Good morning. I trust y’all had a fabulous Cinco de Mayo. We celebrated by eating tacos last night. Woo hoo.
Yep, that’s how we do.
MacGyver and I spent the weekend in Nokomis. Saturday was my mother in laws birthday and we really wanted to be there so we could spend time with her. After a year long battle with ovarian cancer her last scans came back clear so we had a lot to celebrate this year.
We had a wonderful dinner at Luna, an Italian restaurant in downtown Venice and then we hit up the 3rd annual Venice Wine and Seafood Festival. We ended the evening with some very rich chocolate cake back at our house. If you’re ever in the Sarasota or Venice area, you must visit Detwiler’s Farm Market. It’s an Amish market and I got the chocolate cake there and it was absolutely heavenly. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased anything there that I didn’t love. You have to visit this store. I think they have 4 or 5 locations and they specialize in fresh and organic products at great prices. Seriously, go there. You will thank me forever.
On Sunday MacGyver and I were doing a bit of work in the yard when MacGyver heard a huge splash in the canal. When he went to investigate, he found 2 manatees playing right in our backyard! I managed to run into the house and grab my phone and capture a picture of one of them.
This is my backyard, I mean, how lucky am I? I love manatees.
And birds. But y’all knew that didn’t you? In case you’re wondering, we still have Coo Coo Ka Choo. I’ve grown attached. He’s only let me pet him a few times but that’s all it took. And he is getting real comfortable having the lanai all to himself, he even has a few favorite spots picked out.
Isn’t he the most adorable thing ever? I know.
I think I told you that I got an earlier appointment with the immunologist, right? Well, I did. He was super nice and spent a ton of time with me. He also conducted several breathing tests which I passed with flying colors. He is going to be doing some allergy testing on the 15th of this month.
He had me go get a test to see what my pneumococcal antibody titers are because apparently if they’re low, then he needs to do some additional testing to determine whether or not I have an immunodeficiency. I got the results of the antibody tests back and they seem low to me but I’m not a doctor so I guess I won’t find out until I see him again so I’m still in limbo but at least some things are getting done.
How was your weekend?
How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?