Another speed update, as it’s late. Today I had a good day with food. Carrie gave me some simple advice which allowed me to make excellent pancakes. The key was using less batter so they didn’t get so thick. Carrie was very happy with them, which is really all that matters (assuming of course that I enjoy them lol). Then for lunch I made hamburgers which you’d think are straight forward. But I used nolan ryan ground beef, which is a better quality than the normal stuff in the store. I used the red romaine lettuce from the farmers market, our favorite pickles, and tomatoes grown on our porch, with a slice of her favorite cheese. To top it off I presented it so it looked pretty. She loved it! She even mentioned presentation. It helps to watch those shows and occasionally listen to what she has to say when we watch them. Two simple meals, all with food we had in the house, and I feel great! The only food I bought was popcorn and a drink at target because I felt snacky and didn’t want to buy extra food because of it. And since it was only $2 I didn’t break my budget.
This matters because we’ve yet again spent way too much on food when we have a house full of food. So I’m challenging us to eat what we already have, and buy minimal ingredients if we have something specific in mind. It’s the only way to control our budget, as it takes up the most (besides the bills we can’t control).
Tonight I ran out of time to make food for tomorrow, so we’ll just plan to have sandwiches. Tomorrow night I’ll make a pasta sauce with the tomatoes I have left from the farmer’s market. The ones I got last week were amazing. I love the tomato people there. And I keep buying eggs from the same guy. It seems if I let the eggs get about 2 weeks old they finally peel well for hard cooked. I make a half dozen on sunday night and make egg salad. That’s my breakfast for the week. I’m still not sick of it and it’s quite tasty. I get a nice little bit of protein and don’t take in sugar which makes my stomach happy. I just need to take beano with it since my stomach doesn’t digest it well otherwise.
I started taking digestive enzymes and it’s hard to tell how well they’re working because my heartburn was so bad when I started taking them. Things seem to be getting better, hopefully it’s more clear before I have to order more. I trust the concept, but don’t know if I should change brands. At this point I’m taking a ton of supplements, but many of them require a high dosage, like the fish oil or vitamin C to do what I want them to do. FYI, Fish oil needs to be 2500 mg to have anti-inflammatory affects. I’m taking that for my fascia pain. And extended release vitamin C, at dosages of 4000-6000mg is a very good anti-histamine. I was told to take it as part of my allergy drop treatments. It has helped once I reached 4000mg. It’s a real challenge to take that much, the pills are huge, but necessary.
Apparently I keep traveling in my sleep. I had a weird dream saturday morning where I was waiting for a plane with Ziva from NCIS. lol And then I ended up in Germany, except nothing about it seemed like Germany. I really need to stop traveling and start sleeping more. I keep waking up many times in the night, though that might be because of temperature. We switched mattress liners and one is very hot so I keep waking up sweating. I changed it back out tonight and look forward to a cooler night’s sleep.
I’m not going to be around much this week as it’s my last week before someone starts bugging me for my presentation at work. I’ll be working late except for when I come home to make dinner or go to the chiropractor. I worked a few hours saturday and made some progress, but ultimately have a problem that I need an expert to help me with. Thankfully I have an appointment with one tomorrow afternoon. I’m praying he says that overall what I did is fine, and he can help me figure out the easiest way to fix my problems. Then it’s time to start ticking off all the little things I need to do to make the presentation decent. I expect to work next weekend some as well, though if I’m lucky I’ll simply be tweaking the presentation and practicing it.
Oh, and on Friday I met a student that I’ve been working with for a while. She was here with her new husband visiting his grandma. We all went to eat at a tex-mex restaurant. I had a lot of fun thanks to his grandma who is hilarious. My student was in a good mood, and we got to joke about her pregnancy. Her husband is getting stationed at Great Lakes north of Chicago so hopefully she’ll hook up with the Chicago Jedi group.
Ok, time to get ready for bed. Lots to do before hopefully being in bed by midnight.