It was a pretty good week. I ate too much. What else is new? Hopefully making up for it this coming week. I spent four days in the Bay Area this week. First day I drove straight from my house all the way to Pacific Grove. That is a long drive. Between the drive and not drinking enough, I reaffirmed that those two factors work together to make me feel like crap.
I had a lot of fun shopping in Pacific Grove. Of course, they have a quilt shop that I love going to, a good yarn shop, and lots of other interesting little shops. I didn’t really buy much. Headed back to my hotel headquarters in Milpitas (that was the most centrally located place for all the places I wanted to visit.) I had brought food with me for lunch, so after checking into the hotel, I treated myself to dinner at Chili’s. Because I wanted some chips… To go along with the chips, I chose a salad from their ‘healthy’ menu, and it was so pretty when it came, I took a picture of it. Quite tasty. Even the salad dressing seemed light.
Next day was a “day with Mom.” I try to find nice places to walk every day, and this is Niles Creek, right next to where my mom lives. That heron and duck never stopped preening their feathers the whole time I was down there.
And all these Canadian geese seemed to really enjoy the shallow water and the rocks.
Day with Mom went well. I think I ate too much that day too… Oh, she took me to a grocery story called Sunflowers Farmers Market–reminded me of Sprouts–and that was a lot of fun. They have stuff in the bins, which I like, because its a lot cheaper than packaged stuff, and I found some chia seeds at a decent price.
And then the next day–A VISIT WITH SHELLEY!!! Its so fun that Shelley and I have been able to meet more than usual due to our California/Texas connection. Last time we got together, I started Shelley out knitting, and she has taken off like wildfire, as most of you know. So this day we visited a few yarn shops in Santa Cruz (where she is visiting her BF) and then we had lunch at an excellent Bakery, which was conveniently located right next to one of the yarn shops. They served lunch on an outdoor patio area, and we just sat and talked and knit and talked and ate a little, and then knit some more. It was so fun, and so relaxing. It was one of those lovely days with the sun shining brightly and a cool breeze blowing. The perfect day to get a sunburn… oh well, once every 10 years or so I do that.
And then it was time for dinner, so we found a frozen yogurt shop! I swear, between the two of us it was like we had a froyo GPS!
Friday morning I headed home, with a side trip to check out my dad’s house to see how repairs are coming along there. Its almost ready to put on the market. Worrying about this is stressful to me. I’m blaming my overeating on that, and hoping that once its sold and the estate is settled, I will be able to get a few pounds off…
Stopped in Stockton to eat lunch and to shop at Costco for Vicky. I do some grocery shopping for her sometimes. Its actually hard work shopping for someone else. And then on to the gym, where I did not work out, but I worked for Vicky for a couple of hours. THAT was a long day!
When I got home those Newton shoes that I had ordered were waiting for me. Can I just say that I feel like a grade school crossing guard wearing them? Those things are BRIGHT! But, they fit just right. The soles are definitely different than my Saucony’s, so I am still getting used to walking in them. But I think I like them.
Saturday was a slugfest. Shelley had kindly brought along Season Five of Doc Martin (everybody knows about this show, right?) for me to borrow. I sat and watched all 8 episodes in one day! Most of the day the doggies stayed in my lap, but for a while I was organizing some thread, and this was the scene:
Bess keeping a close watch from her perch on the couch.
And Sophie, as always, as close as she can possibly get without breaking the rules… you can see Monk across the room in ‘his’ chair.
Sometimes I think about “how did I ever do this (get the weight off?)” I think about all the stuff I used to eat that I no longer consider healthy. One of those things is the sugar free chocolate COOK AND SERVE pudding. I really used to like that stuff. So I decided to make some when I got home. And I noticed the microwave directions on the box. YAY! Cooking the pudding was a pain in the butt because the milk would always stick to the pan. Microwaving it was slick, just like when I make my homemade yogurt in the microwave. And it is still tasty, and at least it is like eating 1/2 cup of milk.
I’ve got to end this right now, because I HAVE to get out for at least a little walk with Noah tonight!