Don’t feel like doing much else right at the moment, so thought I’d write a blog. Wow. If I was a good writer, I would delete that sentence. Cause basically it says DON’T READ THIS BLOG. Oh well. Continuing on.
I have almost completely converted to a free weights girl in the gym. Oh I am proud of myself. Yes, pride does goeth before a fall. The other day I dropped a 25 pound weight and it landed on my shin. Fortunately I guess we don’t have many nerve endings there? Because it doesn’t hurt much, except when I touch it. Anyway, back to the free weights. I am almost completely over my fear of “men in the weights room.” Yesterday I walked into the gym, and my favorite receptionist whispered “we’ve been taken over by high school children…” Oh brother. Sure enough, they were EVERYWHERE when I went upstairs to the weights room. I peered into the free weights room and there were 3 or 4 little boys strutting around doing their thing. There were weights on the bench press bar. So I left and did a couple other things. I went back and the same weights were on the bar, and the boys were nowhere near it, so I just went in there and said, “any of you using this (pointing at the bar,) or did someone just leave the weights on there?” They said no, and then one of the little boys volunteered to take the weights off. Which I gladly accepted his help. Then I put my little weights on there and went to work. After that I used the leg press machine that they had left their weights on, and the barbell for dead lifts that they had left their weights on. I didn’t have to change those weights. Yeah! I liked that workout. 70 pounds on the bench press, 85 pounds on the dead lift, and 200 pounds on the leg press.
Hey, here’s another item of interest. (Switching to my favorite topic, food.) Vicky was doing a special ‘detox’ diet plan this week, and I told her about the veggie cereal idea, because 1) I think it tastes good, in spite of you nay-sayers, and 2) I thought it fit in with the kinds of food she likes to challenge people with. She is pretty picky though, about what she will serve. Anyway, she liked the idea, and she included it in her plan this week. And she thought it tasted good too! Come on, you guys, be a little adventurous! It lasted really well in the fridge too. The apples turn a little brown, but still tasty after about 4 days.
Along the lines of adding veggies to food, I just took a “zucchini cake” version of the one-minute muffin out of the oven. Smells heavenly. followed Lori’s basic applesauce version recipe, added a sprinkle of nutmeg, the shredded zucchini, and then must admit to adding about 2/3 Tbsp of agave nectar cause I wanted it a little sweeter. I will have that for my afternoon snack, after I come back from getting my haircut.
My haircut for my trip next week! Eeeeekkkk! Does anybody know how I can lose 10 pounds in a week? LOL. You know how that goes. The minute I think about cutting back, I rebel. NO I AM NOT GOING TO GO WITHOUT GRAINS. Etc. Sigh. It is what it is. I’ve been this same weight since before I went to Africa. Someday the mojo will come back. In the meantime, that is a very nice word using the letter ‘j’ for Words with Friends.
Friends. My next topic. I emailed another friend from my past, and we are going to meet up at the quilt show. That means friends from a 30 year span of my life, from three different interests in my life, are going to be a part of this trip. First up, meeting my newest friends, from my bloggy life, Sharon and Cammy! Of course, this will be our first time meeting in person. Blog friends, because of what we share, seem just as close as friends IRL. Next, I am going to meet an old friend (I’m guessing we first met in ’91) from the spinning and knitting era of my life. Lynn is an accomplished knitter and designer, and my knitting has even been included in her books. I am really looking forward to seeing her again and discussing all things fiber and color! And the last friend I am going to meet is now something of a rock star in the quilt world. But I know him from my years in raising and showing Cocker Spaniels, where I was a rock star in the dog show world LOL. (so I showed cocker spaniels before the internets were born. You’ll just have to take my word for it.) Back then, neither of us were quilters. I always did handwork of some sort. But he really took a detour from his career in music to go full time in the quilting world. This is really going to be a great trip! And that doesn’t even count the wonderful quilt show I will be visiting, and all that goes with that.
Okay, back from the hairdresser. I asked her to put layers in it, because I read somewhere that that made you look younger (lost cause.) Anyway, I am quite layered. We’ll see how I like it after it dries. Should be easy to take care of anyway.
Back to my favorite topic. My friend Wendy (of The Bridge project) has a lot of food allergies. Coconut is not one of them. She made an unbelievable orange cake with chocolate frosting with only coconut flour. Well, and a lot of other stuff. Anyway, it was quite delicious. Here is a link to the original recipe, and here is a link to Wendy’s version. I was surprised when I did the breakdown that it was only 140 calories per piece if you divide it into 12 pieces. Of course, that is before icing…
Well, this is a long enough blog for now. I have other things to do which I didn’t want to do when I started this…