This is a photo of my Dad, and my Niece's Son Charlie, riding on a small scale Train at a local park in the Sacramento area. Now, should I call Charlie, my Nephew once removed, or my 2nd Nephew?? I always get confused in the lingo of it. Can anyone help me in this???
** I am really pressed for time, so I am going to make this a real quick post. I have my next Fill appointment next Wednesday the 25th. It will be Fill #8 and I currently have somewhere between 7-7.2 cc's in my 10 cc Band. Normally I at least have a week to 2 weeks after a Fill, where I really have to watch myself. But this time, I actually feel like she removed saline instead of increased it!! From day one, I have been able to eat almost what I wanted. I have had virtually no restriction at all and unfortunately, this is the month where I will traditionally gain the most weight.
And I fear that I have gained back some of my weight. :( I need to give myself a Big Kick In The Butt, and get myself back on track!!! I know what to do, I just lack the motivation right now to do it. Stress plays a lot in my problems right now, but I can't use that as a crutch, or excuse for my own lack of self control in what, and how much I am eating!!! I can eat a cow right now. No...that will be tomorrow!! LOL I will try to make myself carry my camera out and take a few photos to post though.
** As you know if you read my post on Wednesday, that Wednesday was my 55th Birthday!! Well, August is a huge Birthday month for our family. In fact, we have 8, yes, that's 8 Birthdays in August!! And since this will be our last Summer in our house, we are holding one last Birthday/Swim/Barbecue Party tomorrow!!
Now normally, August is by far our hottest month!! But for some strange reason, we have been having a really mild Summer this year, hence my not going in the water much this Summer (we are not heating the pool this year)!! And usually we would be baking in 100+ degrees tomorrow, but get this.....it is only supposed to be 88 degrees tomorrow!! Which means that the pool water will probably cool down over night, into the mid-upper 70's. This is fine for the Kids, but us Adults like it at least 80, and I personally like it about 84-86 degrees!!! Oh well, at least for those of us that don't go in the water, it won't be too uncomfortable.
** Lately, I have been in a slump. And no, it has nothing to do with my Birthday!! I have never had an issue turning another year older.....at least not yet! I think that it has something to do with our filing Bankruptcy, losing our home, and all the issues and implications, etc. Sometimes it just gets to be a bit overwhelming, trying to figure what our next move will be. I try to think of this as a new adventure. But with Walt working as a Consultant, it really makes it hard sometimes.
He Consults with the State of California, and as you probably know, they still have not passed a State Budget (AGAIN)!! The Budget is due the 1st of July, but that NEVER HAPPENS. Which means that the State will stop making payments to the Consultants first, until the Budget gets passed. This means that we may not be paid again until October or November. What is even more frightening, is what will happen if Arnold S follows through with his threat, that he may not sign a Budget at all!!
He leaves office in January, which could then put the new Budget crisis off to the Governor. Never mind how it effects all those who work with the State in any capacity!!! What can we do? We have already declared Bankruptcy, what will we do if we are not paid for another 3-5 months??? How will be pay the current/upcoming bills, etc. Sorry, I didn't mean to go into all this here, but it is always in the back of my mind!
** On a much happier note, our oldest Daughter Christa, and my Grandchildren Walker and Emily, took me out to lunch on my Birthday Wednesday!! We went to one of my favorite, small family owned Mexican Restaurants! We sat and talked for about 3 hours!! We were there so long that I was able to eat my entire meal!! Normally I only eat 1/2 of it and take the remainder home for dinner!! I think that they thought we were never going to leave!!
But once we did, we went over to a Used Book Store that was in the next shopping center over. We spent about another hour there! So we basically spent most of the day together and I had a really good time!! We don't get together like this very often anymore. but it was a fantastic day. And next week we get to celebrate Emily's 7th Birthday!! We always get to celebrate it twice, once with the kids and all their friends and once for just the immediate family and Grandparents!! So 2 more days of good food and Dessert!!! Then, I can start the decline from the August Eat-A-Thon!!!
Well, I better go for now, I said that this was going to be a real quick post....well, you know how that goes!!! LOL Till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)