Saturday, January 14, 2012

Today I’m fat….

Or at least according to these low rise jeans I’m wearing. I found them back in my closet and thought I’d give them a try. WOW, my spare tire is filled with fat. Don’t think I like these jeans at all. Good thing it’s the weekend and no one will see me much today, at least not without my winter coat on.

I had a great workout this morning. The gym was nearly empty, my favorite thing, so got a great walk/run in and then the free weights and stomach and back machines. I was there for an hour and a half and then came home for a phone call, shower and some computer work. Now waiting for Jim to come home to take me out for lunch.

Mike is coming home late tonight and then heading back out early Monday morning for 10 more days away. This time in Minot, ND. This is really weird having him come and go like this but it is really a learning experience for us both. Tomorrow I’ll get him some more groceries to take with and then hopefully just be able to sit and chatter a bit with him.

Hey, I have a question, does any of you guy burn coal for a heat source? We are sorta learning as we go here this year and I was wondering about clinkers. They are hard pieces of ash the size of golf balls to milk jugs, that doesn’t burn up. I wanted to know are they good for anything other then door stops and ugly ones to boot. Just curious. What do you guys heat with?

I had other things to share with you but of course now I’m writing I can’t think of a darn thing to write about. So I guess I’ll just close for now and get my coat on meet Jim part way up the road. He just left town so it’ll be about 15 minutes.

So take care my friends and maybe I’ll come up with something to chat about later on, if not it’s the weekend and it’s time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy. Take care and God Bless!!

17 comments:

Bzybee said...

I grew up in northern England and we always used coal and not wood. I always know when I am home when I smell coal in the air.

Coal burns a lot hotter than wood. A few year back I got some coal off freecycle and loved it :)

Of course, this is in reference to an open fire place. Not sure if your using one of those outdoor furnaces.

Jo said...

Same problem with my jeans. (Sigh.)

No, we don't heat with coal. My grandparents did when I was growing up, and it is very warm heat. But that's all I remember about it.

Shawn said...

Coal, nope just regular 'ole, expensive gas! Hope you had a great lunch with your hubby!

Blessings,
Shawn

Casey said...

Have a great weekend, Julie!
Enjoy Mike :)
God bless!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

I'm glad you are getting to see Mike tonight. I know how much you have missed him. Enjoy your visit and be sure to blog all about it. We used coal for heat when I was a child but I don't remember much about it,. Now we use electric heat. Have a wonderful day, Julie.

Jillian said...

Ugh, I hate low rise jeans! I don't think they make anyone feel good, unless they've got a completely flat stomach.

Eaba said...

I hate FAT days! I often wonder if guys ever have them...

Bluezy said...

I imagine that "clinkers" are never the same. That would put a uniqueness to it as an artistic medium. Art can be like "Rorschach" or even looking at the clouds and seeing dragons. You could look at the pieces see if they can be constructed maybe into rustic garden receptacles using a darkened mortar like they do with brick walls? Or paint the small ones and embed them in cement in your garden like a mosaic. Or in the same fashion you could use a cement form and place them on top in an artsy fashion to make a cool barbeque pit. I am sure if you look at them as an art medium you could think of many things.

Bloggie love. Good Journey!

Maren said...

I hope you are well Julie! I have no clue about clinkers, I've never tried burning coal. It's all wood here, and electricity of course :)

Angela Pea said...

Low rise jeans. Pfffft! They look fab on my slender, flat stomached daughters and their friends. One me? Not so much.

Angela Pea said...

Hit send too fast.

We have a heat pump which is pretty efficient; it can get pretty expensive when the weather turns really cold and we have to turn on the electric back up.

upinthecosmos said...

No coal here so I can't help much with that. The low rise jeans, yeah..... I can't even buy those cause I feel like they expose too much..... LOL! A lot of the thin fit girls don't even nessecarily look good in them but obviously the world has different views on that & they continue to be the style. You are doing great!s

Michele said...

I bought a pair of jeans that are flannel lined. They are snug. I have only worn them a couple of times because each time I do I am reminded of how far I still have to go. That is what your jeans were, too. A good reminder that we are a work in progress.

My husband's family heated with coal when he was growing up. They only heated one room because fuel was so expensive (in the netherlands). We are spoiled with central gas heat, but we do keep our thermostat down at 60-62 or so during the day. That is why we wear thermals!!

Have fun with Mike!

The Ninja said...

Don't let your pants talk to you like that. Even at my thinnest I've never looked good in lo-rise pants, they are snotty.

Have a good lunch!

Of One Heart said...

It's not you. It's the pants.

Bethany said...

I have not worn low rise jeans since high school. I probably would not have even tried them on. Good luck with the jeans and I know absolutely nothing about coal, I have electric heat.

Baby Sister said...

It's totally the pants, Julie. Low rise jeans are the worst for anyone unless you're a bean pole. So don't worry about that. We use wood for heat, and electricity. Sorry, I'm not much help with coal. :)