Just look at that tasty corn, those new red potatoes, those incredible luscious berries, those juicy peaches!
Here is a closeup of the berries. I admit that they didn't all make it home as I snatched a couple handfuls of the raspberries on my drive home.
Here are the peaches. They look as good as they smell! I like the way they look in my blue spongeware. I collect blue spongeware by the way, and this is only a small part of my collection.
Even the bag that the peaches came in looks cute! I just loved the idea of buying fresh food locally. It's home grown and hand picked. I'm trying to be more of a locavore...someone who eats locally grown foods. It just made me feel good to buy all this fresh stuff!
It was a feel-good themed weekend, I guess. I was in that town to get a blood draw. No particular reason, it had just been a couple years since I had any blood tests done.
I had found some actual photographs of blood draws, but didn't want to gross anyone out.
The weekend before I had my lovely annual "open up and say ewwww" test. You know the one I am talking about!I could have posted a pic of the actual exam, but didn't want you all to be sitting here crossing your legs.
And then on Saturday I had that test that turns your cup...
...into a saucer!
Yep, a mammogram.
So I am feeling all good now about getting these tests done. I'm trying to eat healthier and take good care of myself, and as Martha Stewart says, "It's a good thing!"
It's a good thing I had my tests done too. The female exam showed everything okay, and I am still waiting for mammogram results. My cholesterol was excellent (132 total), but the good cholesterol was low. On the other hand, my fasting blood sugar was high, so I go in for a second test this Saturday. If I am diabetic, we may be looking at some major life changes here because I want more than anything, now that I am rapidly approaching my 50s, to be really healthy. This could mean a necessity for more exercise and weight loss.
I've never been one to back down from a challenge though. Wish me luck!