03/17/2008: "New Double Ds and a Rocky Mountain Vapor"
Well, I've started my "cleanse" diet and it's terrible. I'm restricted from eating almost everything; last week I felt like the walking dead. Today I feel a bit better...but I'm supposed to eat this way for an entire month! Then I'll start adding foods back to see which I'm allergic to.
I had blood tests and found I have incredibly low vitamin D levels. Like, one of the lowest scores the Dr. had ever seen, so now I take 2 vitamin Ds a day, 5,000IUs each! The doc said nearly everyone in the Pacific Northwest is severely deficient (in vitamin D).
Then on Friday I was working late and one of the custodians let my honey in and he surprised me with a new bike! A Rocky Mountain Vapor! It is sooooo cool!
We went for a ride around campus (I rode, he walked, as he still doesn't have a bike) and I was amazed at how well it performed. We went up some steep hills that would have kicked my ass on my old bike (RIP).
Anyway, it is the *best* and I'm so happy that I can ride it and that it didn't exacerbate my back. Aaron got it for me as encouragement for trying to get healthier and because he knows how hard this incredibly restrictive diet has been for me.
We were invited to a St. Patrick's Day party this weekend but didn't go because while I might be able to party without beer, the food would have been a different story. I've been cooking a lot since starting this whole thing and it takes an incredible amount of time and energy when you can't eat any processed foods.
I didn't get any painting done either. I did a lot of cooking and cycling and reading, but the canvases just sit there taunting me. I'm running out of time and wonder if having the wedding and show in the same month was such a great idea?
Oh well, wheels in motion now.
And speaking of wheels in motion, have any of you checked out Google Maps "Street View" yet? They don't have it for all cities yet but they have it for Juneau. Go to Google Maps and type in Savikko Rd. Douglas, AK 99824. Then select "Street View" and put your little cursor on the end of the street where it makes the final turn. If you use the arrows to turn around you can see the beach and shelters etc where the wedding will be this summer. That little boat harbor there is where Aaron and I keep our sailboats.
Anyway, you can look at my house too, right down to the junk on the porch from last summer! It's cool but also a little creepy. It takes potential stalking to a whole new level. So what's the verdict? Cool or Creepy?