My grandson graduated from Jr.High last week. Wow, has he ever changed in the last few years.
This was the first time I have been in this location of Maine, and I thought it was nice. But a very long ride up there.
This is the view right behind the restaurant where 2 of my kids work, which is within walking distance from where they live. I was trying to get a shot of the ducks that were swimming around but I didn’t have my zoom lens with me. But if your eyes are better then mine…the ducks are on the left where the group of trees stick out into the water…across from the paddle boat or whatever its called.
Now..its on to other things. Catch you later, after my appt with the eye Dr tomorrow.
I started typing this at 1:25am. Now why am I up so early? Because I went to bed super early. I missed dinner and I fell asleep with my clothes on.I am slightly hungry now but I ran out of my cashews yesterday. Luckily I have an apple and a tiny individual serving container of applesauce, and 2 chewy granola bars sitting on my desk, so I should have enough to hold me over for a few hours when its time to go downstairs for coffee.
One thing about the internet, there is always someone else in the world who is up at the same crazy hour I am. So even though its dark and quiet at home, I can find people somewhere online. Actually I have another window open for pinterest and people are posting tons of dessert pictures, so I guess whoever else is awake is also thinking of food.
Now I know I should be doing my tedious paperwork for the health & human services, put it’s more fun looking at food pictures online. Besides one of these days I will have my own kitchen again and then I will really need all those food pictures. Not that I will be making any of the S’more pies or S’more cookies I am finding this morning but the salads & veggie dishes with avocados sure sound good.
Well now that it’s after 2am, maybe I should see if I can go back to sleep for another hour or 2, before I go downstairs for coffee. Maybe I should think about getting myself into some kind of routine..like make a sleeping schedule. Hmm, when was the last time I slept like a normal person..oh wait, what’s normal?
These 3 pillows would actually look alright in my nephew’s room..well my nephew is away in college so it’s my room for now. Now some people would want to sleep with all 3 pillows at the same time. But not me, that would be to uncomfortable.
Now that fun pillow was done with a picture I took in a restaurant while I was in Anchorage,AK. I had a “Chicken Fruit Salad”. It was huge & yummy. Yes, I am one of those silly people that takes pictures of food.
I like the message on this pillow, and should have put it on both sides.
Why am I thinking of sleep? Because I seem to just be tired alot lately. It’s weird but I am more tired now then I was when I was living in the homeless shelter in Phoenix. How can doing nothing make a person so darn tired? I bought vitamins and typing this post now reminded me that I needed to take one today. So even though I know I don’t eat enough now, I still try and make sure to take vitamins.
At least by not eating as much (well not this week anyways, because I ain’t staying over at Aunt Geri’s) I am losing the weight that I gained from the last time I stayed over at her place. Just my luck, that will mean she will be back over soon to see if I want to go visit her for a couple days.
Well I guess I will go lay down and read for awhile. I’m still reading “The Burn Farm”, which is a true crime story that took place in NH.
New way to show everyone that you like things RICH. Whether you like instant or brewed coffee.
BIG DADDY spelled out with M&M’s. Either you are telling Dad that he’s sweet or you are telling the world that you found your sugar daddy.
I was on my third cup of coffee when I started today’s blog and I usually tell people that my day doesn’t start until I have had my third cup of coffee. Now I should go downstairs to grab a bagel, because to much coffee on an empty stomach isn’t good for me.
There have been studies done (and you can search for them online) that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee daily have less chance of getting Parkingson’s Disease or Dementia, and it reduces the risk of type 2 Diabetes. So with all that in mind, I see no reason to stop my coffee habit.
Some people get heartburn from drinking to much coffee.As long as I grab something to eat with my coffee, I am alright. I hate heartburn and now that I have searched for info about my aunt’s “Barrett’s Disease”, I will try to avoid heartburn as much as I can.
I have spent the last few days with my Aunt Geri. The picture above is the temp at her house. As you can see, she likes to keep the house cold. It was 59 degrees inside AND outside..Parts of NH, also got snow this last weekend & a flood up North.
The picture is blurry because it was taken out the car window. I was with Geri and we were on our way to visit her sister,Valerie, on Monday morning. This was the little bit of snow that was left.
