I was finally able to dye my hair yesterday :) I do think I left it on a just a wee bit too long. It came out a tad bit more purple red when I do that. But it still looks good :D Finally my white hairs are just pretty highlights. And I think I am at least getting better at doing this myself, since I didn't end up with spots of henna all over the bathroom this time. Also, I just feel better with changing my hair. I think it's one of those little things that can make a big difference. Kinda like getting a piercing or getting your nails done. I still need to take pictures, but I want to give it a couple days to settle and then do that :^D
Saturday, I made blueberry pancakes (the husband actually cooks them, I just make the batter), sausage and coffee. Yummy. We did some normal stuff, grocery shopping basically. That night I made chicken (oven baked, with olive oil, garlic and paprika), mashed potatoes (from scratch) and corn. What is it about mashed potatoes that it screams to have corn with it? I have always been like that. It's one of those perfect combos.
Oh and I also made chocolate chip cookies. Nom nom nom. See, I don't feel bad about eating cookies if I make them. Because I don't add all that other crap into them, just butter, sugar (brown and regular), eggs, flour, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt and chocolate chips. I made these ones smaller too, just enough for 3-4 bites. They don't have artificial colors, preservatives, things that cause cancer of ADHD or HFCS. I won't vouch for the chocolate chips though, but overall compared to store bought cookies - these are better for you.
Sunday I made cranberry orange muffins, the husband made eggs and sausage (again, because it was damned good) and of course coffee. I think I might have coffee running through my veins at this point.
I really miss cooking, I used to cook all the time when I was unemployed, now I feel rushed to make dinner when I get home (ok ok, I take a 30 minute break right when I get home and then start doing stuff around the house) and what I mean by rushed, as in not cooking froms scratch as much. It's frozen dinners or premade pasta. I need to get a better handle on what I want to make for dinners again and see what I can change...
I was able to finish a couple books as well, which is always good :) I have another to read for a review from Goodreads. I have 5 books to drop off to the library with 2 to pick up. I am waiting on several to become available from the library as well, always fun - that waiting game. Ugh. I also have to write some more reviews. My husband commented last night that I don't write what the stories are about. I said, well so many other people have, the books usually have some synopsis on them as well and that I just wanted to write what I thought of the book. It made me think though, I'm still not sure if I want to re-write the highlights of the story point. Something for me to ponder on...
I need to catch up on my blogs and respond to a couple emails (isn't that seem to be a theme for Monday's lately??)
The husband is joining a gym. I would, but my allergies can do horrible horrible things and gym germs tend to bring that out in me. I've tried it, it made me sick for 3 solid weeks and it's not worth it. So, what I think this means is that I need to get off my ass and start working out at home and actually do it. I am sure he's going to lose weight faster than me and get all nice and muscle-y and hot. This is when I really **hate with a motherfuckingpassion** PCOS. I have to go to more extremes to lose weight. I've made good progress with what I have for lunch every day (organic salad mix with oven baked chicken (I make), cheese,and a small amount of light salad dressing), yogurt, fruit (typically a cutie and blueberries - forgot the cutie and out of blueberries today), and for a snack all natural peanut butter with some pretzels, again for today it's Smart popcorn. Breakfast, well, today I brought one of my muffins (which was fat free btw) and had the coffee. Dinner for tonight will probably be tortellini with chicken and broccoli. So my eating habits overall are pretty healthy (we will ignore the cookies for the moment, shhhh) and I have seen from the past that stress will help me lose weight. But stress like that is not always the bestest way to do things. For exercise, since it's so fucking COLD outside, I need to do something inside. Which will change the schedule in the household and I'm not sure I want that. It would mean cutting out time when I get home to decompress, but maybe this can help with that too. Hmmmm....well nothing for it, I will have to change and see how things go. If things go well, then keep moving with it and if things backfire, well then will need to try something different. I am also starting to walk around the plant during lunch time with a couple of my coworkers at least 3 times a week.
And that's all for now ... and I totally just had a de ja vu moment...wth that means I have no idea...
Inner Bitch Calendar Quote:
"Just because a woman is silent does not mean she agrees." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes