Almost everyday I want to share something, almost everyday I never get around to writing anything here.
We are all fine. I am still working 8am to 1pm and then 4pm to Midnight most days. George will soon be done with final exams. Then I will be able to work from about 3pm until midnight. Yeah! He is still insisting on Sundays off. I told him once school is out he is done with that. I am a cruel Mom and a tuff boss.
I don’t see much of Maria. If she is awake before I leave in the morning we will have a quick chat. She is doing good.
Michael-John took his first level English test yesterday. It cost us 196 Euros or about $253. It will be worth it if he did a good job. It will help him in the future. We hope George will go back to English school and finish like Maria did.
I have altered the Dr.’s advice on no fat. I have moved up my yogurt from 0% to 2% and I enjoy eating it. I have moved my milk from 0% to 1.5% like I have drank since living here. I now enjoy it. I still boil most of my food or eat it raw. It is getting boring.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=355Fk8drgZE This gal reminds me of what I looked like back in 1982. lol or what I remember myself looking like…rotflol
Now that I am here my mind has gone blank!!!
I got my first email from Mom the other day. That tickled me to no end!!! I am so proud of her.
Well all the little bits that I want to share have deserted me, more soon with love from Deb
It really was my intention to write a bit every day. It went with the wind.
I had to write a bit today because I did something that I have put off since last year. The guy we sold our restaurant to came all the time and took our small bags to use for his take out or deliveries. He took huge amounts. All last year I made jokes about how I was supplying him with bags and he laughed. This year I started with the joking again. The second time I mentioned to his wife that he had just taken a huge amount of bags the day before. I then asked if they didn’t buy bags for themselves? She got annoyed and said we always buy bags we just ran out. She took a small amount and left. Today the guy comes in and grabs a huge amount. I said you took some three days ago and your wife took some last night, Come on Man am I going to supply you this year like I did last year, that’s it that’s enough. He said oh come on. I did not reply. He took his latest haul, put them back, turned his face to an ugly mask, paid and stomped out. I am relieved. It is good that he shops here a lot but not enough to cover the amount of our bags he hauls off for free. His bit last year was that he was giving us free advertising. Anyway…
I have not broke the news to my kids or Taki yet but I want you all to pray for me. I have decided not to have my gall bladder removed. I called the surgeon to cancel. He said OK but you have to know that it will need to come out at some point. I am not doubting him but I am putting my faith in the Lord and myself to eat right. I have lost 26 pounds so far. I feel better and most folks who see me tell me they see a big difference. I can’t see a difference but some of my clothes are loose. Also today I am wearing a dress I haven’t worn in years and it is big on me instead of too small. I am determined to continue this. It will only bring me good things.
Maria is enjoying the job she has this year at a sailing office. The people she works for and with are likeable. I take her lunch everyday. They always greet me with a smile. I appreciate that and like that in people who work in a public service place.
George and Michael-John had two weeks off for Easter. They went to school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They go back to school on Tuesday of next week for their first final exam.
Taki and I are sleeping like rocks or logs at night. I work 8am to 1pk then come back at 4pm and stay until Midnight. He works 8am to 4pm then comes back at 8pm. It will be less hours for us both once George is finished with school.
that’s about it for now, be well, tell the ones you love that you love them at least once a day, also get in a hug or two if you can, love from Deb
George, Maria and Michael-John are all off doing something with someone. lol Taki is next door at the tavern. I am of course minding the store. Taki asked me to wait here with him until Midnight. That is when Jesus has risen and the most of Greece goes nuts with fireworks, large loud firecrackers, candles and then everyone pigs out on food and wine. This will continue until Monday. Tuesday everyone is back to business. It is going to be VERY hard for me because the things I am allowed to eat are VERY limited. I will survive and be healthier and happier for it.
with love, Deb
I barely saw Michael-John. His face and knee are healing fine. He is off and running again. Maria, George and Yannis went swimming together. I wanted to go to the beach with them but I had to make lunch and then go back to the shop.
We were given a bag of peas in their shell along with some other veggies right out of a friends garden. The pea pods looked “iffy”. I learned to not judge a pea by its pod. The peas inside were beautiful. Mostly VERY big for peas that I am familar with. I cooked them with potatoes and carrots from the same friends farm. I took out enough for myself. I then added, salt, pepper and tomato sauce for the family. I ate mine with a hint of salt and some drops of lemon juice. mmmmm…
At Bible study we prayed for my cousin’s son, Jason. A boy slammed his head into a brick wall. Something to do with a dodge ball game. Horrible for all involved. Pray for the boy who is so young and so violent as we did. Jason is going to be mine. He will be released from the hospital today. Praise the Lord.
It is another beautiful almost Summer day.
I have had work today at the store. I am happy to write. It sure feels good to have customers who shop.
Unfortunately I won’t be walking to Fira and then catching a bus home. The last bus towards my neighborhood left about 15 minutes ago. I HAVE to find some other way to get in my walking for today.
Have a great day/evening/night, with love, Deb
Maria got a call on the 24th to tell her they were not hiring her after all. She was due to start her old job as a receptionist on the 28th. oh well… She will now be working at a sailing center office. Praise the Lord she has a job.
I rushed home Saturday night with horrible cramps and I was cold. As I burst through the door with only thought of my bed, I saw Michael-John on the couch. I freaked his faced near his eye was scratched and swollen. His knee was scratched too. Taki hadn’t warned me. I stopped and took a good look at him. It didn’t need stitches and I hope it won’t leave a scar. It turns out he tripped on a rock and caught himself with the side of his face instead of his hands. Poor kid! He spent Sunday’s work shift with me at the store. Today he is out and about again just not running.
It is hot and sunny again today and the sea looks like a mirror.
I went to Galatea’s last night after work. We watched a scary movie and ate some pasta. It was comforting even though I was still in pain.
I was to walk about a mile and then take the bus home and then walk about another half mile but it has been chaos at the store. I am staying late to help Taki so I can to go to the Bible Study meeting tomorrow morning. I have missed going.
I still haven’t lost any more weight but I still have hope. No sugar no fat should help me do it. lol hanging in there and praying, wtih love, Deb
…to start posting a little something each day from today.
Michale-John surpised me today by doing laundry. Hanging up the wet ones he found. Washing another load and then hanging them up too. Hugs to my 13 year boy helper!
Yannis came back two days ago. That was the last I have seen of Maria. The poor things have been separated for months.
It is a lovely, bright, sunny today. I am sitting in the shop where it feels like the inside of a refrigerator.
In the Winter I lost 11 pounds by trying VERY hard. I then spent 10 days in the hospital on the mainland and lost another 11. I was on an IV with not even water being allowed for 5 days. I am fine now. I am on a VERY strict diet until gallbladder surgery on June 5. It was a horrible experience. They sent me and Maria to the mainland in a tiny emergency airplane. I was in horrible pain. I would not have survived without praying to the Lord and having Maria with me. I NEVER want to go through that again. On the good side of this story. I have been given a second chance. I do not have any other health issues. (kidney’s, heart, blood pressure, diabetes all in good condition )
be well and tell those you love out loud to their face that you love them, Deb