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Well. I had a follow-up blood test in July and my A1C came back in the normal range. It was at the very top of the normal range, but it still established that I can control my diabetes with a healthy eating plan and that was my goal. I admit August was kind of a bad month for me, foodwise, but I've stayed mostly on track. I don't know when my doctor wants to do another test, but hopefully I can assume enough virtue before then to stay healthy.

One of the things that makes August so hard is the let-down from Gencon. It's five days of people acting as if I was an interesting person who is worth spending time with......and then I go home to where I'm alone. I have a number of people in town who I would like to be in regular contact with, but only one of them thinks it's worth making the effort to stay in contact with me. I wish I knew what made me such a terrible person: then I could try to fix it.

I really, really need to devote myself to writing. Not only is it a hypothetical source of more money, it would keep me busy. Busy people have less time to mope about the fact they are going to die as a lonely old spinster.

My garden out back has been a semi-success. I never did manage to stake the tomato plants, so they are just snaking around on the ground. The yellow pear tomatoes are bearing LOTS of tomatoes; the beefsteak vines are less bountiful. My Anaheim peppers are bearing well, except most of the fruits start to develop the pepper version of blossom end rot as they ripen. Still withholding judgement on the bell peppers.

I am thinking that maybe I should skip getting a CSA next year. Robinette Farms has good quality produce, but it has too much of the things I'm not fond of (like cucumbers) and not enough of the things I do (like green beans). It's been this way two years running, so I guess this is a feature and not a bug.

Date: 2015-09-08 02:06 am (UTC)
yhlee: Moto Maratai and her horse (L5R handle) (Maratai (art by yhlee))
From: [personal profile] yhlee
I have discovered that I love green beans, if only trimming them weren't such a pain!

Can you go out to some kind of activity to meet different people who are more amenable to meetups? I know people who are just consistently bad at keeping in touch and with the exception of my very oldest friend (from elementary), who legit has very bad ADHD, after a while I conclude it's not me, it's them, and I just drop them.

I've been falling down on the writing front myself. Maybe we can cheer each other on? I am determined to do that XYZZY writeup tomorrow to get it out of my hair.

I am coming around to the thought that tomatoes Western-style are actually kind of nice, because I have discovered that I like to cook down a tomato and then fry it up with some egg for breakfast. I still miss the tomato smoothies with sugar that my mom used to make for me, though.


Date: 2015-09-08 02:12 am (UTC)
yhlee: Texas bluebonnet (text: same). (TX bluebonnet (photo: snc2006 on sxc.hu))
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Additional thought, for when it's useful: I'm booked up through the end of 2015, but I would love to see you sometime in 2016, whether you come out to visit me (we could hit up a gator farm! touristy as all heck but I am tickled by the thought of paying to get my photo taken with a muzzled baby gator) or I fly up to visit you. And that could totally happen sometime before Gencon--although I am also planning to be at Gencon in 2016 so I also hope to see you then (my sister and I will be going; in 2016 it overlaps the lizard's school, so she won't be making it and Joe will be staying home with her). If you come down here, there's a fountain pen store in New Orleans--parking's dreadful in the French Quarter, but we might be able to manage something, and I keep thinking I want more of Papier Plume's (the store) house fountain pen inks.


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