Thursday, May 5, 2016

did it myself hair color

I've been busy wrapping gifts, coming up with a gift tag/card and applying my own highlights. Highlights? Well, they started out as highlights which I just can't do well myself (see pics) so I ended up just covering my entire head of hair with the highlight mix for the last 15 minutes or so. All over highlights = no highlights, just blond.

Ah well, it isn't so bad. And now you get to see my fat face (I'm working on it –all over again– darn-it!!!)





No, I haven't eaten yet.

[carbs]
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[ 0g ] item
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[ 0g ] item
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[ 0g ] item

=====Total 0 carbs=====

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

birthdays and no sleep

Today is Matt's birthday! We are doing gifts and a movie (Captain America Civil War) tomorrow evening.

Loki was so bad last night, running, leaping, jumping off of my body and clinging to the headboard right above me like a gargoyle. I would then have to reach up and nudge him off to the floor, which started it all over again. I'm sure I went through this cycle at least 50 times as it lasted from 3:10am until 3:50am. On the very last one I was so frustrated and sleep deprived that I did the little smack-smack-smack cat-paw-inspired smacking to him. He was immediately offended and emotionally hurt. He jumped down from the bed and I heard a long, sad, MEOOOOOOORRRAARROOORRR. :( That of course guilted me into getting up to make amends. I added a few more grains of dry food to his already full bowl while he watched. Then I picked him up and petted him while telling him I still loved him. When I went back to bed he jumped in with me and snuggled in for some sleep!!! Yay!!!

Good grief. I'm still a bit sleepy today.

My mortgage payment just went through and my bank account is down to less than 3 months survivability. You know, how much savings you need to live and pay bills if no other money comes in. That is scary-depressing. I guess I won't dwell on it and get back to work and make some more money! I have plenty owed to me so maybe some client checks will arrive this week. Haa :D I almost deleted this part of the post because depressing money stuff but am leaving it because someday I can look back and be happy about where I am at that time. I hope. :P

Friends of mine just got back from a super fab vacation in Jamaica to celebrate a 40th birthday. As I looked at the photos they had posted I found myself with a dreamy smile. So fun and so nice! Cro and I haven't done a real vacation in a good while and have never been out of the country. Future fun.

Eggs eggs eggs today. Inspired by this low carb ice cream I made a low carb custard rather than putting it in the ice cream maker. I tried a spoon before putting it in the freezer and wow, yum. Mine was made with 5 egg yolks, 1/2 cup of sugarfree caramel DaVinci syrup, a tablespoon of Stevia in the Raw and 1 cup heavy whipping cream. I guess that works out to 10 carbs for the entire batch.



I made a peppermint bullet proof tea using some of the remaining egg whites and scrambled the rest of them.

Oh, and Cro bought a container of peppadew peppers for me. :) He knows that I've loved them ever since I had them at Fogo de Chao. The salad bar at the supermarket must have an empty spot since he scooped them all up for me.


[carbs]
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[ 5.2g ] 2 eggs scrambled in butter (with diced peppadew)
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[ .6g ] BPT
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[ 5g ] custard
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[ 1.2g ] 2 eggs scrambled in butter

=====Total 12 carbs=====

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Loki with Sunbeams

I have my meals planned for the day but haven't accomplished much else yet. I created a big proposal of work for a new client yesterday but haven't heard from them yet.

Cro went to bed early last night! Well, early for him. It was 10ish and I noticed he was snoring so I snapped of the tv. Loki is used to getting treats at 11pm but he didn't ask until 2am so I offered them but he didn't eat. I dropped them on top of his dry food and noticed they were gone this morning so he self-treated at some time in the night.

After days of rain and watching our wet lawn get higher and higher, I half-joking wished for grass that never needed mowing. This morning a facebook friend had posted about successfully converting part of her lawn to an eco-friendly grass seed that resulted in a lawn that needed to be mowed once per year, if at all. Cool. It would be such a huge project to remove all of our lawn and replant it with eco-seed (aka hard fescue) though. Likely not going to happen.



