Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
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Suddenly Saturday ...
Busy day yesterday .. I had to laugh .. I think I'm just going to keep quiet .. Mom called yesterday morning, to ask me to come by around 3:30ish to let the 4:00 caregiver in .. I told her, that Bill and I already thought about that and we have a plan .. one of which was to start earlier .. lol .. "oh ...you two are too quick" .. I told her that we could always stop talking .. lol .. she said "No .. I will be behind the 8 ball forever, if that doesn't happen" ... so today I will let her tell me about her shopping trip with Bill; he honestly did not tell me the whole story .. just "that their trip was a success "kinda" .. " lol lol .. She did call later in the afternoon, and left a message telling me they were home ... (again .. Bill told me they got home at 1:22 .. lol lol lol . ) I didn't call her back however, I was hurting and I was dirty and I was tired .. so I will hear the story today ... :)
I started my day in the kitchen .. smashing an egg on the floor .. *sigh* .. thankfully it was only 1 .. hubby wanted to help I told him to just go .. I can take care of it .. so I started my day cleaning up well splattered egg off the floor .. *sigh* .. but my ideas worked .. I used a spatula to scoop up majority of it, and then used the wet towels to clean up the rest, and whisk broom and dustpan to clean up the shells .... You can't even see where it was .. :) (always afraid of the sticky leftover .... ) I'm pretty proud of myself .. lol lol lol ....considering this was only the 2nd time I've splatted an egg on the floor .. but I made my casserole .. and it turned out good .. but I think I would do a few different things next time .. I just made a small pan .. and that will give me 3 servings (maybe 4 .. ) which is sufficient ..
I dilly dally'ed around .. ate lunch, and then sat there watching TV ... procrastinating .. I wanted to get my tomato plants outside, but I knew what the consequences would be .. and I wasn't wrong ..
I finally got my hootspa up and went outside to work on them, and got 21 bushes planted .. and then I came in and cut the girdles .. I wish I would have known, but the girdles didn't have to be opened up along the side .. because the plants were small enough that they just fit with no problems .. the second dose of girdles worked so much easier, but by this time my back was screaming ...
My girdles are just water bottles with the top and bottom cut off .. this gives the little plants protection from the critters that would chew them off at the base, and gives a bit of a greenhouse effect on those colder days/nights .. When they grow big and strong, the girdles can be cut off of them, because their roots will have taken hold by then .. and I can say that I had 21 bottles of water this last week .. cuz I took all of them out of the recycle bin .. lol lol lol ..
I came in the house, and if there was any truth to mudpack making soft skin, I must have the softest skin around...because I had mud on my legs, my hands were covered with mud (I DID start with gloves .. but they were never put back on after I came in to fix the first set of girdles .. lol lol ), it was on my face, and even my hair, not to mention my clothes .. lol lol ... so I must have the softest skin around .. lol lol lol ..
I jumped into my shower, and it felt soooo good .. took a brush to my hands and nails, and got them cleaned up and I do believe I got it all out of my hair as well ...
The only thing I did wrong yesterday was ... you know the old statement mostly used in the hospitals .. take the pain meds BEFORE you are in intense pain (never did that ..but) .. I should have taken an aleve when I came out of the shower.. because by the time I went to bed, I was in mega pain .. and I knew I was going to be hurting even before I started the project .. So I took my Aleve before bed, and sprayed down with biofreeze .. and thankfully this morning, I feel good ..
After my shower, I cleaned up my nails again .. and did another shortening .. so they are freshened again. All the chipping along the sides, is cleaned up, and they aren't perfect, but they could be worse .. so I got that done, and polished .. :) (clear) ..
I played for a bit with my cards, and well ..they weren't working either .. There is something called "embossing powder", that is used with special pens, to give the raised effect .. and it is a super fine powder (picture colored baby powder).. Old fumble fingers, ended up spilling it all over her desk last night .. and then I switched to glitter on another card ..wanted to make "stained glass" appearance .. and well .. had black glitter .. Yup -- spilled that as well .. I had clear embossing powder and black glitter all over my desk, and my stained glass didn't look that great .. *sigh* .. so may have to rethink this one ..
without glitter borders
with glitter borders
Obviously these aren't put together yet .. I've learned, I get all the components first, and then well .. put them together .. There's been too many short circuits trying to get it from my head to the final results ... lol lol lol
But between the egg in the morning, and the glitter and powder at night .. it truly destroyed my confidence of juggling .. lol lol .. I closed up shop and went to bed ..
It was a nice day, and I enjoyed it .. and by the time I went to bed, I was PHYSICALLY exhausted .. Lately I go to bed and I'm emotionally exhausted but the physical part has been lacking .. and/or I just didn't care .. but yesterday I went to bed physically exhausted, and slept a good sleep all night ..
I AM proud to say that since the beginning of this Covid .. I swore to myself that I wouldn't fall into the no exercise, and eat whatever you want .. I think they've been calling it the covid diet .. After trying so hard for so long .. I have rearranged my eating .. yes .. I still have my treats, and I still eat .. but instead of 2 and 3 servings, I have 1 .. and enjoy the food that I'm eating .. I'm finding "triggers" .. that connect to "I want more" syndrome, and IBS problems .. and I am happy to say that I have broken my long lasting plateu, and have dropped 8 pounds in the last 2 1/2 months .. and continuing to drop .. with the exception of slowdowns when I hit my plateu points .. I'm proud of me ..
Some people would say it's the stress .. but I can wipe that theory out .. I know from past experience .. the harder I stress the more weight I GAIN ... At the beginning of all this was showing that .. I'm thinking this has been from eating at home, and knowing what's in the foods that are going in my body, and less soda pop .. diet or not .. I do splurge at times, but it's not as much as it was .... there are many days that I will go through 3 or 4 bottles of water, and days when I hardly make it through 1 ..
Whatever I'm doing .. I'm taking credit for .. my weight has been coming off safely .. and evenly .. and I'm proud of myself .. and I'm knocking at the next "decades down" door ..
Today will be making up a batch of chili .. and we should be covered then until we go on our trip .. between that, and manwiches, and hammy sammies .. shopping should be at a minimum until then .. :)
I will go over to mom's later this afternoon ... I got notice yesterday from the caregiving place, that mom's hours will be changed as of Sunday ... YAY !!! 2 more hours.....
So -- that's my story and thinking for the day .. Now I don't have to think for the rest of the day .. Gotta pick up some chicken sammiches for mom on the way to her place today, and stop to visit her ... :) Hear about her day with Bill .. :)
Wishing everyone a great day .. be safe, be strong, be smart, and be healthy !!!