How bout that? Can you believe I’ve been doing this silly blogging for three years now? This seems like the best time to share the funniest quote about blogging that I’ve ever heard–
Never in the history of the world have so many people had so much to say to so few about so little.
Come on. You can’t be offended. That is just plain funny.
Of course my first thought when I heard the morning radio dj’s say that was, “harumph, you guys just don’t understand blogging. And its not like you have such great words of wisdom to offer at 6am in the morning either.”
But it made me laugh, and it was funny enough that I memorized it LOL.
Oh, back to MY bloggiversary. Which is, I know, of immense interest to
so few the masses. Here’s a link to my very first post. And lookie there–who was my only commenter? That’s right, its BIF, good blogbuddy Jill! Through thick and thin (harhar) Jill and I have stayed friends. Jill recently encouraged me when I said to her in an email “darn it, I’m sick of the struggle” (referring to the never-ending battle to make good food choices and try to lose a little weight.) Jill emailed back, “I’m tired of the struggle too, but giving up is not an option. We just have to keep forging ahead. I mean really, we are the Navy Seals of weight loss – we will not give up!! ” Which totally put a smile on my face for the day. I think it was a week later that I realized it was a reference to the current events of the day. I think I flunked current events in the sixth grade…
Honestly, I’m having trouble stringing together coherent thoughts into a good blog post. So I’ll just a share a few incoherent thoughts and be done with it.
I’m pretty sure you’re looking at this first picture and thinking, Man, Debby’s really lost it. Taking an unattractive picture of an old plastic grocery sack? Well, this was my food bag for today’s excursion. And I wanted to share exactly how easy it is to take your own healthy food with you for the day. No fancy equipment needed, even when your food requires refrigeration. I just take one of those blue ice thingies, plop it in the plastic bag, and then put my plastic container of yogurt and fruit on top of it. Also in the bag was a small baggy of granola to add to the fruit and yogurt, and another small baggy of nuts for my afternoon snack. And a plastic spoon. No excuses people.
Last night’s dinner. An absolutely delicious combination. There’s half a skinless chicken breast under there, smothered in sauteed onions and mushrooms, with just a bit of melted cheddar cheese on top.
Katie to the rescue! I’ve really enjoyed trying some of the new desserts from Katie’s site. Her recipes are usually very healthy, and many are sweetened using only natural ingredients (dates and bananas.) They aren’t always low calorie, but they are VERY tasty and satisfying. And I especially like that they are usually small recipes. I recently tried her ‘Single Lady Cupcake,’ the strawberry shortcake version. THAT was heavenly. And no leftovers in the freezer to keep obsessing over. I want to try her Snickerdoodle Blondies next. They are her version of the black bean brownies, only she uses garbanzo beans. Very clever, Katie!
My Left Thumb. After almost ruining my hands by knitting too many hats (I got carpal tunnel syndrome,) now it seems I have a ‘trigger thumb,’ probably caused by repetitive grasping/pinching actions (aka hand piecing, hand quilting, etc.) Come on, darn it! Give me a break here. For now I have put away all my hand piecing/quilting/embroidering, until I go to the doctor on Thursday. The internet says you need to rest it 4-6 weeks. I have rug hooking camp in three weeks…
Don’t I live in a beautiful area? I try to appreciate where I live instead of just looking down at the ground I’m walking on. This old tree intrigues me. It looks like its had a rough life. But it still wants to live.
Well, that’s about it for now. I fluctuate between ‘life as usual’ and being indescribably sad. Fortunately for me, the periods of indescribably sad are short-lived. More often I feel like I have a hangover. Oh, maybe that would help–drinking that giant jug of brandy I have sitting on the counter left over from making my mom’s fruitcake…
I’ll end with one of my all time favorite pictures, from my third blog entry about Other Worlds.
Hope you all have a peaceful and restful Sunday!