Archives for: July 2005
We returned last night from 8 days on the road. Ugh. Driving through the Southwest in the middle of July is not what I call a vacation. In fact, it's downright inhuman.
We had a good time, though. We spent only 2 nights in hotels, and then spent the rest of the time with various family members. Gordon and Mom seemed to like each other, which is good. Gordon seems to get along with most anyone, though, so I wasn't too surprised that they liked each other.
Food-wise, I did okay, considering that there's really nothing an O can eat alongside the highways between here and Texarkana, TX. A fair amount of fast food was consumed, and I had heartburn a few times, but civilization is creeping up on even truck stops. A few of them had STARBUCKS in them, so I had my beloved chai tea lattes almost daily during our trip. - It WAS a vacation, after all!
We saw most of my family, and went to a party at my dad's cousin's new house, which was fantastic. It was shaped like a horseshoe, with a pool inside the horseshoe, so you could see the pool from EVERY room. It also had about 5 bedrooms, and the laundry room was bigger than our bedroom! It's a GREAT house. They're going to build a BIG garage to house her husband's classic car collection and other assorted toys. We had a ball playing with kids and eating junk food at the party, and then headed west for home the next day.
So we spent 8 days on the road, averaged 6 hours per day driving, and never slept in the same place two nights in a row. I don't recommend it, but I did get my grandmother's china cabinet home, and my husband and mother finally got to meet, so it was worth it.
I got home from our honeymoon and got sick with some kind of crud as well as conjunctivities, and was flat out in bed for about 10 days, and ended up on antibiotics for only the second time in 12 years. I've been functional since then, but still have not felt like myself and have had a sore throat (and ears and nose) for the last couple of weeks. So I'm still fighting some little buggies. My chiropractor also suspects that I might have picked up a parasite or three in Mexico, so now I'm on ProBerry, Grapefruit Seed Extract, silver water, probiotics, a parasite cleanse and a colon cleanse. Fun stuff! My body is not exactly handling the dosages very well, so I have to ease up on the colon cleanse and parasite stuff and take half the usual dose for now. We'll see how that goes!
Foodwise I'm at 98% compliance now, partly because I'm not eating much at all, and partly because that's all my body seems to want right now. I had my usual protein shake yesterday around 11 am before I went to the gym, and then had a Starbucks soy chai tea latte around 2pm, and a soy strawberry banana yogurt at 5 or so. Lamb, rice, and salad for dinner. We went to see "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" last night and I ate a few dark chocolate M&Ms during the movie. They're better than regular M&Ms, but still have dairy and corn syrup in them, so I'll only eat them if I'm desperate for chocolate.
We got the proofs back from the photographer - they are amazing! We're so glad we went with this photographer! We have an appointment with her week after next to start putting the wedding album together.
Next week we are supposed to head to Texas to pick up my grandmother's china cabinet and to introduce Gordon and my mother to each other.