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Good morning from a beautiful sunny Ontario.
Life has been kind of hectic here the last few days plus I spent one day in bed. Have no idea what was wrong but that was where I needed to be and slept most of the day away. I figure if I slept that much, I must have needed it.
Anyway, most of the garden is palnted now, or at least it was until we went into town yesterday afternoon Altho we have some brussels sprouts and cabbages that we have grown from seed, they are not ready for going out yet so hubby bought some more as well as some celery and I got some impatiens that I will use to fill in the empty spots in the shade garden. So it will be a busy morning ahead of us, plus I have some laundry on the go right now too.
Then I need to make a crumble for a BBQ we are going to later. I had intended making a rhubarb one but think I may add raspberries to it as well. Another couple going to the BBQ today were at the same dinner as us on Thursday night when the hostess had made rhubarb crumble for dessert so rather than have the exact same thing, I'll change it up a bit (I promised the family hosting tonight that I would bring crumble).
Time for another cup of tea as I wait for the washer to finish. Hope everyone has a lovely w/e and , fellow Canadians, enjoy your Victoria Day holiday tomorrow.
Beema--I agree about how much easier it is to vent with others rather than family. I have very little close family now--just my SIL who is more like a sister to me, bless her. I am lucky to have two close friends who are my outlet and support but it really helps to have someone else to talk with. I'm grateful that we have such a supportive group here.
Well, I'm gradually getting used to my meal program (not a diet, as stressed by diabetes professionals these days.) Surprisingly, I'm having trouble eating my daily allotment of carbs some days and even getting to my maximum calories--there's no reason to go hungry with this, obviously. And I can eat most everything, even an occasional treat, as long as it's figured into my total count--but stress on the occasional and treat. As of now, I'm avoiding those treats, though, until I get a routine established. One major advantage is that I've lost 7 lb. this month even with cheating the week we had with family. I'm having trouble with the low-fat part of it, though, and I absolutely refuse to use margarine--hate it. My software program keeps pointing out that I'm over for the day most days--phooey--since I've been trying. I reassure myself with the fact that the vast majority of the fats in my food are "good" ones.Wicker--your sister's problem must be tough to watch knowing you can't do too much about it. If her blood sugar isn't regulated, that could really cause some future health issues. I hope her doctor has found a way to keep her on track. Judging by some of the calls I hear on my police scanner, 911 often gets repeaters who crave the attention. If someone doesn't want to get involved in some group activities or living facilities, they sometimes look to other ways to get human contact. Our senior center in town, thankfully, gives many people an outlet but it doesn't solve the problem for those who are home-bound.
My friend and I have decided to skip the wild food workshop this afternoon. It's going to be in the high 80's which is extremely warm for us this time of the year. I don't feel like hiking around in it. There were a number of ambulance calls yesterday for heat stroke around the county. This morning I will mow the lawn and do a little yard work and then stay put for the rest of the day.
Tasty--it's a fabulous sunny morning here today, too. I hope you and your fellow Canadians have a beautiful Victoria day tomorrow.
I have some chicken breasts to cook for today--I'm still trying to decide what to make with them so that I can have some leftovers. My coffee is gone so I'll say so long for now. Talk to you later.
Good Morning All:
Temp is 70.3° and sunny.
I have been surfing and found a new site that is very interesting: http://www.budget101.com/frugal/mix-recipes-166/ main site
and in that site are branched off sites like:
http://www.budget101.com/frugal/mug-cup-mixes-193/ ck out sounds good for 1 (or 2) not just sweets
http://www.budget101.com/cake-mix-recipes/spiced-apple-cake-mix-577.html this one I want to try "soon"
Play time is over!!!! CUL
Just catching up on posts. Beema - glad you are coming out of your funk and feeling better. It's hard when something hits so close to home.
Wicker - I would be sooooo frustrated. I guess it will never happen to me because my sister and I are estranged. But I don't think I could deal with it. She is not a loving person anyway - materialistic and 'always keeps tract'. I could never even talk to her about anything bothering me - you would say something like "You've already said that". I don't think she really has empathy. I guess your sister could keep sleeping on the couch! Some people sleep on their couch all the time!
Birdy - interesting about the helicopter seeds - hard to imagine eating them. Speaking of biting bugs - in New Orleans in April they have catepillars that bite. Here at home we call them wooly worms and you can pick them up and pet them. Not those things - nasty beasts. The when they go away those nasty flying roaches - I call them tree roaches because up here they are usually in the woods and fly into light - maybe they are palmetto bugs - whatever - those things are huge and scary.
Tasty your crumble and bbq sounds nice! Sounds like you and Geema both have your gardens in. Mac - I missed where you are going - where are you going in June?
Kitty - with you being in Northern Ontario - are you on EST? How late does it stay light up there in the summer?
Well, I will be here bright and early in the am.
Hey, Guys, checking in before dinner... and then of course, we will have a new thread in the morning.
My heart sings when I read some of your messages about the plants that are coming to life, produce that is getting ready to pick, and other sure signs of life. All is well when nature does it's thing.
See you in the morning, .....
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