[carbs]
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[ 5g ] slice of cauli-pizza (cauliflower, ground sausage, diced onion, diced pepper, jalapeño cheese)
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[ .6g ] BPT
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[ 3.9g ] 1 square dark chocolate
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[ 1.2g ] 2 eggs fried in butter

=====Total 10.7 carbs=====

Monday, May 2, 2016

GoT versus Tornado Warning

Game of Thrones was soo good last night. Don't read the spoiler zone if you haven't seen it yet.

=========SPOILER ZONE===========
Though most people probably think the big thing that happened is the most interesting, I sort of thought the scene with Tyrion releasing the dragons was the most fun. Yeah yeah, John Snow has been resurrected but I knew that was coming. Pretty cool how ghost was the first one to notice though. That "wolf" even had a happy smile on it's face when it looked around.

Tyrion releasing the dragons was way cool. The trailer lied though… there was no big blast of dragon fire in his face. Trailers tend to do that anymore. Showing things to make us think one thing and then then totally dropping it from the real footage as if it never happened. I was wondering if he would turn out to be invulnerable to dragonfire and prove that Tyrion-Targaryen theory. Nope. Still, he has shown them that he is a friend. I wonder if he will ride one of them. 

My other big surprise with this episode was hearing the Children of the Forest tell Myra that Bran wasn't going to be at the tree forever and he would be needing her when he goes back out into the world. What? Oh! I thought Bran was going to take the 3-eyed-raven's place as principle greenseer tree dude and be hooked into the trees from now on. If he is going back out into the world will he be the third dragon-rider using a Tyrion-designed saddle? I was thinking it would be John Snow at first but now I think it will be Bran. Will there be Bran-dragon warging involved?

Incidentally, Hodor's real name is Walder, not Willis. They probably didn't want to confuse him with the Freys being that is a very unpopular house since the red wedding. He actually IS of the Frey line though, as is Old Nan, as are tons of people… but that really doesn't matter much in the story as they are telling it on tv (who knows if it will turn out to be significant in the story yet untold by G.R.R.M. for the books. Write faster dude, lol).

Oh, and I read elsewhere that Khal Drogo might be making another appearance on the show. Since he is dead and burned to ashes will it just be a Bran-vision of the past? Or will some of that weird prophesy come true? Travel East to go West (she is doing that by going to Vaes Dothrak in the East and maybe getting an army of ALL the Dothraki screamers to help her conquer the West). Mountains blow in the wind and all the rest… no idea. It might just be a wild rumor too.
======END SPOILER ZONE==========

Okay, I think I'm satisfied being able to talk all that spoiler and theory stuff out.

Time to work and to make that low carb tortilla recipe. Below is what I have planned for eats today. I'm still not completely on eggs, but I don't like them much so replacing a meal or two is as good as it gets for now.

Tornado sirens went off while we were watching GoT last night and no, we didn't run for the basement. I said "that's a real one, the tests are only Thursdays at noon". Ah well. I think the fact that we don't have kids to protect probably makes us braver in such situations. It's not like I'd go play in the street, but weighing the chance of a Tornado actually hitting us against missing the show we waited for all week combined with no longer having DVR service. Roll the dice, we're staying to watch our show. :P

Loki in a sunbeam – because who can resist.


[carbs]
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[ .4g ] BPT with one egg mixed in
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[ 5.8g ] ground beef and diced onion with black beans
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[ 4g ] two low carb tortillas (less than two - they weren't that good)
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[ .8g ] 2 eggs fried with butter

=====Total11 carbs=====

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The empty fridge diet

It's a beautiful Sunday and I'm filling it with eggs. >:[

Cro mistakenly changed our Peapod grocery order to be delivered next Friday (rather than last Friday) and I thought about Angie saying that eggs were all she had in the house, which makes it easier to decide what to have. Cool, now me too… almost. :/

Well, we have a few other things in the house but not much. Eggs is the main thing. :) At least for today. Cro may stop at the grocery to pick up a few things (maybe more eggs if I eat them all!) I have frozen veggies in the freezer so I may roast some veggies for later.

