Wednesday, March 31, 2021


 Salinas, CA

Spring has made its appearance in California.
I know it always feels like spring here :-)

We've planted some veggies and herbs in the garden...
tomatoes, green and hot peppers,
chives, parsley, cilantro, oregano..

...and in this box are brussel sprouts, red cabbage,
and another tomato plant as well as bell pepper.

The orange fencing is up because our neighbor's cat
keeps getting into the boxes..grrr.

The Easter decorations are up and looking festive!

Cooper and I are enjoying the warm weather in the
back yard.

I bought some new, better fitting clothes.
A few of you have asked about my 'diet'.
I am on a program called Virta
a medically supervised Keto program.
I know there is a lot of controversy 
about Keto dieting,
but I find it works for me.
So far my A1C has dropped from 7 to 5.9
after 33 weeks on the plan.
My total weight loss so far is 27.4#
Getting healthier!

George has been dieting as well.
He's using the My Fitness Pal app,
counting calories, and logging everything.
He has lost 26.2# as well,
and had bloodwork yesterday.
His doctor will be so surprised next week!

He also shaved his mustache off!

George is fully vaccinated now,
and I get my second on April 9th.
We both feel so much freer!
California is getting more open.
Our aquarium is opening (with masks)
on May 1st.
The tourists are coming back :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Catching Up

 Salinas CA

Wow, it's been a month since I last posted.
Not much to blog about, 
just a catch up blog for the most part.

Our county is loosening up a bit,
from the 'Purple' Tier to the 'Red Tier'.
That just means that we now have indoor dining,
with masks and 25% capacity.
There are other openings as well.
I'm amazed at how many states seem to have no restrictions!

Spring came a bit early in our backyard.
These daffodils were my Mom's,
so it is a nice reminder when they bloom ;-)

Cooper sat still enough for a picture.

It got warm enough in February,
for about a week,
to sit outside and soak in the sun.
Cooper liked it too!

We're close to our municipal airport
to see some fun planes.
These two were doing some sort of tricks.

Our sunsets have been beautiful as well!

On another note,
George received his second vaccine
a few days ago.
I finally get my first one tomorrow.
We're still both following our respective diets.
I'm down 27# now, and George is down almost 25#
Covid won't catch us!

We enjoyed a nice 'catch up' dinner with my son Adam,
and daughter in law Jennifer last week as well.
Forgot to take a picture, but it was so good to hug them!

All is well here in California!