Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit and southern Indiana country speak

Friday, woot. Though Brexit happened yesterday and I'm not quite sure what that's going to mean for Konrad. He has said there are both good and bad aspects to it so I'll just have to wait and see what he experiences.

Cro's birthday is tomorrow! And his five days off work (that includes the weekend) also starts tomorrow. Mom sent him a birthday card of funny redneck words. It had, for example, the word "FAR" and then the word was used in a sentence like this: "It's so hot my dog fell asleep in the sun and caught on far." The funny thing is, that is exactly how mom pronounces fire. She laughed and said yes, she's a redneck. I'd say she just has a southern Indiana country way of saying things. Worsh instead of wash, etc. And my sister lives in Washington (Worshington according to mom.) Strange that neither dad nor I have the "southern Indiana country speech affliction" even though we both grew up in southern Indiana. Matt doesn't have it either. Some of my cousins do but I think it's more of a joke to them than actual country-speak. :)

I had the last of my chicken/veggie soup. It was good but I was growing tired of chicken soup. Guess I'll have to think of something else to make for next week's meals. I think fried bologna and cheese on lettuce wraps is going to be one thing I have a few of next week.



[carbs]
------
[ 3g ] chicken/veg soup
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate
[ 0g ] item
[ 0g ] item

=====Total ___ carbs=====

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cro-bar

Two days until Cro's birthday. And oh, did I mention his request to take a few vacation days away from work was approved? He gets to be home Monday – Wednesday. Work Thursday (it's his late night of inventory, last day of the month), work Friday and off again on Monday for July 4th.

Me, I'm here all the time. I may sleep or knock off work a little early while he's home. Depends on client deadlines.

I dreamt that Loki was having one of his wild run-abouts and jumped onto the kitchen counter, lost his footing and slid behind it. That's impossible since the counters are built completely flush with the wall. In the dream he slid behind and was so squished I was afraid he wouldn't last long. I called to Cro for help and we were going to use a crowbar (haha, Cro-bar) to get him out. Scary!

I often will think of new products or inventions in the wee hours of the morning. Nothing that hasn't already been invented… so far, lol. My latest one was birthday candles that signify a number of years rather than a single year. There would be 10-year candles that would be a bit taller and a bit thicker than 1 year candles but not so much as the candles shaped like actual numbers. To set them apart even more, they would have a different color flame. They could be sold in sets. Nine 10-year candles and nine 1-year candles would make a set. That would allow you to celebrate someone up to 99 years old without having to overwhelm their cake with ninety-nine candles. Anyway, it seemed like a great idea in my pre-awake mind. I went to Amazon.com and yeah, though there aren't sets like I mention, there are birthday candles that burn different color flames. Cool.

Soup again. Yes, I still eat at my desk while I work. Old habits.
The gifts are wrapped. Loki isn't happy since I didn't let him help. The day seems to be dragging and I couldn't face another bowl of chicken soup. Vegetable beef it is. Cro made it and it is mmm mmm good. Higher in carbs than the chicken, but not too high and I needed a change.

Vegetable beef soup made by Cro

[carbs]
------
[    1g ] small bowl of chicken-veggie soup
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate
[  20g ] bowl of beef-veggie soup made by Cro

=====Total 25.2 carbs=====

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

cake or soup

Three days until Cro's bday. :D

His cake is arriving today. Yeah, I ordered one rather than baking.

It's not low carb, but Cro will love it.
http://www.docksidemarket.com/ I should have ordered from Dockside Market (or better yet, Target!) rather than goldbely.com. It would have been cheaper! The important thing is that he will love it. I got the Key Lime Bunt cake from the same company for his birthday a few years ago and it was a big hit.

We had a mini-storm last night and it's raining and cooler today. Though the people in Nevada probably laugh at my thinking it was slightly hot here at 99º. It's a cool 70º right now and expected to get back into the 90s tomorrow and 97º Sunday. We'll see. Weather predictions are rarely right on.

Soup again today though I probably only have enough to the rest of today and part of tomorrow before I need to make something else. Stocking the fridge with what I've made so I can just heat a portion in the microwave helps keep my mind off of eating. It doesn't help me learn to cook since I don't have to do it every day, but not everyone in the world can be a master chef (I love that show, btw and it's on Hulu. I also love "So You Think You Can Dance". Hulu has picked up that one too. Cro paid for us to have Hulu commercial-free so yeah, I like it.

[carbs]
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[    3g ] chicken/veggies in bone broth
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate
[  10g ] pork rinds with cream cheese
[    0g ] item

=====Total 17.2 carbs=====

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loki and ???

Four days until Cro's birthday! I have gifts to wrap.

My dreams have involved hanging out with Matt two nights in a row. The first night was right after watching the latest Game of Thrones. HBO NOW was having issues that shut down the streaming broadcast for over an hour. I was worried that someone at HBO would be fired over it but then Cro said it might have been planned by HBO in response to so many people sharing their login so others who weren't subscribers could also watch.

Anyway, that got into my dreams and theaters were showing the episode to make up for the HBO downtime. I got to the ticket desk and was told "Oh no. You need a RED ticket from the other ticket desk". At the other ticket desk which was a good ways away, I was told "We don't know what you're talking about. Go back to the first ticket desk." I went back and was told again that they couldn't let me in until I had a RED ticket. Go to the other desk and tell them." Again at the other desk, "We don't know what you are talking about". Back to the first desk and there was Matt just arriving. They didn't say a word about a RED ticket and let us both in. lol, bastards (the name of the episode is "Battle of the Bastards". How appropriate. Inside, all of my cousin's friends were there. The entire theater was filled with my cousin's friends. :D The cousin who likes GoT.

