10-22-14 – Wednesday – You got your good days, and you got your bad days

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Yesterday was not a good one. I ate like crap again, I almost chopped off my fingertip and I got a new homeowners tax evaluation showing that our property taxes are more than doubling next year. So you got your good days and you got your bad days.

So yea, I was working in the gardens yesterday cutting down excessive growth for year and cutting it up to spread out in the raised beds and ended up cutting the tip on my left index finger pretty deep. I elected to go with no stitches and instead cleaned and closed the wound myself with wound closing bandages. It worked out well, but I have to be extremely careful not to allow excess activity with that finger for about 5 days. I have had long history of healing quickly and am sure that this won’t change as long as I am healthy. I am typing in slow motion without the use of that index finger, but it is not that bad. Lesson to be learned – Always wear the proper gardening gloves when doing anything in the garden.

This also means that I will not be working out and will try to keep my blood pressure low until the wound properly closes. This also means that I will have to keep a very close eye on my diet and make sure that I restrict any type of carb other than fresh vegetables. I will start taking vitamins again today.

Like I wrote in yesterdays blog, we are saving a lot of money by refinancing the mortgage and I had that wonderful feeling like we are getting ahead of the game. The news we received yesterday about the tax increase kind of let me down the road of returning to reality. It always seems that as soon as you think that you are getting ahead of the game there is always something that comes up and knocks you back. The simple reality is that life will always throw curve balls at you and sometimes you simply have to take an overall look at your situation. The tax increase will not break us or set us off track. There are so many other changes that I made in a positive direction like quitting smoking. That act alone will pay for a whole year of property taxes. And there were many other positive changes we made that better our lives like moving from New Jersey to Oregon. The tax increase is small compared to all of the positive things.

I ate like crap yesterday I suppose because I was feeling sorry for myself. How stupid is that?

4:30 AM – Blood Sugar – 130, Weight – 173.2

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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