Sunday Confessions:October 11th




1. I confess: As evidenced earlier in the week, my brain is in complete scattershot mode. It's also slightly weird to be planning to be in warm sunshine in two weeks when everywhere around me the signs of autumn deepen, the pumpkin lattes and first peat fires waft through the air and the roses finally begin to wither (Roses are hardy in Scotland!)

Hard to believe this was only a month ago...



There are still lots of lovely hydrangeas around though










Yes so I feel like I need a new coat and a new sweater/wooly warm things but at the same time I need a new swimsuit and flip flops: it's internally....confusing! I want to embrace Fall and am a tiny bit sad I'm missing the best of it while we're away (arriving home to Scotland in mid November from Florida is usually a sure promise of snow!). But mostly happy, because SUNSHINE!

2. I confess: I have had a twitch in my eyeball for a full week. I have a feeling it could be stress induced? It's one of those minor twitches that doesn't bug you enough to go to a doctor/doesn't hurt; but it's been a week now so I'm wondering if I should probably go see my eye doctor which is just a whole other thing to do.

3. I confess: I am way too excited about Homeland and Supernatural and spooky French non-zombie zombie drama The Returned coming back on t.v. this week.

4. I confess: Norman Reedus riding up to The Walking Dead Madison Square premier on his Daryl Dixon motorcycle is NOT NAFF at all (ok a tiny bit naff* (British for cheesy! ;-)) but still somehow AWESOME in every way!

5. I confess: I really want to book a massage because my back is killing me but it feels overindulgent in a week when I've had thread veins zapped and got my hair did.

6. I confess: I'm trying to eat healthier in the run up to this holiday without being "on a diet". I'm tired of diets. But it's tricky. I don't know if it's going to have any effect at all. I'm not starving myself, I probably should still be eating less carbs, but I am not eating much if any "bad stuff" - i.e. fruit instead of cookies, more protein because I know it staves of my hunger. I'm not weighing myself because I know there won't be any dramatic weight loss and it will depress me, because issues, but I feel positive and in control and just better about myself. I have also decided to come off of my heavy duty acid reflux tablet (omperazole/Prilosec) because I have gained what feels like (somewhat) unexplained weight in the year I've been on it. Which kind of sucks because indigestion is a b*tch for me but I'm just curious to see if it make a difference- plus when you read the internets you see all sorts of horror stories of weight gain and other stuff like bone disease which I am at risk for anyway so I am going to try to only take it when I am desperate.



p.s. Do go and visit Becky's Blog for her own and links to some other Sunday Confessions!

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  1. This non-zombie zombie drama French TV show - I am curious about it...I watched a movie on Netflix called "The Returned" and the idea was zombies were a thing, but if you had enough money, you could get a daily shot of medicine that would keep you from turning, and you'd stay human. There were shortages and humanity issues and stuff...I am wondering if the two are possibly related?

    Enjoy your vacation! Hope to see lots of lovely pics when you return.

    Finally, on Prilosec/ omeprazole - I stopped taking it because if I took it for a 2-week course and stopped, my heartburn would come back with a VENGEANCE. I was told I could take it every single day, but then read that it can contribute to thinning hair in women, which freaked me out. When I was in the hospital, they started giving me 1 famotidine (Pepcid AC) tablet in the morning a little before breakfast. It comes in like, 75mg and 150mg. I take 1 150mg each day and as long as I do that, my heartburn is under control. Maybe something to try?

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    1. There was definitely a one season U.S. remake of The Returned but I think it was called something else. In this one they are people who have been dead, seemingly mostly from a horrible school bus crash (but then I think there were some others who came back - it's in French and was on like two years ago so I'm a little blurry on details!) There are twin girls, one of who died and came back. They don't want to eat people (yet?!), they do have some minor issues with an unexplained decay thing. It's all very French and weird, but watchable! Oh and there's this super creepy kid zombie who died much longer ago than the others who is probably not that creepy anymore/grown up because they took like forever to make this second series!

      Thanks for the advice re:Prilosec. I#'ve read lots of weird/scary stuff about it too. And I have had some horrible attacks since I came off it - I had to cave last night and take one because I tried Gaviscon for the first time (I think it's like Pepto) and it did nada for me. I think I am just going to have to really adapt what I eat, which is tricky because we do eat some spicy food sometimes. But seriously I really can't eat peppers any more,ever, which makes me said. I will definitely check out the Pepcid tablet when I'm over in America thanks! :-)

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    2. I hope you find something that works for you! Heartburn sucks so bad. Yeah, apparently a lot of people end up having worse heartburn after they stop their Prilosec. Ugh. And FYI - just in case...I was wrong about the mg's on Pepcid - it's 10mg or 20mg (I take 20mg) - the other dose is for Zantac, which doesn't help me barely at all.

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    3. Thanks Becky, I think the generic Zantac (ranitidine) works for me sometimes, depending how bad it is. Am definitely going to hunt down Pepcid (or U.K. equivalent if we have one!) I had to have my gallbladder out a few years ago, really hoped it would be the end of digestion issues but no joy!

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  2. I just have to have my omeprazole or I am in agony, but try to take it every second day or I feel really bloated like I am not digesting at all. For me the cause is a weak stomach valve so everything comes back up. Try not to worry about stuff, your eye will get better and you can have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Yeah I think it does make me bloat, I had to take it last night though as I ate peppers. My eye is still twitching, it comes and goes! Elinor when are YOU leaving for the States?! Have an amazing time!

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  3. Gosh, I totally thought I commented on this and I didn't!

    I try to eat "healthy" and not indulge before vacations, because that's what vacations are for, but I just had hot tamales for breakfast today and I go on a trip in less than a week.

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    1. I think I have been posting so much random crap I can't even keep my blog posts straight! I hope you have a nice trip!

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