Friday, December 17, 2010
My department at work had our Christmas potluck yesterday. We had smoked turkey and ham. The ham was spiral cut and on a huge bone. Guess who got to bring the bone home? Yep! This gal!
Growing up, I can remember my mom making ham and bean soup. She would soak the beans overnight (after sorting them, of course) and then add a ham bone to the beans and water the next day. I LOVED ham and bean soup. Only now (as a grown up old lady) do I realize that my mom made it because it was cheap and filling. But mostly cos it was cheap! We grew up on a farm and you ate what was available or you went hungry. Nuff said!
So, I have a ham bone and tomorrow is grocery shopping day. I will be buying dry Great Northern beans, sorting them and soaking them overnight. Sunday, I will make my own version of ham and bean soup. It will have beans and ham (duh!) along with onions and celery. Maybe garlic, but only after I taste it (and check with my mom). No potatoes. No carrots. Those are silly fru-fru veggies that do not belong in ham and bean soup. LOL! That, and my DH is allergic to carrots. Small details, I know.
I am oddly excited about making soup. Weird huh? I hope it tastes as good as I remember it does!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday started my week and it was pretty good. Exercised, made PB balls, wrapped presents, stayed in calorie range. All in all a good day.
Monday started pretty good. Exercised, in calorie range, 5+ freggies, got stuff done at work. And then my daughter had a Christmas concert. My daughter and ALL of the other choirs in the high school AND the middle school. Two hours of music. While it was a good concert and I wouldn't have missed it for the world, it did make for a late night.
Tuesday started out okay. Good on exercise, freggies, water, etc. Lunch out with a subcon, so out on calories. Not bad overall. BUT...The Biggest Loser finale was on...until 10:00 in my time zone. I *had* to stay up and watch it! So, late night number two.
And today is only Wednesday. Ugh! Planning to be in bed by about 8:30 tonight to help make up for the two late nights earlier. BTW...since I was tired, I tried to make up for it with sugar and caffeine. Can you guess how well that worked?
Tomorrow is our company's potluck. I'm looking forward to it, but it'll be another day of not being in calorie range. And it's still not Friday. Why is the week before a holiday or a vacation always so long?
Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week. And hope I can stay awake and not over indulge *too* much tomorrow. Sweet dreams all!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday - up at 8:00 (yep, I slept in).
Moxie Java for a gift card.
Home for breakfast and start laundry.
Take the boxer (Abby) in for shots so she can be boarded over Christmas. Poor puppy has an ear infection, so we got meds for that.
Home for lunch.
Rolled two batches of peanut butter balls.
Took both kids to Wal Mart for pants, a couple of presents and a few groceries.
Out to dinner with DH.
After dinner, DS and I went to a friend's Christmas party/open house.
Finally home and in bed around 11:00.
Sunday, up at 6:30 (cos DH was awake) and off to the gym.
Dipped the first four batches of PB balls.
Rolled and dipped four more batches. My work department is having our potluck on Thursday and chocolate peanut butter balls is what I bring. If I don't, I'm not allowed to eat! LOL!
Put ear medicine in Abby's ear. That was exciting, I must say. Not very successful, but exciting! LOL!
Wrap presents while watching a Christmas movie, probably on Lifetime.
Get everything gathered for tomorrow.
Sit and Spark...finally!
Going to bed in about 10 minutes and man am I ready for the rest!
Life is good and I hope it's as good for all of you!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Most of my meals today were fairly low in calories. So, I needed some snacks to make up my calories for the day. First snack was an apple and string cheese. The next snack was a Fiber One bar. Third was two ham and egg cups with broccoli and onions. STILL had calories left.
So, I then had two (yes two) servings of Lorna Doone butter cookies...the best cookies ever! I was in my calorie range. In my fat range. In my protein range. And still way under on my carbs! It seems that the only time I can hit the carbs is when I eat unhealthy (and yet tasty) stuff. So I'll hit it on Friday! LOL! Employee appreciation dinner - prime rib, mashed potatoes, rolls and cheesecake!
Sunday, December 05, 2010
I know that most people do not like the form letters that come in Christmas letters. All of that bragging and who has time to read four pages, printed on both sides in size 8 font? I have better things to do, right?
Well, you wouldn't say that if you received MY form letter! LOL!
Here are the rules I follow.
1. One page, one side, size 10 or 12 font.
2. No bragging.
3. One paragraph per family member
4. Make it fun!
I've had people tell me that they look forward to my letter each year. And I have fun writing it! The hard part is remembering stuff that happened more than a month ago! This year, though, it's easy to remember DS's year. Broken collarbone, sprained back muscles, hurt elbow on last game of the year. Poor kid.
So, do you write and send a form letter? Does anyone send them to you? Do you get any that you like?
BTW...when I was a kid, friends of ours gave us a fruitcake each year that was DELICIOUS!!! Wish I could get some of that again!
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