So Now What?

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.


11 thoughts on “So Now What?

  1. Yeaaaaaay!!! Congrats on your retirement! So happy for you!

    I’ve been enjoying your “Food Network” posts lately. My family has been getting into the shows this summer, too, and it’s fun to see their kitchen creativity blossoming. Though I like eggs, I think your clafouti looks much more my style than the eggy crepe.

    Thanks for sharing progress on your rug, too!

  2. Your rug is looking beautiful. Can’t wait to see it finished.

    Wishing you a very happy retirement. I don’t think you’ll have time ti be bored or lonely.

    I am thinking of you as just about now you will be missing your drives to the Bay area and visiting your Dad. I’m sure your four footed family will keep you busy enough with lots of good company and love.


  3. I LOVE all the different colors together in your rug. That is going to be so pretty when it’s all finished.

    Don’t you hate it when something is anticlimactic? Feels kind of like the day after Christmas, ya know? Hopefully the big potluck and your gourmet restaurant day will make up for it.

    That egg/crepe/thing looks REALLY good to me. I love eggs. I could eat eggs every day of my life and not get tired of them. Mmmm…eggs. Seriously, I love them. Might have to try this sometime next week. 🙂

    Good luck with your medieval torture. At least it will make Pinkberry more worthy!!

    • Heh heh. You are starting to think just like me–yes, torture does justify 380 calories of pinkberry. I’m sure all that muscle stimulation they do in the test will have worked off at least 380 calories!

      Oh, I hope you try the eggie thing. It really was very simple to put together, and seemed like a special treat. I’ll send you the recipe.

      Yep. That last day of work was a bit like the day after Christmas. Except at least the day after Christmas you get to lay around in your pajamas.

  4. Debby, I am so thrilled for you! Enjoy enjoy enjoy this time! And I love the rug too. Keep plugging away at it, I can’t wait to see the finished project. These days I’m crafting vicariously through you! 😉 Sending love from Baltimore!

  5. Ahhhh, what a relief to wake up and not have to fit things in between your work schedule. Nice!

    Hope the testing goes well and you enjoy the Pinkberry. Which I still haven’t tried. But I heard that another new fro yo shop is opening in my town – of course I’ll have to give it a test-run. 🙂

    I love the rug and the textures of the different loops. It’s really coming along!

  6. Sounds like a great first day of retirement. The “children” are going to get used to this real quickly! LOL!

    You posted that clafouti thing while I was in Colorado, but it looked great and I plan to try it very soon!

  7. Congratulations! I laughed at your NCS – I have that in my word expander for my orthopedic account and I type this: NCS; – and “nerve conduction study” gets expanded out. Saves me a lot of typing!

    Retirement coffee is on the way to you!

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