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I can't believe it's been a week since my last blog. Every day has been filled with activity and food. Every paragraph of this blog could have been a blog in and of itself, there just hasn't been time to write.
Our son flew home after his first semester at graduate school. He was tired after the hardest semester of his life. I had to work late the night he came home. I picked up Chinese food so we could all eat together at a reasonable hour. The next night I fixed spinach and lamb. He has caught up on his sleep and is rejuvenating his spirits by working in the yard.
Our daughter volunteered for a part in the drive through Christmas exhibit where she goes to school. Some very creative people turn part of the campus into Bethlehem - complete with horses and sheep. As visitors drive through, they see the entire Christmas story reenacted. Our daughter and a friend had taken a belly-dancing course just for fun in the fall. I've watched her practice, and it looks like perfect exercise for a Type A. She wound up as a belly dancer at Herod's palace. One of the nights was perfect weather. The others were very cold. I've been giving her lots of water with Echinacea and elderberry drops.
Our son has a girlfriend. She is a delightful Christian young woman, and we like her a lot. His graduate school kept them several states apart during the fall semester. She came for a 4-day Christmas visit. She is a Type A. So I continued to plan meals in my usual fashion with choices for As and Os. They took lots of long walks around our neighborhood and out in the country.
I've had three big stresses to deal with. My Mom fell again. She got up in the night to go to the bathroom, and fell. When she couldn't get up, she decided not to wake my Dad. She just sat on the bathroom floor until morning. It is so hard to see her weak like this, even if she is 91-years-old. It makes me more committed to my own muscle strengthening program.
My journalism class needed to put out one more issue of the school newspaper before the holidays began. The lead story for the front page didn't get approved by the administration until yesterday. That gave me very little time to finish the layout and print the paper. Today was the last day of class. I printed as I ate my lunch (cooked spinach, feta cheese, raisins, cubed chicken and olive oil) The class stuffed and distributed the paper. It was on time, but without a moment to spare.
I did most of my Christmas shopping early, but I still have the two most difficult people to shop for left on my list. I don't even have a really good idea. As soon as I finish this blog, my daughter and I are going to wander through the mall. I hate it that shopping stresses me at Christmas time. That is the antithesis of the season. No more shopping stress after today! I'm going to relax and enjoy the break from work and remember the miracle of Christmas.
Now you're caught up with all my activities. In some form or other the Blood Type Diet has been a part of each and every one, because the BTD is an integral part of my life.
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