Monday, November 14, 2011


So with no Allan’s menu and a time for a change today I have had fruits and veggies, a 1/2 peanut butter sandwich and a tiny bit of salad dressing. Because I’ve been terrible at logging my food (really because we had the menu’s I didn’t watch things as closely). It has been great having different things and here’s what my lunch looked like (and breakfast was just 1/2 banana and a cup of grapes).


So far today my calories have been 526 and my fats 85, fiber 14 and protein 17. I have supper figured out too and it’s going to be cheesy potato ham broccoli soup and a slice of homemade bread. Including my snack of 5 M&M’s I will have a total of 1045 calories, 158 carbs, 34 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. So I’m back to figuring it all out and other then my salt today will be a bit higher then it should be all will be good.

Joss and I went over to grandma’s today and gave her a Christmas swag I had made her out of spruce boughs and pinecones and glitter and a bow. Joss helped me so guess who’s wearing a fair amount of glitter? Well really the floor, table, her and me. I wish in the picture you could see the glitter but you’ll just have to pretend.


My mama made me a wreath also. I just love it and it’s hanging right up by the door.


Joss has a great time over at grandma and grandpa’s and my dad loves to play with all my wee ones. She loves the attention and I was able to work on my mama’s computer and get that back up and running again.

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So now it’s nap time and I need to make my soup. The bread is rising and then I’ll have to figure out some kind of dessert. When I made meals here I don’t just make one, I make at least 3 sometimes more. We’ll have something for supper, the store will have it for lunch and then I’ll send a meal over to my parents for their dinner. Even though we don’t eat a dessert here I need to round out the meal for the other two meals.

So onwards and upwards today. It’s sunny and warmish and just the perfect day!! Yesterday we went and got a load of coal. We wanted to try something different. Coal burns hotter, last longer and costs less (until you factor in the driving 250 miles to go and get it) and we want to see how it heats the house, garage, shed, shop and all the water we use. So far other then coal does not smell nice like wood smoke does it’s working out really good. Wood burns at about 8-9000 btu’s and coal at 12-26,000 btu’s so if we can find a supplier closer to us or one that has the delivery charge that’s not out of line I think we’ll give coal heat a try. We have our wood for the in-betweens and if coal doesn’t pan out right now but we’ll just see.

I hope you’re all have a great day today. New things to learn, new things to do, new challenges to conquer. We can do this, yes we can!!

Take care my friends and have a blessed afternoon.

P.S. It was awesome, TOTALLY AWESOME!!! To have you guys read and comment yesterday. You made my day, thank you!!!


Denise said...

Cute door decorations. I bet it smells nice too.

Maren said...

I like the look of your lunch, it felt tempting to me. :)

The wreaths are beautiful, and I love the playing pictures. That's a great memory for the future. :)

deanna said...

LOL, I was impressed with your lunch too.

Anonymous said...

There is the forward thinking, optimistic and wonderful person we all know.... Conquer your challenges, your goals.... they are YOURS, right? Yours for the taking, for the holding; be strong!

Betty said...

My SIL and I always make advent wreaths and Christmas center pieces together. It´s fun and it gets us feeling "Christmasy". :)

Fatoutofskinny said...

Love the swag, bet it smells wonderful. When I was growing up we always had a coal fire, never heard of a wood burning stove until I came over here. Stay warm!

Baby Sister said...

That lunch looks wonderful. Your wreath/swag!! Very beautiful. :) Good luck with the coal experimentation!!

Laryssa said...

Great lunch! Whenever I had a bunch of raw veggies, I find that I stay full longer during the day and don't get cravings.

EmptyNester said...

I always feel so good when I get over here to read all about your loving family and friends! It just warms my heart! And the swag and wreath are lovely!

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S said...

Great pics - what a cute smile she has.