Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Way I Start a Meeting...

It's always better to begin with a cartoon!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Work Out, Smooth Out, Cook Out

Today, I'll be doing one of my favorite workout videos with one of my not-so-favorite titles.

While I'm still "glowing" from that workout, I'll then head to the kitchen. After attaching the Shop-Vac to the orbital sander (Love the orbital!), I'll smooth out the walls I spackled on Thursday, throw on a second coat of mud, and then SHOWER!

After cleansing my skin, I'll hop in the car and head to the homestead for a Father's Day Celebration, complete with BBQ chicken, salads and strawberry shortcake - I'm bringing the shortcake!

Off to do my working, smoothing and cooking!

Friday, June 19, 2009

And...That's All I Have to Say About That

Not eating sugar, wheat, caffeine and dairy - all at once - does not agree with me. After three days of being sick in three different ways, I decided this elimination is not for me. While the theory of eliminating potentially bad things from my diet is sound, the actual execution proved a little less than ideal for me.


My Tuesday interview was flawless! I had a great connection with the interviewer and was informally offered the job. I should be getting the formal offer at the beginning of next week!


I'm working in the kitchen (well, not at this moment...). I will skim-coat the walls (twice), sand them smooth (twice), paint (two coats), scuff sand the trim, paint and we'll see what happens after that! I'd love to upgrade the hardware, but what's there is original and will be difficult to replace. We'll see...

That's my week in a nutshell. What three things made your week unforgettable?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vegetables Make Me Sick

I started my elimination diet at midnight. This meant, no milk, no grains, no caffeine and no meats except for deep-water fish and fresh game. I had a great breakfast for fruit: pineapple, banana, grapes, cherries, strawberries and peaches. YUM! I threw in a few almonds for good measure (and for protein). About two hours after eating my lovely fruit, my stomach was actually growling - I think fruit is fast-tracked through - and I opened up my giant plastic bowl of veggies. That means plain veggies - no dip, no dressing, no nothing. I munched my way through that bowl, had a few pistachios and continued on with my day.
About two hours later, a strange feeling hit me. I chalked it up to having been without coffee (which causes those lovely deprivation headaches) and continued working. After a few more hours, the feeling was not to be ignored. I packed up my stuff, drove the 7.5 minutes home and rolled right into bed. (Don't judge - keep reading!)
I woke up an hour later feeling ok...until I stood up. My mouth started watering extensively and the room was spinning. I lay back down quickly and when Eric got home an hour later, I though I'd be ok (HA!). I got up to prove my victory over the feeling and...

...didn't make it to the porcelain bowl in time. Never in my life have I wretched like this! Never! I'll spare you the specifics, but, Eric and I spent a good 20 minutes wiping down the bathroom after the deed was over.

Herein lies my dilemma:
Because I had eaten nothing but veggies yesterday, guess what revisited my senses during that tumultuous event? Now the very thought of anything green and good-for-me turns my stomach just a little. I don't want to prove a failure after one day of eliminating, but what's a girl to do?


I have an interview today. I like my job, I really do, but another opportunity has presented itself and I'd be silly not to give it a shot. I don't have enough specifics yet to make an educated decision, but am praying the right choice will be obvious once the interviews are over. Wish me luck!