Been busy! Since our last post, hmmm… Had another mini-binge at work Monday–5 cookies from the breakroom. It was an EXTREMELY stressful day psychologically and mentally for me. One of those situations where there is absolutely no good solution (and I like to solve problems.) It was bad enough that it ‘hung over’ to the next day. The only good thing about it was that physically, it was completely not stressful.
Anyway, I did make a list in the morning (Tuesday) of things I wanted to accomplish, and it seemed that without even thinking about it, I just went from one thing to another and got ’em done. I was cleaning out the car with Noah attached to me, and he jumped in the back seat, so I said, yeah, lets drive out and take a nice walk. It was a gorgeous winter day and it lifted my spirits a bit, and I got some good pics.
This is the Chaw Se Indians roundhouse. It looks like it is built right into the side of a hill or something. They still use it for their gatherings, evidently. I took this picture from really far away using my ‘spy cam’ setting!
I seem to be able to get back on track pretty good when I’ve overindulged in junk food at work. Maybe its because I’m not as worried about it. Oh, except now I remember. I was a little worried about it, and I went back and read Georgie’s comments about what causes you to obsess about food. I thought it was really a well-written article.
Today, I woke up really early (hello, my twin Lori!) so got a good start to the day. I drove down to the bay area to pick up my dad for an overnight trip to my house! Whew. Adding one extra ‘stranger’ to a little house full of three dogs–pandemonium for a bit. And, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT (Vickie) there is a mouse in my kitchen tonight??? Really? Tonight you had to make the first appearance of the winter? I am almost afraid to try to go to sleep…not because I am afraid of the mouse. Because I am afraid the dogs will bark at every extra little noise…
We had frozen yogurt for lunch. And for dinner I fixed a delicious lamb sirloin from the local butcher’s shop. My dad loves leg of lamb. But yikes. They were very large, and were $45!! I spotted this little loin, and it was only $11 and was completely delicious. I fixed some eggplant for my dad–couldn’t make myself try it, which is ridiculous. I’ve ‘hated’ it ever since I was a kid I think because of the name. And I fixed a great salad. So my food was ‘within budget’ today. Although I have to admit, my budget is pretty loosely organized these days.
So I’ve been getting some great walks in, but no gym since Sunday. I get to go tomorrow while my dad has a visit with my pastor. Hmm, when I write that out, it sounds like a visit with the principal, like I am in trouble or something.
I guess I’ll end and write more when I am more coherent. Habanada ya’all!