I'm giving myself five minutes to write a post. In other words, expect a lot of rambling!
My dermatology appointment went well yesterday. I had him look at six spots/moles that were worrying me. He said all of them were normal and looked fine, including the age spot on my face! He said my skin looked great (yay!) but that my arms and shoulders were way too brown (I knew that was coming). I asked how often I should come back for a full-body check and he said every 3-4 years! Great news. I feel so much better knowing things are okay. After my breast lump scare this spring, I don't ever want to take my health for granted!
We are experiencing what the meteorologists here call the monsoon season. We've had rain and thunderstorms almost every day for a week. I LOVE it. I especially love the moisture and how it cools everything off in the afternoons. The only thing I really don't like is that it usually continues raining through dinnertime and that has forced me to cook inside versus grilling! I made this last night and it was delicious. (I'm still avoiding sugar but I figured 1.5 tsp of honey wouldn't hurt!)
Speaking of avoiding sugar, I found a soda that I can drink! Thanks, mom! It's Zevia and it tastes pretty good if you're feeling deprived! It's sweetened with stevia instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners (which I'm also avoiding these days because even though they're calorie-free, they exacerbate my symptoms).
Okay...that was more like 8 minutes. Sorry about that. Happy Tuesday. The kids and I are off to hike with some neighborhood friends and John is taking Jack to the vet to get his nails clipped and his rear end "massaged". John definitely got the short end of the stick.