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Happy Tuesday.  We’re still hangin in Nokomis with the family.  Today is going to be a beach morning if we can handle the red tide.  We’ll have to see how that goes.  Yesterday we didn’t even attempt it.  Instead we went shopping.

I found the best deal of the day.  This scarf was hiding out at the Goodwill store.  I ain’t even lyin.

Louis Vuitton scarf

Yeah, that does say Louis Vuitton Paris and I only paid 9 bucks for it.  Steal.

We shopped for quite a while and by early afternoon we were starving so we decided to hit up the Lucky Dog Cafe which none of us had ever eaten at before.

lucky dog

I highly recommend it.  The ambiance is great and the food is delish.

These two, such hams.

We got home late in the afternoon and since my nephew was a little bored, we put his artistic talents to work.

He painted a grouper for us and y’all, it is AWESOME.

Vinny's art

I promised him I would get him some followers for his instagram account so y’all need to not make a liar out of me and follow him now.

And with that, I’ve got a beach to get to.  See ya tomorrow.

The best diet ever….a colonoscopy

Good morning from Nokomis and guess what?  It’s that time of year.  Inspector Gadget and the family are here.  I haven’t taken any pictures yet but I’ll post some soon.

I did take a picture of a really cool pie bird that I got at an estate sale last Friday.

pink pie bird

Also on Friday I had my long awaited visit with the gastroenterologist.  She went over my CT scan of last year and we talked about my diet and the recent problems I’ve been having and then she rocked my world.

“Start eating gluten again”, she said.

what

Wait what?

But, I thought I was supposed to avoid gluten at all costs so I was really confused.  And then I asked her if she thought the diagnosis was wrong and that I can eat gluten.  But no, my life is never that easy.

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy and endoscopy with tissue biopsies in mid-September and in order to get the proper diagnosis they need me to consume some gluten.  Some gluten, not all the gluten.

disappointment

And because my day always gets better, she gave me the instructions for the prep.  Oh, the prep.  I mean seriously, if you’ve ever had a colonoscopy, then you understand completely.

accurate

Most Accurate

It’s supposed to rain today so after a bit of work, we’re gonna do some shopping.  I’ll be back tomorrow with some pictures.  Of my family, in case you were wondering.

How was your weekend?