Saturday, November 24, 2012
this afternoon I will be going to my friend's family cookie bake. I organized my contributions on Thanksgiving morning while preparing dinner. I have sprinkles, silicone baking sheets, some baked beans, red and green colored sprays for the frosting on the cookies.
I might stop in the next city to shop for an oil mister for my olive oil. A Sparker suggested using it instead of costly spray cans that make clouds of oil in your air.
I just looked outside:even in the dark, I see snow on the roofs. So it begins....
Friday, November 23, 2012
It was a very busy day at work, busiest of he year,, I actually logged a lot of cardio due to this..
Sort of having an asthma attack, i was running for seven hours, but only claimed six, since I may have been sanding in place for a couple of hours. I finally got a drink of water an hour before I went home.
Our dinner yesterday was very good, very relaxing and probably the most nutritious I have ever had. We got lots of fiber with the relish, felt good about no gravy or stuffing, and Dolly the dishwasher cleaned up after us!!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I have pared down my menu for this day dramatically. No more stuffing, fruit salad, pie, ice cream, munchie snacks, Pink Panther poop, cranberry sauce, or cobblers. DD and I just enjoy a nice planned meal and today I actually got to prepare all but the green bean casserole. A day off.
We really have changed the thins we used to eat.. I make my whipped potatoes with 1/2% milk, no sour cream, no trans fat margarine.
Casserole is made with Fit and Active mushroom soup, I now sub my homemade cran/orange/ apple relish instead of the jelly. We are splurging with red velvet cake for dessert.
I got up early and started cleaning kitchen, made the relish, brought all of ingredients upstairs from pantry, prepared my bag of baking items for teh cookie bake this Saturday at me friend's house, washed dishes, re-arranged my storage containers in my cabinets, sorted laundry, got my hen out and oiled her up and put the apple in her tummy. I also made whole wheat bread and have that in the oven. When it is finished, the hen will go in the oven.
Sparker Racingtolose called us just now to wish us Happy Thanksgiving and she was headed to the race she is in, The Turkey Trot, near Chicago. We hope she does well and stays warm,, It is the same temp there as here, she should do well!
I am thankful I have this day off.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
May you all have a healthy and Blessed day tomorrow.. keep in mind those that are less fortunate than you, if you can afford it, share with another, either your home, your table, your leftovers or your time.
It is given to us to pass it on to others, as it was passed to us.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I had so many errands to run today, wanted to get them finished before the weekend.
We always make a circuitous trip to do this to save time and money. After work, we stopped at the bank, then to dad's house to hook up the timer to a lamp, check on mouse traps and get the mail.
Next stop was the post office to get make-up stamps for that roll of stamps I found in my desk. The price will be going up again January 26 or 27.
Next stop was HVAC office to pay the inspection bill via credit card. Might as well get points for it.. on to Aco Hardware to pick up some essentials, used some big coupons, used BOTH credit cards and got MORE points on my card.
Next stop was last one before home: insurance office to pay the whole bill, guess how? Credit card!!
For every point I get, I get free gift cards, so today I earned two $50 gift cards just by paying bills. I never carry a balance, pay interest..
DD LOVES to get gift cards for Christmas, I send them to sisters, and use them for myself to go Christmas shopping for next year.
So, all of this only took about one hour and forty five minutes,, glad it is done.
Our little pile of savings for vacation next summer is getting slightly higher: tomorrow we go to the credit union to cash in a lot of change, make deposits, move some $$ around,, I will then cash some of my credit card points for two gas cards so we do not pay for any gasoline on our trip. THAT is a biggie.
Time to work with the stability ball and do some stretches.. tomorrow at work is a busy day..
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