Thursday, June 24, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Something I haven't shared here is that hubby and I got married at the American Embassy in Bangkok Thailand in 1973. We were both in the military at the time and he was stationed in Thailand. In order to be together when he returned to the U.S. we had to be married. It was a gutsy and scary thing to do but we are still married, 37 years later.
Thus developed a lifelong love affair with Thai Food. We are fortunate to live in a military community and there are oodles of Thai restaurants to choose from. We usually go to the same ones but last night, we tried a different one and picked different entries. I had pork something over vegetables with a peanut sauce. Delicious! And the servings are usually a modest amount so you don't over eat. I did clean my plate however. Hubby got a pork red curry dish. Something he never tried and it was delicious as well. So I think a good thing for us to try is to go to each one of the Thai restaurants in the area and choose something different. We got used to eating Kow Pad (fried rice) but now I get other things and love them as well. We will have to write down what it is we eat because I could never remember all those names.
It was a culminaton of a busy day, early business meeting, lunch and speaking engagement, and an appmt with a previous client. THis will be a fun job however no contract signed as yet. This whole week has been uneventful in the sales department and I was discussing it with hubby. At 62, I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and whether I want to keep working this business or retire or what. Hubby used a perfect word to describe my job at the moment, "pointless". And I agree, I would just love to pay off this one credit card I have in the business and then just go as it goes. I don't want to have that hanging over my head when I give it up. I don't really want to give it up, I just don't want to have to push to keep my sales up or have oodles of samples to keep up with like I had in the past.
I haven't said much about the oil spill as we have been relatively spared but it is fast approaching. Pensacola Beach was covered last night and we are 50 miles away. This is like a death in the family, losing our beautiful white sand beaches and clean water to a big mistake and an afraid to do anything president. Why isn't he mad? Our economy is suffering and it will be worse this winter. The hotels that are normally packed this time of year have vacancies. And next week is July4th! We should be over flowing with tourists and they are cancelling. Our beaches are still white. Please come! The majority of our condos all have swimming pools and there are lots of other activities! It will be lean this winter.
On the diet side, I have been doing fairly well. Planning a good day! Later.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
I got through yesterday unscathed. We had a meeting at 5:30 where a whole bunch of spanish food was served, rice beans, salad, and many other things. I stayed away from it but did have a few plantain and yuca chips. They were dangerously good. Then out to dinner with the Salvation Army to honor the board president who was stepping down. I had grilled mahi mahi, veg, and rice pilaf. The rice wasn't really good so I didn't eat it but I had half the fish and veg and brought the rest home. it was good and I wasn't stuffed. Today I am speaking at a luncheon so I'm at their mercy, whatever they serve. I haven't really prepared a speech so I'll be winging it. I think I am going to talk about sheets and custom bedding.
This afternoon I have a nice appointment with a prior client that should be fun. So a busy day ahead. Later.
Monday, June 21, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
My loyal readers must get tired of hearing me starting over again. How boring can I be, so positive and then not sticking to it. I was looking through the book shelf yesterday and found Dean Ornish's Book, EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS from 1987. I didn't even know I had it. Must have come from my mother-in-law when she moved. Anyway, I pulled it out and will start looking it over. I'm always looking for new ideas.
Right now, I am going to concentrate on getting my fruit and veggie intake up. Yesterday we went to Denny's for lunch with my son, his wife, granddaughter and new grandson, Grammie and my hubby. I thought I would get breakfast but when I looked over the menu, they had some new sizzling dishes filled with peppers, onion, tomato, mushroom, potato, sausage and 2 fried eggs. I ordered that and requested they use a minimum amount of butter. They don't have olive oil. I think everyone was embarrassed at the table but I did enjoy my meal. There was only 1 small sausage and I ate that, all the veggies and a few potatoes. Brought the 2 eggs home and ended up throwing them out this morning and brought most of the potatoes homes. In spite of the fact there was butter used, I enjoyed the dish and all those veggies. And we had lots of veggies for dinner too. So I was back on track after such a wild saturday.
Today I have asparagus that must be cooked and corn on the cob. And I took out hamburger patties so that is dinner. I'm going to roast the asparagus as there is quite a bit of it and have it for lunch too.
Today is also doctor day where my mother-in-law and I visit our shrink and pick up our prescriptions for meds. I ran out of one pill last week and it was one for a small amount of thyroid boost. I may try to not go back on it as I don't think it does much. But I'll have a prescripton on hand if I need it. Not going through what I went through in January. My mother-in-law is really having health problems. Retaining fluid is a big concern as she has conjestive heart failure and the fluid builds up and she has trouble breathing. Hubby had 2 full afternoons last week taking her to 2 different doctors. This is my week, shrink and haircut. We go to the same hairdresser to make it easy.
We all enjoyed the baby at lunch yesterday. He is so funny. After he ate, he just cooed and laughed and smiled. Then we handed him around the table and he laughed and danced. I wish I could see my other new grandson in North Carolina. He's cute too in a different sort of way. I had so much fun with my granddaughter last week taking her to Art Camp and Build-a-Bear. And she loved it too. Wish me luck on my journey. I told my husband NO KLONDIKE BARS or ICE CREAM in this house! None, Nada, no way. Later!
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