Thursday, December 20, 2012
good morning--its very rainy here--snow in the distance, should hit tonight.
yesterday was not my best day--i was so tired and the weather, fatigue and two days of no really healthy food ended up in a migrane. i actually went back to bed about 9 am --got the dogs up on the bed and we curled together and conked out. they were really tired too. woke up about noon and fought my headache until about 3 pm when it finally let go. ate some warm no yolks noodles with a little butter and it tasted so good. had a nice healthy dinner too and felt pretty good the rest of the night. slept well too. i did manage to get about half of the decorations and all the good dishes put away--today i will put some more away and just leave some basic decs up through the holiday.
other than family gatherings, which are usually much smaller, this is the biggest indoor real "party" i have ever thrown--and 15 people in our small house is a big group! when we have garden groups here there are usually quite a few more, but they stay outside in the yard, so its not as challenging. but it was a lot of fun, despite all the preparatory madness. this group of friends is so dear to me--i wouldn't give up the chance to see them all for anything.
in other news--my podrunner shirt arrived--now i have a something that will remind and motivate me to keep up with my running every time i use it. logistics are going to become a bit complicated--i think i will have to commit to sometimes running on the treadmill--not my favorite idea, but a necessary one with the weather finally becoming winteresque. marianne and i were supposed to walk at the park this morning, but it is pouring outside, so i think i will have to go to plan B.
and another very exciting "arrival" we purchased a home grain mill--i have wanted to grow and mill my own grain for a long time now. it arrived the other day but we just unboxed it last night--needs some assembly so we will tackle that this weekend. the good thing is you can hook it using a pulley to a stationary bike and exercise and grind your grain at the same time! it will be fun to step on to this learning curve. i imagine the grinding and managing whole grain will come first over the winter, and then next spring i can begin to experiment with growing. marianne is also interested in growing her own grain, so between us i imagine we will try wheat, quinoa and amaranth--maybe spelt--i love spelt. also thinking about some of the dry corn for milling too.
guess that's all for now--i guess its time to think about Christmas shopping--i may run out and do some today--we don't usually do a lot of it, but rob likes to have some little gifts to open. have a great day everybody!