Monday, May 25, 2009
I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed by the clutter in the house for the past couple of days. It's almost too much to tackle, but after my desk makeover at work this past week, I'm really feeling like decluttering is something that I need to do in all aspects of life, you know?
We're also shooting to avoid eating out or getting takeout for this whole week since we did it twice last week. And since the food is always so high sodium and high fat.
I was looking at Shelli just now and flashed back to when we adopted her, how overwhelmed I was about having to take care of her and how needy she was when she was so little. But then she'd crawl into my lap and fall asleep sprawled out and I would just feel so blessed that she was there. And now, I can't imagine life without her. Things wouldn't be the same. Even if she does fling herself at the wall in the middle of the night when a car passes by the house and the headlights shine on our wall. hehe;)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here's a pic of my lunch today. It was really good!
It's brown rice, taco sauce, onion, frozen mixed veggies, and a garden burger. Yum!!
Now, it's time to chill and watch Criminal Minds and veg some:)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I leave you with a bag of yummy candy. Enjoy the nomnoms. Srsly. Okbai.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is the rest of my broccoli with garlic sauce from last night. I didn't feel like having too many carbs, so I didn't have any rice and just ate this as it was. Yumminess! I also refrained from eating all of the sauce left pooled in the bottom and poured it into a container to put in the fridge for something else later.
And this is:
- 1/2 small flour tortilla
- 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese
- 1 spoonful of Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic Hummus
- seven baby carrots
Man, this was fantastic! And I'm left feeling full, but not stuffed and pretty happy with myself. I may have a salad and an apple with PB later, but nothing too heavy because we're going to a shindig for dinner!
Today is the first day in a while where I really feel like things are pretty good. I think that making the effort (finally) to take care of myself has been a big player in that, as has the natural relief of finishing the semester. I know that the summer class will be hectic, but I think I'll be good because Native American Lit is absolutely my favorite genre of ethnic literature.
But I do think that I'm going to have to work very hard to make sure that I don't get too scattered and overwhelmed this fall. I feel like I can do it. Today is a good day. I'm surfing the net and Joey is napping (he definitely DESERVES it) !!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I need to look at a lunar calendar. I hope the full moon has already passed. If it's just now coming, that's going to be really crappy.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 cup Great Value Medium chunky salsa
- 1/3 cup black beans
- small sprinkle of taco blend cheese
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- crushed red pepper flake
It was fantastic! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Of course, two weeks isn't that long, and then Summer Session 1 rolls around and I'm taking Native American Lit. I'm really very excited about taking a course over the summer. I wish I'd had the forethought to sign up for two classes so that I could be halfway done with the program by the end of the year, but I also don't want it to go too fast lest I lose the joy of the process.
I'm also a little conflicted right now with things in my life that don't bring me joy and what I need to do about that....whether it be wait it out or what. I don't know.
Anyway...I've got to give Joey the computer now so he can work on his research now that I've finished mine. Good night, everyone!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
We took another nap today; I feel like I'm finally starting to get caught up on sleep entirely, and it feels really good. It's nice to just slow down every once in a while and let things be what they are and stop worrying so much about trying to please everyone.