|Paddling around the Tidal Basin|
I got good health news. Last December, I finally got my bloodwork numbers for Celiac Disease out of the 100s, and to a 98, which is still really high. At this point, I need to get it done every six months until there is significant improvement. I made a few changes to my diet - knocked out some labeled seasonings and stepping things up at restaurants. That is such a strange thing ordering at restaurants - being insistent about verifying that they understand the importance of having an uncontaminated area for cooking my food. Anyways, I got my results back last week - 68! I knocked 30 points off, which was the largest improvement I've made so far! I still need to get down to about 20, but I was really happy with the big jump.
|Me, my dad, and my grandpa at the Iwo Jima Memorial|
|One of my favorite spots of DC|
|Sweet 16th Birthday - 2002|
|On the Georgetown Waterfront|
I also got to spend it with someone special (if you had been reading into the "we" - that's who). Not going into the details (identity hidden to protect the wonderful), but he's a great guy who made the day very special.
So, I've started out 26 on a terrific note. I am running a 5k with my mom on Saturday and flying out to California on Saturday. Happy places/peaks/highs, whatever you call them - they are here right now. Many reasons to be smiling.