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I hope you are still OK in your storm blasted hospital. Sounds like you made the best of it snug with your earplugs and mask - smart move.
In the UK we have been hit by something similar (though probably not so severe). Down here in the south it is just a never ending mix of rain and sleet. So disappointing. Absolutely no sunshine or motivation to go outside and do anything!! It's been like this for weeks, the only upside is that the gym is particularly welcoming as it is so warm and friendly!
A lot has happened, none of it very interesting. Last night was one of those long dark nights of the soul that seems it will never end. It was so hard when my two co-workers left around 6 PM and I was facing 13 hours by myself, tired as hell, worried, uncomfortable, smelling like a goat despite taking a cold shower in the 1950's era locker room. I ate a piece of berry pie. It tasted very good indeed, but I paid for it in spades. Will I never learn? I had severe cramping and unbelievable nausea. I actually got an emesis bag and a box of tissues. I went from being afraid I would throw up to hoping I would throw up. Misery.
Came home to incredible snow drifts. Turning into my driveway was like entering a snow tunnel, the piles of snow well over my head. I don't know how much snow we got, and it is hard to tell because it is drifted so much. Some places there is almost no snow and some places - I know this is hard to believe - it is almost up to my second floor apartment. The roads were okay but not great, although I am sure they are much better now. The plow has continued to come by and it was quite sunny today. But I'm not going to test the roads tonight, I am staying put and drinking wine and eating my favorite primal foods like mashed cauliflower. I still can't get over the fact that I love cauliflower now. I spent 53 years not even wanting to walk by it in the grocery store. This afternoon I roasted a batch and ate it all, accompanied by a few slices of ham. Then I boiled the rest with garlic, blended it all up with butter and ate a big bowl. So good! AND it was organic. Also ate the rest of my baby bell peppers in their splendid rainbow colors. Those are the best. Again, I have amazingly turned into a vegetable person.
I love all this new stuff Mark is introducing. I wish it had been available when I started out; however I have it pretty well dialed in now. I do love the recipes and shopping lists and so forth. The post yesterday with the five recipes was exactly what I would have liked when I started out. It is, of course, pretty convenient now!
I have a little bit of PTSD from this weekend. I know that sounds stupid. But it was really challenging both mentally and physically and also that no-one-understands-what-I'm-going-through quality, thanks to the landlord who was blase about access and a boss who was completely robotic. If it weren't for my two co-workers, (one in particular) I couldn't have done it. The first night wasn't so bad, but the second was hell. When I didn't have anyone to share things with, when there was no one on the premises that I felt I could talk to or would help out, it was really hard. Perhaps I am more of a social animal than I care to admit.
I'm glad you are home safe. It always sucks to feel unappreciated. Are the cats okay? I've got it on good authority they have a toy schnauzer on order, 16 cat toys, 3 pounds of catnip, 16 cans of organic salmon, two boxes of bananas, and a crate of avacados.
Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
Started at a size 16 down to loose 10
With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy
HAHAHAHAHHAH! I wondered why the computer was smokin' hot!
They are good, and went to a lot of trouble to mark me all over with their scent (try sleeping with two cats rubbing their faces all over you). I'm a little worried that they ate almost nothing while I was gone, but they are eating now. Maybe they were too busy buying stuff to bother to eat?
Yeah, saving themselves for the good stuff - that's my cats! (Ungrammatical, I know, I know)
Feeling kind of ashamed of myself for whining when I listen to the news and hear about the hardships other people are experiencing. I have power and food and a solid roof over my head.
Oddly don't feel like eating a real meal. I had a lot of cauliflower fixed a couple of ways, some ham, peppers, a few handfuls of leafy greens. Then I made some really, really good hot chocolate. Now I'm back to the wine and listening to Snap Judgment. Do you know Snap Judgment? It's a storytelling radio program on NPR, check it out!
Snow tunnel! Do you remember the winter of blizzards in the Little House books, when they had to make a tunnel, practically, to get to the barn? And when Pa had to burrow into a snowbank and eat the Christmas candy to survive? That's what I'm imagining.
Glad you made it home safe and sorry work was so rough. But you are through to the other side.
Yeah Sabine, and they didn't have a furnace...or a refrigerator...or a grocery store...or a washing machine...or a car. But yeah, that is pretty much what we have. The barn (which has the generator) has snow drifts more than halfway past the door. I hope we don't have to get in there any time soon!
Happy to hear you survived the storm, despite having to weather the sucky shifts at work. Your supervisor is rather horrible, I must say. How the hell do they order you to come in and then don't bother themselves . Horrid people indeed.
I chucked at the thought of your cats running amok with online shopping . I'm sure they were very happy to have you home. Any treats coming their way?