Saturday, December 26, 2009
Welcome back from Christmas, everybody. And thanks to everyone who responded to my whine-fest of a blog from late last night. It felt good just to vent all of that and today I'm feeling a little calmer. Tomorrow I go out of town overnight, but I'm going to go to get medical attention for my ankle on Tuesday.
Today I stayed within my calories (barely!), and baked yet another batch of cookies to take to the party I'm going to tomorrow (hence the being out of town thing.) I also worked on a song for the Celtic band I'll be singing with. Gaelic is haaaard.
Last night I also wound up making a list of goals for the new year. Call them early resolutions, but it was more of a "where do I want to be at this time next year, and how do I get there?" It helped me to organize my thoughts and calm down.
Oh, and Christmas! Christmas was awesome. It was a total calorie meltdown, but it's CHRISTMAS and I don't care, as long as it doesn't become weeks of binging. And so far it hasn't- true, I've been skating close to the edge calorie-wise, thanks to copious cookies, but I haven't gone over except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which was the plan.
For Christmas I got a programmable rice cooker, which should be very helpful in fixing oatmeal in the morning and rice when I'm the one cooking dinner, or needing a good lunch to take with me to work. I also got the wonderful and weird cookbook Momofuku (did you know you can make dashi with bacon instead of smoked fish?), a hard cheese-making kit, and various and sundry other books. Because I really, really like books! One of them was a nice surprise; my mom got me a book by a local author I happen to know. James Morrow- excellent sci fi (Nebula nominated, in fact) and some historical fiction/fantasy. And possibly best of all, I got the full Black Adder collection of DVDs. That's every season of the show, all the specials/movies, and extra features including a commentary with Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, and other excellent people.