Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Yesterday was so nice I got my suit on and hit the pool.   I read that sunshine can help a summer cold.  I don't think it could hurt anyway.  I only did about half my exercise though, I was wiped out after that.  I read a magazine for a bit and came up, showered, and got my pj's on.  At 2:30.  In the afternoon.  Buggers, what a life.  Hey it could be worse!  I could have a j-o-b!

I don't think I am contagious any longer, it's been a week and I have no fever.  I am ready to venture out now but not too far yet.  This has really knocked me for a loop.  I am out of orange juice and craving it like mad.  I don't usually drink it but really want it now.  I guess my innards are wanting vitamin c or something.  Do you think that really happens?  I do.  I think the body knows what it needs.

If you've been pregnant you probably know about cravings.  I sure had them.  I wanted olives.  Green ones.  Big spanish green ones with pimento.  Oh man, I can still taste them, so delicious.  I usually just buy the little ones because they are so much cheaper but once in a while spring for those big beautiful ones!

I remember visiting olive groves in Italy with Sarge, they pressed the oil and also had the olives for sale, we had dinner at one also.  A big long table with lots of people and many courses.  A lovely memory.

Shoot it's like the old fish oil is kicking in again.  It's been a while hasn't it?  Anyway that dinner had a soup with spelt.  I had never heard of it.  I think it was a grain, anyway the soup was good.  And of course there was olive oil to dip the bread, it was so green and delicious.  They have excellent balsamic vinegar also.  I brought some home and still have a bit left.  It keeps for a very long time.  

The oil I brought home is long gone though.  It does not keep for a long time.  I was able to bring all sorts of things like that home with me because we came home on a cruise ship.  Ahhh what a trip that was.  It was a Costa ship.  The Mediterranea.  The food was so good.  Very Italian and not American at all.  And the seas were like a calm lake all the way home.

I must be hungry, I keep thinking about food I ate! Ha!  I still have some roasted chicken and vegetables from the other day so I'm all set for food.  Good thing!  I have tried to stay on very healthy eating since being sick but it's hard when you aren't hungry and nothing sounds good.  I am now at my lowest weight in years.  And years.  

Keep plugging.  An old friend called me yesterday and I actually said the words "my life is not bad, I'm not unhappy".  It surprised me that it came out of my mouth.  Sort of jarred me into realizing it's true.  I mean I know I have everything I need and then some (except Sarge) but happy?  I guess I am.  Lonely at times but still.  I'll get through this, I know I will.  My kids have been such a blessing to me I can never tell them enough.  Always there and always supportive.

Have I rambled on long enough to bore you to tears?  Sorry.  You know when it get's kicked in I can't do much about it.  My fingers just fly on the keyboard trying to keep up with my brain jumping from one thing to the next.

Have a lovely Sunday.  Me too...


  1. Yes, you are lucky in many ways.
    I know about the cravings, and I do think your body tells you what it needs.
    Glad to hear you feeling somewhat better !

    The Square Ones are very happy to hear that

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Buongiorno!!!
    I like your post, you are feeling with all your body and mind, memories of food, colors, tastes...
    It happens that our body knows what it needs, sure!
    Have a lovely the sun!!!

    Big hugs!

    Spelt is the "father" of the weat, is very healthy!

  3. I love when your fish oil kicks in ! Glad you are feeling better.


  4. We are getting there, Bee. It's nice when we realize that we can move forward and be kind of happy--lonely for our guys, but finding our way into our new life.

  5. I love it when your fish oil kicks in. Good post...and good that you are feeling better and aren't unhappy. That's a lotta progress.

    Big hugs, honey...xoxoxo

  6. Bee, Glad to hear your cold is getting better. Memories are wonderful, they bring you back to that moment in time and it makes you smile! It makes me smile to know you are happy theses days, I'm sure Sarge is smiling knowing that! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  7. Good to see this morning you are on the road to recovery. Yes, Italian olive oil is the best especially with
    a smashed roasted garlic and good bread.
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  8. So happy to hear you are feeling better and wanting to venture out again! You are blessed to have such children that really love and care about you!! Hugs :)

  9. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm also glad that the fish oil is kicking in. We all love that. I thought you knew that.

