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Friday 5: Food Me Once; Food Me Twice

Hello, refreshed blog! Let’s do a Friday 5! Remember those? I do!

This week’s topic is “Food Me Once; Food Me Twice.” Speaking of which, I’m going back and cleaning up categories and tags. So far I have 55 posts with the “diet” tag. You’d think I’d be better at it by now.

The top 10 tags so far are: Holidays, Vacation, Work, Disney, Humor, Diet, Christmas, Max, Divorce, NJ

I still have 543 posts to go through and assign categories for. Hooray!

I likely paid $45 for this Disney meal.

1. What do you like on your frozen yogurt?
I’m pretty basic. Hot fudge, chocolate chips, sno-caps, jimmies, and a splash of caramel are my standbys. Occasionally I’ll squirt hot peanut butter sauce or marshmallow sauce in there too.
2. How do you feel about hot breakfast cereals?
I love Cream of Wheat/Farina type cereals, but they are a million calories for a serving that I’d find acceptable (sighs, tags this post “diet” too). I’m a huge fan of oatmeal with a spoon of peanut butter stirred into it for some added protein.
3. What did you last put brown sugar in or on?
I made chocolate chip cookies about a month ago. Otherwise, I don’t add sugar to anything.
4. What’s a food item you willingly overpay for?
Any food at a Disney park. One hot dog? TAKE MY $10. Oh, to top that, sometimes I’ll drink Starbucks AT Disney, so that’s paying Disney food prices on top of an already price-inflated drink.
5. What did you last add vinegar to?
My kitchen sink drain, along with some baking soda for a drain volcano!

This week kicked my ass. We have eleventy-hundred projects going on at work at the same time, and I haven’t been this frazzled since the C-P days. And I had my yearly appointment with Doc Ladyparts on Wednesday, which always puts me in A Mood. (Next up are a mammogram and a skin check in April. Wheeee getting old is so much fun!)

This weekend I’ll likely just wrap up in a quilt and retag posts. And find a font size that doesn’t make my blog look like it was checked it out from the Large Print section of the library.

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! This weekend zoomed by in a puff of flour. I spent yesterday baking Easter bread and ham pies with mom…and then gave them all away, like the magnanimous person I am. Or rather, the person who would eat them all if they were still here.

I'm happy Max is here for another spring. It was touch-and-go for a bit.

I’m happy Max is here for another spring. It was touch-and-go for a bit.


Spending: Quality nephew time. He’s yummy.

Springing: The high temps have been scooting into the high 60s and low 70s lately. That with the clock change means I can sit in the yard after work.

Losing! Yo! I’m now down 21 lbs! (probably 20 now, thanks to the 3 pieces of Easter bread I quaffed tonight) And I’m not even halfway there yet. Ugh. (mood deflates)

Watching: Some more Fuller House. They need to recast DJ’s middle kid. He’s from the “SCREAMING = Cute” school of acting. Or send his character off to Judy Winslow’s boarding school. I hope DJ ends up with Matt, the cute veterinarian. I don’t remember Steve being such a manipulative twit.

Polished: This week’s Essie color is the new “Lounge Lover” It’s a little more hot pink than pinky peach, but I still love it.

OMG STILL READING: Hamilton. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just so long! I’m only halfway through and my eloan is up tomorrow. Luckily, I have a paperback copy incoming. Unluckily, it’s too large to lug on the train every day, so it’ll be some at-home reading.

Working: Heavy on the meetings at work this week, but I think I’m taking a personal day on Friday.

Healing: I’m on my second week of Soolantra for rosacea. Week one was … difficult … as I’m apparently in the “it gets worse before it gets better!” camp. I’ve been loading on the moisturizer (jojoba oil in the morning and Cerave PM at night) and the redness and flaking are starting to subside. Thanks goodness.

February update

Hello, lovelies!

My favorite Snapchat filter. It's slenderizing.

My favorite Snapchat filter. It’s slenderizing.

I was going to quietly sunset this blog after the last post but UGH I miss it too much. So you’re stuck with sporadic updates until I die or retire and can’t afford hosting, I guess.

Today is day 2 of a four-day weekend. I’m supposed to be at Walt Disney World right now, but in December we decided to postpone the trip until fall. So it’s a staycation, if by staycation you mean scrubbing toilets and Magic Erasering streaks on the baseboards.

Watching: WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling. We can watch 10-month-old NJPW shows on the AXS network. Insane. Insane!

And this, from the Grammys:

Damn, I want to see this play. I’m not even a theater person. And it’s sold out forever and my best chance will be in 11 years when maybe my nephew will have a part in his middle school production of “Hamilton, Jr.” where Hamilton and Burr hug it out in the end.

Reading: Today I’m starting Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, lent to me by my lovely coworker DB. All my books are on Goodreads. My goal is to read 45 books this year.

Losing: 14 pounds and counting. My Total Gym incline is hiked up to a whopping level 3 now (of 12, I started at 1), and 8 for squats. I’m working through Yoga with Adriene’s Yoga Camp series every other day.

Most importantly, I’m eating less, which is always the key. We are still cooking a good 95% of our meals at home. I’ve added Mark Bittman’s Pork Stir Fry to my weeknight repertoire (Except I use frozen vegetables instead of fresh greens) and it’s goooooooooooood.

Max: Still alive.

Sleeping, not dead.

Sleeping, not dead.

It’s dark, but we joke that he sleeps so much in weird positions with his eyes half-closed that he’s going to be dead for hours before we notice.

Planning: A vegetable garden. The previous owners had an (unkempt) section divided off (with terrifying rusty chicken wire and pointed sticks) and this spring, I’m all in that. Peppers, snap peas, cucumbers, and tomatoes because I live in South Jersey and it’s in the property tax code that we all must grow tomatoes. It’s going to be in the 60s this weekend so I’m going to measure it out and maybe get some gloves and tear it up! I have no idea what I’m doing.

In the front, I want to plant daisies and hydrangeas. Again, I have no idea what I’m doing.

Which should be the byline for this blog. 😉

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