Melody is home! It's so tough when the schools are closed and I know I can't be home with my daughter. I have to ship her out to either my parents or my in-laws, and while that's not a bad thing, I hate that we're not together. Fortunately, she always has a good time. I'm glad my in-laws always treat her stays with them as something special. They took a little overnight trip to Gettysburg, and they even did some clothes shopping, something Melody hates to do with me. She sang with the praise team at their church on Sunday, which is really cool (she's getting more and more comfortable with performing in front of an audience). I got a little bit of alone time, too, which is probably important, even if I never actually do anything. Interestingly, next week I'm off on Monday and Tuesday, while she's at school. What am I going to do? Clean the house.
In an effort to improve my health, I began doing more exercise and I am committed to eating a more healthy diet. Earlier this week, I bought a few groceries, including some fresh cooked fish (rainbow trout) in the seafood section of the store. I actually like seafood quite a bit, though I tend to like shrimp and shellfish more than fish. So I prepared my trout with some seasoning and a bunch of veggies. I ate it up, though I didn't care for the fish like I thought I would. I've recently bought catfish and tilapia from the same store, and I enjoyed those fish much more than the trout. Anyway, by the time I was ready to go to sleep, I began to feel queasy. The feeling increased, and I began to sweat and get nauseous, until, finally.... yeah, that's right. I had a very rocky night, barely sleeping and feeling quite bad. By morning, I still felt bad. It wasn't until much later today that I began to feel hungry again. I'm still taking it slow.
I don't know if it was just bad fish, or my reaction to something else, but I think I might take a little break from the seafood. This fish bites back.
I decided a few weeks ago to join with the American Heart Association for one of their Heartwalks, which my daughter and I will do on November 8. I don't like asking for donations, as this is very personal to me and I intend to donate all of what I pledged. All I am asking for are your prayers as we do the walk. And, if you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, here is a link you may use: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/dc/eric66f
Thank you in advance for your support! My wife, Teresa, died from a heart attack at the age of 31, 5 months after giving birth to our daughter, Melody. She had a condition called mitral valve prolapse, and her death was related to this condition and an enlarged heart. We are walking in her memory.
With that, have a great evening, folks!<><