Thursday, February 28, 2013

Almost Spring!

I was creating a calendar for work and just noticed that it is almost Spring! 20 days until this long, cold, snowy winter is over. I know we get nasty weather in March but just the thought of Spring being on the way cheers me up immensely.

So why the fridge you ask?  I cleaned out mine yesterday and threw out about $100 worth of old food. This is getting ridiculous.  I buy food with all of the best intentions. I am going to make dinner, I am going take my lunch to work every day instead of buying the gross stuff that passes for food in the cafeteria, I am going to master a great low-fat recipe for my favorite scones dammit!!   For the 27 years I was married I cooked at least 4 or 5 times a week.  For the 1 1/2 years I have been not married I have cooked, MAYBE, once a week. I like to cook. I love to bake so what the hell is going on? 

I think part of my issue is I don't eat much processed foods. I don't buy canned anything nor do I buy much frozen food. After Bob had his heart surgery we completely re-vamped how we ate and now I see salt in everything. The other bigger problem is cooking for one seems like such a waste of food. I steam corn and eat a serving and waste the rest. I make a pot of stew and end up freezing most of it or giving it away though my mom is eating better and my freezer is getting full! The last issue is I go to the gym twice a week after work and it is easier to pick up a salad on my way home.  So what is the solution?  How can I eat healthy and now waste so much food? I don't have a clue but I am open to suggestions.

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm. Spring will be here soon, really!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Great week!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends and family. Not my favorite holiday (that would be July 4) but I wanted to share, again, my favorite poem.

“This paper boat”

Carefully placed upon the future,

it tips from the breeze and skims away,

frail thing of words, this


so far to sail. And if you find it

caught in the reeds, its message blurred,

the thought that you are holding it

a moment is enough for me.


- Ted Kooser, 13th Poet Laureate of the United States

In the top 10 of my favorite days of the year is Puczki Day which is tomorrow!! YAY! I have to limit myself to one but oooh do I savor that one!

The rest of my news for this week is my brother, sis-in-law and their kids are coming for a visit from Seattle and I  haven't seen them since November. We Skype and chat on the phone but I really need to gets some hugs in.

Have a great week!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Big doings..

Hi all! I haven't posted in a while because I am actively trying not to be busy so I haven't had anything to talk about... a first for me! I fill up my weekends with errands and appointments and outings and then I don't get anything done at home so I am trying  very hard not to fill up my weekends.

As many of you know, I have plantars fasciitis and have had it for over 4 years. I have had injections and therapy and inserts and exercises and shoes shoes shoes and nothing has worked. Today my podiatrist told me he thinks surgery is my last best option.  It is an outpatient procedure and I won't bore you with the details but it means being out of work for a week, having an attractive boot for 3 weeks and then some kind of soft shoe. My doctor says 8 out of 10 of his patients have the fasciitis go away and the other 2 have some relief. I really don't want to do this but my pain is not getting any better. I may schedule this for April or May and you know me, I will make sure everyone knows!

The other item on my agenda has been cleaning out my basement, hence the staying home thingie. I have done some work but not as much as I hoped.  I am 97% sure I am selling my house around June or July. I am waiting to hear exactly when the end date on the braces is (I am on the 7th of 18 sets)before I decide when to move because...drum roll please... I am 95% sure I am moving to Dallas. I have a few things to work out but it looks like this may be the time to go. I used to pick up and move very easily but now that I am on my own it sort of sucks to even thing about but my new motto is "If not now, when?"

 I read this very interesting article by life coach Martha Beck. Below is a portion;

"You can gain more clarity by getting into the habit of imagining the choices you'd make if you had no fear—of failing, of losing, of being alone, of disapproval. Take a minute now to practice: What clothes would you wear tomorrow if everyone were sure to approve? What music would you listen to today if nobody else were around—not even in your mind? What books, movies, or food would you enjoy if no one ever judged you?
Read more:    I am going to Dallas in April to visit and look around a bit so I guess we shall see....
I don't have any other news this week. I know, I know you are all surprised!