My sleeve is still fairly sensitive, I'd say. Too much sugar, too much spice, too much bread, too much dairy, too much anything and I am not a happy camper. It hurts. It makes me feel nauseous and just kind of gross. Now, Old Julie would have persevered, and even post-sleeve Julie has had to learn some hard lessons about how the same foods will make me feel the same crappy way, every single time I eat them.
Venti-extra-hot-no-water-soy-chai. My luxury drink at SBUX. I redeem my free drink coupon with one of these every time. (I buy an Earl Grey tea every morning and enjoy free refills by the thousands every day, haha. SBUX has my loyalty, but they aren't really making a killing off me. Although I am paying $11.25/week for tea, when a box of the same stuff is about $4. But I'll bet I drink more than a box's worth a week. Probably 4-5 venti Earl Grey's a day. I'm well hydrated.)
Anyway, I can't drink venti-extra-hot-no-water-soy-chais anymore. I could *probably* drink a tall, but I shouldn't even go for a grande. Ergh, do they ever give me a stomach ache. Too much sugar? Too much spice? Dunno. I should stick to my Earl Grey.
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I had a wonderful weekend away with Greg. I haven't been blogging much lately, but things are going really well! He's a good guy - I'm definitely falling for him. That is a crazy and wonderful feeling for me! It's also kind of fraught with nervousness: if this thing is going to happen, it's going to be an interesting road. Sharing your life as a parent is sure different than starting a new life with someone as a young adult!
We went away for a fishing weekend. I expect there will be a lot of those in my future, haha. He's a big fishing guy, and I'm a big weekend getaway girl. :) That combination works well! We got bunches and bunches of seafood: 23 fish, 60 razor clams, 2 Dungeoness crabs and a whole lotta Cinco de Mayo margaritas. ;) Here's a picture - the stuff in the baggies is Saturday's catch (clams and fish) all cleaned up. The whole stuff on the table is yesterday's catch:
|Isn't he cute? And boy, were we tired! Looong, busy weekend!|
Greg made clam fritters last night after we got all that stuff cleaned up (I did the clams, he did the crabs and fish). They were delicious! I also had my first crab right out of the shell - wow, have I ever been missing out! Yum.
I am having a really great time with him. It's an interesting journey. :)