Thursday, November 24, 2011
I don't remember doing it, but somehow I volunteered to work until 7am. I had dinner at my in-laws (well my boyfriend's parents, but my in-laws for lack of a better term) at Noon. Needless to say, I went on about three hours sleep. I wasn't as tired as I thought I would be.
Lunch was really good. My boyfriend's mother made a lot of awesome food.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Deserts were some kind of pecan type pie and mudslide (which is like a crust, with a cream cheese middle layer, chocolate pudding layer and whipped cream)
I didn't eat a lot. I had little bits of Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Green beans with small second helpings of the sweet potatoes and green beans (when I say this stuff was awesome, I really mean it!) For desert, I had a small portion of the mudslide desert, and a small bite of my boyfriend's pie. As weird as it sounds, I don't like to eat large portions in front of his family. His 90 some year old grandmother was there, and she is pretty old school. I just feel like they are watching what I eat and thinking negative things about it. I don't know why, I am sure it is silly, but both his mom and grandma come from the school of "ladies don't eat much and to always leave the table a little hungry" Of course maybe if I followed that philosophy I might not be in the situation I am in? Not sure on that...
I am at work right now, and I am here till 5am. I threw together a nice cranberry-apple chicken (turkey) salad for my dinner tonight. I figure that I will get hungry here later on.
I do not plan on doing any Christmas shopping tomorrow - I get off work in time for a lot of great sales, but honestly, that is just too much for me.
I think that is all for now
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
You know, I am really tired of my coworkers thinking that because I don't have children, I don't deserve to have Christmas off. My co-worker who shall remain nameless said
"Well, I don't see why she won't work Christmas for me, it isn't like she needs it off, she doesn't even have kids"!
No, I don't have kids, and I never will, however, that doesn't make me any less deserving to have a holiday off.
Truth be told, I actually wouldn't care if I had to work. I might have even agreed to switch if said co-worker would have asked me nicely and would not have been a whiney girl about it (said co-worker is male) but because he had to act like a twat, I will not cover. In fact, said co-worker can forget about ever asking me to cover for anything ever again... Besides, I want to watch 24 hours of a Christmas Story with my boyfriend!
So, I had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner with my family yesterday. It was very enjoyable. We had so much yummy food. I ate a little of this and that, but I didn't go overboard. I had just enough. I am so thankful I have such an awesome family.
My grandmother gave me the money to buy a bike rack for my Jeep - and I am super stoked. It should be here between 11/30-12/6. I can't wait to get it! It attaches to my spare tire. It is going to be sooo awesome! It will make it so much easier to ride my bike. I won't have to run around trying to get the F150, and loading the bike into it and I won't be stuck on riding back and forth in front of my house. This is exciting. I plan on riding it throughout the winter as long as there is no snow on the road. To be honest, with the tread my tires have I should be able to ride in the snow since they are wide and thick.
When I was at my parents house yesterday, my mother had the brilliant idea for me to clean out the stuff I had left there. Needless to say, some size 20 girl is going to be loving me! i gave 2 HUGE garbage bags of donations to the Salvation Army. There is a lot of like new clothes from Lane Bryant in the mix. A lot of expensive dress and casual clothes. Most everything that I gave away still fits, however, I haven't worn it in over a year, so there is really no need to keep it. I am that way... I am the anti-hoarder...
My mom and I have made a movie date to see Breaking Dawn on 12/6. I think it is going to be awesome. We are going out to dinner after the movie to Texas Roadhouse. I am looking forward to it. We always have an awesome time.
On 12/10 I am having my holiday get together with my friends. We won't be able to do it any other time that month. I am almost done getting their gifts, I just have one more to get. I am not sure what to get my friend... she is easy but hard to shop for.
I think that is all for now
Monday, November 21, 2011
I have to work on Thanksgiving, so my family is having dinner for us tomorrow. I think that is pretty swell... the usual Thanksgiving fare will be on the menu, however my mother does make mashed potatoes with skim milk...
-stuffing (not baked in the bird - but in a separate roasting pan)
-candied sweet potatoes
-green bean casserole
-pumpkin pie w/o the pie
-regular pumpkin pie
-some other TBD desert
I don't like pie crust, so every year my mother bakes me a pumpkin pie with out the pie. Basically, it is just the filling baked in a dish. I am pretty sure that cuts out a lot of fat and calories, but I am not really sure. Either way it is good and I enjoy it.
My mother doesn't make her own gravy either. She buys the packets that you add to water to. There are not a lot of calories or fat in those. I don't really use it anyway...
I don't really worry too much about what I am eating tomorrow. I will eat a little bit of everything, but I won't over do it... just bits of this and that to not feel deprived and enough that I feel satisfied.
I am really working on the only eating until I am full thing. I am starting to get a pretty good handle in it. I have found however, in doing this, that I seem to be hungry more often? I wonder if that is normal?
I have encountered a few, quite nasty people on the boards lately. They seem to want to criticize everyone and everything. Like say someone asks...
"I love bananas! Does anyone have some fun banana recipes to share?"
mean spark person says "Bananas are loaded with carbs! You shouldn't be eating them! Carbs are so bad for you!"
or maybe someone posts...
"What is a good menu choice when dining out?"
crabby spark person...
"You really shouldn't be eating out. When my family goes out I stay at home and eat my own homemade hummus and raw green beans."
their negativity and holier than thou attitudes have really made me stop being interactive on the boards. I use to like asking questions and giving responses, but now because of these people... I would just rather not
I think that is all
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