Monday, September 2, 2013

Hello September & MN State Fair

Hello, September!  Can't believe September is finally here.  I've been waiting for months for it to show up and it is finally here.  I can't believe are have completed 2/3 of the year already.  Yay!  Only 20 days to my transfer!

So my period finally arrived on Saturday.  Today, I started my 1/2 dose of Es.trace twice a day.  Unfortunately, I have experienced a heavy period yesterday and today I had some pretty intense cramping with the heavy flow.  This is unusual for me.  Maybe it is the fact that I am finally shedding my old lining, since I was on BCP since June.  Maybe it's a combination of my hormones, the Lu.pron, plus the addition of the Es.trace today.  I don't know.  The cramping has subsided now, but it was no fun.  I think I have a fairly high tolerance for pain, but earlier today I was a little worried.  I hope we are done with the cramping.

Today is Labor Day, and in MN, it also means the last day of the Minnesota State Fair.  Babe and I decided to go to the Fair yesterday.  It was the first day we had beautiful weather, with the high in the 70's.  We were in the 90's all week, with the humidity, we had a heat index of over 100 degrees.  So yesterday was a perfect day to go to the fair.  Unfortunately, I think the entire state of MN also had the same great idea and showed up the same time as we did.  The crowds there were insane!  It was impossible to walk without running into people.

Food's a huge part of the visit, so we tried a couple types of food-on-a-stick including lamb chops on-a-stick and deep fried maple glazed bacon on-a-stick (yummy!), topped with chocolate and sweet chipotle sauce.  We also had swedish egg coffee, eggplant fries and some brownie sundae.  We really didn't go crazy with the food this time, partly because the lines were so long for everything.  We were glad we went because this could possibly be the last year we could go to the fair without kids!

The incredible sea of people at the fair!

Lamb chops on a stick

The incredible lines of Sweet Martha's Cookies, plus people trying to get by

Eggplant fries

I love the idea of rocking chairs for seating area at the senior wellness exhibit


  1. Just reading about all that food has made me hungry! :)

    So glad you had some fun!

  2. Inching closer and closer to transfer! Holy moly those lines are crazy!! Glad you were able to go and enjoy it though despite the crowds!

  3. It's getting so close! Godspeed!