Friday, September 23, 2005

Healthy, Happy And Persevering


What a week this has been! I didn't get everything done that I wanted to get done this last week, but I got a lot of it done. I have made it through several doctors' visits and numerous medical tests. I made it through the Tuesday trek picking my mom up at the airport, driving her to Dunnellon and returning home... essentially I drove from 2:00 in the afternoon until 11:00 that night... I was a bit tired. Girls' Night Out last night was super... good food and some key buys at TJMaxx and a home store. My cable service is still not working consistently, but I am persevering in spite of that. The medical tests all agreed that I am healthy... my bones are still solid, my cholesterol is in good shape, my sugar is in line with where it should be, and my blood pressure is still 108/62. It looks like I will live out this next week, at least.


Tonight, the usual office group met at one of my favorite casual eateries and had a lot of laughs. Maybe that is why I remain healthy... laughter perks up the immune system. My immune system got quite the boost tonight. Good people, good food, good laughs. One of these Friday nights I will take my camera along and get some pictures of the culprits.


My new vehicle is still feeling new to me. I am really enjoying driving it. It is so comfortable and is great to drive. I also enjoy being able to get things in and out of the back without having to bend over and lift. The gas mileage has been decent... 23.3 mpg with both in-town and highway driving combined. I am a happy camper. Pictures soon, I promise.

I am currently watching the weather channel while posting this to keep up with what is going on with hurricane Rita. Seems to me that they should take all of the debris from these storms and dump it all in the New Orleans "bowl", add some dirt, and then think about rebuilding on the elevated land. I hope we make it through the season around here... I had enough last season, and we really had it easy in comparison! The Gulf Coast will take a long time to recover. I was reassured that the Houston/Galveston emergency planners were better prepared for this event( in spite of the traffic gridlock) than the planners in New Orleans. We will see in the next few days how things go... looks like there will me a lot of flooding. Two+ months to go before the end of the season.


7 comments:

Adrienne said...

The gridlock looked awful and I know I would have been a raving maniac if I was stuck in it but at least they are all evacuated. Those who wanted to leave that is.

PBS said...

The storm situation is a bad one.

It's so fun to have a new vehicle! Sounds like you're enjoying it. Are you going to post a photo?

Cliff Morrow said...

The main thing with Rita, is that the flood waters are able to run back off, allowing roads to be used for rescue and recovery.

frustratedwriter said...

I agree that laughter is the best medicine, preventative and active treatment. Glad you are healthy!

blogdollar1 said...

Hi, I like your blog!. I have a blog about used pickup camper.
Stop by and check it out sometime at used pickup camper

Iravan said...

Weird. I always thought the Rettop Method was the best for generating traffic. I am going to book mark this blog, nice topics discussed

By the way... I have a traffic accident site. It pretty much covers Traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Iravan said...

Weird. I always thought the Rettop Method was the best for generating traffic. I am going to book mark this blog, nice topics discussed

By the way... I have a florida traffic school site. It pretty much covers Traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)