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So... Three on Thursday. Can I even think of three things to talk about? It's going to be a stretch, but here goes.
1. Grrr! I'm growling just a little bit. Instead of spending the day doing nothing but knitting (and hopefully finishing) the diagonal stripes blanket, I spent the day with my mother-in-law. I'm frustrated about the lack of knitting, but it was nice to visit and it was a beautiful day for a road trip. I hesitate to say it but, spring may have finally arrived!
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2. The taxes are done and my new glasses are fixed. Both have been on the agenda for a while. The taxes for obvious reasons. The glasses... since getting them back in March, I've had to go in for multiple adjustments each week. The ear pieces would be so tight they rubbed raw spots behind my ears. The doctor would loosen them... and they'd slide down my nose. I'd go get them tightened a smidge... and they'd rub raw spots again. Loosen them... and they'd be falling off my nose.... It was super annoying and I felt like I was being overly picky but... And finally they realized - the ear pieces were way too long. As in WAY too long. As in almost an inch too long. They ordered me new ear pieces and I went in a couple of days ago to make the switch. They are now perfect. What a relief!
3. Even more exciting than having well fitting, functioning glasses is my recent weight loss. I'm super hesitant to mention it because of karma and all but... I've lost 22 pounds since the first of February. I'm pretty dang excited!
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Other than the slight amount of exercise I get at work, the only lifestyle adjustment I've made is cutting out potatoes. For the past year, I'd been noticing that I didn't feel so great whenever I ate potatoes. Then I started feeling terrible when I ate them, and eventually it got to 'never again' status. And I took that 'never again' to heart.
The strangest thing happened when I stopped eating potatoes. I stopped craving all carbs! Granted, I still crave individual, specific carbs occasionally, but the cravings are Nothing like they used to be. It used to be I couldn't sleep at night until I'd satisfied the need for chocolate, ice cream or a loaf of bread. Now, I'll just get that weird little tickle in the back of my mind saying, "Wouldn't a Hershey Bar taste fantastic?" But it's such a tiny, quiet tickle, it's easy to ignore.
Now, if I could just make my husband understand. He usually stops at the grocery store on his way home from work to pick up the dinner ingredients. Four or five nights a week, he brings home a sack of potatoes then is completely flabbergasted when I don't eat them.
Okay. So, that was a strange list but it's what's running through my head at the moment. Care to read others' lists?