that I make once a year for Chuck on Christmas morning. It's his favorite but I wanted to make it low carb. Easy peasy. Done! Sausage and cheese quiche. And it tastes great too. 2.1g carbs per serving. And it makes 12 servings!
After working up the nutritional info and all that jazz, I went to bed.

And that should catch us up to date! As you can see, it's been a busy, busy week.

As of yesterday, was back to eating right and hope to be posting some pics of the eats on my posts and share some recipes. Oh and Rachel turns 18 this week. One more big life event.

Sorry for the long post. I think I'm caught up now. :)

PS: Sorry but I have to moderate comments for a while because Tanya from some company that makes things to hold pills keep leaving spam on my blog and won't stop and it's quite irritating! So until Tanya goes away I'll have to moderate. Sorry. :-/


  1. Congratulations to Rachel and belated happy birthday to YOU!!! May this year be the best of your life to date!!!

  2. I second what Roz said exactly! Happy times! Happy Texans! =)

  3. I choke up at graduations, too. Mah baby! I get your emotional status, I really do. Big congrats to all of you for having a high school graduate - you all got her there!

  4. Don't worry, we don't like Tanya, either :)

    Wow! You have been busy with fun stuff! Congratulations on all of the celebrations, competitions, graduations, birthday, etc! I'm so glad to hear you are doing so well on your medication. That's a big deal! This is a crazy time of year for me, too, and I've not been eating as well as I'd like either. It's all going to settle down for me next week, and I'm determined to reign it in.


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