Well for now, I am going to curl up under the blankie and read the crime-story novel that Geri gave me. Sharon has Chicken cooking for dinner but I am not to hungry now…probably because I had to much junk-food earlier.
I’m still trying to get good pictures with the camera on my cell phone. .Anyway the 2 pics above were the start of my breakfast today. After a few bites I had to add in my trail mix, because I had to much plain greek yogurt in this. Took me almost an hour to eat it all. Course I was busy at my desk, designing stuff on zazzle while I was eating too.
The part of today that really needs a “do-over” has to do with Sharon’s garden. Now I really like gardens and she does a good job tending to all her fruit trees, flowers and the veggie garden. I will try to remember to post pics of the garden later this Summer. But oh-my-god, Allan sure freaked out about it today and I got stuck listening to it. Hell I am sure the neighbors heard his opinion about it too. So I will be hiding out in my room for the rest of the day. No way am I dealing with anyone’s attitude today.
Quinn sent these to Sharon in the mail for Mother’s Day. They arrived in a secure tight box and look fabulous.
I just have a problem getting a picture of them with the camera on my cell phone. I couldn’t get the darn wall out of the pictures.
In other news: I lost another pound when I weighed myself this morning; and that’s even after my brother called me downstairs last night to eat something for dinner. I told him that if I had gained weight I was gonna blame it on him. This afternoon I went to Wal-Mart with Sharon and bought myself some vitamins. Just to make sure I get whatever I am sure to be missing in my meals.. Also got a package of cashews, trail mix, and found some blackberries on sale.
Yesterday after eating my yogurt, I got in a conversation with an ex-coworker through text messeges about greek yogurt not being any better then regular yogurt. So I decided to look a few facts up online. Well I was pleased to tell him that my blueberry greek yogurt has LESS sugar, LESS salt & MORE protein then his regular blueberry yogurts. The “fruit-at-the-bottom” style regular yogurt is even worse. Only problem is that I ate the last one, so hopefully I can get to a store and buy some more soon. I noticed that my sister-in-law has some plain Greek yogurt in the fridge, so maybe I can just get fresh berries to add into that.
I stepped onto the bathroom scales this morning and somehow I lost about 3 pounds within a 24-hour period. So today’s weight is 177.8. Now how in the hell is that possible? And does this mean it will continue to go down or will it bounce back up again tomorrow?
Picture taken at 7:30am, after I decided to type this up. I have been up for a couple hours but I am still wearing my pj’s. Finally heard someone else moving around in the house about 7:40…must be my sister-in-law.
Anyway I have already had 2 cups of coffee, a blueberry bagel and a banana. I will probably go get a 3rd cup of coffee soon and grab my blueberry Greek yogurt. Actually I should go jump in the shower soon. Yes today’s picture was taken before I washed my hair.
Today is Sunday. Nothing special planned for today. Probably just a quiet & boring day at home. Might be a good day to organize my paperwork for all my up-coming Dr. visits and the welfare office and the Social Security office.
I have been back in my childhood “home” state for 3 weeks. When I got here I weighed 178.6. I was so excited because the first 2 days I was here I lost a bit over 2 pounds..but since then I have gained it back (plus extra). I now weigh 2 pounds more then when I got here. I am not eating as much as I was when I was in Phoenix. The problem is that I am also not walking as much either. YES, I know all about “calories in-VS-calories out”.
Part of my problem right now is that I still don’t have my own kitchen. I am staying with family. My brother has a kitchen that could be seen on HGTV and there is no way I am going to mess it up or take a chance of breaking anything. My brother & his wife will be gone for about 3 weeks in July..so I will get to use the kitchen then.
While I love spending time with my Aunt Geri, She loves to get fast food & desserts when we are out running errands together. It’s not that I don’t like the ice cream or the chinese buffets…I just don’t like the added weight or the gassy feeling afterwards.
Today is Sharon’s birthday & yesterday was Matt’s birthday. So today for lunch I did have Sharon’s yummy homemade coleslaw & potato salad & chicken, and then we all had cake and ice cream.