Friday, July 19, 2019


Last night? Supreme pizza night.

I decided vacation officially started last night and had a pizza to celebrate.  Well, I had 3 slices of pizza, the rest I gave to James. I can't eat more than 3 slices before bedtime - I'll be awake all night long.  I have no idea what it does to my system, but whatever it is, sleeping will not be part of the equation.

And sleep I did! Until 5 am when James got up and shut the refrigerator door hard. I managed to get back to sleep until the kids - woke up at 6:00 am.  They never wake up that early. But grandma is here and she is taking them to her home in Arkansas to watch them while we're on vacation.  There was no getting back to sleep. I was planning on getting at least 8 hours of sleep today, that turned in to 6 hours and oh well.

So, they just left.  Taylor and I will be heading to the bigger town 35 miles away to do some shopping. James is at work.  She has some stuff to buy at Kohl's, I want a plain ole' beach towel and a couple of cheap beach style T shirts.


Vacation day has arrived. The alarm went off at 6 am and abruptly woke me up out of a rather strange dream and deep sleep.  I had driven a truck to some sort of encampment. Was filling in paperwork when Addler appeared out of nowhere (my Great Dane).  What are you doing here? How did you get here?  He wasn't in the truck with me. After that, there were a few faces from the far past appearing in that dream, none of really made any sense.  Then again, a lot of dreams are weird and seem to have  no specific meaning to them. 

Anyway, I forced myself out of bed - I could have easily gone straight back to sleep - took my shower and demanded to know if everyone else had also awakened with me?  Yup, they were already up. Got the dogs, walked out the front door and saw.....James truck with a flat tire.  What a lovely way to start vacation! 

Whatever the case, there was a good spare underneath the truck and a full size tire at that, not one of those worthless donut tires, so he put that on while I took the dogs off to Maria's place, who in exchange handed me a huge plastic container full of these wonderful, mini cheesecakes.

I can see I am destined to gain 10 pounds on this trip.  No worries. I will go on a 60 hour fast after I get back and kick start ketosis again.  Ok, I'm not hoping to gain that much weight, but I bet it goes up 5 pounds. 

I'm not abandoning the diet but I am taking a much needed break from it. So far I've had a hamburger with the bun, lots of potatoes, a sugar filled coffee drink and a few other things.  Today, Im not really sure, but I hope breakfast includes hash browns. 

We've come to the conclusion that we're not going into the ocean.  Yet another case of that flesh eating bacteria has surfaced, this time a woman from California whose foot was eaten down to the bone. Rather disgusting photos of it too.  There is a huge pool at the hotel, we'll go swimming there. 

I'm ready to get this trip rocking and rolling, just waiting on them. We should have left 25 minutes ago, lol, but the flat tire kind of threw a monkey wrench into the mix. 

Oh, I should add that Taylor decided we were going to Longview yesterday.  We had lots of fun going around to different shops looking for things for the trip.  Not that I spent a lot of money, but I was along for the ride. As long as I'm not driving, I don't really care.  Of course, the state of Texas hasn't sent me my new license, so I'm stick with this paper license. They just give you a plain paper, 8X11 "license" while you're waiting for the new one.  It looks rather worthless tbh.  I wonder if any place would actually take it as ID.  I have my passport with me in case I run into a snare. 

Well I"m cutting this one off. I hope we leave soon cause' I intend on going back to sleep for a while after we get rolling. 

Short trip, got that over with. I no more than got back to the yard and left for home when I got a text from yet the newest version of a di...