Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Girls Have Power Tools Too

Before I get to that a couple of  other things to share.
Today was a pretty basic Tuesday up until I left work that is.  I ran into an old friend whom I haven’t seen in 10 years.  I knew he was in town but didn’t think we would get a chance to catch up since he would be spending most of his time with family and showing his GF our beautiful province.  Anyway I stopped in Shoppers after work and he was walking out as I was going in. We had a great chat and hopefully they will have time to visit before they head back home to Florida.
After that it was off to the Dr.  I have been finding my GP to be a little wishy washy lately.  One visit she says one thing and the next something else.  Then sometimes it’s like she has forgotten my history altogether (I’ve been seeing her since I was 14).  Anyway, at my last appointment I told her I needed my thyroid medication adjusted, she looked at my blood work and said no,  that my levels were fine and she didn’t think it was necessary to do so.  She figured my issues were to do with my Sarcoidosis and sent me back to the specialist.  I knew better, so I took matters into my own hands and adjusted the dosage myself until I could get back in to see her.  Today, I told her I wanted the dosage adjusted and told her what I had done.  She looked back at the same blood test results as last time and said, “I don’t have a problem with that.  You’re levels can go down to  0.3 and I”m ok with that” (My levels are currently at 3.0)  So why is it ok to change and before when I asked she was very adamant that my levels shouldn’t do any lower.  It could have saved me a whole lot of grief, months of feeling like crap and not to mention I wouldn’t have an extra 10-15 lbs on my body.  Sooooo frustrating.  Now I have officially switched over to the new dose and hopefully I will be feeling better soon.  Unfortunately even with the new dose I will still have to fight to get this extra weight off. 
Now on to the fun stuff, my version of power tools.  A couple of weeks ago I flipped on The Shopping Channel and this baby was on sale.  Something you don’t know about me is I am a sucker for an infomercial.  It was just a matter of time before I got out the credit card and ordered.
                        IMG_0912 Isn’t she pretty!!
The feed shoot is extra large which really comes in handy. It also came with five extra blades, a juicer (I’m sure that will never get used) and a dough blade.  The one I was really excited about was the French Fry blade.  I make sweet potato fries all the time but hate cutting them up. It worked great, I think it took 2 seconds to do one potato.
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The first thing I made was the much loved and favorite in the blog world,  Banana Soft Serve.
I love this stuff.  It is so quick and easy to make and the combinations are pretty much endless.  Since I can’t have milk I get to enjoy ice cream again!!! 
The kitties got a new toy too … 
My honey is home early tonight so I’m going to spend some QT with him

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