Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Life, as it is today
With clients like Otis, I may not have to upgrade the size of my vehicle. When he's old enough to join us at the dogpark, he'll fit on the dashboard. Plenty of room for Otis! [By the way, Pamela, Otis is a Pug. You can read more about his breed here and here and here.]
Had to stop for gas again today. I was on empty. Same gas station - six days later! We're in for a doozie of a summer with these gas prices. I knew I should've stopped for gas in Venice yesterday when I saw prices as low as $2.19. That's what I get for being lazy.
This is what it cost to fill my tiny tank with regular unleaded.
I can only imagine what my friends in SUVs are paying! I'm still saving. Not in any immediate rush to get that Xterra. But I did see a nice pre-owned one for $11,000 recently.
I made an appointment to see my doctor but the soonest she has available is next Friday. I feel sick today. And I have since Saturday. So I made an appointment in the urgent care center for 9:00 tonight. Of course, with my insurance company, that means I'll see the doctor on-call anywhere between 9:00 and midnight. Sure wish I had a laptop.
I already saw another doctor this afternoon for something completely different. Nothing big. Just a five-minute check-in. All is well.
I'm still eating well. Choosing healthy foods. My chocolate/cookies intake is averaging once a week. Not bad, considering it's been at least once a day for as long as I can remember. I haven't had any fast food or soda in over a month. I wasn't really big on fast food anyway. But I would treat myself to soda more often than not. No worries, DiAnne. I haven't had chips either.
The only sweet-ish thing I've had on a regular basis is a Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bar. It's the easiest mass of protein to stick in my pocket. And when I'm on the road all day, it really helps keep my blood sugar levels even. Although, it does have high fructose corn syrup in it. So I'm looking for a similar, healthier alternative. I'm also drinking 2-3 liters of water daily. And we all know how much exercise I've been getting.
Self-care sure takes a lot of time and energy. But it's worth it.
Disclaimer: To all Otis-lovers. I would never let him ride on the dashboard. He will be safely tucked between his new pack-mates in the back seat at all times.