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Grey n' gloomy....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Yep, that's what it looks like outside today. Yuck.

Haven't done real well lately. Everything is good on the nutrition side, but I'm back to reaching for the cups of hot tea with milk and sugar to boost myself during the day. Gotta drink more water and open that new box of green tea just waiting in the cupboard.

My daughter brought me some "Cape Seed" dough from where she works. It's a really heavy wheat bread sweetened with golden raisins, dates, and has chia seeds which stay really crunchy when it's baked. I baked the dough off yesterday and had two rolls with butter, and did it without craving the bread...it was a concious decision. I knew I'd be feeling it later. And in the evening I had a little apple/custard tart. Again, it was a concious decision...not a craving. I knew I'd be feeling it. And I did. Big difference is that it wasn't a compulsion to eat those things. I did it knowingly and that makes all the difference. The rolls are still in the cupboard and will stay there til my son eats them.

Yesterday the daughter and I went for a long, slow stroll. We spied a lorikeet nest in a gum tree at the substation. Yay! Too far away to see if the loris had chicks, but I'm thinking I'll walk that way again today with the camera and see if I can get some good close-up photos. Exciting for me since I've never seen any kind of parrot nest before. Parrots nest in natural holes in trees.

My little birdie is doing his best to grow. He's been ravenous the last two days and has put all that energy into growing true feathers. He's looking quite presentable these days. It'd be nice to know a birds' thought processes! Yesterday he did two long spells of flying back and forth between my head and my daughters' head. Just back and forth. Funny little creature. Now he's cheeping in my ear for some food so off I go.
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MRSBENNETT2 9/25/2012 5:27PM

    C, my folks in Albany are too! Yeah, weird weather year all around.

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CBAILEYC 9/25/2012 10:25AM

    Feels so much better to decide what we're going to eat rather than just caving in, doesn't it?
Can you believe we're still sunny and warmish here? I hate to sound like a nutter but.. where's our rain and gloomy cloudy skies? It's Portland for Pete's sake, I'm ready for my rainy season already!
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