This morning I got a pleasant surprise. I was supposed to watch my grandson until 1:00 but my daughter called and said I had the WHOLE day off! She wasn't feeling well and was going to stay home from work. Immediately I thought of all the things I'd LOVE to do if I just had the time. So my morning started with a wonderful Strawberry/Banana smoothie that I didn't have to make for anyone else or share. Then I watched a recorded movie, Things We Lost In The Fire, with Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and David Duchovny. It was really pretty good, sad, but good. When that was done I did a little straightening up and went upstairs to do some card making. That's when I found out I didn't have a 1 7/8" square punch.... so I HAD to go to Michaels. That was a trip to San Luis Obispo. Michaels didn't have it, but Beverly's did. I thought about having lunch in San Luis, but I had some really good leftover Lasagne waiting for me at home. Then it was down to the beach for a quick walk along the surf. When I got back home I wanted to work on finishing up the cutest little baby card for my daughters boss. As I was putting the finishing touches on it, my daughter Tiffany called and said, "come on down and get your hair cut." I was heading out the door and nearly bumped into my hubby coming home early from work, so we both went down to the salon. We picked up some quick dinner at Taco Loco.... mmmmm, soft chicken tacos. And now we are just chillin' watching TV. I'm already feeling relaxed. It's a great way to start the weekend.
The Picture - Half Empty or Half Full? Many of you who know me know I've been fighting a battle with Graves' Disease for about a year and a half. It was diagnosed in February of 2007. I was so very sick back then I actually thought I was going to die! One of the main symptoms was a rapid heartbeat and mine was probably 110 beats a minute. I was put on Methimazole, about 40 mg. per day to knock down the worst of the symptoms. That has gradually been reduced until now my dose is 5 mg. a day. Then I got some really bad news this week, my numbers are beginning to rise again. My Dr. called on Wednesday and told me he wanted to do the radioactive iodine treatment. I just don't feel ready for that at all. He gave me until the 7th of November, my next appointment, to "see the numbers change". He says to take the medicine every other day and in two weeks go off it all together. Yeah, the numbers will change and it won't be for the better I'm sure. So, I went on the