Sunday, March 28, 2010
Yesterday, in my status, I said that I was trying to decide if I should go grocery shopping in the morning or to the gym first.
Pros of grocery shopping first:
Fewer people at the store
Still time to work out later
Fewer people at the store
Cons of grocery shopping first:
Might not work out.
Pros of working out first:
Will get it done and out of the way.
More likely to eat better all day
Cons of working out first.
More people at the grocery store
Yep, that about sums it up!
Can you tell that I'm not a big fan of people? LOL! So...what did I do?
I got up at 8:00, started laundry and ate some breakfast. Did some more laundry, got dressed and Sparked some. I was trying to make myself do something...anything! Finally, at 10:00, I went upstairs and did my DVD. After that, I did some more laundry, gathered my library books and headed to the library and then the gym. And guess what? The gym was crowded!!
Okay, it wasn't so crowded that I couldn't get a machine..my favorite machine even..but there were people there! And I don't share well! At least in my head I don't. My gym! You go away! Shoo! LOL!
After the gym, came home, made potato soup and cooked broccoli, showered and gathered my grocery list and coupons. Left the house shortly after 2:30. The Gluten Free store was great! Except they didn't have one of the items I wanted. They are ordering it for me, so all's good. PLUS, I didn't have to go to Wal-Mart this week! SCORE!!
Hit Bed, Bath and Beyond for a bunco hostess gift. Also found a great scrubber that I will ban my family from using! And, got a new silverware holder that is "this much" too big for my drawer. Exchanging that tomorrow, dang it!
Then, headed to the grocery store. I swear, people are annoyin'! LOL! There were a lot of people at the store, young to old, and for the most part were polite and aware. However...you know how when you go to the grocery store, you start seeing the same people in most every aisle? Most of the time, no big deal. But there is always that one person (or that one group or couple or whatever) that just doesn't get it. They are the people who steer the cart in the middle of the aisle and then leave it there when they go to look for something on a shelf. Or park the cart to the side and then stand right next to it, blocking the aisle, while they look for something. AND, if you say excuse me, they act like you just asked if you could kiss their goat!
One particularly annoying maze today...Fairly wide aisle. Cart to the left, cart to the right. just enough room for one cart to get through between them. I'm heading south and there is a chain of folks heading north. I wait for them all to clear out. Last one stops...yes STOPS!...in between the other two carts!!! Then, backs up and heads back the other direction! Of course, it wasn't quite that quick. They had to discuss their plans first. UGH!!! See why I think people are yucky! LOL!!
Luckily, I got away from that couple and was able to finish my shopping relatively roadblock free. And I spent less money than normal. Either I was a thrifty planner/shopper or I forgot a bunch of stuff. We'll know in a few days when I start to make dinner and don't have a thing to cook! LOL!
Grocery shopping at 3:00 in the morning is sounding better all the time. Even if it does mean I have to carry all of the groceries in by myself!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I blogged earlier in the week about an odor coming from my pantry. I asked my son if he could find the source because I had tried (multiple times!) and failed! He found it!! There was one rotten potato in my 10# sack and two that were "suspicious." I threw them away and the pantry is practically spring fresh!
Okay, I may have exaggerated on the "interesting" part of interesting thoughts. But here goes anyway.
Ran the dishwasher for the first time tonight. Less than one hour for a full normal cycle and very quiet. Except when the top arm started hitting one of the bowls in the top shelf. Ooops!
MIL ran the dryer today, twice. Once to dry sheets, the second time to dry a blanket. And that's it...twice!! Would have taken SO much longer than that before! I'm so confident that the dryer will work as I expect it to, that I didn't even start a load of laundry tonight! How's that fore confidence?!?!
Drank a monster Monster (as in a HUGE Monster energy drink) around three o'clock today. I was hyper and weird all afternoon until well after supper. And...for all you smart alecks out there...more hyper and more weird than normal..yes, people could tell!!
