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Friday Fun! (Family Visit and Blood Pressure)

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope your weeks have treated you well.  Mine has been incredibly busy (I feel like I’m always saying that in these posts……)  My brother and his family were in town taking their daughter to participate in a research study at Boston Children’s Hospital, so I got to hang out with them for an evening.  My niece and nephew have both grown so much!  My nephew (who is four) was very intrigued by my cat, and since his family has dogs, I got to explain to him the differences in interacting with a kitty versus a doggy.  He eventually got the idea that cats scare easily and he had to approach her quietly.  Then she let him pet her, which was adorable, because she hasn’t ever seen a miniature person since I adopted her (I don’t know about previously).

My brother also brought along a box of presents for me from my daddy, which included the most adorable father/daughter cookbook.  (Plus tons of kitchen gear. I’m a bit obsessed with cooking).  It also had presents for my kitty.  She completely flipped out over them.  I have yet to let her try the toy that blows catnip laced bubbles.  I think that particular toy might call for some video, lol.

I also had two job interviews this week plus a doctor’s appointment (routine), which kept me running around the city like a chicken with my head cut off.  It also meant a got a lot of kindle time though.  At my doctor’s appointment, I finally got an updated blood pressure reading.  Back in January, my blood pressure was extremely unhealthy, so much so that they wanted to put me on blood pressure medication.  Heart disease runs in my family, and these stats freaked me out.  So I made a lot of changes in my lifestyle–both eating and exercise level–in the hopes of fixing my blood pressure without meds.  Well at the doctor’s this week my bp was 110 over 80, which is really excellent and healthy!! Yay!! 🙂

My weekend is mostly going to be consumed with prep for the party I’m throwing that I’m super-excited about.  Also seeing Cowboys and Aliens, which, um, is kind of part of the party.  Don’t worry though, I’ll definitely squeeze some reading and writing time in.  Happy weekends!

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  1. July 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I’m sooo jealous of how you seem to be just as busy as me but still take time to read and blog!! I really need to manage my time better I think lol plus may need to stop vegging out in-front of the TV so much!

    • July 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Hahaha, well, I always tell people that I am one of those personality types that doesn’t sleep too much then randomly crashes periodically. However, it also helps that I have my heinous mbta commute on which to read. I also don’t watch much tv. I haven’t been following any current shows and mostly just watch Netflix while I’m cleaning or cooking. Those two things together give me a lot of reading and writing time!

  2. July 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats 🙂

    • July 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Amy!! I’m really proud of all my hard work. Proof pills aren’t always the answer. 🙂

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