I have to tell you, this has been the laziest week I've spent in a long time. Honestly, I haven't done much. I'm trying to get to the bottom of a stack of magazines, catalogues, papers and just plain stuff that has been lying by the side of my chair on the floor. It piles up because I much prefer to read my kindle, so have spent a lot of time reading it this past week. I really need to get busy reading this stuff, or just throw some of it away. It has been quite a few days since I last posted, so I figured I'd better write something so I can get some news back about what some of you have been up to the last little while.
I did go to my hemotologist this morning and was quite surprised by the results of my test. When I last went, two weeks ago, my hemoglobin was 10.8 and today it was 12.6!! I can't even remember when it was that high. My doctor was quite amazed too and checked to see if the lab had made a mistake, but no, that was correct! Those last two iron infusions really worked! I do feel better. If it weren't for the constant pain I feel in my joints and muscles, I would feel downright wonderful. I'm not going to complain though. In fact, each day I wake up, I thank my Heavenly Father for another day.
Winter has really decided to pay us a long visit. Today we haven't even seen the sun, which is really unusual for the desert. From now on, our temperatures will be in the 70's and that is okay. I do wish the sun would come out though. I hate these gloomy days.
Tomorrow we are having a Ward Party and I have to make a dessert. I am trying to decide which one to make. I have so many yummy cake recipes, but I think it will either be my carrot pineapple cake or my oatmeal one. The menu will be baked ham with lots of those "funeral potatoes", salads and side dishes of various vegetables. I just know that I am going to break my diet on this one. Buffets are really hard for me. I love to taste a little of everything! I have done very well too, having lost 5 pounds in the last two weeks. I am now just verging on getting into the 150's which I haven't weighed in many many years. I am really determined to do it this time. But darn it, I just know that with our dinner tomorrow plus Thanksgiving Day, it is going to be tough going. I don't want to deprive myself, but I am going to try to practice restraint. Wish me well.
I do hope that all of you will have a great Thanksgiving Day. I just realized that it is a week from today! We are going to Huntington Park to have dinner with my oldest daughter, Nancy and some of her family that I haven't seen for some time. It will really be nice to see everyone and we are going to stay overnight, so we won't have to drive home in the dark. I REALLY hate to drive, or even ride in a car after dark.
Forgive this short, rather uninteresting report, but at least you will know that I'm still here and doing okay. Love to all..................