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  • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
    And while I was up late again watching Fringe and drinking wine (ha, hubby's thinking we're going a bit nuts on that show...he's been dreaming about being abducted...),
    rofl

    Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
    I got up at 10 rather than 11, have showered, put on laundry, and have bison bones roasting in the oven for some bone broth. And they're marrow bones, so I get a tasty treat while putting them from the oven into the slow cooker.
    Excellent!
    I got up (and stayed up) at 9 this morning!

    Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
    italian soda (club soda, heavy cream, vanilla extract, 4 drops of stevia
    I'm sure I've asked this before, but what's the club soda : heavy cream ratio?
    I'm going to try one now - 1/2 : 1/2?
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    • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
      I'm sure I've asked this before, but what's the club soda : heavy cream ratio?
      I'm going to try one now - 1/2 : 1/2?
      Not exactly sure what it's supposed to be, I've put up to a couple of tablespoons into a full 12 oz can of the club soda. Taste after 1 T, if you want more creaminess, add more. I would think that any other extract would be as good as the vanilla, depending on what sort of flavour you're after.
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      • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
        Not exactly sure what it's supposed to be, I've put up to a couple of tablespoons into a full 12 oz can of the club soda. Taste after 1 T, if you want more creaminess, add more. I would think that any other extract would be as good as the vanilla, depending on what sort of flavour you're after.
        Kinda foams up like a Rootbeer float

        1st one: almost 1/2:1/2 ratio, a generous helping of vanilla and no Stevia, so I used a couple drops of pure maple syrup.

        Not bad...
        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
        "Moderation sucks." Suse
        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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        • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
          Kinda foams up like a Rootbeer float

          1st one: almost 1/2:1/2 ratio, a generous helping of vanilla and no Stevia, so I used a couple drops of pure maple syrup.

          Not bad...
          Yup. Foamy and kinda nice.

          Bison bones are simmering, will leave them there till sometime on Friday. Ventured out to Costco, as son #1 was jonesing for chocolate protein powder (only had vanilla left). Not too busy there today. I also sorted out my sock and underwear drawers...got rid of the mismatched socks, panties with no elastic left, ratty ones, those that don't fit properly, etc. Baby steps.

          Foods thus far:
          black coffee
          couple of tsp or so of bison marrow with himalayan sea salt
          few oz of leftover striploin with mushrooms
          granny smith apple with almond butter.
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          • Supper pretty much filled me to the brim, despite it not seeming particularly like a large amount of food. 3 chicken thighs done buffalo style (Franks Red Hot/butter/cayenne), some roasted sweet potato cubes (coconut oil, cinnamon, cayenne), broccoli. And one small white potato wedge (oven fry) made for the boys with a dab of ketchup.

            When closing the cayenne, I managed to catch a tiny (thank goodness that's all it was) of cayenne dust whoosh right into my left eye...instant burning and watering, but thankfully, it was over pretty quick. My first thought was flushing with water, but I'm lucky it was only a teeny tiny smidge. Not recommended.

            A NorCal margarita, probably can fit in 2 more episodes of Fringe before bedtime. Up at 6(ish) for the 12 hour shift tomorrow. At least being on my feet all day, it sort of counts as kind of slow movement ...
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            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
              When closing the cayenne, I managed to catch a tiny (thank goodness that's all it was) of cayenne dust whoosh right into my left eye...instant burning and watering, but thankfully, it was over pretty quick. My first thought was flushing with water, but I'm lucky it was only a teeny tiny smidge. Not recommended.
              Yikes!
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • Quite busy in the ER today, not insanely crazy like last week, but very steady. A decent day. I was neither vomited on, spat upon, or significantly bled on (nor any other bodily fluids).

                I was awakened at 5am by hearing son #1 set the house alarm and tromp up the stairs...and he had taken my car out. I was somewhat surprised at that, needless to say, as he was planning to be in when I went to bed closer to 12 than I had planned. Turns out he asked hubby just before he went to bed at 130 if he could go hang at his buddy's house for a bit (in the neighbourhood), so at least he had permission. Still a bit odd...

                Eats:
                black coffee x 3
                greek yogurt with frozen berries & coconut
                green tea
                2 chicken thighs and 5 baby dill pickles.
                Now that I'm home, I have a glass of wine with a dish of lots of cheese, some rice crackers, and 2 pepperoni sticks. A lovely dinner.

                We finished season 1 of Fringe last night...on to season 2.
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                • Wow, a day without blood, vomit, saliva, faeces or urine is a good day at work! I don't think I ever managed that!
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                  • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                    I was awakened at 5am by hearing son #1 set the house alarm and tromp up the stairs...and he had taken my car out. I was somewhat surprised at that, needless to say, as he was planning to be in when I went to bed closer to 12 than I had planned. Turns out he asked hubby just before he went to bed at 130 if he could go hang at his buddy's house for a bit (in the neighbourhood), so at least he had permission. Still a bit odd...
                    Teenage boys have weird hours. The other day College Son was going to bed at 7 am!

                    Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                    Wow, a day without blood, vomit, saliva, faeces or urine is a good day at work! I don't think I ever managed that!
                    eeewww, I don't want to work where either of you do!

