Friday, January 07, 2011
Hi..welcome to my blog :) Just relaxing with a little pot of ginger peach tea. I've had a full and productive day :) One job I did was to organize my teas..I took them all out of the boxes and put in ziplock bags..labelled and filed in a basket. I discovered I have over 20 assorted types of tea..good thing I've started to drink it daily. And speaking of drinking I've been drinking water out of a quart sealer/gem jar..if I drink 2 to 3 of them it's 8 to 12 cups :) some times I put slices of frozen lemon, lime or oranges in it for a bit of flavor. I also have some sliced cucumber in the freezer but haven't tried that yet.
I did my 30 mins on my bike and day 3 of 28 day boot camp and st...then hubby came in for coffee and we played crib..I actually got dealt four 5's and hubby cut a 10 on top :) best hand I ever had..then couldn't remember what 4 of a kind counted so dug out rule book and discovered desk junk drawer needed dejunking bad!! Couldn't close it after digging the book out. So after coffee I got that cleaned out..and found a pedometer..so put that on.
After lunch..I had a tuna wrap again :)...we went outside to work on the wood for the stove..I shovelled the deck off, brought in some saw dust for fire starters, helped carry wood into the wood shed (old chicken coop..no chickens here anymore) for hubby to cut up and them hauled a large load on the calf sled to the house. Meanwhile I had about 5,000 steps on pedometer :) then I bumped it and it cancelled out so I started it again..it's at 6,500 now so that's 11,500 from about 11 am on. Hubby went to town for the mail, etc. while I took down the last of the Christmas decorations and shoved my tree into spare room closet :) Then vacuumed and tidied. I had turkey soup for supper..I made a huge pot and have been eating it all week :) It's been helping me keep my calories low and still feel full. Now what kind of huge pot of soup should I make next week? We have some leftover roast beef so I think I'll do a beef, veggie and tomato one :)...
I've been doing some blog reading and found some yummy food ideas and web sites to go to...
I'm really glad so many of you commented on my oatmeal blog from yesterday..I especially liked the brownie oatmeal suggestion..cocoa and walnuts.yum yum!!
Well I'm finished my little pot of tea. So I should sign off for now..Thanks for dropping by for tea and a chat..keep on Sparkin'
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Hi..just having a pot of candy cane tea..it's a loose tea a friend gave me so I had to find my tea ball to try some..It's good..king of minty/flowery :)
It's been mild here the past few days but tonight the wind is howling and hubby has a nice fire in the wood stove :)
I did some more undecorating, laundry and cleaning today..played crib..baked muffins (oatmeal, cranberry, almond ones to use up the last of the cranberries) I rode my bike for 30 mins and did 2 videos of the 28 day boot camp..I did day one over and then day 2. But mostly I was on the internet getting rid of e-mails and reading some interesting sites. Also spent some time on Spark of course!!
Still not too clear headed so didn't tackle any deep thinking projects..haha!! Did some sorting in the basement..or "the dark" as my kids used to refer to it when they were little!! Not much has changed.
I've been finding some neat things on oatmeal..right now I'm doing my own 28 day all-bran challenge and after that it's on to oatmeal. I like to automate breakfasts so I have a steak of the same thing..easier to prepare and track..usually it's Kashi cereal but my supply is running low and I'm hoarding my last box haha! I found some interesting recipes for oatmeal..one was carrot cake oatmeal..you add finely grated carrot, some spices and raisins etc before you cook it. Another one was pumpkin oatmeal with a few tablespoons of pumpkin and spices added before you cook it, nuts could also be added to either..sounds very yummy and can't wait to try them..even for a snack or dessert. Another article had tons of toppings for oatmeal..like molasses, or maple syrup, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, peanut butter or even crumbled bacon??!! Some of these sound good, some not so much...another interesting was to top cooked oatmeal with crushed gingersnap cookies and spices..yum yum. Well after this rather lengthy search of oatmeal I was reading spark blogs and found another oatmeal idea..on my friend ONECOOKIETWO's blog. To use leftover cooked oatmeal in turkey meatballs with lots of interesting spices..sounds good and a great way to make any ground meat healthier and use up leftover oatmeal!!
Well I should probably finish my tea and go to bed early..or play some computer games, tv is boring tonight and hubby is on his work computer..all is quiet here except for the wind...
Thanks for stopping by for a chat and a cup of tea :) Keep on Sparkin'
tea will warm your heart and melt your snowman
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Hi..just a quick blog..I had light lime beer tonight instead of tea while I was watching jr hockey..too bad Canada lost..
I just got off the phone from visiting with son is Saskatoon and one daughter in Alberta..she's actually in BC visiting her boyfriend .. aren't cell phones great..I didn't even know she was going to BC.
I started the 28 day boot camp and did day one, also rode 30 mins on bike, walked outside for 10 mins and did ST today. I think I'm on the mend from the flu, finally!! I also did more cleaning and undecorating..kitchen and bathroom are finished!!
I posted on a message board for some ideas to use canned tuna..I like it but didn't have many ideas..I do tuna salad sandwiches, tuna melts and a tuna curry that my mom used to make with celery, onions and tuna and curry powder served over rice. It kind of has a white sauce and sometimes I sub. celery soup. Anyway there was some very yummy ideas, a BBQ sauce one sounds very good. I found a coupon book with recipes and made the wrap for lunch today..spread a ww wrap with low fat cream cheese, top with baby spinach leaves, stir 1/2 can tuna with 1/2 cup salsa and spread over spinach, fold over and eat yumyum :) I'm trying to eat more fish this year!
My January goals are coming along..the weight is inching down..can't wait to be at least back to what my tracker says I weigh!!haha!!
We drove over to check on the service rig and the boss says it's all ready for the pumper which means its a producing well. The service rig moved out today.
I so often start the new year with a bad cold or flu..must be all the activity over the holidays or being around more people :( at least this year I shook it myself and didn't need to visit the doc for a prescription :)
I should finish off here and get to bed..tomorrow's another busy day, I plan to finish putting away all the holiday decorations and work more on decluttering...
also do the boot camp, etc
Thanks for stopping by for a chat..take care and keep on Sparkin'
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