Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Journal - Siobhan

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Yes, the meat was greatly undersourced. Would you believe there were 48 sausages for over 50 people! And these weren't big sausages, either. Seriously, I wish I had known this, I would have picked up some more. Still, I don't feel guilty about eating two. The hosts knew I don't eat anything but meat and green stuff and I offered to bring other stuff but they assigned me desserts. They even said "We know you don't eat that stuff but bring it anyway." Not saying this by way of complaint, just facts.

    Another nice thing about meat (not that I have to sell meat to you folks) is that it keeps very well. If you have too much beef or sausages or burgers they recycle so nicely into other meals. This is not true of too much cole slaw and potato salad, which very possibly has to be thrown out because it has sat on a counter for 3 hours. There were two really lovely green salads but again, they don't keep well once the dressing is on them. (For myself, I have no problem eating day-old soggy salad, but most people do.)

    This has brought back many memories of dinner parties and gatherings gone bad because of meat shortages. I remember one early dinner party I went to with a boyfriend. Just four people, us and the host couple. She was very inexperienced in both cooking and entertaining, and had asked the fishmonger how much to get. He said 1/2 lb. per person. Let me tell you, four adults, two of them big men, and you offer them 8 oz. of white fish? And that's 8 oz. before cooking. My boyfriend ate his portion in literally two big bites and asked for more. Yes, a bit rude. The hostess was in tears, it was a very sad situation. We went to Burger King on the way home. MEAT...get more MEAT than you think you will need...
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

    Comment


    • Tip for Today

      Have you heard of Parkinson’s Law? This law says that a task will expand in time and seeming complexity depending on the time you set aside for it. For instance, if you say to yourself that you’ll come up with a solution within a week then the problem will seem to grow more difficult and you’ll spend more and more time trying to come up with a solution.

      But you can do things quicker than you think. Focus your time on finding solutions. Then just give yourself an hour (instead of the whole day) or the day (instead of the whole week) to solve the problem. This will force your mind to focus on solutions and action.

      The result may not be exactly as perfect as if you had spent a week on the task, but as mentioned in the previous point, 80 percent of the value will come from 20 percent of the action anyway. Or you may wind up with a better result because you haven’t overcomplicated or overpolished things. This will help you to get things done faster, to improve your ability to focus and give you more free time where you can totally focus on what’s in front of you instead of having some looming task creating stress in the back of your mind.

      (Seriously, I wrote this for myself...must work on this...must...)
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

      Comment


      • Quote for Today

        "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
        - Confucius
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

        Comment


        • Beautiful Pic for Today

          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

          Comment


          • Historical Photo for Today

            3UV3vI0.jpg

            Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

            Comment


            • Went for a short swim (20 mins) and did some errands. Chanting 'All will be well' over and over. And you know what? It will be.

              Was hungry AND lazy this morning and breakfast was way too carb-y. Rice crackers, almond butter, and a banana. This is usually an indulgent lunch on an active day, but today it was an indulgent breakfast on a lazy day (although I am working tonight). But if that is the worst thing I eat, I'm doing pretty well. Almond butter and banana is pretty much my favorite snack/meal. Trouble is it does not fill me up at all. That's the trouble with carbs.

              Lunch was fatty and protein-y. Roast beef and a fried egg. Now off to sleep.
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

              Comment


              • ooo. stealing the chant.
                Primal since 9/24/2010
                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                MFP username: MDAPebbles67

                Comment


                • Here I am at work. Was really busy for awhile but it calmed down. Now I can't get warm! That's one of the problems with staying up all night. The body knows it is supposed to be cool and sleeping. Brrrrrrrrrr.
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                  Comment


                  • Tip for Today

                    Don’t be afraid to fail. Instead, redefine it as feedback and as a natural part of a successful life. As Michael Jordan said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

                    Try to find the lesson in each failure. Ask yourself: What can I learn from this?
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                    Comment


                    • Quote for Today

                      "The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside."
                      -Dag Hammarskjold
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                      Comment


                      • Photo of the Day

                        Pretty Picture.jpg
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                        Comment


                        • Kind of Weird Historical Photo



                          Black and white stock photograph of 18,000 officers and men at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa forming a human Statue of Liberty shape in 1917.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                          Comment


                          • Cool pic.
                            Primal since 9/24/2010
                            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                            MFP username: MDAPebbles67

                            Comment


                            • I don't even know where to start with my idiocy. I am a complete moron. In a space of a few hours I have managed to do so many dumb things the mind just boggles.

                              Last night I ate some deli turkey, ham and cheese from the work cooler. I blame the cheese, but today I am as sore as if I fell down a flight of stairs. I know this sounds melodramatic, but if I ever wanted proof that dairy - certainly ultracheap dairy - is no friend of mine, this was it. Of course it could have been anything - I'm sure the major culprits of wheat, corn, and soy could have been present as well as my old non-friend dairy. My shoulder and back ache so badly I feel like I'm 95 years old.

                              This morning at work got seriously crazy and we intubated a patient about an hour before the end of my shift. Emergent intubations like this are always a bit hairy at a hospital such as ours, with limited staff and resources. It was an ugly situation and why do these things happen right at the end? We were all tired and cranky. It went well, though, for the patient, as well as could be expected.

                              NOW it gets really stupid. I talked to K briefly this morning - obviously I was busy. He sent me a text when I got home and somehow we are having dinner on Sunday night. Sleep texting should be banned.

                              And that's not the worst of it. Ex also texted this morning and somehow we are building a house together on his property a little north of here.

                              Now, these aren't firm obligations. But sheesh, how embarrassing!

                              Seriously, I am so sore I can hardly move.
                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

                              Comment


                              • Big hugs hun. Ouchie.

                                Lots going on here, and yes, texting after night shifts should be barred. I'm sure you will be able to graciously handle things. Lits could change even between now and Sunday leave alone planning to build a house! Puts me in mind of the song Jessie - Joshua Kadison

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X