Thanks for the responses on my last post… I guess I just feel like I need to identify myself with something, because saying “I am me” feels so … broad and obvious? (This coming from the person who grits her teeth in irritation when new parents are asked, “Who does s/he look like?” HIMSELF!)
Still felt kind of icky this morning, but trucked on… I survived work yesterday, no reason why I wouldn’t survive today, right? I’m not sick, per se, just feeling kind of “off.” It will pass. Eventually.
Cherry yogurt with granola… before I discovered that I actually like vanilla yogurt, this flavor was my favorite. And I’ve never added granola to yogurt before, but I quite liked it. And apparently the Tungsten setting doesn’t combine well with daylight bulbs… duly noted.
Story about the dried blueberries: I bought them awhile back, but never used them, for the following reason.
I wouldn’t mind this so much if it was only natural sugars. But take a look at this list of ingredients:
A) What is wrong with me?! Why did I not look at this before buying it?! B) What is wrong with them?! Who puts sugar in dried blueberries?? And WHY?! Cranberries, yeah, I can see that. But blueberries are sweet enough on their own! With all these added sugars, I could practically feel my teeth falling out of my head. And I have a package of dried cherries with the same problem… oy.
To make up for that, I took some more attractive pictures than the ones with the blueberries and almonds still in their packages. (And then I spent an inordinate amount of quality time with my toothbrush.)
It’s been a crazy day. I went to my laser appointment, where of course I had to wait. And I went to the pet shop to exchange my filter… I was going to get another brand, since this one clearly isn’t working for me, but this one is supposedly the best. So I got the same one, AGAIN, and will have to play around with the inserts and see what I can do to stop it from leaking. Because my dad expects me to wave my magic wand and, ta DA!, it’s all fixed. But to make a long story short, I emptied out half of the contents of the filter insert bag, because it may have been leaking since that particular insert is intended for a bigger filter. It’s only been about twenty minutes, but so far, so good.
And it’s got a respectable flow, too. Knock on wood that it lasts. As for the silver dollar, the poor thing is still hanging on. He’s now completely “bald” — he has no tail or fins at all. 😦 And he isn’t eating, either, I don’t think… at this rate, he’s going to starve to death!! Oh, the irony…
I’ve touched on this a couple of times… the fact that frozen meals are “safe” to me. I think blogging is a large part of the reason why I no longer rely on them so heavily; they’re not exactly very photogenic! 😉 Of course, they do have their time and place; sometimes I’m just not in the mood of whipping something up. But I think that a couple of boxes in the freezer should be enough for that. I don’t need to stockpile a dozen of them! Doing that makes me wonder why I’m “holding on” to them. So I’m setting myself a goal to start emptying my freezer… I really don’t need so many.
Tuesdays are a good day to do that, because I’m generally rushed since I want to get to the pool! It was, in a word, delicious. I purposely didn’t remove my (non-waterproof) mascara beforehand, because I wanted to put my goggles to the ultimate test. And I am thrilled: they didn’t leak! I even did a few extra laps to make sure, and varied between swimming underwater, on the surface, diving, whatever… I am officially in love. The 86-degree water didn’t hurt, either. Someone there told me that supposedly the temperature last week (88) was a mistake, and it’s not supposed to be that warm. If so, I hope they keep making mistakes; it was perfect.
This happened when I got home from the pool. And after that, something less happy… some relatives came over for a sort of impromptu “prayer group” and we completed the entire Tehillim. I don’t like to get too personal here (yeah, I know I do that a lot, but that’s when it’s about me, not other people) — I’ll just say that someone in my family really needs those prayers right now.
Tomorrow is a bit stressful — I have an early-morning follow-up appointment with my endocrinologist, and so I won’t get to go to the gym beforehand. And tomorrow is also my company Chanukah party, and even though I know that I’m not going to eat that fare and so am taking along my own lunch as always, I also won’t have the opportunity to take a walk during the day. In effect, I am going to be sedentary for an entire day. I am kind of freaking out about this…
Have a happy Hump Day!