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Heat wave coming

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer is definitely here -- this weekend we're supposed to get temps in the neighborhood of 103!

(I know Spark says I posted this blog on Friday morning. Here in California it's still Thursday night.)

This evening my boss actually said she's worried about me. She said she watched me walk across the parking lot last night and was afraid I'd lose my footing because I seemed so off-balance. I glossed over it and said I'm managing, but the truth is I have the same worry. The mobility is definitely a concern, but in this heat who wants to move! I've got to think of something.

I got the new produce box yesterday. tons of goodies like white donut peaches (my new obsession), black figs (even bigger obsession), heirloom tomatoes, red lettuce, summer squash, baby potatoes and lots of other yummies.

This morning I got to work and the yogurt I took for breakfast had spoiled! I ended up eating the ham sandwich that was supposed to be lunch for breakfast and had some cherry tomatoes and two plums for lunch. I was definitely hungry by the time I got home! Dinner tonight was a big tuna salad with veggies from the produce box and a can of tuna. I think I'm going to stop buying the cheap tuna and start buying something a bit more quality to make better salads.

I also recently bought a bag of white quinoa. I think I'm going to cook a batch of it and use it with the veggies and canned salmon to make dinner or lunch salads. Quinoa is a recent discovery, and I really love it.

One more day to the weekend. Tomorrow is not only month-end (always crazy in a financial business like I'm in), but it's the end of the fiscal year. Hopefully I'm in a position to leave on time tomorrow night, but who knows?

Come on Saturday!
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    lovely fruit & veggies stay well
    1692 days ago
    Sounds like you made some healthy food choices today! Great job.

    Hang in there!
    1700 days ago
  • MAW_OH
    Hang in there! Your veggie/fruits sound yummy. How do you cook Quinoa? Is it like rice? emoticon
    1701 days ago
    Your fruits and vegetables sound wonderful.
    1701 days ago
    The veggies sound good, and so did dinner! I have heard a lot of good about Quinoa and so have it on my list of foods to try. This month is Asian Salad with broccoli slaw and baked eggplant month. I love eggplant but never tried cooking it before.
    Recently I've found out that not only is StarKist tuna more expensive but it tastes really goo and they have lowsodium cans of light tuna and tuna in a pack not a can. eating lower sodium tuna is a great choice, Plus if you rinse it and drain it well it takes more sodium out of it. How is your most darling of chefs doing? Is Bobby F in the Cupcake Wars?
    1702 days ago
    I know what you mean about month end and year end. While I was working we called it the 'Crazy Time'. Crazy for us trying to keep up with the guys in the field who needed stuff 'Now not next week'. Try to keep cool. And don't forget your water. emoticon
    1702 days ago
    Take care of yourself and your balance. When you are sitting work at tightening your core muscles. When those muscles are in tone, you have better balance.
    Stay cool!!!!
    1702 days ago
    If you think it's hot in northern California... I live in southern California, in the San Gabriel Valley and we are roasting.
    1702 days ago
    Hope you get to leave on time. We get a 4 day weekend next week, Can't wait!!!
    1702 days ago
    Stay cool in the heat and take care of yourself
    1702 days ago
  • JESS0107
    Drink lots of water to stay cool today!!!
    1702 days ago
  • LIS193
    The produce box sounds delicious!! Enjoy.
    I hear you on month end - being a book keeper it's a busy time..
    1702 days ago
    Like the others, I'm lusting after your produce box LOL. We are on heat alert here too~ every hotel in Flagstaff is sold out (people from the Valley come up to escape the heat) We're at 5,000 ft altitude here so we're better off than the Valley, but Flag is at 7,000 ft so they're about 5 degrees cooler than we are. Will be over 100 with the Valley being scorching at I think 115 or more. emoticon emoticon
    1702 days ago
    Have a good day
    1702 days ago
    you know light tuna used to be so nice and it isn't anymore..i have gone to eating albacore and yes i know about it but i love it anyway and i'm 66 so who cares..i had mercury fillings in my mouth most of my know??
    so it is 118 a can at walmart and aldis if you have those 109..and they are both the generic and how i remember tuna used to be in the cans
    drink the water
    are you wearing a ahat my frined?? please do it will make a difference and keep that water in for sure
    you might also try those cool towel things (they are selling them at lowes and you put them around your neck and it keeps you cool not gorgeus but gortgeous isn't the norm for hot days unless you are planning on being 'drop dead gorgeous'
    take care of yourself for sure
    the lady mary emoticon
    1702 days ago
    We had a hot summer thank goodness winter is here. Stay cool
    1702 days ago
    it was 106 here today and yep tomorrow will be hotter
    1702 days ago
    Stay cool!! Your food choices made me crave some fresh fruit!! Sounds delicious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    1702 days ago
  • TLG71567
    I am so jealous of your produce box. I wish we had something like that here. Way to go eating healthy. emoticon
    1702 days ago
    Your produce box has so many wonderful veggies in there. I wish we had some kind of co-op here. The weekend is almost here and you can have a rest and spend some time with your favorite men.
    1702 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    remember that this is the first day of the rest of your life.
    1702 days ago
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