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  • #31
    denise, thanks!! I try to write like me whenever possible It's nice to know I'm not the only crazy lady out there!

    Actually got out and walked yesterday, about a mile, and my lower back is killing me despite my awesome (yet somewhat used) New Balance sneakers. I know, not very primal of me but I can't wear Vibrams (high arches, the damn things won't actually fit onto my feet). Today I wore flip flops. Not exactly made for walking long distances, but then again I'll probably be tied to my desk today.

    So today was a new adventure in baby-making. As my poor wife is stressing her cycle is playing dodgeball with us. Because of this our gigantic tank is due back to the cryobank in Cali tomorrow..thankfully they have an office in Boston and we were able to drive in with Hank the Tank and exchange him for a much smaller version...Hanklet, if you will. Now I get to carry him around Boston until we go home. Thankfully I work in a chem lab so the tank itself isn't overly conspicuous, but they really don't like you bringing "lab equipment" outside lab areas so I am DREADING the inevitable accusation of bringing lab items into the general areas and having to explain that it's MY lab stuff and why I have it, etc. But, its still not nearly as embarrassing as last summer when I was trying to get pregnant and ended up having to drag a giant tank around Boston as it was 90 degrees in the shade...try explaining at the docs office (an ENT mind you) why you have a big mushroom-shaped tank marked "human tissue" with you to get your ears checked. That's a whole other story for another day.

    Also, sitting in front of me is a huge batch of Chocolate Salted Caramel cupcakes..from scratch, as Duncan Hines is banned from our home. My wife is in a big baking frenzy and decided to make two batches of the damned things. So, they sit on my desk, covered but visable, and the call has gone out to all my coworkers...COME GET THEM PLEASE!!!! Surpsingly, there are still 12 left, after offering them up 2 hours ago. Everyone is waiting until lunch-time. Me...I'm about ready to commit hari-cari on these damn things if they don't disapear fast. The smell is killing me. Maybe its time to grab lunch a little early. Perhaps a full tummy will help keep the sugar monster at bay.

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    • #32
      You HAVE to be a very popular colleague!! Right now, I'd take the whole damn batch off your hands - so lucky you aren't "local". Put a cake within arms reach and I am tortured!!!

      Hope you got by ok

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      • #33
        Oh yes, people here love me. I can't quite seem to get past the old die-hard New England belief that food is love, so I just keep feeding my coworkers. One of these days I plan to make some paleo-friendly chocolate bark and see how that goes over.

        I can't say that I succeeded with my plan to stay away from the cupcakes. The last one sat there and tempted me for hours. People around me were making indecent yummy noises. Apparently these things were utter perfection. So I tried one. Was it worth it? OH YEAH THAT WAS GOOD. And, of course, I immediately regretted it.

        My body isn't all that unhappy with me, as today we're still in the 253s...so perhaps it realizes that I'm not making that a habit. Today I have two catered lunch meetings, and the meeting I have to attend I got to make sure there was plenty of food I can eat. Its nice being the one in charge of catering! I just make the excuse that we have a few people who have gluten intolerance so we HAVE to have plenty of meat and veg.

        Well, another stressful day...but I have a plan of attack so I'm a step ahead.

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        • #34
          Have you looked into doing a leptin reset with your wife? I did the Jack Kruse one and it really helped me to get a handle on my sugar cravings and my need/fear of being without food for more than 2 hours during the day. It also jumped started my sex drive in a great way but definitely do it together so you'll be on the same page. I used to bake bread and brew beer so going paleo/primal I needed new hobbies. Maybe you can get your wife to ferment food and do paleo baking, it sounds like your being sabotaged with home baked junk food. Enjoying your journey. Good Luck.

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          • #35
            If you can slip some paleo recipes into her cook books your made. Bannana loaf made with almond flour? Gluten free brownies (not paleo but I pleaded ignorance on this at the time) etc?!

            If anyone gives you hasle, just scream at the top of your voice "If you must know, my wife and I are trying to have a baby you ignorant prat, now if you dont mind can you leave me and my hanklet alone...."

            Richard
            It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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            • #36
              Leptin reset, I'll have to look into that Ferti, thanks! When I've been good for a good while I can usually handle the sweets much better, but when I've had an iffy few days...that's when it gets difficult. Maybe we just need to agree not to bake anything for two weeks....that might work, can't give it up completely as the wife has been commissioned to make a wedding cake and candy display for a friend in a few weeks.

