Brr, it’s cold.
My random Five Frrriday (emphasis on my chattering teeth) are:
1) You know you’re getting used to it when Hubbs says, “but look, the high Saturday is 30” with a smile. We’d talked about how we’d most likely stay in all weekend, not meet friends for drinks & dinner, and skip the cold. In Michigan, 30F is an “acceptable” temperature to venture out in, provided you do the venturing late-afternoon, early evening! 🙂
2) 2nd day back to work — but the truth is, I worked a bit over vacation. I did that for me – to keep up on things & to clean out the ever-growing inbox. Finally got it down to ~400 instead of 1,000. The volume these days … insanity.
3) Last year, Uncle Mac & Aunt Janet told me about a new way of eating they’d adopted and how they’d collectively lost weight & felt better. Both had battled cancer and both felt bloated from the treatments and life in general. They called it the “beans & greens” plan but it’s better known as “Eat to Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. I’ve had the book for a while .. and I know what do to, I just wasn’t doing it. New Year’s day, while Hubbs enjoyed football and naughty food, I took it easy and ate my greens. And my fruit. And some more greens. Did the same yesterday. Down 3lbs today. 3 lbs in 2 days! I am not sure if I will do this full-time but I do think I could most times; I love veggies and fruit and I don’t mind (certain) beans. I can live with having meat only a couple of times a week. And who knew that Romaine has nearly as much protein as a steak? Read more here.
4) Devoured a couple of books over Christmas break and now I feel like I’m in wandering lost through a canyon … anyone else feel like that when a good story ends? Not having a good book ready gives me anxiety. Mom and I talked about this very thing on New Year’s Day and she gave me the best compliment, “You know, of all my kids, you’re the only one who reads like me; have you ever just wanted to live in a bookstore?” Smile.
And #5 is below.
And so with that, I’ll leave you with this silly picture I found this weekend. Rest in peace, silly old dog.