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LAALI: Chap. 2.1 - Oh what a headache!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Living along and loving it - goal just not blowing a good thing in the midst of stress

Yesterday was hotter than blazes and our house feels like an oven when it gets warm. The dogs had outdoor sprinkler runs to keep cool - which was fun to watch. It brought out the crazy puppy in both of them.

I'm loving these dogs twice as much today. They are my hero dogs! Yesterday two houses in our neighborhood were broken into. I came really close. I got a knock on my door and it takes me awhile to answer the door because of my foot being gimpy. As I was almost there, the woman sees me and starts walking away. I say, wait a minute what did you need. She says she'd lost her phone and the GPS located it to our neighborhood, but she is going around to all the doors asking. But then walks away....she doesn't say...have you seen a phone...

It was right after that that they broke into the back window of my next door neighbors home....and the hero dogs are barking up a storm. So the person that broke in did get an iphone but left quickly after that because the two gal dogs I'm taking care of get the german shepards on the other side of the broken into home barking.

The house that was broken into up the street the woman brings them to the front door while a guy came into the back open sliding glass door. So again, my sliding glass door was open. I'm so lucky the dogs were with me, because maybe the first time they started barking, the guy was really coming into my backyard.

Lingering weird stress from feeling our area is not safe. Also been getting calls all day regarding my father. My mother is really upset etc because the hospital talking to her about palliative care for him. She sees this as giving up on him, rather than the thought the doctor told me that it would give them bill codes that they could give him more services. Thank goodness I don't need to make these decisions.

Frustration in the kitchen as many of the foods I got for the first half of the month are starting to look bad. Downside of living alone is that it is harder to eat diversity because fresh produce doesn't last as long. So the figs had to be thrown out moldy before I even go one. The strawberries were in bad shape, but I finished them. I'm out of greens -- and anyone reading my blogs know this is one of my main survival tools. It was a methotrexate day so was really tired, but I can see a trip to U-pick tomorrow.

Oh and today I also has another crazy bad headache. It is almost gone now, but looking forward to tomorrow as today just has strange karma. Thank goodness for the dogs they have been a big comfort today.

Have to end with a sweet note: These are the shot glass desserts that I made. It was too hard to log it on separte days, but total recipe was 109 calories for 5 of these (each holds about two tablespoons. with a half strawberry on top, made from cottage cheese, greek yogurt, gelatin, strawberry, cocoa powder, for 22 kcals each, 16 grams protein)These are really sweet little rewards for having a good day. Next week I'm going to be doing key lime pie.
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    sorry guys my math is wrong the shot glass desserts are 22 kcal, but the protein in each is 16 grams divided by 5 so more like 3 something....still the nice little jump to pad the stomach before bed. Keep me honest!
    3085 days ago
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    So very sorry to hear about the issues of robbery, but glad you are safe and the dogs are there. You did a great job on your shot glass desserts! Hope things work out for your father's care and that today is much better!

    3085 days ago
    Wow! I am glad the pups are really earning their keep!
    16 GRAMS of PROTEIN??? HOLY COW! THAT IS WILD!!! Really packs a punch!
    3085 days ago
    That's awful. I'm glad your house wasn't the one broken into, but I'd have a lingering worries too. I'm glad you have your dogs with you.

    Random thing: I made smoothies today too. Mine was for breakfast though: 1 cup soy milk, 1 plum, and a tablespoon cocoa. 142 calories for a full 8 oz. glass.

    I'll have to try your recipe as well. I'm just sharing because I love all sorts of smoothie recipes.
    3086 days ago
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