The Old Is New Again

Thanks to DD’s hard work over the last several months, Awesome to be Rawsome has a new look and layout. There are still a few details to take care of but, for the most part, it’s done. The poor girl didn’t get a holiday. I’ll have to think of some way to reward her besides a heartfelt “Thank you, my dear daughter!”

If the navigation seems unfamiliar and downright strange, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be fine. Click with abandon and explore everything.

Being the sentimental person I am, I had to take one last screenshot of the old theme.

Ex Blog

Besides the new look, there’s also a new Facebook page. You can “like” it by clicking on the link under “Join me on Facebook” at the bottom of this (and every) page. It’s neat to watch the numbers grow!

And now to Other Things.

I had planned to go to town today after I’d had a good night’s sleep. Laying in supplies so I wouldn’t have to eat from the larder exclusively was my intent. I was feeling pretty good and went out to visit with my cousin who had been clearing brush from in front of the old house. After a few minutes, I came back in to eat.

Brain fog has taken over so I don’t remember everything I ate, but I’d cooked potatoes with rosemary and mashed them. They were good, but I wanted more flavor. I would have preferred cashew gravy but that’s on the taboo list for now. Not too long ago, Rocky of The Vegg had mentioned he likes The Vegg on potatoes. I hadn’t tried it but I couldn’t think of a better time. No fat, no fiber. And it was good! I had two helpings.

Rosemary Potatoes with The Vegg

That was probably my downfall. After my carb overload, I was in no shape to drive. My cousin would have taken me and DD was concerned I wouldn’t have enough to eat. I assured both of them I’ll be fine. I may not have what I WANT but I will definitely not starve.

I told my cousin about my onion I have growing in my kitchen window. It’s really shot up. I was rummaging in the fridge for something the other day when I came across part of an onion that had started growing from either end. I stuck it in some water and put it in the window.

Here’s the root system:

Root System

And here’s the rest:

Onion Plant

When I can eat onion again, that will make a nice addition to a salad or a garnish.

I’ve gotten some things done today by taking my time and resting when I needed to. A huge stack of dishes is done from before the bad part of my attack started. Amazing how a high carb diet messes up very few of them. I also peeled and cut up four or five (brain fog) mangoes and put three cartons in the freezer. There were several strips of wood on top of the freezer I had to move and I hope I didn’t put them in a bad spot.

Today has been full of excitement. DD had told me last night she would be working on getting everything migrated today so the new design could go live. I was able to watch the progress on my end and it was so interesting I had to tear myself away at times. She about wore herself out. I don’t know how long she had been working on it this morning but she started moving everything over about noon TT. Late this afternoon, it was complete and she said she was quitting so she could get something to eat. I don’t blame her at all. I didn’t expect her to labor her Labor Day but she did it and said she enjoyed it.

Twinkle was back to being docile this evening. I need to feed her and get to bed, myself. Tomorrow is The Day. I was told to stay up late, eat a snack before I went to bed, sleep in and take my thyroid meds with “a tiny sip of water”. I’m to bring comfortable clothes and comfy socks. I’ve eaten as late as I want to eat so I think I’ll sub a glass of water for the snack. The next time I post, I won’t be a carrier.

5 Responses to The Old Is New Again

  1. Genese September 3, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Love the new look. DD did a marvelous job. Really like the link to previous posts at the bottom. Makes it so much easier for me to navigate.

    God is gonna be tired of hearing your name this morning. Can hardly wait to see how much energy you will have as you recover from this surgery. Soon you will enjoy a smorgasbord of food.

    • Tommie September 3, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Lila, thank you for praying for me. If I continued to eat the way I am now, I would end up critically malnourished. The stone is so big, I can feel it move when I turn over in bed. I don’t think it would be advisable to let it stay there even if my diet allowed it to. It’s pretty bad when avocado upsets it.

      Thank you, Genese! DD will be glad to hear the new layout is already helping someone! And thank you for your prayers! I read “somewhere” that gallbladder disease can cause shortness of breath. Won’t it be wonderful if its absence helps with that problem, too?

  2. Lila September 3, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Trusting and praying that your surgery will go well and your recovery will be smooth and uncomplicated! I suppose you could do without the surgery if your diet allowed it, but this way will give you freedom to eat the things you enjoy.

  3. Mary Jane September 3, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Just adding my assurance that you are also in my prayers, along with the dr. and his assistants. No more gallbladder attacks–even from avocado.

    • Tommie September 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

      Thank you, Mary Jane. I appreciate your including the crew, too. Also include my cousin. She will be “she who waits” (or should that be “her”?). If all goes well, and I have no reason to doubt that it will, I should be in and out in about 4-5 hours.

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