Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bob Flew to Seattle Yesterday - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

At 9:00 am yesterday, I took Bob to the airport for his 10:30 am flight to Seattle. He's going there for a seminar for work. I wanted to go with him, but I'll be heading to Oregon in June to visit Mom and do a Volksmarch weekend in the Columbia River Gorge. Can't take that much time off work.

Speaking of work, we have slowed down considerably in the RV park now that most of the snowbirds/Winter Texans have headed home. I will be going to a 30-hour work week until we get busy again in the fall/winter. It will be nice having four days off each week.

Bob is busy reacquainting himself with Seattle. He walked along the waterfront last night. Then there was a welcome reception for the attendees at his hotel. I miss him!

Today he had classes. Tonight he is going to a social at the Experience Music Project (EMP), Paul Allen's collection of music memorabilia in an art nouveau building that is all curved lines. People in Seattle thinks it looks like wadded up bubble gum. But the music collection inside is awesome. We went there a number of years ago. As you wander through the exhibits, you listen to a recording about the artist, listen to their music, and look at clothing from concerts, posters, musical instruments and other musical tributes. It's easy to spend hours in there.

Tomorrow Bob has more classes, then is free tomorrow night. On Friday, he is driving 3-1/2 hours to Portland, Oregon, to spend the night at Mom's house and take her out to dinner. They are looking forward to seeing each other.

Saturday, Bob is driving back to Tacoma, Washington, and will run the Tacoma marathon on Sunday. Sunday night, he flies back to San Antonio. Busy guy!

On a completely different note, Bob and I have been going to a Wellness Center in San Antonio to work on becoming more healthy. We want to stop eating so much sugar and flour. On our fourth week of this lifestyle change, we have each lost 15 pounds! My goal is to lose 40 pounds.

Besides eating less and healthier food, we are working on reducing stress, drinking more water, exercising more, and getting enough sleep. Some of those things are easier to do than others! For me, getting enough sleep is very hard as I've always been a night owl. And for some reason, I just don't remember to drink enough water throughout the day.

Oh, well, it will all come together in time. We're happy with the progress so far, but even eating healthy for four weeks is taking its toll. It feels like eating isn't as much fun as it used to be; although I did make a new recipe which was really good.
Cod Lettuce Wraps

Six large Romaine lettuce leaves
Cod fillets to serve two
Ground cumin
Garlic salt
Homemade guacamole
Coconut oil spray for frying pan
Wash and drain the Romaine leaves.

Coat frying pain with coconut oil spray. Place cod fillets in pan. Sprinkle cod with ground cumin and a small amount of garlic salt. Cover pan and cook on medium for 3-4 minutes. Flip fillets and sprinkle with ground cumin. Cook cod until just flaky.

Spread guacamole on Romaine leaves. Flake cod and put on top of guacamole. Enjoy.
Our weather has been hot (in the 90s) and humid. Last night we had a thunderstorm around 3:00 am. Woke me up from sleep and knocked out the power for a couple of hours.

On Monday afternoon the cats were staring at the skylights. I kept hearing noises like squirrels dropping nuts on the roof. Looked outside and it was hailing pea-sized pellets. The storm blew in out of nowhere and was gone in about 20 minutes. I'm glad the hail wasn't any bigger!

Back in January we saw a gorgeous sunset while out driving around. Thought I'd share it with you today...
Tops of houses and a water tower
I must go to bed! Good night all. Have a good Thursday. 


  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say eating isn't as much fun when you cut out all the things that aren't good for you. A 15 pound weight loss in less than 4 weeks is amazing. Drinking enough water is a problem for me too. Hope you'll keep posting about your progress.

  2. Wow, you both do sound busy. I didn't realize you were working so many hours at the RV park.

    Fifteen pounds each..IMPRESSIVE! I am a big believer in cutting down on sugar. I try to keep processed sugar completely out of my diet. I, also, think that artificial sweeteners are the devil.

    I don't eat a lot of flour but I have been experimenting a bit with almond flour and coconut flour.

    I do drink a lot of water but during the summer, I find if I make a pitcher of iced decaffeinated tea in the morning, it keeps me drinking more fluids as well. I wish I could get on board with green tea but just don't like the taste of it.


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