Happy Saturday ~ 209
It’s been three days since I touched a camera. That doesn’t sound long to some but for me it is a very long time. I have been so focused on my health and work that I just have not been able to take interest in my photography.
Work has been very busy and as we come into the last quarter of the year it will only get busier and more consuming. Every evening after work Jeanne and I have taken long walks for exercise and by the time I get a shower (2 a day) it’s time for some reflection and bed.
So these images are from July 18th when we enjoyed an evening with Angie, Ben and the kids at their home for dinner. That’s my wine glass on the table of the first image. That was before I discovered I had diabetes. It was a wonderful evening.
Josh had just learned to ride his bike without training wheels. It didn’t take him long partly because he had ridden a balance bike for sometime and the fact that when the training wheels came off he could get a kick stand for his bike. I’m not sure why he is so enthralled with having a kick stand but he takes great joy in stopping his bike and putting the kick stand down. 🙂
He wasn’t very impressed with Grandpa’s bike because it didn’t have a kick stand and the tires were too thin.
I’ve felt pretty good. Still having some issues with my right eye and hopefully I will get some answers about that soon. I meet with my endocrinologist and my regular doctor this coming Tuesday. I’m anxious to get some answers and see where I stand.
We’ve been eating healthy since we got the news (disgustingly and boringly healthy) and I’ve been either on my bike, treadmill, or walking the neighborhood with Jeanne every evening.
With the help of friends and Jeanne’s dedication to making sure I eat right I’m actually starting to feel good most of the time. I’ve fallen a few times because I’ve gotten dizzy (not sure what that’s all about) and I still have a fair amount of road rash from my bike accident from a couple of weeks ago (that itches like crazy) but other than that I seem to be doing fine.
Right now meals are pretty mundane for me. Jeanne does a wonderful job of choosing variety but there is only so much that can be done. We celebrated her birthday Thursday evening at one of my favorite restaurants. Their menu is not geared to the healthy side so I had a broiled walleye (which was very good) a bed of plain lettuce, and a cup of clam chowder. The latter of which wasn’t a good choice. I chuckled to myself as I watched other patrons enjoy their spirits and unhealthy foods and lamented back to those care free days. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that it was those care free days that got me to this point and I’m glad to be headed in the right direction now. But I’d be dishonest if I didn’t admit that I thoroughly enjoyed eating lots of bad (for me) food. 🙂
Okay enough about my health. Although this blog is not about my health since that is prevalent on my mind that is what came out today.
I’m going to shoot some images today no matter what of. I just feel better when I have a camera in my hand and I’m looking through the viewfinder.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Saturday. We were supposed to go to the Irish Hooley this evening with our dear friends but because of the chance of sever weather in the region they moved it to the Five Flags Center. Couple that with festival seating and there is also Summer’s Last Concert downtown tonight and it will be a traffic and parking nightmare. So we opted to not go this year and hope to make it next year when our favorite band “Gaelic Storm” will be back.
Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.