Weekend Roundup

  • Posted on June 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

First, thanks to elements for squeezing us in for a last minute, leisurely, lovely dinner in the cube Saturday night. It was TRULY appreciated and very much needed. Mattias, thank you for the swizzling! Thank you, Justin, for helping me to understand why my greatly appreciated french toast for brunch was tasting like bacon. You have no idea how thoroughly disconcerting it was. The Husband’s cardinal rule is no greens in the eggs, mine is nothing that tastes like bacon. As much as he loves it, I can’t stand it.

Next, the farmers market continues to disappoint. Maybe it’s still too early in the season (I didn’t think so), or maybe it’s that one of the vendors I’ve come to depend on doesn’t seem to be there yet this season, even though all the materials and emails say they should be. I’ll continue to go, of course, but it was a disappointment to walk away this week with just two boxes of blueberries. We’re not big veggie eaters much of the time, especially if I’m not cooking a lot which I haven’t been.  I’ve still managed to pick up some good fruits between the Amish and Griggstown, but it’s just not what I’d been hoping for. I do also have the farmers market near the office on Tuesday, which is always good for strawberries at the very least and hopefully some more shelling peas this week.

We’re starting to plan a real vacation for August. A long weekend at someplace with both a spa and fine dining. It’s hard to find some place to meet all our parameters. Maybe we’re just too picky? No, I think I just need to refine my search a bit to find what we want- and are willing to pay. We looked at the Inn at Little Washington, but to stay on site was just a bit more than we were willing to splurge for.

After that, we’ll be planning a trip to Vermont. The 3 year plan involves a move, and VT is one of the first places to consider. Aside from the ski areas. Need to find places away from all that. Otherwise maybe New Hampshire. Need land, water and solitude. Pretty much the rest is negotiable.

Things health wise have been difficult to say the least.  In the last week, I’ve seen the neurologist, gynecologist, primary care physician, and I still have a magnesium infusion on Weds and likely follow ups to be done. The gyn was routine, she wants to see me back if my blood pressure, which has been ranging from 110/70 to 133/80, gets above 90 on the bottom number, otherwise I don’t need to see her again till next year. Neuro wants to see me again in 4 months with blood work, nothing changes till then.  Of course the reason for all this is that I’ve been having some sort of- and I hesitate to even use the word but we haven’t been able to come up with anything better- palpitations. I’ve had an EKG, twice now, of course not during the worst of one of these which is what we need to get done, so it shows nothing. Dr S isn’t worried, and says I shouldn’t be either, but that we’ll run the tests just to be safe. We did the annual blood work, because he wanted to test for thyroid and I hadn’t had breakfast so we could do the fasting workup too. Wasn’t too bad. We’ll see the results next week and take it from there. The headaches are, I suppose, mostly under control, with the mostly being due to the weather. When it rains, I get a headache. When it rains a lot, I get a lot of headaches. Neuro didn’t seem concerned about the amount of meds I’m taking which is always my big concern, so if he’s not worried, I won’t. He said call if it gets too much. Somewhat reassuring, I suppose.

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