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We Are Still Not out of the Woods Yet

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We Are Making Progress

I thought we would have been here by now

This would all be a thing of the past

Our stomachs are slowly getting ready for more solid food

I have a few bites here or there

Food, in general, doesn't interest me

I need solids

As I eat two slices of toast with peanut butter

Hoping that will start the trend

My wife and I have lost ten pounds in one week

That is not the way I want to lose weight

I had a little jello and eggs yesterday

Later I had a salad and an apple

Two slices of roast beef and a power ade

That is not much for anything

My wife had two slices of cheese

Earlier she also had a few slices of roast beef

Thank you for all your concern

It is no fun being sick

Now our stomachs are not turning

We are going to be daring and eat more tomorrow

For now, all we can do is dream of beautiful foods

We both have received plenty of extra sleep the past week

So now when we want to sleep we can't

We are dealing with all kinds of things

All my life I never had a problem eating

Luckily, I have always been active

I always burned off more calories than I took in

My wife had to struggle with a weight issue all her life

She had an underactive thyroid

So she is on medicine

Even with that

She can eat the littlest thing

Then she gains a pound

When we will save the rest for a rainy day

It looks like tomorrow

It has rained an awful lot this month

I hope everyone else is doing well

Feel free to share

It makes us think of something different

Then food and rain

What life was before

When we were always busy

Eating on the run

We don't know how it started

I want to change to something better

Now is the perfect time to begin


It is funny how you rethink all the food you eat



Comments

DREAM ON (author) on August 03, 2021:

Mr.Tulin Don't be shy. I love a good laugh. You be surprised what natural talents people have that go unrecognized and appreciated. The best part is I get to sit down and listen. I even get to close my eyes and let my imagination go wild. Just from a few cues from you. I hope all is well. Have fun and at the same time give it all you got. I don't know where the time goes. My guess is right out the window. That was fast.3 days and a lot happening here. I am sure it happens everywhere.

DREAM ON (author) on August 03, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE We are both back to feeling good. It is amazing how easily our stomach decides to tell us they are the boss. In the past we have been sick very few times I guess this is one time we have to add to the list. It is so nice to look at food and want to eat. Just when we think things are going fine and we ended up doing our own version of the loop to loop. 4 days and I am proud to respond to your comment. I was wondering how you are and don't hold anything back? Life can be a little tricky. The weather has been rainy every other day for the past few weeks. I love to listen to the rain. It puts me in a different world. Then I can't cross over and go out in the yard. My jobs are being created. Happy smiles and great times speeding fast down the speedway. To make you happy and catch you by surprise.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 31, 2021:

You’re welcome, Dream On. I agree. I do have some stand up in me.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 30, 2021:

Sorry to hear you have been ill.

It's no fun.

I hate wanting things I can't have...like I really want some chocolate chip cookies right now, but my milk is spoiled.

Guess it will wait til tomorrow...

I'm not feeling that great tonight. Hopefully I'm just tired.

Get your rest. Try to enjoy each others company. I know when your sick...nothing is fun.

DREAM ON (author) on July 30, 2021:

Mark Tulin You can shed some new light on the subject. Are you sure you are not a stand-up comic? If not you should be. A comic that talks about being sick. We all can relate to that. There is so much material. All from our own life experiences. Now you can complain and make money at it at the same time. That would be really fun. Thank you for reading and sharing so many thoughts. Hope you are feeling great. 16 hours and feeling better ever second.

DREAM ON (author) on July 30, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee You read Charlotte's mind. I thought our cat is suppose to make us better. She hinted stay away I don't want to get what you both got. (lol) Now she gives us more licks and rubs than ever before. I think in some strange way Charlotte made us better. Just knowing we had to get better for her. Who is going to play with her and feed her'I am glad we didn't give it to her. Kind of think of it, she had a bout of throwing up a week before we did. Maybe she gave it to us. No that couldn't happen or could it? Up and out and all fixed up and ready to go. Like an old car leaving a used car lot. Give it a nice car wash and she looks fine. Thank you so much. 8 days away and read your comment again and again.

DREAM ON (author) on July 30, 2021:

Chrish Canosa I will say extra prayers for your mom. I have normal day-to-day struggles. I can only imagine how much she has to deal with. Your mom is a strong woman and is a great role model for you. Life can be difficult in so many ways for so many people. Every day we just have to keep counting our blessings as you said very well. I worry about rain but never had to worry about real bad disasters like typhoons. I also have seasonal allergies and take a teaspoon of local honey not store-bought. I found it really works. I have so much to say but little on time. Off to work. Thank you so much for being there even when I am out,way out there. Most of the time in thought now this time it was in body. We are both feeling great and every day is another day of fun. 8 days goes by so quick. Have a super day with lots of hugs from Charlotte and my wife and I.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 29, 2021:

It is no fun being sick..I wish it was. I wouldn’t complain about it.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 21, 2021:

I hope you both are feeling much better soon, Was it a bad stomach bug? Charlottes probably thinking better the hoomins than me,

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 21, 2021:

My mom is a thyroid cancer patient :(

Her food is almost all fruits and vegetables, but still gaining pounds she eats one or two times a day. Been a challenging life, but still blessed.

I so love rainy seasons ( I have many allergies during summer season sad, I also love summer but it's just that ) but lately rain is too much, there are two typhoons crossing the country, a real threat.

So happy you both are getting well!

It's still raining here and I can't sleep.

Anyways, here's my super power hugs hope you guys felt the squeeze!!!!

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