Happy Saturday all! Hope you are having a fun and relaxing weekend. We are having a VERY quiet day around here so far. The troops are behaving themselves. As soon as I get this written, I plan to take Noah out for a walk (just letting lunch digest!)
The other day I parked in my normal spot at the gym and when I came out I noticed that I was parked under the most glorious tree. As it was a parking lot I couldn’t get a good picture of the entire tree, so I settled on taking some close-ups of the beautiful leaves.
Remember when I said I was the high bidder on some colored pencils on ebay? Yep! I won that auction. I was pretty surprised. I didn’t get them for free, but I did save about $40 off of the cheapest retail price I could find. 120 colors, and they come in a beautiful wooden box. I am very happy with them!
Yesterday morning I opened the door to let the doggies out and this greeted me. This is my oldest dwarf Japanese maple. Its been with me as long as I’ve lived here–25 years!
Today I got in the mood to experiment. This was wonderfully tasty. Let’s see, shall we call it Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole with a Lemon Yogurt Sauce? 250 calories for that bowl.
And while cleaning out the bottom of my book bag, I found a card that I got on my trip to Washington. I thought I had left it on the plane, and was very upset, because I just loved the message! I get cards like this and then frame them so I can look at them for a while. This one kind of goes along with the discussion I was having with Jill the other day. I am really trying to take a stand against comparing myself with others. I don’t want to live like them, and it is just very tiring to be anxious about not living up to a standard that I don’t even want to live up to!
This poster that I ‘pinned’ the other day goes along with that same message to myself.
And just so ya know. I still have up and down days with my food. Like Thursday, the day I got my stitches out. I had to wait over an hour to see the doctor (again) and I got anxious and wandered into the cafeteria. It was almost funny. I carefully examined the nutritional stats on all the baggies of candy and nuts that they had, and chose the one with the lowest calories per serving, and figured out that if worse came to worse, and I ate the whole bag, it would only be 600 calories. So I didn’t eat the whole bag, but that day was definitely a day of overeating. And then I’ll have a day like yesterday, where I plan each meal, eat exactly what I planned, and go to bed, satisfied, but not stuffed.