5am:What time is it? TOO EARLY!!!
5:45am: What time is it now? Okay. That’s good enough.
6am: Making coffee (Starbuck’s Anniversary Blend–yumm) and some homemade yogurt with muesli and walnuts on top. Very satisfying. New practice–let the dogs ‘sleep in’ while I have a little quiet time. I highly recommend this to you mothers of young children! Of course it only works in the winter when its still dark outside…
7am: The natives are restless. Let them out, and get dressed while they are outside. Saw this when I looked out the door this morning.
8am: Out the door for a walk with Noah. Funny thing’s been happening. Even when I give myself ‘permission’ to take a short walk, I just keep on walking for an hour. Almost exactly, even though I don’t have a watch on me. Here’s some of the scenes from this morning’s walk.
Spy cam in action again (first pic is what I can actually see, second pic is with my camera zoomed in 12X–there’s people living over in them thar hills!)
It was cold this morning! My angora gloves came in handy. Did you know that angora is 7X warmer than wool? What else do you want to know about angora? Did you know I used to raise angora rabbits? I raised the rabbits, ‘plucked’ their wool (its shedding) dyed the wool, spun the wool into yarn, and knit these gloves.
9am: Back home, make a cup of TJ’s Gingerbread Spice coffee (DELISH,) check a few blogs, look HIGH AND LOW for my bag of buttons (I’m working on the fourth ‘Pay It Forward Quilt’–mine!) Cannot find them. Read a few blogs, then get cleaned up and ready to leave the house. Grab a couple of lo-bars for a pre-workout snack.
11am: Hit the gym, do a vigorous weights workout. Ooh–the scale was down 3.5 pounds from my goal weight. What does that mean? Absolutely nothin’. But it makes me inexplicably happy for a while.
Here’s my favorite machine at the gym. Its the only one I am glad is facing the mirrors LOL at myself. Can you guess why?
12noon: Lunch with a good friend. I parked in front of the new W.W. meeting room, and went in to see my old leader and tell her I was still holding the line. I think I am exactly the same weight I was the last time she saw me about three years ago.
Lunch was good. Salad was too big, but a great combo: romaine lettuce with walnuts, avocado, blue cheese, cranberries, and mandarin oranges, with an oriental dressing. Sorry, no pic, even though I had my camera with me. Great conversation with my friend, and we shared a mini-pumpkin pie. Probably the only one I’ll have this year.
2pm: Went to my favorite Costless Market. I got a little turkey for $3.50! I had just realized that I was not going to have leftovers this year (working, we will have a nice meal there.) So decided to get myself a turkey. I also got a cauliflower to try those cauliflower ‘mashed potatoes.’ Joanna described them in such glowing terms that I decided I had to try them. I guess that will cancel out the calories from the turkey gravy…
3:30pm: Home again. Writing a blog…trying to sew between uploading pics…BFF calls, good chat…the natives are getting restless again…
4:30pm Leash up all three dogs and run outside again for a quick walk before it gets dark. Back home, I load the batteries into the flashlight and LOOK FOR THE $%^%$## BUTTONS AGAIN. No luck. I guess I’m meant to work on another quilt for now.
6:00 Having a light dinner to ‘make up’ for the big lunch. I’m not suffering here. This is what I ‘felt’ like eating.
And yes, I was blogging while eating this dinner. Not very mindful of me, I know.
Back to work tomorrow, so will spend another hour or so with the doggies while watching yet another episode of the Dog Whisperer. Habanada everbody!