Friday, December 27, 2013
I asked for, and received, a new cookbook of 365 recipes, broken down into months! Can't wait to try them all but probably won't get to do one everyday. I had gotten into such a rut but my sister advised me to cook something I hadn't tried before. What a great idea! I joined WW online on Tuesday and learning the point system. Let me tell you, if you eat everything they say you can eat, you will NOT be hungry. So we will see if it will work for me.
Anyway, last night I made turkey, mushroom and sage soup with brown rice. It was so awesome and delicious, I added the recipe to Spark. Then realized you aren't supposed to copy them from cookbooks. However, I made a couple of substitutions to it so maybe I won't be drawn and quartered for it. Did I say it was delicious?
I think the problem with dieting is that I don't ever have the proper foods in the refrigerator. I went Monday and stocked up on fruits and veggies and lean meat and now I have something to eat. The points plus sytem lets you eat things that you think you can't. So we'll see. I'll either lose or not but I sure hope I don't gain any. I'm not posting my weight here anytime soon. Whenever I try something new, I'll let you know! The cookbook did not have the calories and fat, etc broken down and that is why I added it to Spark so I could get that info. Then I wrote it in the book and the date I tried it! Have to go back and write it was VERY GOOD!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I've been to Chiros before but been avoiding it. It just seems like you can fix yourself. But I belong to a referral group for businesses and there is a very nice chiropractor in it, a female, and I've been hearing her talk for some months. So, she called me for a decorating appmt and purchased a sofa and I decided to give her a try.
But you see, I have been having severe butt lock and one day, my lower back and across my butt on both sides felt like a washboard. It just wasn't moving. And the right hip has a throbbing pain that just won't go away. So, I thought I would go in for an evaluation.
So I've been visiting her for 2 weeks now and already feel improvement. That nasty tailbone doesn't move much but my neck now has a wider ranger of motion and other areas are feeling better and straighter.
She has a laser machine where the laser is moved across the nuisance area and then the massage therapist digs around in those muscles on each side of my spine that are so tight, its like a trampoline. I'm starting to feel better
Also, I bought a round rubber pillow that I sit on while working or sewing or typing. It is a very slight movement but it helps to looses up the washboard instead of just sitting all day.
I just wondered what other folks feel about chiropractors. I have a friend whose back is worse than mine, always in pain, and I just can't convince her to give it a try. She just doesn't trust them. That is one of the reasons I ventured into the chiropractors office. I thought if I started feeling better, maybe it would convince my friend it wouldn't be so bad to try it out. Let me know your thoughts. Carol
Saturday, September 07, 2013
I've just read an article from Buffer, which is a web blog, about Decision Fatigue! What a light bulb is on event! I totally believe this is true, that I suffer from Decision Fatigue, too many to make in one week! I'm a pretty sharp woman but as I age, I find it more difficult to juggle multiple jobs at once. That was something I was pretty good at in my younger days. Now, I just want to dump it all out of my head. Today is a must day for me to head to the sewing machine, to mindlessly force fabric through that machine bed, sewing strips together.
I've got several projects going on right now that require a decision and I'm dragging my feet as they are dragging me down. I need to make lists to handle them but for some reason, I just want to dump everything out of my head and go for the fabric! Think I will do that today.
Friday, August 30, 2013
I have had friends here on spark ask me to post some decorating tips and info so here goes. I've been working with this client and created an amazing living room for her. But this sad dining room just needed something. It is visible from the living room and so we had to spruce it up.
Add a little paint called Restful Green from Sherwin Williams and some amazing draperies and here you go!
We still need some accessories and flowers on the table but what an amazing transformation.
Why would you ever stop your drapery at the bottom of an arch window? It just cuts it in half and we left the blinds for privacy as the draperies are somewhat sheer with a tucked diamond sewn all over it.
And this years color of the year is Emerald! Wow I'm right in style! Love this room and the living room is just as comfortable!
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