Sunday, April 24, 2011
Well, despite all my good intentions last night, I had a bit of trouble sleeping. I even woke up several times with a dry mouth, and I had to go downstairs to the freezer to get an ice-cube. Sucking on an ice cube lessens the amount of fluid intake as opposed to chugging down on ice water.
I finally managed to nod off around 1.30am, the result of which I couldn't hear the alarm go off at 5.30am. Around 6.05am, my lift arrived and called my mobile phone. Now, that I heard and I jumped out of bed with a "Oh No! I overslept! That must be Uncle J!" (my lift).
Hurriedly, I answered my phone and requested that he wait for me 2 minutes. I speedily brush my teeth, pulled on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt (It's acceptable in Malaysia to go to church in jeans and and a t). I didn't even have time to put on my watch. But fortunately, I remembered the library book.
I told myself : "I know you're sleepy, but try to stay awake during the sermon!", well, guess what? I succeeded! I attended both the Sunrise Service at 6.30am and the First Easter Service at 8.30am. I even managed to return the library book and borrow another one in between.
I also had a nice breakfast of chinese steamed buns called pau. I had one vegetarian pau, and one bbq pork pau. Both were delicious!
When I got home around 10am, I crashed into bed and had a nap. I've just woken up, I don't feel sleepy anymore. I plan to have a relaxing day, just cross-stitching or reading......
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Because I have to up at the crack of dawn for the Easter Sunrise Service at my church! I'll be turning in as soon as my laundry is done!
I hope to spring up as soon as the alarm goes off! So I pray that I will have a good night's sleep tonight. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow.
God Bless everyone and Happy Easter!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Yes! After some adjustments in my diet, I've managed to bring my Phosphate levels down! It may not be at an ideal level yet but I'm on my way! My friend, the nurse told me that if I continue with my new dietary controls, the phosphate level will reach acceptable levels soon!
Like the Sparkpeople healthy lifestyle, this too is a lifestyle change. It wasn't so hard after all, all I need is self-control!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Oh No! I forgot to get some ham while I was out today, all I have for my sandwiches are homemade bread (made by my fantastic Mom), EVOO margarine and some salad leaves (lettuce).
It's midnight and I'm hungry! I figured a small snack will help me finally go to sleep. So I took out the stuff from the fridge. Then, it occurred to me! Why not spread one slice of bread with margarine, and the other slice with my favourite chillie sauce! That'll make make my sandwich less plain!
So, that's what I did! It was yummy! Even without a slice of meat! I also warmed up a slice of pizza that I brown bagged from tea! Sure looking forward to have to rest of that pizza for lunch tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It was a very hot day today. It was too hot for me to walk to the mini-mall nearby. So, my Mom dropped me off there at around 1pm today. The Easter Sale at the Christian bookstore officially started today, which was why I was so excited to go there.
I've had my eye on the ESV (English Standard Version) Study Bible for a long time now. The leather edition sells for above RM224! Because of the Easter Sale discount, for a limited time, I can get it for only RM179! So, this afternoon, I headed straight to the Christian bookstore and bought it! The last pristine copy left! It's like the Study Bible was waiting for me to buy it!
I'm so excited! I can't wait to delve into it tonight during my quiet time. I have extra motivation to read the Bible now! I've been rather lax lately, I hope my enthusiasm lasts though! Heck! I'll make it last! I've never read the Bible cover to cover in all my years as a Christian, well, this is the year I'll finally succeed!
After that, I went to an air-conditioned cafe, known as "Kitchen Creatures". It's a no frills restaurant with bright lighting and ample natural sunshine to make it an ideal place for me to do cross-stitch in. Well, since my Mom is giving me the entire afternoon to hang around here, I brought my cross-stitch along! Man, did I make progress on that project today (please refer to previous blog : Cross-stitch Project Goal ; March 31, 2011)!
"Hmmmm! What to order?". I finally decided on their home-made fish fingers as I just wanted a small snack, I already had lunch, some taiwanese meat sauce noodles, courtesy of my Mom, she brought it home for me (I ate before my outing).
The fish fingers were delicious. I then asked for ice and poured my little bottle of water that I always carry with me into the glass, Ah refreshing iced-water! But then, I was still v. thirsty, like I said, it was a hot day!
I then order some old-fashioned root beer, sweetened with cane sugar, NOT HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)! 40 grams of sugar, oh well! The lesser of the 2 evils, at least it 's not HFCS! (refer to article on HFCS on SP!). And it's not everyday I drink soda......
The 4pm rolled around. I was starting to feel hungry again, looking at all the delicious food the other patrons were ordering. I was busily cross-stitching by then. At around 4.30pm, I finally gave in and ordered a pizza. Now, the pizza's here only come in one size : 10 inches in diameter.
Oh Man! I can't finish that much pizza! Then, an idea come to me, courtesy of my SP membership! I'll brown bag what I can't finish home! Then I can have another meal of two for later or I can even treat my family to pizza! So, being a good girl, I ordered the vegetarian pizza, because I was supposed to watch my protein/phosphate levels, (refer to previous blog : A Sad Day For Me; April 1, 2011), and only ate 3 slices, I ordered the waiter to brown bag the rest straightaway, so I wouldn't be tempted to polish it all off, it was delicious!!!!
When I got home, I was too full to eat dinner, but I figured some more vegies won't hurt, so I ate a small serving of bitter gourd that my Mom cooked. I was thinking, I shouldn't have ordered the pizza as my Mom cooked a nice dinner today, but hey! I was hungry in that cafe, surrounded by people eating pizza and pasta!
Oh, well! I just consider it a celebration of sorts for my finally getting my BIG treat : The ESV Study Bible! Man! It feels so good to treat myself! I can't afford to do that all the time though.......so the next treat will in the next 2 months of so........
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