Pass the cake. Please. Seriously. Pass the cake. Now. I want cake!
I don’t know how you are spending your July 4th, but hubby and I spent the morning in Wal-Mart grocery shopping. Drew has high bp and cholesterol even on meds. He also listens to talk radio all day while he works. Does he listen to me when I suggest he take a sandwich or a salad instead of eating fast food for lunch? I even offered to make it, but no. Thankfully he did listen to one of the shows talk about the "Eat to Live" plan, so here we go. It’s almost vegetarian, especially to begin with, but at least I get my fruit. We did South Beach a year ago and Drew has kept off 20 pounds, but we decided high protein is not a healthy life choice for us. This plan is supposed to be really good for a lot of health problems including Drew’s. I'm still reading the book (and craving chocolate chip cookies already), but so far it makes sense.
So. We’re standing in line with a cart full of fresh and frozen fruits and veggies and an ironing board. I’m thinking, I could be knitting. I take the keys and head to the car, only I don’t remember where we parked. I circle the lot for 10 minutes- good exercise except for the 90-degree temp and 90% humidity. I finally collapse in the car and pick up my needles just in time to pretend I’d been there all along.
We get home and stash all the groceries. I fix us a huge salad, and we pour on the new 25-calorie dressing. We throw our salads away and make a mental note to never, ever buy that dressing again. Drew eats an apple; I eat a handful of walnuts and dried apricots. If tonight’s eggplant recipe isn’t wonderful, please invite me to your house for dinner.
My knitting hasn’t gone much better lately. I finished the back of the ribbon tank and frogged it last night. I didn’t like the way the colors were pooling, so I’ll rework it alternating rows with different skeins. I did finish up 3 preemie blankets with booties to send to Lubbock hospital in Texas and a couple more booties and hats.
And I’m reupholstering a rocking chair. There are two, but I only have room for one. It came from my parents’ house. They bought the set used early in their marriage. It’s never been very comfortable, but I’m hoping a little extra padding will help. I’ve never done this before, so wish me luck. I’ve finished the fun part- the deconstructing.
Very interesting. I’m not sure what some this stuff is,
but look at the cardboard backing. I’m thinking maybe a soft drink ad? I haven’t found fabric yet, so for now we have a naked chair in the living room.
Neighbors are shooting fire crackers, and poor Max is petrified. I'll have to skip the fire works tonight to stay with him. Happy Fourth!