I went to Costco with Jeannie and family shortly after the store opened this morning. I didn't get much but enjoyed just wandering around looking at things. Jeanne wants to change their phone service but it is such a hassle to get the old carrier to unlock the phones so they can change. I don't know if I said that correctly, and don't have a clue what it means, but that's how I think I heard it.
Fortunately, the phone kiosk is right across from a display of outdoor furniture, so I found myself a comfy chair and was soon joined by Autumn. I did buy myself a package of two tops - they are simply called "Cool" (the long-sleeved winter version is appropriately called "Heat"). I usually buy a 2-pack each season - they don't take much room and I don't have to do laundry as often. They are good for going to the gym also. Each shirt is made from 5 recycled plastic bottles "creating an eco-friendly sustainable product", so I can feel virtuous about wearing them. They come in really nice colors and are so comfortable, and the 2-pack was on sale for about $8!
This turned out to be a 2-hour trip, but I always enjoy being with them and wandering around the store. For another $8 I bought a nice large insulated bag to keep cold foods cool, which I've been wanting for a long time. It holds pretty much, and with the heat of Sacramento summers I hate to even drive a mile or two after buying things such as milk or cream, etc. I put everything away and took a nap!
I know I need to change my diet as I'd like to eliminate most grains, sugars, etc. to see if it helps with the thyroid symptoms. It might work if I would just decide on the diet and get on with it. I have eliminated chocolate and feel much better, but working with just one item is easier than modifying an entire way of eating. (Note: I doubt the chocolate had anything to do with thyroid, but a whole lot to do with digestion!) I wish there was someone I could trust to give me good information; I've talked to nutritionists in the past, and it seems that things run in a cycle - so many years certain foods and beverages are a no-no; then it all changes and completely flips. I've noticed that with coffee since I started drinking it when I was 14. Every so many years they tell you to switch to tea (that'll be the day!) and then years later they tout the benefits of sweetened coffee in the morning. I drink my coffee as I prefer it - unsweetened, medium strength, with half & half (or whole milk if I have to make do with it).
Every time I sit down with a cup, I smile and think of my sweet father. He worked nights and when he came home in the morning he would have his coffee, and allowed me to have one as well. At first he would add a lot of cream to mine (canned Pet milk was what they used back in those days) and eventually I could drink it the way I chose. I've associated the enjoyment of coffee with my father and will never give it up!
I can't believe I've written so many words about very little substance, but when I get started I tend to keep going. I'm so grateful for the past few cool days and just wish they would go on year around!
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