May 2013 Archives

I lost my dog….

“figuratively” speaking, of course (pun intended….) On the chat room boards at, someone posted that she had lost the equivalent of an automobile tire, and posted a long list of equivalent weights for comparison. Having just had Akamai the wonder dog to the vet where he was weighed, I realized that I have lost his equivalent in weight…..thus, I “lost” my dog! (um…..that’s 75lbs!)

A good day underwater….

….of course, “underwater” was at the aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but still, it was cool!

A Retroactive Apology

Dear Amy, I was wrong. When you had your tonsils out at age (?)25, I thought you were a wimp.  I thought you were playing up the pain to the hilt in order to gain attention and sympathy. I thought your inability to eat anything but soup and broth—and even then with obvious discomfort— was a bit over the top. I done ya wrong. A tonsillectomy as an adult is painful. Frustrating because you’re hungry, Continue reading

Joe and Diana take the hot seat

NSV (non-scale victory) #2

Dear friends Joe and Diana are visiting from Alaska.  She has always been my “skinny” friend.  They are both fit, active and trim. We took them on our “see the Big Island tour” and went to Volcano National Park.  In Thurston Lava Tube, a long, dark dimly lit…… old lava tube…..DH walked ahead of me next to Diana.  He fondly put his arm around her shoulders and hugged her to him.  Now, DH is demonstrative, Continue reading

Take THAT, Grandma!

“You ain’t no farmer!” is what she said to me when I told her years ago that DH and I had bought thirty acres in Nevada. “What are you going to do with all that land?” “Enjoy looking at it!” was my reply. But, when moving to Hawaii, we truly did look forward to growing our own veggies and fruit on the 1.77 acres we have here. And we have been singularly unsuccessful in doing Continue reading

Yum….or yuck

Flat, warm diet 7=up. YUM! Lukewarm ground up risotto. YUM! Just about anything else? Yuck. It was all lies: all those truisms about “you can eat all the ice cream you want” after tonsillectomy. The problem is, you DON’T want to eat any. What no one mentioned in any discussion of the procedure, is that you lose all sense of taste. For some people, it can last months. For others, just a week or so. Continue reading