Saturday, March 23, 2013
I worked a twelve-hour day yesterday on top of a very busy week. Yes, I didn't work on Thursday, but the visit from the landlord and the attendant clean-up was also a workout. So I was exhausted by the time I left work last night and oozed home. However, I was on the boss' "good list" when I left, so I'll take it.
A nice side effect of the landlord's visit is that the place is clean enough to have the blinds open for the first time in over a year. I've got the dining room blinds and window open so I'm getting sun and fresh air. Also, clean-up after breakfast has been a breeze. So I can relax with my knitting and TV without feeling guilty. All three of my guys are "visiting" today, so I'm happy about that.
I just finished breakfast. Most people looking at it would think I'm totally blowing my Weight Watchers, but I'm not. For a measly eight Points, I have a double serving of Irish oatmeal with two tablespoons of either honey or maple syrup and a quarter-cup of half and half. The half and half is the exact same points as a half-cup of milk, doesn't overflow the bowl, and just makes the dish SO good. It's hot, comforting, nutritious and totally satisfying. I refuse to apologize for a single component. After all, before this my weekend go-to breakfast was eggs (usually scrambled with cheese), way too much pork product and buttered toast. I'm guessing I'm going on a third to a half the calories and a LOT less fat for totally unbeatable comfort food. At some point I may cut back to half, but not for awhile. Right now my daily Points allowance is 56, so this isn't much of a dent in that. (Memo to self -- I'm almost out of Irish oatmeal. Time to get more.)
Meantime, I'm almost done with the last panel of my afghan, so today I'll be starting the joining and edging panels. With luck the afghan will be finished in another couple of weeks and I can start on another project. The yarn companies have been emailing me with their special offers but I've spent enough already. Besides I have a good-sized stash of yarn in my closet and I probably won't need to buy yarn for at least a year. No, wait...
Time to grab a quick shower. Bobby will be here soon (okay, I'll be watching Brunch at Bobby's) and the grocery delivery comes at eleven. Then I can chill out with my knitting. Ahhh...