My kids are instant fans and were ecstatic to see me put two more in my shopping basket today I have a bunch of left over tomato sauce which is begging for more squash to rest on! I am so delighted to see our kids doing better - fortunately they are still pretty young and have not been influenced by their peers yet due to being homeschooled and living in the country. I made kale chips tonight - was not sure how they would go over. DH and I are in love with them! I can see they are going to be a regular addition to our movie night! But I might need to make more of them than I did tonight. I could easily eat a whole bunch myself!
Breakfast: black tea with cream and stevia
Lunch: 6 breakfast sausages, 2 fried eggs, small stick biltong, black tea with milk and stevia
Snack: apricot, tiny handful of macadamias
Dinner: 2 lamb chops (!) kale chips, bowl of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cream.
I wonder if I am headed for Aunt Flo's visit! I am eating a lot and feel good about it, not feeling stuffed or anything like that, just contented. Guess I'll see what the scale says tomorrow
Shamia! So nice of you to stop by, I miss hearing more from you. Maybe you could send me your e-mail address so we can keep in touch even if you don't come on here. I am so proud of you! You are doing great!
I shovelled compost and dirt for a while today. Trying to get the compost mixed in nicely and wet and then I can plant my first raised bed garden. Very dry and windy today - yuk! Funny, I was feeling hot after working in the yard late morning/ early afternoon. So I turned the airconditioner on ( our trailer bakes in the sun in the afternoon) and headed off to play my chanter for a while. Couldn't understand why I was not cooling down and put it down to the second cup of tea. I had sweat running down my arms! Had to rush out to a chiro appointment and got back just before dinner. It was cooler outside than inside and I immediately thought that maybe the airconditioner had died. (it is pretty ancient) But after a little detective work I realised I had only turned the fan on and the aircon is just fine Turned it on and all was well with me.
I have 12 pineapples in the dehydrator right now, feel all virtuous about it - quite a bit of prep work but so worth it. The pineapples are on sale at the moment - 4 for $5.00! I found New Zealand lamb chops at Sprouts for $3.99 / pound, bought some for dinner. Only to find at dinner time that DS couldn't bring himself to eat any - was in tears at the thought of eating a lamb! I tried to explain that it really isn't one of the tiny little lambs that we see around but is actually almost full grown. No way, I had to fry him a couple of hotdogs instead. That is why I ended up with two chops tonight! DH likes lamb but not like I do, he deferred to me and I got to eat two marrow blobs too - mmmmm, I didn't have to share it, lol. If my mom is around we have to very carefully divide the marrow between us as we both love it. Next time we'll have to cook the chops on a wood fire - it just isn't quite the same cooked over gas...
Have not been doing well with getting to bed at a decent hour! As a result I am really tired at the moment. Going to make a real effort to get to bed before 10:30pm tonight.
I am cooking dinner tomorrow for a lady who has just had her 4th baby. I ummmmed and aaahed about what to do. Eventually decided on a meat only chili, tossed salad and fruit salad for dessert. Will just make double so that we have the same thing for dinner. The next day I am helping SIL get ready for their garage sale on Saturday. Am going to try and take some stuff that we want to get rid off too.
My feet are so much better than they were - but, the air is so dry at the moment that the ends of my toes are splitting and now the crease under my pinkie toe has decided to split too - every step is unpleasant. Hopefully I can get it to settle down by the morning. If I wear closed shoes it helps to prevent my feet from splitting - but my left heel gets really painful anytime I wear sneakers etc. So I wear flip flops and just bandage my toes
Well, good night all, sleep tight and don't let the bugs bite!