Dec 1 Long day, retreat, and great crockpot dinner!
It's after 9:00, time for bed. I spent much of today presenting an Advent retreat. I drank lots and lots of coffee. This evening I feel the peace that I spoke of....
I'd left my non-cooking husband with directions for one of my two favor... Read more
Ignatius of Loyola, today's motivator
From David Fleming's contemporary version of The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola:
"Our only desire and one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening life in me."... Read more
Welll, I am not within the day's calorie range, but made some reasonable choices.
Beef tips & tortellone - boxed up half for tomorrow's lunch
Decaf + half & half in lieu of dessert
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Year-old Cranberry Sauce! For real!
Nothing like creative cookery, and my thrifty Dutch and German ancestors would be proud of me. I had made raw cranberryorange nut relish for Thanksgiving dinner and gave the leftovers to daughters, telling them I could make some more for me an... Read more
In everything give thanks...
I have a big fat gratitude list:
VERY grateful for FT job after over 2 years without job
Grateful for my family:
Husband who is so supportive, helpful, and a thoroughly nice person
Mom and boyfriend nearby
Si... Read more
Crockpot Pumpkin Meatloaf
How's that for an unusual recipe? Got this one from a co-worker. It sounded very interesting, and I just had to try it out. I was surprised at how easy and how tasty it was!
Equipment: one crockpot. I used the largest of my three.
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FRIDAY! Class & Concert
I am SO glad it's Friday. I've just come from another job-related computer class. I have so many new things to remember that my mind is on overload. It WILL get easier, I know it will.
If I get at my short to-do list, I may actually get ... Read more
Greek Fall Festival
My husband and I look forward to this annual event nearby. In fact, we're near enough to walk, so we did.
I LOVE Greek food, but am staying motivated by the Fall 5% Challenge, so I ordered a combination platter, immediately asked for a t... Read more
Working Woman Friday
For those who've asked, YES! I love my job. So much about it is ideal for me--7 hr work day, school calendar which allows me to make my annual retreat in the summer as well as fit with husband's vacation, M-F which means I can keep my Wed/Thur/S... Read more
Quick blog, Working Woman
Whew! I've been busy learning new things. I'm in the middle of my second online class and spent yesterday at a tech school taking a class.
Going to bed earlier
Getting up early enough to
have some quie... Read more
First day at new job
Good day! I drove in a downpour that fortunately let up when I got there because I discovered that I'd left my umbrella in my choir bag. I had a gentle pleasant start. The person who really knows my job was out, so I had time to get acquainte... Read more
New Job Eve
Another full day, with room for fun in it. I had the last of my appointments, did the crucial errands, and gave myself some treats.
Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads.
Bought a new planner with serene nature pics.
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Totals yesterday: 1484 calories & 49 fitness minutes
Totals today: 1412 calories & 26 fitness minutes
I'm getting there! Chiropracter and dentist today. Tomorrow I have a dr appointment, the only one I didn't need to change this we... Read more
Sleepy Saturday and low energy
SABLENESS feels sleepy and sluggish this morning. Since I got the call about my soon-to-be job on Tuesday, I've been constantly on the go. I think my body is saying, "ENOUGH. GIVE IT A REST."
I do have things that must be done today. ... Read more
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This has been a long day. I had New Hire Processing from 8-1, a chiropracter appointment this afternoon, and numerous errands.
Big plusses today:
1. Got up early enough to do a SP video
2. Prepared as much as possible last night, inc... Read more