Walking to the cafeteria today, i started talking to one of the guys I work with. He asked if i was married and I said Yes. He asked if I was getting divorced. "Not that I know of" I replied with raised eyebrows. Turns out, he was trying to tell me that he noticed that I had lost weight and was looking good. His first thought, apparently, was that I was getting divorced and I was losing weight to show my "soon-to-be-ex" what he was missing! LOL!! How cynical is that?!?! He told me that my husband was a very lucky man. "Yes, he is!" I replied modestly. "And I remind him of that often!" LOL! I'm still laughing about the whole thing!
My son was playing in his room and was very quiet. Mom alert sounded so I went to check on him. He fell asleep, fully clothed (including shoes!) laying crosswise on his bed. I just turned off the light and let him be.
Our boxer is in heat. It looks like she has TOM, so she has to wear a diaper. Guess who hates the diaper? I think it's a toss-up. I hate trying to get the dang thing to stay on her. She does everything she can to chew it off of her. Okay...she wins the Who-hates-it-more contest. Poor thing.
Okay, the monster Monster is wearing off. My eyes are tired and my bones are tired. Need to do my thing and get in bed.
Spark y'all (ya'll?) (youse guys?) tomorrow!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
And the fact that my dryer vents got cleaned out too! LOL! I don't even do the dishes and I'm stoked about it. It has a brushed stainless steel front and a very roomy interior. Showed the kids the basic functionality. It's my son's week to do dishes. He was trying to hide it, but he was excited that he was the first one to use the new dishwasher. And...yes...I'm going to post a picture. My son mocked me about both the photo and the blog. Punky little brat! LOL!
As sad as it is to admit, I'm actually looking forward to doing laundry this week! It's been taking about 6 hours to dry one load of laundry. Turns out that the pipe between the dryer and the wall was full of water and went lint. PLUS, the pipe under the house had a non-optimal configuration. They fixed both, cleaned the vents and only charged $70! Very happy with that. Especially after the guy who went under the house let me know about our squatters...black widows. UGH!! Glad it wasn't me down there!
BTW, this has not been a good week for me, calorie wise. I was in range yesterday and "only" 56 calories over today. No exercise to speak of either. BUT, I am pretty happy with myself about my plans for tomorrow. I take both breakfast and lunch to work with me and eat breakfast at my desk. I didn't see anything that appealed to me for breakfast, so i decided that I would buy my breakfast. Knowing full well I would get a drive through biscuit gajillion calorie sandwich...or two.
A little bit later, I was looking through my stack o'cards, looking for my library card (Going to reread Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!). As I was sorting, I found/saw my Blimpie's frequent buyer card. Hey! I can go out to lunch instead of breakfast, eat at Blimpie's, give myself a treat and still stay in calorie range!! Yay for me!!! So, beef enchiladas for breakfast and Blimpie's for lunch. I need to go to bed so I can start eating! LOL!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Today was another one of those "running around all day and get nothing accomplished" days. Work was crazy, probably because I had to leave early to take my son to the DDS. As soon as I get home from that, I need to make dinner and then gather my stuff for the Softball/Baseball meeting tonight.
As I'm walking in the door after the meeting, a smell reaches up and just smacks me and then kind of envelopes me in it's aroma. And it's not a good aroma! At first, I'm thinking one of the dogs decided to use a kennel (or my carpet) for a toilet. But, after talking to DH, I realize it was him! No, I don't mean that he used my carpet as a toilet! LOL! He has a new project that he is working on in the garage. This project involves chemicals and I don't know what all else (no, it's not a meth lab!!). What I do know is, it reeks! Ugh!
Then, I had to pack my lunch for work for tomorrow. I open the refrigerator and I get smacked again! What the?? I search the fridge for something that got missed and needed to be thrown out. All I find is some liquid at the bottom, underneath the drawers. I take the time to clean that up (while I'm making beef enchiladas for dinner for tomorrow night...yes, I washed my hands a billion times!). I think that was the source, but haven't opened the fridge since to verify.
The final straw was when I opened the pantry. Something in there smells just wrong!!! I have no idea what is causing the odor. I don't have any rotten potatoes, I don't see any bread that got pushed to the back and is now moldy, I don't keep fruit in there. What is that?!?!?! Still don't know. Maybe I'll have time to figure it out tomorrow. Maybe not. Hey, we all need a little mystery in our life, right? LOL!
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