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Happy Saturday: Lower Blood Sugar and Hockey Game

We went for a drive to Sauvie Island today -- Marilyn was hoping Kruger Farm would be open, but it's too soon. She's out of her Candied Jalapenos (it's Kruger's brand) and she was hoping to get more... I don't think they open again until April (but I could be wrong). There's no way to tell by going to their website, which hasn't been updated since November (!!!).

It was nice to have the ride, anyway!

We stopped briefly at Safeway and pick up a few things, including olives, Gouda cheese, peanuts in the shell and yogurt. We've given up sweets/carbs for Lent, so we're trying to keep healthy snacks around.

Today I took my first ever Levothyroxine (generic for Levothroid) to treat my Hypothyroidism. You take it on an empty stomach (no food for an hour afterward), so I took it first thing today when we got up.

By the way, we were up in the middle of the night for hours (!!!), then we went to bed and slept in late. So I didn't take the pill until 11:30.

We had bacon (no toast) for breakfast this morning -- but not until 12:30. (smile)

We took a nap when we got back from our ride to Sauvie Island. We wanted to get some rest before going out tonight. When Marilyn woke me up, I was pretty out of it. So I went upstairs and checked my blood. The result was 65!!! I haven't had a low result in just ages, so this must absolutely be a result of taking the new medication! Yes, we're eating better (and less), but I'd had plenty of food today. (We ate after getting home from our ride.)

This is a really good sign, considering I've been worried about high results for several months now. I had to drink some orange juice and eat something before we could leave, but it was okay.

Anyway, I got dressed in a hurry and we took off for the hockey game (seeing the Portland Winterhawks play at the Rose Garden -- now called Moda Center. We got there just before the game started, but were in line to get beer and popcorn as it did start. We actually missed the first goal! But beer was essential to this experience. (smile)

Our festival clowns were everywhere, representing us. Very cool!

We had great seats and many of our staff and their families were there. We drank our beer and snacked on our popcorn while watching. The Winterhawks are a really good team (the Champions last year), but Marilyn and I are really not hockey fans. Still, we stuck around for awhile and got to see them get another goal, which was cool.

After hearing them pimp out the festival, we stayed a bit longer, then headed for home. We were glad we'd gone, but happy to get home.

Tonight we watched the remake of "The Longest Yard." (We're huge fans of the original "The Longest Yard" with Burt Reynolds -- we were glad they included him in the cast of the remake.) For those who don't know, Adam Sandler played Paul Crewe in the remake, the role Burt Reynolds originally played. If you've never seen this movie, I highly recommend it. We enjoyed the remake quite a bit, but he original is still tops with us. (grin)

Well, there's more to share, but we're headed to bed soon. I'll try to post more tomorrow!

Tags: 2014, bloodcount, clown-corps, drive, festival, food, hockey, hypothyroidism, kruger's, lent, march-2014, marilyn, medicine, moda-center, movie, recommendation, rose-garden-arena, sauvie-island, staff, thyroid, tv, winterhawks

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