November 20, 2000

Random bits and pieces

My daughter needs to let me know when she makes decisions for me. Really. She let me know this morning that I'm making stuffing for her Thanksgiving dinner at school. I suppose it is better that she let me know this morning rather than tomorrow morning, since the festivities are tomorrow. What is funny is the list she brought home. Her class is bringing potatoes, dressing and stuffing. What is the difference between the last two? I've always used the terms interchangeably, so have I been committing some major kitchen terminology transgression?

It was another weekend of doing nothing much. We rented movies (The Doors, Angela's Ashes, The Green Mile, Little Mermaid II). I baked some lovely sourdough bread in the bread machine, which only convinced me that I need to find a way to create some starter. My problem is, I don't have any place in my apartment that is the temperature needed to properly make the starter, unless I keep the oven on for a week. It is probably just as well, since I decided, this morning, that I've gained weight again and need to stop. Yeah, we've had a good time with the fried mandu and the fried rice and all, but it's not agreeing with my thighs and stomach at all. It is to the point where I don't even want John to see me naked, which makes the idea of sex a little hard.

About 4 years ago or so, I went on ReDux. Yeah, that's the stuff that all the women were getting the heart valve damage from. I was only on it for about a month, and didn't see any great reduction in my weight. All it did was make me cranky as hell. I don't like any kind of weight reduction stuff that makes me feel like I've had 4 pots of coffee. I drink more than enough of that stuff without adding more caffeine into my daily life. This morning I decided to write down every single morsel of food that I put into my mouth, to include the coffee. So far this morning, 40 calories from coffee. Equal and two teaspoons of creamer in each cup. It's pretty depressing to realize that each cup is 20 calories. I'll probably stop after this cup and switch to water. I'm sure that will make John happy, seeing as how he'll end up having to take a water jug with him every morning now instead of just every few days. I'll let you guys know how it's going to work. Maybe I can find some good walking tapes and get my butt outside to do some walking, or at least on a treadmill somewhere.

I've been being bad this morning, having napster connected since last night. I'm in search of Christmas music so I can make some cd's. I've never really tried to make any kind of mix cd, I've always just burned whole cd's of one artist or something. I did make one cd of driving music, full of songs that make me drive fast and forget that I'm sitting in a tiny car for two days. I have no idea where that cd is right now.

News on the job front: Still waiting for some final word from the home office in the States on when they can hire me. I did talk to the woman that would be training me, and she'd like to get together at some point next week and show me a little bit more of what I'd be doing. I thought it was nice of her to at least call and let me know they are still thinking of me and want to hire me. I think if she had her way, I would be starting immediately, since they are starting to prepare for all of their end of the year reports and whatnot. I also applied online for a different job on base. Of course, it is for the government, so it isn't like I expect some response before Christmas. I'm sure I'll be told that I'm not qualified so I'm not pinning any hopes on that one.

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