Saturday, July 30, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Are you afraid of the dark? As a kid I was terrified of the dark, had night terrors and would wake screaming at the top of my lungs. Luckily for my parents it only lasted a few months.(Dad in particular because he was the parent in charge when I screamed. Mom could sleep through a freight train rumbling through the house.)
Is night or day your favorite time? I am conflicted about answering this. I love the daylight, but creatively I come alive late at night. For instance I felt like painting today, prepped a canvas and did not start painting until about 11. It is currently 1:42 a.m. and I am sitting at the table with a halfway finished painting. I will put it aside until tomorrow night and finish it then.
Do you have night lights in your home? We have a nightlight in our upstairs hall but we only turn it on if we have guests. We do leave one light in the den on all night. There is no real reason we do it now, but it started when the kids were young. We have always lived in a two story house with our bedroom on the main level. We left the light on in case they came downstairs in the middle of the night. I guess now it is just a habit. I might turn it off as I go to bed tonight. I also leave a light over the kitchen sink on 24/7. Again I am not sure why, but it is just something we have always done no matter what house we lived in. Come to think of it, my parents did the same thing so I guess it is just echoing what I grew up doing.
How low do you set your air conditioning? I keep the a/c set on 76 and never adjust it, but TheHub will occasionally turn it down. If he does, when I go to bed at night I will bump it back up.
Do you keep any outdoor or indoor lights on all night? We typically turn our front outdoor lights off at about 10 unless we have guests. We have Edison lights on the back porch and the upper backyard patio that are on timers. They come on at dusk and go off around midnight.
Come on and play along!
Monday, July 25, 2022
I asked TheHub if he wanted anything in particular for dinners, like I do each week. Most of the time I get either "nothing special", or a shrug and a sound that I translate as "I don't know". This week he was really chatty and four days of the plan are his requests.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
1. What gets your blood to boiling?
Monday, July 18, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Another week in 2022 is complete. Does it seem to everyone else that this year is flying by or is it just me? Week 28 just flew by, in a flash. I know that there are still the same 24 hours in each and every day, but how do they pass so quickly? And I remember when waiting a weekend seemed to take forever. Now it seems like I go to bed Monday night, and when I finally open my eyes it is Friday. And so it goes, over and over.
Saturday: The hub was working at the office so I did our usual running around by myself. OK official secret just between us, I may or may not have stopped at Dunkin Doughnuts for one of those brown sugar frothed iced coffees. I am not a big fan of iced coffee, but I will admit I did drink it all while I nibbled on a chocolate glazed doughnut. Joy? Well, eating tasty things is joyful. I came home and did a bit (very little bit) of cleaning before diving into a book. Once the rains/storms hit and we lost our cable, phone and internet, I took it as a message from the universe to read even more.
Sunday: Spectrum was still out and the skies were gray and threatening rain. TheHub went to the office for what was supposed to be a quick meeting that turned into about 5 hours of work. While he was gone I plopped down on the couch and read. When he got home we drove to The Electric and grabbed a late lunch before coming home for reading/naps/reading.
Monday: The weather had cleared and I should have gone swimming but I did not. I'm not even sure why I didn't. I talked with Sluggy (extreme joy) and planned on going for a swim immediately after, but I didn't. Instead I started messing around in the kitchen and did some advance cooking and prep. It makes the weekly meals easier, but I hate making that big of a kitchen mess so late in the day.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Since yesterday felt like a Sunday, and I was busy eating bbq and swimming (and reading) I completely forgot about a menu plan. So by now one of the meal plan meals has already been consumed and I am left pondering where I will go from here. It is 2,000,000 degrees with 1,000% humidity and I am required by the law of swimsuit wearing to go back to a keto way of life. I am totally uninspired so the menu plan is pretty lame. Heat brings out the lame in me!
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022
As most of you who read me semi regularly know, I live in the south. And because I live here there are a couple of things we eat regularly; tomatoes and pimento cheese. I am pretty sure if I did not eat/love them I would have to surrender my southern card and give up okra, sweet tea and cornbread for life.