                    Yea, for a "good" day! May you have many more of them!
                    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                    "Moderation sucks." Suse
                    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                    • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                      Wow, a day without blood, vomit, saliva, faeces or urine is a good day at work! I don't think I ever managed that!
                      Well, I didn't actually say there was none of the above excretions near or on me...just that it wasn't an unacceptable amount

                      Also, the gal at work who was asking me last week what "diet" I was doing asked me again today at the end of her nightshift what that was again...so I pointed her to MDA and paleo...told her that at first I thought the whole ideas was totally out to lunch according to what we've "always known as the RIGHT WAY (CW)", but have become completely convinced otherwise. Maybe a novice convert??
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                      • Up late once again (guess I'd better stop that over the weekend in preparation for return to work on Tuesday), so slept just before 2 till after 11.

                        Hubby and I went out for sushi for lunch. Shared sashimi platter (salmon, yellowfin, tuna, seared tuna, red snapper, butterfish), he got a california roll and spicy salmon roll. I had a few pieces of the roll. It was quite lovely, and filling. I suppose that was brunch.

                        I have pork chops out for dinner, but am not quite ready for that yet. Probably with some roasted veg.

                        Today I received by email a letter of offer (finally) for my transfer from the Reserve force back to Regular (active duty). It's a 6 year term of service, which will bring me along with my past service into being eligible for immediate pension, which is a VERY good thing. Plus going back to Regular is a 15% pay increase from Reserve. I have a couple of questions on some details, but it looks good. Of course, I lose my flexibility as a Reservist, but get guaranteed employment and the huge bonus of getting my pension. Things are looking up. Kind of sucks that the process took very nearly a year from when I submitted my paperwork, but at least it seems to have worked out. I'd be taking a position in the same office where I work, supervised by the person whose job I've been filling the mat leave replacement for the past year. And it is very reasonable to expect to stay in that job until hubby gets posted next in likely summer of 2014. I'm relieved, as I had started thinking that I'd have to dust off my resume when my current term ends at the end of Feb, and potentially really screw with my pension stuff.

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                        • Congrats GS, that's awesome news. Yeah - getting a pension is a huge bonus.
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                          • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                            Well, I didn't actually say there was none of the above excretions near or on me...just that it wasn't an unacceptable amount
                            eeewwww

                            Congrats on your letter of offer!
                            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                            "Moderation sucks." Suse
                            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                            • I've been lurking around and reading over the past few days, just haven't felt much like journaling. Mostly quietly hanging around other peoples' journals.

                              Saturday I roasted my first duck, which turned out very yummy, served alongside a nice salad. I don't remember what I had yesterday before dinner, but that was some excellent beef fajitas (minus the tortilla, of course), inspired by the MDA post for fajita fritatta. I used sirloin with the marinade from the blog, sauteed mushrooms, onion & peppers, topped with a generous dollop of Mark's avocado salsa...you have to make that if you love avocado. It pretty much made the meal, though I used only half a jalapeno instead of a whole one.

                              Last day off today. I was up too late for no good reason, then up early as planned to get kid off to school. I woke up with something nasty in my eye, I couldn't find it for the life of me, had hubby take a look, with no success. It was painful, and watering something fierce. Eventually, just before I had to leave to drive the kid, it seems to have washed itself out. Weird. And the eye feels fine, so I was rather relieved.

                              An odd eating day. A bulletproof coffee, which I thought would hold me for hours, but I was hungry. Had an apple with almond butter and a bit of honey (yes, sugar craving...and it was good). Then the last few oz of the fajita beef. Later, 2 pepperoni sticks and a chunk of havarti, and a handful of raw almonds. I was feeling very tired from the late night/early morning, so tried for a nap, but managed to doze only for 40 min or so, not what I was hoping for, but it helped. A few quick errands, some sorting more stuff in my room, then made an early dinner so son #1 could eat before work at 5. 2 burger patties, one with cheddar and the last of the avocado salsa, the other with gouda. A decent sized salad. I also made this: everydaypaleo.com/2011/02/15/chocolate-custard/, which I'd been looking at for Christmas but never quite got there. The tasting as I put it into the fridge to set was nice, but maybe a bit sweeter than I was hoping for, my chocolate on hand was only 72%. Right now I've developed a bit of a belly ache, so may not bother with it tonight, we'll see.

                              Back to work and routine tomorrow. Hubby's also away for the rest of the week as of tomorrow, so pretty much business as usual. I see the Dr again about my wrist/hand on Friday, I've definitely been doing more than what my limitations state, but life goes on. It is a lot better than 3 weeks ago for sure, but range of motion is still not full, and the pain comes and goes.

                              I think it's time to simply the foods for a bit, cut way back on the alcohol (the holidays are well over, sweetie), and get moving again. Just because I have a sore hand doesn't mean I can't walk...no real excuses there. And go to bed earlier a lot more often. I received a lovely collection of loose leaf herbal teas in my Christmas stocking, which I've yet to open. I can substitute those for wine, or at least that's my plan.
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                              • Weird about your eye. Glad it feels OK now.

                                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                                I think it's time to simply the foods for a bit, cut way back on the alcohol (the holidays are well over, sweetie), and get moving again. Just because I have a sore hand doesn't mean I can't walk...no real excuses there. And go to bed earlier a lot more often. I received a lovely collection of loose leaf herbal teas in my Christmas stocking, which I've yet to open. I can substitute those for wine, or at least that's my plan.
                                I agree. The holidays are long over
                                (I only have one dark Toberone triangle left = holidays are over)
                                I need to move too, I'm debating doing the 5K in April again...

                                I find that I need a cold drink to sub for wine. Could you ice the tea??
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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