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Laughing at myself

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today I fixed broccoli for dinner, cooked in just a bit of water. As I was about to drain it, I decided to be lazy and just drain it into the empty teapot that was sitting on the stove. No big deal, right? I would just empty it out later and wash it. Wrong...I should have known.

So it's late at night, and I decided to make a fresh pot of tea so I could have iced tea tomorrow morning. Forgot all about the broccoli, and...of course...put tea bags in the pot and poured boiling water right into the broccoli water already sitting in the teapot.


Oh, well, tomorrow I will do better. :-)

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PAMNANGEL 10/14/2012 1:31AM

    Mmm, broccoli tea!

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POCKETCOLLIE 10/14/2012 1:12AM

    Oh BLECH! But that is WAY funny! Sounds like something I would do!


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ROCKETGIRL229 10/14/2012 1:10AM

    Too funny! I can't even imagined what it tastes like (or smelled like). Hope tomorrow brings you good tea! emoticon

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Some time for me

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I had such a nice time today at lunch. I actually organized a lunch for a friend who is new to my parish. I wanted to introduce her to a couple of my other friends from the parish. Ideally, I would have invited at least six or seven ladies, but that would have had to be a dinner because a number of them work during the day...and right now I don't have a babysitter for my son and I don't yet feel comfortable leaving him alone at night until he is 12 or 13. So there were only four of us. But it was so much fun!! Just to be with other adults, talking and enjoying each other's company. It was a real mood lifter for me. So overall a very good day.

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WORTHART 10/12/2012 1:17AM

    I'm glad you had a good day, we all need that!

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ARNETTELEE 10/11/2012 11:24PM

  Glad you had a very good day!

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Not much energy today

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Well, after yesterday was so full of (for me) intense exercise - which I am sure most people would consider very minimal - I just didn't have the energy today to do much of anything. To include getting out of my chair. I made a spark recipe which turned out all right, but nothing great...I was a bit disappointed. I usually find that when recipes have greatly lowered the amount of fat, they also have greatly lowered the amount of taste. I guess I'll keep trying until I find recipes I like enough to make more than once.

Tomorrow I am hoping to be motivated enough for more exercise. The downstairs is still pretty clean, so cleaning won't be my exercise, the lawn is still fully mowed, so mowing won't be my exercise, and there isn't much else I am willing to do but walk, so I guess that's what I'll be trying to do tomorrow.

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ZRIE014 10/11/2012 12:48AM

  you can not let that to keep you from exercising. you will be glad when you are finished. emoticon

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A Small Triumph

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It probably doesn't compare to most of the triumphs posted by other sparkers, but today I finally finished mowing my entire lawn. I have a very small front yard, and a very, very big back yard. I honestly don't think I have ever had the entire lawn in a fully mowed condition before, except on the one occasion when I paid someone to do it for me - and that was quite a few years ago.

It took me four days to get it done - the lawn is just that big. And today was the worst because some of the weed grasses in the back yard were very, very high. I had to use the week eater to cut them down short enough that I could actually mow them with the mower. I have such a huge sense of triumph! I am so happy and so proud of myself. Oh yeah, and I am also totally totally exhausted.



Saturday, October 06, 2012

I am really, really tired after a week of serious cleaning and an evening of serious lawn mowing. I do think I got a significant amount of exercise and that makes me happy, but I am so tired I have to wonder if it was worth it. And I am starting to feel a horrible, burning pain in my knee, which I fear is the beginnings of arthritis. It's not enough to have it in my hip, now I have to have it in my knee as well...and in the same leg.

Ah well, I am grateful to have legs and be able to walk, even if it's painful to do so. And I am also happy to think that my son just may be able to invite a college friend to the house for Thanksgiving.

Since I have to work tomorrow morning, it's off to bed for me, to get some extra sleep if possible.

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ANDREAG89 10/6/2012 10:58PM

    I'm envious - wishing I could get some serious cleaning done myself! Sometimes it's all we can do just to keep up with the day-to-day mess.

Sorry to hear of the pain. I fear I'm headed that direction, which is one of a number of reasons I'm trying to lose the extra weight. I understand that staying active is the best way to keep the pain away, so I hope you find that's the case for you (without overdoing it?).

I agree - grateful to be able to walk and look forward to the gathering at Thanksgiving.

Have a good night's sleep!

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JO28352 10/6/2012 10:56PM

    Take care of yourself. emoticon

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