              Richardmac, definitely on the list of things to attempt. We have a big bag or almond flour and coconut flour but she's been putting it off. I might need to encourage those attempts.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by bellajgw View Post
                Leptin reset, I'll have to look into that Ferti, thanks! When I've been good for a good while I can usually handle the sweets much better, but when I've had an iffy few days...that's when it gets difficult. Maybe we just need to agree not to bake anything for two weeks....that might work, can't give it up completely as the wife has been commissioned to make a wedding cake and candy display for a friend in a few weeks.

                Richardmac, definitely on the list of things to attempt. We have a big bag or almond flour and coconut flour but she's been putting it off. I might need to encourage those attempts.
                Paleo Pancakes from 'seaside kitchen' yummmmmy. Can also be used as wraps for savoury foods. They wont last long.

                Richard
                It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                • #38
                  Richard, that website Seaside Kitchen looks fantastic. So many recipes, so little time.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Ferti View Post
                    Richard, that website Seaside Kitchen looks fantastic. So many recipes, so little time.
                    If you like that, also check out cave girl in the kitchen....great sites.

                    Richard
                    It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                    • #40
                      Nice, thanks for all the suggestions! I can't wait!

                      Today was absolute hell, and it isn't even over yet! We had to run to the Obgyn's office for our first ever in-office insem and I got in really late to work. Turns out that neither of my boss' international conference calls this morning went well due to technical difficulties and I wasn't here to help out so he is grumpy. Now I'm sweating up a storm as I had two unexpected catered lunches to set up besides my own lunch to set up. Two admins are out today and they BOTH had lunches scheduled. Gosh, I seriously need another shower now! Now I have 15 minutes before I have to run and find my boss to hand him the materials for his next meeting. I think I may need a nap today...too bad I won't get one. I won't even get home until 7:30pm tonight...and I've promised the wife a face and shoulder rub tonight...what was I thinking??? So much to do, NO time to do it....I feel like I'm just never going to catch up this week...what the heck.

                      I know, I know, I'm spending 15 minutes to read and write on my journal, its the only few minutes I take for myself during the day, so shoot me!

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                      • #41
                        Phew...if yesterday was a sprint, today is a marathon.

                        I totally got my Grokette on today! At least, what I think she would be like if she was a crusading protector of the innocent, righter or wrongs, and vocal debater. I totally kicked some butt on the bus this morning and I feel GREAT! I feel empowered!

                        So it's against the law in my state for a bus to idle for more than 5 minutes. They have to turn the bus off under penalty of losing their job. It's good in theory but on a humid day it can be a little frustrating for passengers...I get that. Well, this morning I was sitting on the bus, it was off, and the bus driver was standing outside, waiting with some other drivers and passengers for the time he could leave. (on a side note, this driver is AWESOME, really sweet guy, best driver) Some guy got on, sat down, and began immediately complaining that the bus was not running. Then he went on a tirade about how hot it was, how he has asthma, how he could die, how horrible the driver was. I tuned him out as he was just being a jerk. Then he got personal. He went out to the driver, got in his face, and demanded that he turn the bus on. When the driver calmly explained that he could not and why, the guy got pissed and began screaming, yelling, profaning, threatening to sue, and got down right nasty to this poor driver.

                        When the complainer got back on the bus he began to complain to the entire bus again as to his points and I stood up. I let him HAVE IT. I let him know that the driver was following direction of the state, he could lose his job, it has nothing to do with him, how dare he be so nasty, he has no right to treat a fellow human being like that, that he owed the driver an apology, and if he doesn't like it then get the hell off the bus.

                        Well, he shut up and sat down...diddling with his phone he whole time..probably tweeting about the nasty fat lady on the bus who yelled at him...or he may have actually researched the law and realized he was wrong because at his stop he got up, went to the driver, apologized, and left.

                        Gosh, I haven't felt that good since I was a kid! I used to be quite the little crusader when I was young, got thrown into detention more often than I can remember for sticking up for the little guy (whether to a bully or a teacher). Thankfully I had the backing of my mother who would always side with me as long as I was being respectful and not picking a fight. My mom used to say she thought I would be a lawyer when I grew up, a poor lawyer who did nothing but pro-bono work, but a lawyer nonetheless.

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                        • #42
                          Ugh...I did this to myself. I took on some transcription work from my freelance gig and wasted my first weekend I had it so that I could catch up on my sleep..now its due wednesday and I've spent most of my weekend working on it...my poor fingers and hands are killing me. The big job was only 2.5 hours and I thought I could get that done in no time...but when each minute is really 5 minutes of typing I actually have a 12+ hour job on my hands. I am into it an hour (5 hours yesterday) and now I'm trying to kick out the rest of the 90 minutes - another 8 hours easily. I don;t have much time this week to work on it so I need to get as much done today as possible....please forgive the lack of posting but my poor fingers...oh, my poor fingers!

