Saturday, November 26, 2011
My First Holiday Purchase
I had less sleep, last night, than usual. To bed at 11:30 and awake before 4 am. I also have regained the one pound I lost yesterday. I think it's the pistachios. My ring is not as tight this morning. I intend to drink more liquids today. Eat only protein and fat. See what happens. I think lack of sleep also causes water retention. I feel anxious.
Work was good yesterday. Seven carts full of Poinsettias. They have no fragrance but they certainly add color to the greenhouse. I apologized to my boss for not coming in on Wednesday and he said it didn't matter as things were slower than he had thought they would be. Three people called out and they still had too many people working. Yesterday was busier. I was always busy. Making Holiday Boxes. Repotting things. Arranging all the Points by type and variety. G brought me a coffee near the end of my lunch break (2pm). There was some concern that the employee parking area would freeze into a skating rink making getting up the hill and out a problem (as it had been on Wednesday evening), so we all moved our cars to ice free areas on the hill. I think they may sand it today. Or not.
Our Thanksgiving dinner was more delicious than usual. The turkey was tender and moist and flavorful. The green bean casserole made with 1/2 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of sour cream instead of the can of mushroom soup, was delicious. I will never make it with canned soup again. I did top it with the canned onions. They are low in carbs. I missed the baked sweet potato. A lot. I hope by next year I can have a small sweet potato topped with butter. The mashed cauliflower looks like mashed potatoes but it isn't. BUT, I had a full Thanksgiving Plate, which looked like everyone else's plate, and when on a diet, on a holiday, that is a very important thing.
The sun is shining. The dog is outside doing things. I have had breakfast and two cups of coffee. My lack of sleep is starting to be noticeable. I have housekeeping to do and hot glue work on the Gingerbread House. A good book (Swedish author recommended by a Reader) and I TiVo'ed Devil in Prada last night to watch today. Best if you can skip all the commercials. I really need to get Netflix. But I have heard they have a poor selection of movies. Or are "people" referring to NEW movies? I think movies from 2005 are "new". Love Actually is being recorded today. I missed Pride and Prejudice. I am hoping it comes on again in the next month or so.
That's all I have for you today. I seem to be the only one blogging this weekend.