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Yesterday I was actually able to get out and get a few things done, thanks to my friend Terri. She picked me up at 4:30 pm and drove me up Corydon Avenue to the Corydon Animal Hospital, where I picked up two bags of Eukanuba food for Mina. Less than half a block away was the Mona Lisa restaurant, which Terri had been wanting to try for over ten years, so that's where we ended up going for dinner.

The verdict: Expensive, but so, SO worth it. I ordered a 16" "Mona Lisa" pizza (pepperoni, tomato, green pepper, mushroom, and onion) and ended up taking home more than half of it for George -- the toppings were laid on with a generous hand. For an appetizer Terri and I ordered a plate of four little bruschetta, which were easily the best bruschetta I've ever tasted. I also had a side Caesar salad, again one of the best of its kind I've ever had. Terri ordered a chicken breast topped with flavorful vegetables, quite pricy, but excellent. For dessert we had coffees and tiramisu, and my resolution to save half of my cake for George quickly fell by the wayside when the first delectable mouthful hit my tongue.

And did I mention that they also "breaded" the table with a wonderful little Italian loaf, sliced, and a plate of olive oil and dark malt vinegar? Mmm mmm MMM.

Amazingly, when I tested my blood sugars four hours after the meal they were only at 16.7. I would have expected to take a much bigger hit given that sugar-rich dessert.

After I got home it was time to run a Degrees of Separation roleplaying chat on AIM. It's been many months since last the group gamed, but everyone fell back into it easily and a good time was had by all -- including me. I must be getting better emotionally, because GMing the session didn't overwhelm me. It was good to get into Neo and Smith's headspace again, and to see old friends -- Trinity, Morpheus, Thyme, and other original characters.

(You can find the group's LJ community here if you're curious what I'm nattering about. WARNING: the game is built around an explicitly homosexual relationship. Not that such a thing would bother most of you, but... well, I'm just saying.)

Terri also delivered a whole case of Coke Classic that she'd picked up in the States for George, who has been really suffering since it's no longer available in the Winnipeg market. Apparently Terri's husband teases her about being George's "Coke supplier" and transporting it across the border for his use. She also brought me a couple of Coca Cola Zero Vanilla drinks; I tried one last night and was really on the fence about it. Perhaps the second can will solidify my opinion.

Today I have an appointment to see my psych doc (and what a tale I'll have to tell him of the past few days of hell). Before that I'll go and get a new social insurance card, since mine has been missing in action for *cough* almost fifteen years now. Yay, procrastination!

Time for a bit of Internet stuff, then a shower, then off to see the wizard get things done. When I get home I'll be helping George out by flatting a page of his current project, and hopefully later today my MM editor will have some more pages for me.

And InsaneJournal is still down. Bugger all this for a lark.

EDITED TO ADD: It appears to be back up. Somewhat.

EDITED TO ADD 2: It's up. Off to post to it before it goes down again.

EDITED TO ADD 3: The IJ server is bouncing up and down like a yo-yo and most of the site commands don't seem to be working, or to be working sporadically. I'm really curious to know what the hell's going on.
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I just finished chowing down on a pizza from Diana's Gourmet Pizzaria, which won the Best Pizza in Canada award in 2005, 2006, and 2006. Pepperoni, mushroom, and green pepper on a thin whole wheat crust. Little slices of heaven.

Earlier this afternoon I did 20 minutes of step aerobics, which had a very good effect on my blood sugars. Just after exercise and before eating some lasagna and mixed veg, my reading was 11.4; two hours later, it was still 11.4. Excellent. We'll see what it's like once this pizza has had a chance to hit my system.

George and I had planned a couple of weeks ago to go to dinner at a friend's place this weekend. Yesterday Tara called to see if we were still coming over, and I had to call her today to reschedule. I'm just not making good enough time on MM and I've had to take breaks during each working day; I"m not sure if my lack of concentration and tiredness are the result of rampaging blood sugars or not, but it's as good an explanation as any at this point.

Back to work with a cup of coffee.
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*puts down fork and contemplates own distended belly*

Note to Self: Do NOT eat a whole quarter of an M&M Meat Shops two-pound lasagna, even if the dietary information on the label indicates that why, yes, that quarter of a lasagna DOES come in at under 60 g of carbs.

I used to be able to put away that much food without even blinking. But then I was diagnosed with diabetes and had to learn to think about food in a whole new way and practice strict portion control. Consequently my stomach is used to a lot less per meal now that it was, say, four years ago. In further consequence, my stomach now feels uncomfortably full.

Ah, well, it did taste good going down.

Time to go wake up George, who has elected to work the night shift of late. Perhaps a bit of fresh coffee will help me feel better.

(By the way, I can't recommend the Pepys' Diary website enough. It's really thought provoking to see diary entries from 1665 popping up daily on a website in 2008. I'm sure Samuel Pepys himself would have been fascinated with the Internet and confounded by all the silliness and stupidity that netizens get up to from time to time.

Check out the Story So Far link to catch up on who Pepys was and what he was doing prior to 1665.)
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I'm about to put on some citrus pork steaks from M&M Meat Shops. All of their products, at least the ones we've had so far, are SERIOUS love. This will be our first time trying their pork products so we'll see how it turns out when they're served with kernel corn and perogies.

Some interesting links I've come across today:

Extra belly fat at 40-45 increases the risk of dementia in later life.

Neanderthals may have had fair skin and red hair. Oh, they're getting closer to unravelling the Neanderthal genome.

"My Little Pony" meets Skankytown.

I exercised at 5 pm and it's amazing how quickly my body has gotten back into the habit of wanting exercise and looking forward to it. Also, my blood sugar levels are slowly but steadily coming down. It's all good.

I've only done three pages of MM, though. Woes. *sigh*

More later.
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