What is Your Special Treat?

Every night, some time between dinner and bedtime, I get a craving a small treat. I don’t think it has to do with hunger or a diabetes type of sugar craving. It is probably more an emotional craving of just a little something to soothe the savage beast and get me to relax.

Most nights I just want one or two cookies, a thin slice of pie, or maybe a couple bites of chocolate along with a hot cup of tea. The hot tea is soothing to me and the caffeine in it does not seem to bother me with keeping me awake. For some reason the tea caffeine has no effect, but if I drink a cup of coffee at night I am wide awake for hours.

The sugar does not seem to boost my metabolism, either. I know chocolate has caffeine in it, but that does not bother me. I do need a cup of coffee in the morning. That wakes me up and gets me going. People tell me that I am not human until I have been awake long enough to drink a full cup of coffee. They say that smart people will leave me alone and not even talk to me until after I have had my coffee.

Lately my favorite treat at night has been a cup of hot tea and one or two Golden Oreo cookies. I usually take two of the cookies with me, but I break off small parts of the second one and share that with my dog. You cannot give chocolate to dogs, so the Golden Oreo is the perfect treat for both of us.

Canceled My Vacation

Well, this is not good news. My grandmother is in the hospital and we are all very worried. I might have to drop everything and go to Florida to visit her or help my mother take care of her.

I canceled my vacation plans so I don’t have a problem getting off work to deal with family issues. I don’t think they would give me a hard time about it, but you never know. I would never want to take advantage of my boss and his good will, either. So I think the prudent thing is to cancel the trip and just stay flexible until we know more about what’s going on with my grandmother.

Yes, I’m Up Early

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Last night was not good for getting any sleep. I must have eaten something that upset my stomach because I have been feeling sick for hours. Now I have just given up on trying to get any sleep and decided to get up. I have my coffee pot working and I hope the coffee will get me awake quick.

Quick Walk

Even though the weather is getting cold, I need to get some exercise and outdoors is my preferred location. So I decided to take a brisk walk around my own neighborhood today. Big mistake. I never realized until today how many of my neighbors have dogs – and most of them just run loose. The dogs don’t seem to like people walking by their house or yard, either. Now I know why a lot of people carry a big walking stick with them when they go for a brisk walk. Its not to help them walk – it is for protection from dogs.

Summer Wrapup

I cannot believe today is the first day of September. That means that summer is almost over and we have to get ready for Autumn.

I like Autumn, but I have allergies to leaf mold. So even though the leaves are beautiful to look at, they make my eyes water and my nose get stuffed up. Sometimes I get a sore throat and sometimes my ears hurt, too. So I have about 3 weeks of misery ahead of me.


Woke up this morning and ate a sausage biscuit. But there must have been a small piece of bone or grissel in the sausage, because I bit down and hurt my tooth. I can’t tell if it is broken or cracked or what, but I hope I can get in to see my dentist today – this is painful.

Too Hot

This summer has been so hot. I think we have a record breaker for consecutive days over 90 degrees. Maybe it will be the most days over 100 degrees if it keeps up at this pace. We are only half way through the summer and I’m already toasted! If we don’t have a couple days of cooler temps, I’m going to have to head north and find someplace to chill for a few days!

It’s almost that time of year again

Here it is October already which means that the ‘Trick or Treaters’ will be out soon.   The next thing you know, it’s going to be Thanksgiving.  we always have turkey of course but last year someone brought one of those deep fried turkeys.  Man it was great.  I had no idea they would taste that good and juicy so I’m getting Mom an oilless turkey fryer so she can make us one herself this year.

I had no idea they had an oilless turkey fryer but they do.  That has to be healthier than deep frying one and since Dad passed away from a heart attack, we’re all trying to eat healthier.  This a great way to do just that.  I would have never known about them if I hadn’t checked with Shop.com.  That is where I love to find the best prices and a few surprises too like the turkey fryer.

Please do this

I got this from an email and it is true!!!

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!  Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!

Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple – just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at: http://fleming.house.gov/index.html . Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

I can’t believe Patrick is gone

The entertainment community has lost one of it’s greatest entertainers in my opinion.  Patrick Swayze was the man every woman wanted to dance with after they saw ‘Dirty Dancing’ and even wanted to learn to make pottery on a potters wheel after watching him and Demi Moore in ‘Ghost’.

But more than just an entertainer,  he was a son, husband and brother to the ones that knew him the best.  My heart goes out to his family for the loss of a dearly loved member of their family.  God Bless you Patrick and most of all, God Bless your mother, wife and family.  May you rest in peace.