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.