Monday, July 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Facebook

This past Saturday was the annual Tarr family reunion. That is Joe's moms side of the family. It was a beautiful day. Plenty of food, games for the kids, and of course the Horseshoe tournament.   I did manage to get a few pictures with my iPhone including this picture of this years Horseshoe Tournament winners. Yes, Joe and his daughter Kelly won the tournament.  I enjoyed watching the younger generations of cousins having fun, and the older generations relaxed and visiting.
Saturday evening, I made a big decision. Big for me that is. I have been contemplating closing my Facebook page for quite awhile.  The reasons are personal, but I feel I made a good choice.  Facebook withdrawals?  Hmmmm you might say that.  But there are so many things I can do better with my time.  I put my Words with Friends and Scrabble on my iPhone and Nook Tablet. They sort of exercises my brain.  I have gone totally to Google Plus to do my blog, communicate with friends and family.  I use Google Hangout. It is Google's version of Skype but free and you can have up to 10 people at a time on a call.  This link will help you learn how to set up a Google + page. It's very easy.
I also use Instagram for photo's. No Cost for either of them. and of course, there is always my email.
That old saying "my get up and go got up and went" applied to how I been feeling lately.  I'm not sick, just feeling tired. Today, was my appointment with the gastroenterologist. My liver enzymes have been slowly going up over the last couple of years an my PCP thought it was time to refer me to a specialist.  So after a nice visit, making himself acquainted with my medical history, Dr. ordered 13 different blood tests that filled 7 vials. Thank goodness it was only one stick, and it didn't hurt at all.  He will give me a call in a week to 10 days with the results. He said being overweight, diabetic, and having  cholesterol issues   he feels it is probably just fatty tissue in my liver, but with the numbers slowly increasing he wants to rule out a lot of possibilities. He also suggested I try hard to loose 12 - 15 pounds, which will help the cholesterol and diabetes numbers go down and also make me feel better and I agree.
Have a wonderful week! It's going to be a warm one here in Milwaukie, Oregon.


  1. I'll miss you on FB!! Hope your tests turn out okay and that you get to feeling better soon.

  2. Hopefully, you'll get the results back from the doctor soon and he'll be able to help you get on to the road to recovery fast.

  3. I'll miss you on FB!!! Hope your tests turn out okay and that you are feeling better soon.

  4. I hope all those blood tests find nothing serious. Stay cool!!

  5. It comes to no surprise that those two won the contest. Congratulations.

    Good luck with the weight loss. It is not an easy process. I know Joe will be very supportive.

  6. I'll follow you now on google+. I'll miss you on f/b but I do understand. I can't give up f/b, just too many people to follow in the RV world.

    I hope you start feeling better. It's hot, but if you can walk it sure does help with the weight. I need to get back to it, (only it needs to cool down).

  7. I tried Facebook once.. It lasted about 2 days. Not for me.
    I do love blogland though!

    Good luck on the few pounds you need to's tuff getting started, but once you start, you will be so motivated to continue. We did sugar busters...basically no sugar and refined flour. Joe started it to loose weight, I started it to lower my cholesterol. We both had success.

  8. I understand you leaving FaceBook - it's difficult to belong to more than one type of social media. I still have my Twitter account but rarely use it.

    I hope your test come out OK and you're well...

  9. The only reason with have any connection to Facebook is because our kids and grandkids refuse to use Google+ and we do like to see pictures of the family once in a while. It sure looks like Google+ is a safer, more private place to be. And we are on it for our blog and photos.

  10. I hope your tests have only good results! Since you started talking about Google + I have been considering checking it out. I think you pushed me over the edge today.
    Thanks! Good luck,

  11. I don't do much on FB. Check on the kids and that's about it. No games or anything like that. Just not my idea of fun. Especially not when my internet isn't working. As long as you keep blogging I'm happy.