Saturday, July 27, 2013
My laptop crashed. Just got it in Dec and this is the 2nd time and it will not hook up to the wireless so is useless to me without internet. I was having such a good time doing my SP stuff at night. I am really liking SP and all the different teams and articles. It really helps. All these years I had read that in order to be successful at weight loss you really had to do the food journal...but never got organized or motivated enough to do it. The food tracker is such a great find for me. I love being able to see the calorie count and protein and carbs although I find lots of them aren't complete as they list no vitamins or minerals for the particular food. Also I have had trouble entering recipes or groupings and then having no calorie or other info show up when I add them to my tracker.
I'm a techno-retard. I don't have a cell phone or smart phone or tablet or any of that stuff. I did download Kindle to my laptop to see if it would be something I could deal with as I was having such a tough time finding some of the titles all my techno pals were reading. I liked it. I don't shop over the internet so will pick up a Kindle paperwhite on my next trip to the "BIG CITY"-ha!ha!ha!ha! that is 110 miles south of here.
I'm gearing up to cook for a harvest crew starting on Monday (tentatively) and it's pretty fun. I love to cook-did it professionally for several years. I grew up in the restaurant biz. For this gig I cook the dinner meal for a group of 15 guys and then load it in my car and drive it to whatever field they are working in. We are in "the golden triangle" where lots of the hard red winter wheat comes from. I hope to figure out how to use my new digital camera - see, I'm trying to get into the 21st century-to get some shots of those amazing "amber waves of grain" to share on my blog. I never really appreciated this flat windy part of the country. We had to read all those "High, Wide and Lonesome" type pioneer history stories when I was in high school. I loved the Rocky Mountains and all the pine trees and alpine vegetation. My mom was from over in this part of the state-Eastern Montana is very barren and full of sage brush and badlands. All the ads for tourists show the Western part of the state where the lakes and mountains are. Now that I have been living here for a few years, I have grown to appreciate it and even, almost, love it. And I got all choked up a couple of years ago driving down Hwy 2-which runs the northern part of the country and actually seeing the "amber waves of grain" as I approached "the purple mountains majesty" of the Rockies.
Well, must get busy. Have lawn to mow and tree limbs and twigs to clean up and cooler to wash and disinfect and need to make a trip to the library. Was up early this a.m. but nothing I wanted at the farmer's market. We are Zone 3 so nothing really ready yet. One guy had tomatoes but they didn't look very good to me. And I have my own rhubarb and raspberries and beans and peas and carrots so I was hoping for some of the state's famous "Flathead cherries" and looking for the old-fashioned seeded watermelon and some corn. Just visited and passed up the deep fried treats and came home. Have a great weekend.