Thanks, Lopisheep. Yes, logically I know that is probably just a process that the company is going through. Two people need to approve something, then it was to get forms A, B, and C attached, but the printer is out of paper, so put it on a stack for the alternate printer, and I really don't want to walk over to D hall this afternoon, I'll do it in the morning, and did HR approve the amount, check and see before I send this over to F for his signature.
But I wanted to know Friday!!!!
Hissy fit, without the hissy, that's what I'm having, I guess.
I laid back in the tub this morning, covering my belly, and back. Even stayed under after the timer rang! Dare I say, I think I'm starting to really enjoy them. Do I have an unsuspected machisitic streak? (I do NOT know how to spell that! My life has been sheltered.) Now, if I could just get the water colder. Once Honey gets his job, I'll turn the chest freezer back on, and really go to town making more ice!
Looks like we got a little rain last night! Thanks, Trojan!
I hope Chica did okay. Maybe it prompted her to go back to her old yard (they have a dog house back there.) She was snugged up in the crate on our porch last night when Middlest came home from her dinner (Olive Garden for a friend's birthday). Although, once I acknowledged I was not ready to keep her overnight yet, I immediately began thinking about doing it. But instead I walked her over to her old house. She started scampering out in the street (!) but I left her to it, and went back home. She has to at least have the opportunity to go to her old house. Right?
My allergies are driving me batty, and I am 99% sure that they are from my poor eating. Man, how did I live like this before? It was just how things were. Now, at least, I can see what a burden it is. And though I may not be emotionally strong enough to turn to other things than food right now, I am becoming more aware. Someday, I will be.
And I know the benefits that will be waiting for me.
I used to always have to travel with a box of Kleenex (or roll of tp, for the more budget times). Then that just stopped. I had a new reality. Now here I am, back to making sure I always have something for my nose. What a pain.
Oh, low-carb living, what a blessing you are/were to me! If only I were tough enough to do budget low-carb, and not want treats to help me through the hard time. But we'll be together soon. Either because the money starts flowing, or I just get fed up, and suck it up, embracing ground beef and eggs with fervor.
Man, it has been a while since I could have some sashimi. I sure do miss it. (And no, I don't need it served on Ecks chest [see his journal, if you don't know what the heck I am talking about]. A plain white plate will do.) And cream. And sour cream. Although, I am planning sour cream for the chicken enchiladas we will be having this week.
I did a freezer inventory a few days ago, and figured out everything I could make from what I had in there, with stuff on hand, or minimal (cheap) purchases. There's a 6-cup package of shredded chicken meat that was calling out to be enchiladas. I've got the cheese, and tomatoes to make the sauce. I just need to get green chiles, tortillas, and sour cream. I have great memories of making enchiladas with my kids, assembly style. I would heat the tortillas in oil, then the kids would scoop in chicken, cheese, beans, and roll 'em up, all in a little line. What a team. We would make a huge batch, and get meals ready in the freezer.
Of course, I know I could do an enchilada-style dish with no tortillas. My reason not to? I usually serve that with avocado and olives. Not this time, and it just seems too skimpy. So I go with the old stand-by, tortillas. Cheaper than avocado and olive, and yet it makes the meal seem heartier. The standard trap. At least I am stepping into it, knowing what I am doing. I will consider this, not a victory, but a strategic retreat. Hmmmm. Although thinking of it this way, actually analyzing my reasoning, maybe I should see just how MUCH more an avocado and a can of olives would cost than a package of tortillas. Maybe I just THINK it is more expensive.
The rain is just enough that my Honey is not going to go riding. Poor guy. He was to going to meet up with some friends. But we're gaming tomorrow, so he'll get some social time then, at least. And maybe the rain today will just tamp down all the dust and leave the trails in great shape for tomorrow!
Wow, I am chatty this morning. Time to post this, and go see what everyone else is doing.