Forest bathing is wonderful.

We’ve been walking in Crews Lake Park almost every day, and it’s so nice to be out in nature. We’ve seen owls, armadillo, deer, squirrels, raccoons, hawks, snakes, bunches of insects and spiders, and all kinds of other birds, too.

We explored downtown Tarpon Springs.

There’s Replay Museum, a good arcade place with lots of old and some new games. I got high scores on Centipede (my favorite game in the place) and Trav & I did well together on Tempest.

Replay Museum

We had lunch right around the corner at Tarpon Tavern. They had really good pub food with delicious vanilla porter beer and pineapple hard cider. After lunch, we wandered into some of the neat little shops, played some more games, wandered some more, and then headed for home. It was a lovely, relaxing day.

Almost healed.

My ear has been getting better. I’m not all the way there because I’ve been way less strict about what I eat, but I can go most days now without putting anything on it or having it bother me. So, yay!!

I was able to eat a “little” sugar and not have my ear get messed up.

Half a triple chocolate cookie from Panera is 165 calories and has 23 grams of sugar, which is just two less than the amount I’m trying to stay under each day. My ear seems about the same as it has been, so I must be getting better.

The funny thing is, the first two bites were amazing, and if I had stopped there, it probably would have been satisfying. Have to keep that in mind next time, really paying attention to the two bites.