So we spent a gorgeous Saturday afternoon touring their property, sharing wine, stories and a great BBQ. Quite a feast! Thanks guys :)
And while we shared stories and played with a certain adorable "mr. D", it made me realize that I really need to refocus on my writing. I guess I felt, and I've probably said this before, that I've really felt recently that I haven't had a lot to contribute. But the truth of the matter is that we all have something worthwhile to contribute ... And if my writing only helps a person or two, then it was worth it.
I can't believe its been almost 3 weeks since I last posted.
A lot has happened in the past 3 weeks ... I spent a week at home on vacation, went to a Tiesto concert with B (it was great!), got my annual mammogram done (ladies ... anyone over about 40 give or take or with a family history ... get one done!) and got my contact lens checked. To which my opt ometrist asked how my blood sugar was (huh). I got some work done in the garden. Went to my doc to get a requisition for blood work and then went yesterday morning for my tests.
Oh yeah, I haven't mentioned my incident with a very nasty drop in blood sugar after donating blood, even though I did everything right. I was sweating profusely, my heart was racing, a panic attack started (thankfully I was able to shut it down quickly), I had trouble putting my thoughts together and getting them out of me. THAT scared me. I was about 2 minutes away from asking them to call an ambulance. If you've ever experienced a bad sugar low, you'll understand.
So its time for me to get serious about watching my sugar levels. I eat well, exercise regularly, try to stay fairly active, drink lots of water ... But with a family full of diabetics, is it any wonder that at 46 I'm facing these issues.
On a happier note, I can't believe it ... it's only May 1st, and the gardens will be ready with one more full day of work. I haven't been rushed, I haven't felt overwhelmed, I just got outside whenever the weather has graced us with dry enough weather, and got to work. I only got 1 decent gardening day during my actual vacation days but I did accomplish other things. I went to the nursery today and picked up a few more perennials. I'm even trying my favourite flower (Blue Himalyan Poppy) (see below) again. I've tried 3 or 4 times to grow it but have not had any luck to date. I'm not sure whether I'm persistent or a masochist.
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I have a major love affair with sky blue flowers ... probably because they've pretty hard to find in nature. I also picked up a few other flowers but I was strong and walked by all the irises and daylilies (my 2 flower obsessions) . I'm so proud of myself :)
On the workout front ... it's been a couple of weeks since my last workout ... but my vacation week I was pretty active, between lots of walking and all the garden work I was doing I didn't feel too bad about missing my workouts. Last week I was fighting something. I should have gotten up today to work out but I didn't. But I've been watching what I'm eating and turning down lunch dates ... and my body seems to have plateaued. So ... 4:15 a.m. tomorrow I will get up and do my cardio workout. June 30th is FAST approaching.