    Being happy is a good thing Bee. You are a good soul and if you don't know that then I'm telling you. You have a good soul.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

  10. My purr motors are very happy for you Auntie Bees.
    Here's our daily furry hug

  11. Barb and I were talking about your fish oil last week when we were wandering around Massachusetts and both of us forgetting so many things! I think I'd need to take an entire gallon before it did me any good!

    Sounds like you're feeling a bit better each and every day, before too long you'll be back to your old self and able to do all of your exercises and not need to climb into your PJs at 2:30 in the afternoon - though there's certainly nothing wrong with that in the least! Sometimes the best thing is a PJ day!

    I'm glad to hear that you're able to say that you're happy, too. Lonely but happy is so much better than lonely and miserable; even though Sarge is not there with you in person, I know that he's there with you in spirit and when you add that to the blessings of your children it sounds like things are pretty doggone good all things considered.

    Now ... go get some OJ and enjoy every sip!

  12. You know Bee, this is just how I love you, talking constantly with many different ideas. You never bore me at all. That's why when I called you, I knew that you were really sick because you didn't want to talk much that night. Now after reading this morning's blog, my lovely friend is back to reality and I'm very happy.
    Lets discuss about another cruise, ha,ha,ha.
    Have a wonderful warm day Bee.


  13. It sounds like you're feeling much better. I'm glad. Happiness is all about perspective. I'm glad you're settling in... Big hugs...

    P.S. I like those big ones, too!

  14. You are reaping the rewards of building a social life. It's what makes us happy and able to survive devastating events like the loss of a loved one. It's really OK that you're a happy woman. I believe it to be demonstrative of a healthy mind and inner resilience.

    Glad you're feeling better.

  15. You put a huge smile on my face this morning. So happy to see you feeling better. I totally love jammie day.



  16. Your such an inspiration in so many ways, thanks.

  17. 2:30 in PJs? It's 1:41pm and I'm in my relaxing clothes... because I haven't bothered to shower and get dressed yet. All of the sleep over SisterDears and nieces and nephew have now left (finally!) and I suppose I ought to get with it, eh?

    Hooray for feeling lots better at last!

    Big hugs xxo

  18. Bee, I love reading about your adventures with Sarge. You do have some beautiful memories. Glad you are doing better. xoxo, Susie

  19. Don't feel bad for putting on your PJ's at 2:30-it's 2:30 here and I've yet to get dressed! (granted, I was cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen so I didn't see the point in showering/dressing until I was finished.

    I am totally craving Italian food right now. I was already planning on making pasta for dinner, but now I wish I had a good bread to dip in oil.

  20. Glad you're feeling better. You know I live in the land of fabulous princesses. One time I was so sick and when I finally got out, I ran into one of my "friends" and explained that I had been so sick. Instead of asking how I was, or offering sympathy, she said" OMG, you are so lucky. You probably lost five pounds!"

    I guess there is an upside to being sick but I hope your are doing better.

  21. Gorgeous picture you took of the sunset, Bee!

    Glad you are feeling well enough to venture out a bit.
    I'm very happy for you that you are feeling happy, as well as admitting when you are lonely. That is much better than lonely all the time. You are an amazing resilient and classy woman, and your willingness to enjoy life as much as you can is great!

    There is an incredible olive oil shop down here. I wonder if it would spoil in the heat if I sent you some. But first tell me - what flavors would you like the best?

    It even has marvelous vinegars.

    Let me know, okay:) ?



  22. So pleased you are feeling better Bee. I love olives too, I can eat them until they are coming out of my ears! It's good that you are feeling happier,I'm sure Sarge would want that for you. xx

  23. I liked this post, hearing that you are slowly approaching your happy place again. No one expects it to be a quick arrival, but I am glad you are staying positive through it all.

  24. So glad to read this, and wouldn't Sarge want you to be happy? Lonely for him yes, but happy. Seems to me that was the point of your life together, happiness.

    Isn't real Italian food delightful! Bet and I chose a little place down in the valley the other day when running after some greenhouse supplies. We were hoping that it would be good. We were greatly disappointed, it may as well have been a chain that claims it is Italian.

    I totally think our bodies crave what they need, just like they crave what isn't! But I think the greater craving is for what our body needs.


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