Chocolate Covered Strawberries to Rahn’s Greenhouse to a NEW trashy beach read, OH YES!

Hi Everyone!

 

It appears that I seem to have caught up with myself and don’t have a heck of a lot to say.

 

SHOCKING!!!!

 

But the last few blogs have been plenty long. My mom tells me she reads them like she eats red velvet cake. A few bites at a time.

 

The diet is going well. I don’t seem to be losing much on the scale but the clothes are fitting better and I notice definition in my cheeks or as I like to call them indents and that makes me smile. I am not hungry. Sugar is the devil. Sure there are times when I am, but not like before where I was always hungry. I felt like that cute, plump little dog from 101 Dalmatians that ALWAYS said, “I’m hungry!”

 

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Not since I changed my diet.

 

I have been eating one egg in the morning with either: ham, sausage, cheese, fresh basil, sautéed veggies, 2 spoonfuls of yogurt and 1-2 iced coffees.

 

Lunch and dinner have been a variety of proteins from: poached salmon, to chicken served 101 different ways, to chicken salad and a variety of veggies prepared 102 different ways.

 

Snacks are: a spoonful of peany boo, a slice of cheese, dried apricots, deviled eggs, almonds.

 

In the evening, I broke the blender. I have gone through way too many blenders in life. I have been making smoothies with fruit, yogurt, and milk.

 

I did finally cheat when a friend showed up on my doorstep on Monday evening with a plate full of chocolate covered strawberries.

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We sat on my balcony gabbing and I gobbled them down. It wasn’t bread; pasta, potatoes or rice, so I assume it is all legal in my diet. My eating four was probably a bit much and then when I tell you each strawberry was the size of a grapefruit…yes, I cheated, but I could have done worse!

 

I ate Trader Joe’s mango granola with yogurt every single day with exceptions for FIFTEEN YEARS.

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I loved it! I looked forward to it. Now, I have been eating some form of an egg every day for the last 2.5 weeks and I am bored. How does that happen!

 

I have been looking for a job. An Ivy League headhunter found me and I thought what the heck. The books are selling at snail’s pace. I need a real job. I am not kidding you when I tell you every chance I get to go through lists of jobs, I do! It really is a full time job! And here is my problem with this and if you have looked for a job you know this….They want your resume, so you upload it to them, then they want a cover letter, so you upload it and then they want you to MANUALLY re-enter EVERYTHING from your resume. I just sent you my bloody resume! Everything you need is on it! WHY, pray tell, do I need to re-enter ALL the info all over again! And every single job is like that! THAT, my friends, is why finding a job is a full-time job and THAT is why people put off finding a job. What a tedious, annoying mess.

 

I have been having horrific nightmares so I decided that I needed to do something about it so I have gone back to writing. I haven’t written other than my blogs for the last three months. I had started another trashy novel and then just stopped. Too busy. Too stressed. I decided that maybe a little trash with the goal of a late summer read would help distract my overly anxious brain. So far, so good and I love having a story in my head that I can play with on walks and during down time. It also gives my brain something constructive to do.

 

Yesterday, I had a nice break from it all. My friend Mare and I walked Spring Grove. Then we went to meet our friend Stephen for lunch at his Club. I had a steak salad. I hate to admit this out loud to so many people but I LOVE STEAK!!!! Love it!!!

 

Then we went to a place I thought I had never been which was like Disneyland for adults. We went to RAHN’S Nursery on Gray Road not far from where I live and the road that borders the North end of Spring Grove.

 

It was one greenhouse after another of flowers, beautiful, bright and it was just downright lovely.

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My mom later told me she took me there as a child, but I don’t remember it specifically.

 

I highly recommend it.

 

Well, I am going to shock you all and end this little blog on that note. Not much happening here, but I hope this finds you all well and happy…

 

 

Until we meet again…

 

Enjoy! Eat, travel, laugh…often….

 

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