The Tide Has Turned

Picked up my new dentures prior to my 70th birthday and was very pleased at the outcome. They’ve been made exactly as I had hoped. I’m now able to enjoy food with more gusto than with my original dentures. Those taste buds on the roof of your mouth really do make a difference. I will admit, however, it can be a tad annoying to having food particles get in between the dentures and your gums, but I’m willing to pay that price for enjoying meals and having dentures that fit and work better. The food particles I can get ride of. This was the most expensive lesson I’ve ever had to experience and God forbid I should have to do it again.

With great pleasure, Nat and I were treated to a double family dinner for our 80th and 70th birthdays. Sister, Thamazine, booked a private room at Johnny Rocco’s, inviting my family and his. We were both in shock that his side of the family showed up, as this was only the second time in 25 years that both sides had even been in the same room together, and we were thrilled to bits. We had both dined there previously and enjoyed ourselves.. Nat enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs, while I took a leap of faith and really enjoyed the New York steak. From everything that was said around the table everyone enjoyed their meals and even Nat’s daughter, Laura, said it was the best Eggplant Parmigiana she had ever had. She took half of her meal home for the next day to enjoy twice as much. I was also so pleased that sister, Gail, had a chance to chat-up one of my granddaughters, Felicia, and her boyfriend, Kyle. That meant a lot to me, as I would love my family to get to know my grandchildren. Thanks Gail!!!

For the rest of the week we enjoyed the peace and quiet, albeit a bit boring at some times. We only had a few errands to run and had the choice of braving the cold and bitter snow storms we were having or just stay home and wait for the sun to shine.

I’m continuing to experience the hair loss. Nat checked with his hair salon and was told just to comb it a lot at night. What was going to fall out, was going to fall out no matter what. The only thing I could do was keep the blood flowing through my head to encourage growth and slowing down the hair loss. My own hair dresser confirmed the same and we’ll wait until things get better before I decide on whether to colour my hair again. I guess we should give the old noggin some rest. My old brain has experienced a lot of trauma itself this past year and deserves a rest like the rest of my body!!

Another vicious wind and snow storm today. We’ve been experiencing several these past couple of weeks. Our little village has even experienced more than the surrounding areas to the west of us. We drove to Welland one day and couldn’t believe how clear the roads were. As I’m writing this I can barely see out the front window for the blowing snow that’s blurring the house across the street. Another day where Nat and I have been enjoying the warmth of our little home but getting just a bit bored. This is the way the rest of 2019 is looking, but I shouldn’t jinx anything by writing about it – assume nothing!!!!

The good news, for me at least, is that I’ve been managing to keep off those excess 20 pounds I lost while I was sick. I’m back on the treadmill as I’m really determined to maintain this weight and the size smaller in clothing. I’ve been lucky enough to buy some new clothes and in a bit more up-to-date styling than previous years. I may be prejudiced but I still can’t get over how I’ve lost all that bulgy fat from my legs. Really egotistical of me, but I’ve not been that thin in the legs since High School!!! For the years I have left I’m going to enjoy this for all it’s worth!

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