Sunday, February 05, 2012
Saturday I was at my office at 8 a.m. to meet with a carpet installer doing some finishing touches . . . (nice of him to be willing to work on the weekend) . . . . And did not get home again until after 10 p.m. having worked all day with DH on moving and reorganizing my office.
Sourcing a new table, carrying it in . . . fantastic find at our local antiques mall (solid oak, central pedestal . . . $60!!)
Purchasing and then installing a new computer keyboard shelf (turned out to be waaaaaay more complicated than we had anticipated). DH is a hero: so fiddly, so exasperating. And he patiently persisted until he got it functioning just right.
Multiple trips upstairs with super heavy boxes: books, files, all kinds of stuff! (DD a big help here).
And then sorting it all out . . . throwing a whack of stuff out . . . getting myself functional for the work week.
All done yet? No -- still need to hang stuff on the walls etc. etc. Some plants would be nice. A new desk lamp? Finishing touches to "make it mine".
But: computer is humming, everything seems to be in hand. I will be able to put in a full week at work.
Speaking of full . . . . . hmmmm. Tracked yesterday and did very very poorly nutrition-wise.
Started the day with a hearty breakfast of DH's special scrambled eggs. His are THE. BEST. Creamy. Made slowly in a double boiler over barely simmering water. With a whack of grated cheese. And we each had two pieces of wholewheat toast, buttered. My second piece with gorgeous raspberry jam.
Lunch was pretty healthy: soup of the week (chicken chili) with Greek yogourt and berries. But a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar made an appearance.
Dinner: microwave chicken pie (horrendous calorie count) during a short moving break at the office. A glass of Chilean white!! Some veggies though; baby carrots, sugar snap peas. A fresh apple.
And: PC vanilla ice cream when I got home, plus hot chocolate.
Total calorie count in excess of 2000. (I'm usually 1200-1500 tops). But: total calories burned (conservatively estimated using the fitness tracker for "moving" and crediting only 5 hours of a 14 hour day) : also in excess of 2000. And no food hangover, none at all. So I'm pretty sure I really did burn it all off.
Feeling lean. But also achy all over: a hot hot soak in my claw foot bath really helped. Looking out the window, listening to the birds also really helped. Definitely some spring sounds out there.
OK: gotta get through the rest of the chores today. There aren't any groceries!!