3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, April 2, 2017



Dwight D Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison, Texas

Bill and I took another Saturday day trek to northeast Texas, the Sherman/Denison area.  We visited the Dwight D. Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison and then Eisenhower State Park on the edge of Lake Texoma, where we hiked a wee bit.  The trails were very uneven and we hadn’t really come prepared to hike, so we didn’t hike very far.  We bought a Texas State Parks Pass, so we are now good to go for any and all State Parks.

Lake Texoma, Eisenhower State Park, Texas

Today (Sunday) is Day 7 of no-added sugar (anything that has added processed sugars – items can be sweetened with dried fruit).  I’m not sure what is different this time around, but I’m doing much better sticking to 100% ETL.  Foods containing sugar & oils are always been my weakness (especially sugar), but other than ordering a veggie pizza (with no cheese) Friday night, which I’m sure had both plus more salt than I’m used to, I’ve been just about 100% compliant all week.  The goal is to continue this for the whole month of April – and then beyond!

The swimming area of Lake Texoma at Eisenhower State Park, Texas

We found a shingle in one of the front flower beds Wednesday night, after a massive hail storm Sunday night and another major wind event early Wednesday morning.  I’m waiting for the insurance inspector to call me and set up an appointment to check the roof.  With a $1000 deductible, I’m so happy we’ve been working at paying down debt and building up savings.  I have other plans for that money, but a new roof isn’t a bad thing and Bill’s been looking at ways to increase the R-value of any potential new roof, which would be helpful to the budget in the long run.

Dwight D Eisenhower statue, Denison, Texas

1 Comment

  1. Cee Gee

    Congrats on the success with no sugar challenge. Good luck with the rest of your time.

    I like the small picture of the swimming area of the lake. It looks like a postcard from an older time.

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