Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oatmeal and Snakes

For those of you who are oatmeal lovers.... tonight I went to a 2 hour diabetic info class at our local Fred Meyers. It was sponsored by  the makers of the One Touch Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The first half was led by a pharmacist. Sort of like a support group. She listened to our questions made great suggestions and This is one she gave me. I like my oatmeal more creamy so I put the oatmeal in the water and cook them together. BUT,.... I added a teaspoon of peanut butter (protein) while it was cooking.  I tell you it was so good! The second half of the class was a tour in the grocery isles reading labels, learning which vegetables we could have more of than others. And we came home with a bag full of "goodies" No, not the kind you can eat, but booklets just full of information, meal planners, calorie counters, but the picture above was my favorite goodie.
It's a melamine plate  helps me know how much of what to put on my plate. I had already gone from a dinner plate to a desert size plate to cut back on my portions. But I just love this little guy!

The Portland Aquarium is very close to our house. Today we finally got to go see what was inside. And we weren't disappointed. Almost as soon as we walked in the door, this guy was standing there with a yellow snake wrapped around him.  It is an albino Python. Just a young one.



This is Watson. He is a five month old Macaw. Watson sits on Bob's arm, and will show you his wing span, say a few words when asked (if he's in the mood) and is always snuggling.  The little colored blocks around Bob's neck helps keep Watson's beak filed, and is also his "toy"
 


There are two new additions  coming to the aquarium this spring.  A Puffin display and a River Otter display that will be both inside and out.  There is also a very nice Aviary, touch pools, and a huge jungle gym for the kiddos.  We feel our money was very well spent for our membership there.

10 comments:

  1. Love that plate. Good for folks watching their weight too. Adding peanut butter to oatmeal sounds like a great idea. They are shooting those pythons in Florida because they are so dangerous to all the other wildlife and have no predators.

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  2. I love Aquariums. Houston has a really nice one also.

    Sounds like the seminar was well worth the time.

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  3. If I'm ever in Portland, the aquarium is on my list to visit. What a wonderful place, and such beautiful photos!!!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I love aquarium visits. Last time we went was in San Francisco, CA .
    By the way. That's the same way I cook my oatmeal every day. Just love it that way. Some days I cook slices of pears with it.

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  5. I lived in Oregon for over 30 years. We've been away for eight years. Is the aquarium new? Where is it? We'll have to check it out next time we're in Portland!

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  6. Where are my manners...we'd like to meet you too when we come to Oregon!

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  7. Jim loves his oatmeal creamy also. He pours a lot of cinnamon in it but I wonder if he's like it with the peanut butter. I may get him to try that. Thanks for the tip. Love those pictures in the aquarium. Hopefully we'll be there sometime in the near future.

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  8. Boy is my computer giving me fits. I put a comment here last night or thought I did and obviously my laptop ate it. Oh well.........
    I love those plates. I think lots of us could use them to remember what to eat the most of. Thank goodness there isn't a dessert section on there. It would be SO small.

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  9. Beautiful photos of the aquarium. Except the one with the snake. I hate snakes!

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  10. Missed reading this post earlier, Betty. I used One Touch meters and strips and lancets for years before I retired. Since my insurance does not cover them I have switched to Reli On from WalMart. Still trying to figure out the best way to deal with my diabetic supplies. I took home papers from Fred Meyers to fill out to get with their program, but still wonder about mail order sites like Liberty and others. What's been your experience, Betty?

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