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                          • #43
                            Did I finish the transcription yesterday? Oh, no I didn't. I got another hour's worth done in between cleaning, making dinner and eating dinner, and the myriad of other distractions that happen when you have a spouse and cats who choose THAT MOMENT to want, no, NEED to be in your lap and make a perfectly nice sentence turn from grammatically perfect to IUAeT(*$#HF(*#HAFDJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ

                            Damn their furry little hides.

                            So today, on my lunch break, I will be typing more poor little fingers to the bone.

                            On a more Paleo/Primal note....I was not good this morning. I already paid for it, Karma like to hit my colon like a tons of bricks. The rest of today will be better, hopefully. My pot roast didn't turn out that great yesterday. I got a different cut of meat (one that actually said Pot Roast on it) and it turned out to be too tough and too dry. How can a piece of meat that's been soaking in hot liquid, gently, for hours, end up being dry??? I don't understand. I also added too much wine and a little too much spices. Next weekend I'm airing on the side of caution. Getting the good roast meat, lightening up on the wine and spices, and maybe adding a little more salt. Or could salt be my problem? Any hints? Any masters of the Pot Roast out there who would wish to lend some sage advice to a novice?

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                            • #44
                              Well, all but finished up my job last night, now to review it for mistakes and fix formatting problems and I am DONE! Then to work on the shorter one. But that one I can email in, no problem.

                              Love my wife, but I could have killed her last night and this morning...Our big fat cat, we'll call him "Fatty" (to protect the innocent) has a tendency to get feisty when we're in bed. He likes to chase my wife's feet under the covers, which is cute, but he has no concept of DON'T CHOMP ON THE FEET THAT FEED YOU, so more often than not she ends up getting hurt. I've yelled at her for this because I really don't like that she is all but encouraging him to continue doing this and things don't stop until she's bleeding and I end up chasing him off the bed and out of the room with a pillow. But she won't stop, and neither will he. Well, last night, when I was all but asleep - CHOMP!!! Right on my achille's tendon! OMG!!! I wasn't moving, no one was encouraging him, he went from sleepy Fatty to Fatty-attack in a split second. I, of course, went screaming after him, then screamed at the wife for encouraging this behavior. What happens when we have a baby, who moves, under covers...will it seem so cute and innocent then???

                              I was furious...but I cleaned up my ankle and went back to bed, to fall asleep around midnight because I was still so pissed off. Then 1am came....Fatty was chasing a crinkle ball toy which he hasn't touched in months, up and down the hall in front of our door, up and down, up and down, crinkle crinkle crinkle, slam! (That's he sound he makes as he chases it down the hall and can't stop sliding on the wood floor as he slams to a stop against the front door.) So up I got, picked up every noisy toy in the apartment, hid them in a drawer, gave him a withering glare to which he, of course, just started licking his ass, and went back to bed.

                              Then 4am came. Fatty began his morning ritual of calling to the food gods. "Oh, food gods, please bring me the sweet taste of wet food as I have grown bored of my new dry food and I shall surely starve to death if I do not eat in the next few minutes, despite the fact that my dry food bowl is still full!" This is my wife's job. I feed them at night, I clean the litter box, she gets up with them in the morning as I'm more likely to give them a can of olives than a can of cat food at 4am, without my glasses on.

                              Did she get up? Nope. She yelled at Fatty, turned over and went back to sleep. 4:20am - "Oh, food gods, I shall surely starve to death if not fed soon, please make Mommy get up and feed me!" My wife gets up, kicks Fatty out of our room and shuts the door....shutting our little cat in with us. Her reasoning was that the little cat, "Itty Bitty", was fast asleep on the bed and she didn't want to wake her up. 4:40am - Itty Bitty is now wide awake and wants OUT of the room she is now a prisoner of....so she's scratching at the door and chirping, like a cute, fuzz-covered alarm clock. When we ignore that she chooses to jump back onto the bed and power-walk up and down our backs until....5am - when the actual alarm goes off and my wife gets out of bed and feeds them, then crawls back into bed for 20 minutes. 5:20am, she shakes me awake - time to get ready to go to work...come on, why are you dragging, let's go!

                              WHAT????? I think murder is justifiable, right? I just need to start main-lining caffeine.

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                              • #45
                                oh, I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't laugh ..........

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