I missed you. I had a “thing filled” weekend… work, church meeting, birthday lunch with friends, today: dr. appt, dinner, tomorrow, eye dr. appt, work both jobs… And I really could not drag myself to the computer to type you a post worth the time.
Not that this one will be much better, mind you, but I’m here. As I type, my white pants are going through the washer for the third time. When I changed out of them after the birthday dinner @ Olive Garden, I found that one of the Andes mints had come out of my purse and I was sitting on it. The whole bottom of my pants — AND MY CAR SEAT – were smeared with chocolate. I used some Shout! to remove the chocolate but it didn’t ‘quite’ come out. So I sprayed it and left it to sit overnight and re-washed them this morning.. well, this afternoon. And when I looked at them I found ANOTHER stain, so now I’m running them through the washer with just some bleach & water. I really hope it comes out.
Also, although the sun is shining away, there’s LOTS of thunder. (or as I’ve dubbed it: SUN-DER) OO! There goes another one.
So, my Dr. this morning wants me to start BOTH a low-fat and low-salt diet. I should no longer eat chocolate, nuts, or cottage cheese. Wine, however, was not mentioned either way on either one, so I take that as a sign I can have all the wine I want. I can have potatoes, but with no butter or milk. Or sour cream. Well, maybe fat free sour cream, but isn’t that an oxymoron? Pickles & olives, notorious for their salt, are also off my list. And luncheon meat. That sounds like baloney… which I don’t eat, so I should be ok. I can have canned tuna, but only packed in water & should find “low-salt” tuna. Huh? I didn’t even know that existed.
And potato chips are now verboten. I plan to finish the bag I have — I’m po and I can’t waste food — but after that, chips have been banned. I may actually die. No chocolate or chips. Cheese has to be LOW-FAT. Again, what’s the sense.? My “LOW FAT” diet does not include LOW FAT milk… fat free only. I don’t do skim milk, so this one isn’t going to happen. I also have to give up BBQ sauce, sauerkraut, instant breakfast, sardines, french toast, instant pudding, cream cheese and hot dogs. Some of these are going to be harder than others. I won’t mind giving up sardines and instant breakfast, but french toast and hot dogs? Sniff. I’m already sad.
Tomorrow I go to the eye doctor. That sounds fun… (not!) Well, I still have the Tour de France to comfort me!
Oh, and I’ve shrunk 1/2 an inch. Woe is me. Little ole me.