Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Being in Indianapolis for a short time for John's and my doctor appointments are keeping us on the move. 

Wednesday, our Tiffin Allegro Bus had oil and filters changed.  The Bus is not tilted, I was.  
We were very pleased with the service at Speedco.  Everything was professionally completed and they were "neat and tidy. 

Thursday, we both had fasting blood draws at the vampire's office. 
As soon as we each gave them a gallon of our blood, we were off to another office where John had an appointment with his CPAP doctor. 

Friday found us at the eye doctor's office only to find that we both need cataract surgery.

The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 12:15 after my colonoscopy for Wednesday (tomorrow again) at 8:30 a.m. What a day tomorrow is going to be.   

Today, I am doing the purge and cleanse.  You need to read Donna's blog.  What I want to know, is how did she guess that tomorrow is my big day?    

How can four tiny pills create so much havoc?  

In the meantime, John is making a few repairs.  One is to our antenna.  You know that little warning sign that the driver puts on his sun visor to warn that the antenna is up? Someone forgot to read it while we were in Michigan.

Also, that troublesome water pump that acted up while we were in California finally gave up the ghost.  He is installing a new Shurflo pump today.  

On a delish note,  I made some fantastic, no sugar, vegan oatmeal cookies.  The recipe follows:

No Sugar Oat Drops

1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats (use whatever type of oats you like)
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup of almond meal (or nut meal of your choice)
( If you want to make it nut free you could use a flour, just adjust the wet ingredients to get the right consistency)
1/2 cup mixed nuts, finely chopped
1 cup dried fruit (of your choice or chocolate chips or berries)

3 ripe bananas, mashed ( or substitute applesauce, or 2 eggs)
1/4 cup canola oil (or oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 175C. (350*) Line baking sheet with parchment 

In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almond meal, mixed nuts and 
coconut flakes. Stir in allspice and cinnamon. Add dried fruit and stir
until well and evenly mixed. Make sure the dried fruit do not stick
together in big batches.  In another bowl, combine canola oil, mashed 
banana and vanilla extract. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and 
stir until well combined. 

Take a large cookie cutter and press spoonfuls of the batter into it. 
Remove cookie cutter.  Or simply form balls with your hands and 
flatten slightly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are golden 

*These are not gluten free, due to the use of oats. Please adapt to 
your personal preference.

Yep, we have been onb the move!  Till next time.......

God bless


  1. I thought that one shadow picture was from the movie, 'Fiddler On The Roof'.

    1. Nope, it is John's shadow as he was working on the Antenna!

  2. When you said a moving experience, my mind certainly wasn't thinking of a colonoscopy! ;)

  3. Wow have you two been busy and continue to be busy.

    For the life me, I can't image having a colonoscopy and a cataract surgery on the same day. Praying that both procedures go smoothly.

    1. Being here for only five weeks makes for busy, busy days. Next year, more time in Indy and when it is warmer....

      Most of our doctor days are double booked like that. We just do not want to be at a doctor or having a test, etc every day.

  4. Good luck tomorrow!! Sounds like quite a day. My John is awaiting the day that he needs cataract surgery so he can hopefully get rid of his glasses

    I love the cookie recipe! Can't wait to try it. I have all the ingredients

    1. I wear contacts, so I will not feel much difference. But, I will see better! That cookie recipe is soooo easy and you can add whatever you like to the cookies.

  5. Those cookies sound delicious, but can't make then cause we would eat them, and really don't need to do that.
    Hope all works out here in Indianapolis for you guys. We are at the Flying J on W Thompson Rd for the night then heading west in the morning.

    1. Well, rats! Wish you were here at Camping World. We are here for a recall on our frig and the part is not in yet.

  6. Great recipe! Looks like it will be a keeper.
    I'm surprised that your eye doctor is going to do the surgery so some after you being sedated for the colonoscopy? That was cute what Donna published. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. They are having no problem with it. Eye doc wants to know what meds they give me in the morning.

  7. Oh my what a day...positive thoughts and prayers are headed your way. That seems like a lot to deal with all at one time.

  8. At first, John was eating the cookies as fast as I was taking them out of the oven. I didn't not have any until the next day, but they were good. John said that the flavors married well and the cookies were even better the second day.

  9. Ugh! At least you know just about everything is clean .. inside and out.

  10. I read your blog to Jim and he wants to know what else you're doing tomorrow for fun, since you already have so much of it scheduled. Sure hope all your reports come back as good as Jim's. When do you plan on getting back to AZ?

  11. What are we doing for fun? Dinner! looking forward to a good dinner tomorrow night.

    Will be back in AZ in Jan..pretty early Jan.

  12. You guys have a lot going on! Good luck with everything. Meanwhile thanks for that recipe, we'll be having those for breakfast tomorrow!

  13. Yum.

    Okay, so the purge and cleanse - are we talking the Big C? Not that Big C. Not that one either. Yeah, that one. You can do it with just pills?

  14. Your time at your "home base" sounds just like ours, one check up after another. I think I'm getting a questionable story from my eye doctor. He says your cataracts have to be really terrible before insurance will pay to take them off. How bad were yours? Maybe I need to move to Indiana since everyone here uses the drink gallons of awful terrible stuff as the colonoscopy prep. Pills sounds great! Hope it all comes out fine!..........ohhhhh terrible pun

    1. John's cataracts were really ready. Our eye dr. said mine were questionable, but our referring eye dr. said once I went into the specialist, they were take care of the necessity part. This is a group that does only specialized eye surgery. People come from all over the U.S. to have their cataract surgery at Eye Specialists of Indiana. One eye was done each day. We are all done now. Had a check up yesterday and have another in 10 days, then, I think check ups with our regular eye dr. until we leave then will have rest of check ups (if needed) at dr's referred by our dr. Even though mine were questionable, I can see a huge difference already.

    2. The reason I wanted to "go for it" was that our Dr. said he did not know what Obamacare was going to do with the costs. We wanted our good Med Sup to take care of 100% with no out of pocket expenses..

  15. It is probably best to get everything in the medical arena done before end of year. There are many of us wondering about what the future holds in this area.


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