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Beach Trip!

Marilyn mistressmarilyn, sister Sue suzy_qp and I took another trip to the beach today!

We left the house around 1:00 p.m. to head to Seaside, Oregon. We wanted to play Fascination at 4:00 p.m. (Coverall), then have dinner and walk on the beach. Then have ice cream at Zinger's, before playing the 8:00 p.m. Coverall session of Fascination. That was the plan!

Sue was so HOT playing Fascination! She was winning like mad. I started out playing pretty bad, but came back later on. Anyway, all in all each of us won, so we ended up with many tickets to take home. (smile)

I ordered a steak and spaghetti combo at dinner -- and the steak was so bad I couldn't eat it. Sue actually sent it back (!!!), which is amazing, as Sue is known for NEVER sending back food, ever. (Circle the calendar!) So I had a cup of chowder, my spaghetti (it was a small dish) and some of Marilyn's clam strips for dinner (with a small amount of bread). Plenty to eat, in other words, but not excessive.

Then Sue stayed in the car and read (she wasn't feeling well -- but we thought it could have been due to low blood sugar from waiting to eat for many hours), while Marilyn and I took a nice walk down on the beach for around 45 minutes. And then I had ANOTHER low blood sugar incident after the walk. Apparently I can't exercise at all right now without an incident. I was down to 95 AFTER EATING all that food (and had been 104 before the meal). Again I had to eat sugar to balance, then we went to have ice cream where I ate two scoops. After that I felt fine, thankfully (!!!).

Marilyn and Sue are both convinced I need to immediately go off the one 'problem' medicine, and I must admit I agree. (It's also the medicine the dietician wants me off.) To be unable to do ANY exercise -- even the lightest amount -- without a low blood sugar incident is appalling to me. (sigh)

I'll have to try and get in to see my doctor this week (if possible) and see if he can adjust my meds. Sue said they had to adjust her meds several times -- and she remembered very well what the low blood sugar incidents were like (and how scary and awful they can be).

I was VERY CAREFUL all day long with food intake, carefully spreading it out. But that didn't help at all. And the exercise was really mild. I didn't even break a sweat during it -- but I certainly was sweating during the incident I had! My hands were shaking and I started to feel lousy -- but I caught it quickly and it wasn't all that bad, I'm happy to say.

All-in-all we had a WONDERFUL time at the beach (Sue's incident and mine aside). We enjoyed talking going down and back, laughed long and hard, played and ate and enjoyed the lovely weather and friendly people. It was a good trip.

Marilyn is currently downstairs watching the tennis she DVR-ed, while doing some weights. I'm nodding and ready to sleep and imagine she must be tired after all that driving (she drove both ways -- we took our car).

We're supposed to play tennis with Rich tomorrow. And our iPods are being delivered at some point, too.

And I have to clean house a bit, put my rock garden back (it was moved for the painting), do some work outside and get ready to entertain tomorrow night!

Plus Marilyn and I both need to write, as we haven't done the assignment that's due tomorrow night yet!

So we're looking at a VERY busy day, all around.

Marilyn and I did go and tan this morning, and stopped at Starbucks after. I somehow managed to leave my drink in the kitchen when we headed out for our beach trip, though, silly me.

I hope we head to bed soon. It's been a long day.

Tags: 2009, august-2009, diabetes, fascination, housecleaning, marilyn, rich, rocks, seaside, sister-sue, starbucks, tanning, writing, writing-circle

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