…That about sums it up! If you care for the “abridged unabridged” version, read on.
So this is what I spent my morning doing:
It was free, basically, because I did it as a “first responder” for my workplace’s emergency preparedness plan. Now, I don’t mean for this to sound conceited or anything, but seriously? If the other people there are an indication of the people who will have to save my life should I need help, I’m in trouble. Maybe it’s just me — I’m sure there are plenty of people who disagree with this — but I’d rather just die than have to recuperate from having every rib in my body broken! Again, that’s just me.
Anyway, I spent quite a long time last night in futile pursuit of sleep… coupled with a 5.00 AM wakeup call, going to sleep at 2.00… doesn’t work that well! And Mr. J still hasn’t gotten a clue: I am not his secretary. This, my friends, is the problem with “promotions from within.” Job titles and responsibilities get all mixed up. (Not that I ever was his secretary… so I don’t know how he’d explain that away!!)
Then, like any sane person would do when faced with a crazy workload like I am right now, I went to the pool. I had to renew my membership, but of course their system was down, so… yeah. It was back up before I left, so I paid then, but it is so a-g-g-r-a-v-a-t-i-n-g because it is incredibly incredibly slow. One great thing, though: the water in the pool was warm!! It was a true “ahhhh” moment; which was definitely a nice change from “OMFG THIS IS FREEZING!!” One of the other women in the pool told me, “This was made for you.” Huh … you’d think I complained that it was too cold! 😉
After I went swimming, I had to hop over to my sister’s house, because this technodummy was (and actually still is!) in need of quite a bit of help with a project for a technology class. Somehow, something that should have taken a few minutes took over an hour… but I should have known that would happen. I always wind up spending more time at my sister’s house than I expect! Then it’s time to run home and invent tomorrow’s lunch… the only drawback to bringing it from home is that I have to actually make it. Which isn’t a drawback, exactly, but it does pose a problem when I have no time to breathe. And since I have no time to breathe, I’ll waste more nonexistent time and regale you with some pictures.
Continuing with the “seedless raspberry preserves in place of berries” … whole wheat hot cereal with sugar-free seedless raspberry preserves:
I don’t remember where I heard this, but supposedly beans and rice are a good thing to eat before a fast. Hence:
Brown rice, black beans, and Brussels sprouts roasted with seasoned salt. I actually hate Brussels sprouts — I bought a frozen bag of them once and I was sure I would like them, but I didn’t. I hate to throw things out, so I figured maybe the all-powerful roast would rescue them… and they were bearable. Definitely not my favorite vegetable by any means, but not gag-worthy either. And I will state for the record that while it really does look like a disgustingly huge heap on the plate, it is actually a single portion. Really.
I don’t know if it was the rice and beans, or the fact that I always did fast well, but Yom Kippur was fine. In the fasting category anyway! Everyone I know hates fasting because they feel deprived; I hate fasting because I know I’ll have to break it eventually, and that part sucks. Go, contrary me.
And in other random news, remember my stack of sauteed eggplant? Yeah, there are only two and a half of those left left. This helped:
Spaghetti squash, sauteed eggplant, meatless mini loaf. Doesn’t look so nice in a stack like that. So…
That’s better. And have no fear… three more containers were duly purchased. 😉
In reviews… Molly from POM Wonderful graciously sent me a package of iced teas a couple of weeks back. I have a fear of liquid calories; they are just not my friend. That notwithstanding, I tried the pomegranate blackberry tea today.
What made me happy? It tastes like blueberry diet Snapple! (This is, in case you were curious, a wonderful thing indeed.) What made me unhappy? Well, the calories. Duh. And the sugar content, but it’s all natural sugars, so it’s not so bad. This is a drink best enjoyed in moderation, though; drink it all at once, and it can get too cloyingly sweet.
(Just as an aside, I’d like to know why “How can a banana hurt someone after a heart attack” led someone to my blog?! I presume it means how can a banana be dangerous, but I can’t help imagining a banana with a whip or something.)
Not to cut this short, or anything, but I’m hoping to avoid another “short sleepless night,” so I’m off to attempt this phenomenon known as “a full night’s sleep” … have a happy Hump Day!