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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Lots of stuff
Geez, I’ve been
so busy since the last time I wrote here. I’ll start with some of the things I
wrote the last time and go from there.
reception was really nice. People didn’t eat much, so there was a lot of food
left. I had little blocks of cheese and meats. One of the meats was a jalapeno
cheese sausage that was really spicy hot! We put it on a tray with Pepper Jack
cheese. Surprisingly, that was the one most people ate from! There were just a
few bits left. I was hoping I’d get to take the leftover cheese and meats home,
but someone took out all the toothpicks and packed the leftovers in a big
ziplock bag. Twice I had it in my hand. I could have said I’d take it home, but
I didn’t. That’s OK!
listening to Dana K. White’s podcasts! She has so many great ideas and topics
that are good to know about.
alana-woods.com to work! It goes to my new weebly.com website. I’m hoping to be
able to incorporate all 3 of my businesses there. My company is Alana Woods
Products and Services now. I plan to head downtown soon to do a formal dba.
Then I can do more with PayPal and the bank.
Katie and I did
the Pipe Creek event with a lot of success! I learned a few things – QR codes
aren’t for everyone! I had too many signs. We have to remind ladies to enter
the drawing. Katie and I both put a sample on ladies. I learned how to chat while
applying the sample. It’s fun to visit with the shoppers!
I Zoom met with
Alyssa on Sept. 28, which changed a lot of things for me. I was gaining and
gaining until then. She and I discussed the supplements I take, and she
mentioned some things that are included in them that aren’t good. After our
call, I checked my supplements and found many of them had those bad
ingredients. She has substitutes for each of them. While I had all the
supplements out of my med bag, I noticed there were only 6 prescriptions in the
bag – there should have been 7! That’s when I realized I wasn’t taking the
Furosemide! No wonder I was gaining. My legs were swollen every night! Once I
started taking the Furosemide again, the weight started dropping off (all
water, of course), and the actual loss began! I am glad I decided to go with
her for 3 months. She checks in with me daily, and we’ll have a 1-hour visit this
The Friends of
the Library is still plugging along. I made several changes to the website for
them and I’m in the last stages of approval for the newsletter.
going through a change of leadership for The Billet and website. It’s slipping
deadline wise. I tried to get started early, but by the time they started
getting things to me, other deadlines took over my time. I’m back on it
One of the
reasons I haven’t been here in a while is I’ve had David here doing projects.
The deck has been reconfigured and painted. He put a plastic lattice along the
skirt, but after talking to a guy who gave an estimate to replace the fence, I
realize the holes in the lattice are too large. A skunk will still be able to
get under the deck! I wish I talked to him a week earlier. We could have put
chicken wire behind the lattice. Because it has been completely done, we may
just glue some smaller pieces offset enough to make the holes smaller.
I have 3
estimates to redo my fence. The guy who butchered my desk estimated $4000,
Colton estimated $5,078, and City Fence estimated $5,378. I think I’ll go with
City. I talked to Bobby next door, and he’ll pitch in $1,000 for our common
I also had a
window company come by today to give an estimate for replacing all my windows.
I’d also like to have the front door sidelights replaced.
Once the fence
has been replaced, I’ll call the landscaper who did the front yard to add
flower beds to the backyard. We’ll put a hard landscape border along the
flowerbed in the front and along the fenceline. It’s the only thing I can
figure out to do to keep the critters out of my yard.
I took Rex and
Tyson to the library today. Ty DID NOT want to go. He kept saying it wasn’t
gonna happen. I bribed him with a milk shake afterward. Once we got there, he
found a book and actually started reading it in the library. Then a Librarian
pointed out a scavenger hunt in the children’s area. He and Rex really got
involved. There was a group of all the little boys there helping each other
find the items. Tyson really liked that. Then we drove to Sonic and they were
so slow to respond to the button that I decided to go to the one Rex was
talking about. But we couldn’t find it. Kaycie called, and I asked her where it
was. We weren’t even in the right neighborhood! But, eventually, I found it.
Before long, the boys were reading and it got so quiet in the car.
I stopped by
Bill Miller for BBQ on the way home and had that for dinner. The brisket was
I ordered from Naturally Nourished arrived today and so did the Re-Lyte. I’m
hoping that will help with leg cramps. I realized I don’t salt my food, and
that is probably why my legs cramp in the morning. I started drinking a cup of
salt water to help that. It did so far.