Today was just an ordinary day. Just like any other day. Only except…something…something seems a little different. Oh yeah! No more getting up at 4am! No more hour and a half commute! No more coming home at 9pm, so tired and depressed I can hardly stand myself. Hey–NO MORE BREAKROOM!!!
Yesterday was really a very ordinary day of work. Unexpected babies being born and needing transport. Fun over, get back to work and do what you know to do. Potluck was nice, with too many desserts and not enough protein. I was really crashing by about 5 pm. I came home and actually ate dinner, which is something I NEVER do after work.
Today I made some appointments, did a little housework, and took all three dogs for a walk. Because it was freaking cold here. Came home and worked on my rug. And after a while I thought I should be doing something fun and exciting in retirement, so I took off for the thrift store! I only got 3 dishes–total cost: 70 cents! Now that’s the kind of ‘retail therapy’ I can afford!
You all said you wanted to see the progress on my hooked rug, so here’s a few pictures of what’s going on there.
The sheep’s wool in between the swirls is called antigodlin technique, which just means you hook the loops any which way instead of trying to make them line up.
The leaves and fruit and most of the branches filled in. I am liking the way this is looking.
For lunch I tried a new recipe from the Precision Nutrition website. Its called a Peaches and Cream Omelette. Its an egg and egg white omelette made with a little cinnamon and splenda in it. Filling is some cottage cheese and peaches (I used mangos.) And it is topped with a little yogurt. I know, it seems a little ‘out there.’ But after watching all these food network shows, I am more open than ever to unusual food combos. For me (basically not an egg-lover) it was too eggy tasting. I much prefer my clafouti, which is almost the same combination of ingredients, only the cottage cheese is baked in, and the clafouti has just a bit of grain (1/6 cup oatmeal) in it. Still, some of you might like to try it.
Tomorrow I go to have an EMG and NCS done on my hands. I use the initials because the real names sound too much like some kind of medieval torture. You can bet this test will be followed by a stop at Pinkberry.