Now isn't this a pretty sight???
Well, today is Thanksgiving, at least it is somewhere, at any rate!! Since I am up so late, technically it is here too, but it will be over 12 hours before we celebrate it. LOL But until then...we can always think (dream) about what feast is to become!
But anyway, my hope is that everyone has the best Thanksgiving ever! And if you are one of the newly Banded, don't panic, you can still enjoy most of your favorites, just be careful, and chew, chew, chew, and wait in between bites! I was Banded on Nov 19th, 2009 and I ate a small amount of each of my favorite foods on that Thanksgiving!!
Of course, I was one of the naughty ones, and started eating "mushies" the day after Surgery! We were out of town, staying in a Hotel near the Hospital that my Surgery was performed in, and believe it or not....they didn't offer Soup in their Menu that could be ordered to the room! Not even Oatmeal (except at Breakfast), so I was forced to eat Tuna Casserole for Dinner, in the Restaurant (yes, I was eating Lunch and Dinner the day after Surgery in a Restaurant), and I had the BEST Egg and Cheese Omelet for Breakfast! So if you are really new to being Banded, you may want to follow what your Surgeon says....I was lucky and didn't have any problems.
This past week I have been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, trying to stay ahead of the game in getting ready for our vacation to Hawaii....which is in 7 days! Normally I am so far behind, that I am up packing until the wee hours of the morning that we are to leave!! So far, I have everything done like getting the Cash, Traveler's Checks, buying the last of our Christmas presents etc, that I wanted to do, and had originally planned on doing next week.
So next week, all I have to do is do all the laundry, pack the clothes, make sure all the Bills are paid that will be due before we return, defrost the Refrigerator/Freezer (the small RV Fridge/Freezer needs defrosting at least once every other week, if not every week!!), shave.....and I plan on coloring my hair with a wash in color. Since it has been almost 2 years since I did, my hair is totally natural and getting REALLY gray!! LOL I also have made an appointment to get a Mani/Pedi done in Gels. This is about the only time that my nails looks decent! And I have never had them done in Gels before, so this should be interesting....
This vacation, I intend to stay on top of everything and not be panicking on Thursday when we leave for California which is the beginning of our trip! So I guess I will go for now, still have lots to do!! But I want to leave with some photos of my latest Afghan that I just finished for my Mother In Law for Christmas. We are giving it to her tomorrow, since we won't see her at Christmas time. The colors didn't turn out well in the photo. The colors are an Off White, a soft Baby Yellow, and a soft Mint Green, but the Green looks more Blue in the photo....it is really hard to get the colors to come out right when taking the photos in our RV as the lighting isn't the best....but here it is! Oh, and the last photo will be me tomorrow after Dinner!! LOL So, I hope that ya'll have a great Thanksgiving, till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)