Monday, November 5, 2012


Yesterday we were up fairly early for a reason.  We wanted to go to Mass at 8:00 a.m.  I had looked up the address of the closest Catholic Church.  We had passed it when we were here the last time, when we were out and driving around, but I needed the actual address to put it into the GPS.  It was only about 10 minutes away from where we were staying.  As we were getting closer, I thought this wasn't exactly where I thought it was and when we were about two minutes away I thought something was up.  The GPS took us to another of the casinos.  How could it be so confused ... so I looked up the address again and realized that after the word "DRIVE", there was the word extension which I put into the GPS and we found our way and was to church on time.  They were having a special service for healing of the sick and there was a good sermon about the two commandments of Loving God and Loving your Neighbor as Yourself.  I really liked the priest's personality as he preached, and the message was good about that in order to open yourself up to care and being kind to others, you need to start with yourself.  

It was three buffets yesterday and everything was in check.  Breakfast was about 1/4 cup of scrambled eggs, fruit and a small container of yogurt.  Lunch was salad, a very small helping of spaghetti with a meatball and a slice of pizza.  Dinner was pulled pork BBQ ... after all, we are in the south ... and veggies.  Since all these meals are compted I don't feel like I'm not getting my money's worth when I'm just getting a sample of a few things on one plate instead of the several trips along with dessert that has happened in the past.  I am giving myself permission to have one night where I might go off the grid but I seem to be waiting it out until there is something I really, really want and that hasn't happened yet.

I hit the gym again in the evening and am glad that we will be moving to another hotel and hope their equipment is more state of the art instead of state of disrepair.  I shouldn't complain ... at least I got my workouts in.  I only stayed on the treadmill for 10 minutes as I had walked alot all day.  So much in fact that my feet really hurt.  But, still no complaints.  It's all good.

Here's something that looked good but I passed on ... I really didn't feel that it was something I was missing out on.

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