I discovered that I still had a pound of ground sirloin, a can of black beans and half an onion so chop chop chop sizzle sizzle sizzle… impromptu chili of sorts.

[carbs]
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[ .4g ] egg fried with butter
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[ .8g ] 2 eggs fried with butter
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[ 5.8g ] ground beef and diced onion with black beans
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[ .8g ] 2 eggs fried with butter

=====Total 7.8 carbs=====

Thursday, April 28, 2016

cauli-pizza, strange dream and various other stuff

Wow, is it really Thursday? I guess so.

Cro's end-of-the-month late day is tomorrow so I won't see him once he leaves at 3pm-ish until the wee hours of Saturday morning.

This week in work I created a responsive html email that is ready for client to incorporate it into their own mass email system.

In food news I have attempted a cauliflower-crust pizza. The cauliflower crust was too weak so I baked it for an extra ten minutes and put it in the fridge overnight so I could come up with a plan. Today I've browned diced onion, diced peppers, and ground sausage. I coated the crust with a thin layer of jalapeño cheese, a layer of the onion/peppers/sausage and sprinkled shredded cheddar on top.


Results: it tasted good but had to be eaten with a fork. I suppose it was about as sturdy as those rectangles of pizza we were served at lunch in elementary school. You could pick it up but it would be messy so why.

And lastly, I remember a dream from last night so clearly that it's like a world I feel I could step back into. I was walking through a single-story multi-sectioned building. Each of the rooms was large and partitioned off the hallway with a glass wall. I was looking it all over to determine if it was time to move back. I guess it was a place Cro and I lived for part of the year. Three of the rooms were filled with flowering topiary plants. I remember exclaiming "Oh, they are flowering!". Big fat bumble bees were lazily hovering and moving from flower to flower in the trees. In another room I found a baby deer, but it wasn't shaped like a deer. It was shaped like a pudgy human infant. Someone handed it to me and I held it like a person would hold a human infant. It had a baby deer face, brown deer fur, puppy-like legs with soft little deer hooves. On it's stomach was written "Feed me corn and I will grow. Hold me tight and don't let go." Weird. I asked the person who handed it to me where it belonged. She said to find Rob. In the dream, "Rob" was Lee Dewyse (Lee Dewyse of the music video below). I gave him the baby deer and it seemed he was intent on taking good care of it. I was glad to have found it's person. Then I had to leave to meet Matt. We were going to a concert together but I don't remember much other than us both having our tickets. Matt's birthday is next week and we are going to see a movie so maybe I had that on my mind.

Strange long and detailed dream.

Monday, April 25, 2016

death and cancellations

The weekend went by super fast and now is gone. I made a pot of salsa-chili yesterday evening in prep for LC eats this week.

My cousin canceled his KickStarter over the weekend for reasons out of his control. He discovered there is a similar product already on the market. I was so hopeful for his great idea. Ah well, I think I'm more disappointed that he is, he said that things like this happen and he is ready to move forward with the next idea.

Blah, I just watched part of a video Gizmodo posted on their facebook page. "The Most Terrifying Workplace Safety Video You'll Ever See". More like the most sickening and disturbing. I couldn't watch all of it and wish I hadn't watched the first bit. People getting sucked into the equipment they are working with is not the recipe for sweet dreams for me. Yes I know it really happens. Yes, it even happened to a guy Cro used to know. No I don't want to think about it.

Speaking of death, I'm changing the subject to fake deaths I can better deal with. Game of Thrones is back for it's sixth season. The first episode was very very good. In a way I wish HBO could be like Netflix and release the entire season at once. Yeah, I'd watch it all in one week, but I would like it that way. Me of little patience.

I just now realize Fear The Walking Dead was on last night too. Game of Thrones took my entire attention away for the evening and half of today.

I'm thinking about selling my Fender Stratocaster for some extra cash. Cro's birthday is coming soon. :)
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