Tonight the dream was just Matt and I in college again. We were working on a project for class. No naughty ticket desk tricks!

After waking up I thought of another perfect name for Loki's little brother (which may be months and months away). "Leto"! after Duke Leto of Dune. Pronounced LEE-tow. Leto works if it's a girl kitten too. Leto is a Titan goddess, daughter of Phoebe and mother to Artemis and Apollo.

Loki and Leto or Loki and Rusty James or Loki and ???. Who knows.

[carbs]
------
[    1g ] very small bowl of chicken/veggy soup
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate
[    1g ] very small bowl of chicken/veggy soup
[    3g ] bowl of chicken/veggy soup

=====Total 9.2 carbs=====

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday

ugh, I am deleting a website I had created on my server space because I suspect it of being corrupted and possibly hacked. I don't ever want to deal with hacking again so I deleted it even though it was looking pretty good. I can't risk it.

Matt sent an email lining up all of the possible movies for us to see in the coming months. :D There are so many next month!

Cro's birthday is next week and he is taking a few vacation days off work the following week. Fun!

I finished a responsive email design and sent it to client for review.

Game of Thrones was very good last night. There is only one episode left for this season! Cro and I watched the first three episodes of a new series based on a comic by Robert Kirkman (the Walking Dead writer). It's called "Outcast" and deals with demons and possessions. We are liking it lots and have a theory about the main character that I won't share unless you want spoilers. Okay, nah, spoilers are below. Stop reading if you don't want to know our thoughts.

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We think the main character is a fallen angel but doesn't know/remember. It would explain why the demons are burned by his touch and why he survived the demon that was expelled from his mother when it tried to hang him to death. It would also explain why the demons recognize something about him and seem afraid of it. They are more afraid of him than of his preacher friend.
======= END SPOILER ZONE =========

Saturday I suggested that maybe we go to the humane society and adopt a little brother for Loki. Cro said we can if I want but he knows I would rather have a low-shed cat and he would rather have one of known parentage. He suggested we look at Abysinians. Now I'm all excited about a little brother for Loki and another little life to be mama to. I have a name picked out. "Rusty James" … of course I had Loki's name picked out too. "Drogo". You just don't know until you meet the little guy and see what you think matches his (or her) personality. It may be awhile yet but Loki is so clingy to me and went crying with worry up to Cro when he came home a few nights ago when I was gone. He could use a little companion.


[carbs]
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[    3g ] chicken and veggies in bone broth
[    3g ] chicken and veggies in bone broth
[    3g ] chicken and veggies in bone broth
[    3g ] chicken and veggies in bone broth
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate

=====Total 16.2 carbs=====

Friday, June 17, 2016

horror, laughter and wheatgrass

Matt and I saw The Conjuring 2 last night. We loved it despite a few jump-scares and a few loud people crinkling some sort of food bag behind us. We are rather spoiled with having the theater to ourselves when we go so when we have to sit among people who talk during the show and crinkle stuff, it is annoying. It probably would be anyway.

I loved seeing Vera Farmiga (Norma in Bates Motel) playing as Lorraine Warren. She nailed it.

I was carrying out a handful of movie ticket stub and cheese stick plastic wrapper trash when we left and Matt tapped me on the shoulder, handing me a cheese wrapper and said "You dropped this." "You dropped this" has been a personal joke for us since college and I don't remember why. We stumbled out of the theater laughing so hard we could barely see. I wonder if people thought it odd that we came out of a horror flick laughing so hard. :D

Today I'm working on a responsive email design that is due Tuesday by 2pm. I've never had such a precise deadline before, lol. They had to push back my start time due to their own internal meetings so that is the absolute last minute that will give them enough time to review before their Wednesday presentation. It's cool, I have the weekend to work on it if needed.

This morning's bowl of soup is the first thing I've been able to eat without a thought to protecting tooth crown. When my meal was over I thought wow, everything tooth-wise is normal. Yay!

Konrad told me he is having a Dokken marathon and so I went to youtube to remind myself of what they even sound like. Not one of my super favs from the 80's but good guitarist. Cro calls them a second-tier heavy metal band. They are similar to Cinderella (which I love) but not as compelling. Anyway, when I pulled up the youtube page I saw this and watched it. Then I went to Amazon and ordered some wheat grass. We'll see.




[carbs]
------
[    3g ] bowl of chicken and veggie soup
[ 4.2g ] Dove dark chocolate
[    3g ] bowl of chicken and veggie soup
[    0g ] pork rinds

=====Total 10.2 carbs=====

Thursday, June 16, 2016

a crown for a king

No, not a crown like Viserys got in Game of Thrones. Eeek! I had to have a crown for a tooth and it was expensive, but it's over! :)

I woke this morning unsure of what day it was. Lol, I took an Advil PM last night since tooth was painful after all the work. They had to give me two numbing shots and dig very close to the nerve. The dentist finally wasn't willing to dig any closer and filled the tooth with some sort of anti-bacterial goop before putting on the temporary crown. He said if that didn't kill whatever was in there (not his exact words, lol) he would have to do a root canal before putting on the permanent crown in a few weeks. Gah! I was so worried last night when the numbing meds started to wear off and I could feel pain. Cro told me that I shouldn't worry yet, to give it three days. He said the pain I was feeling was natural after having so much done to it today.

The broken tooth wasn't even the one that needed the crown. That part of my mouth feels much stronger now that the delicate tooth is fixed so hopefully that means the broken one isn't broken in a manner that will cause any more trouble. I have to trust the dentist and I'm sure I picked a great one.

When I woke, first thing I wondered was what day it was. *woke up* "What day is it. The weekend? No *sigh* it's Monday… wait… no… it's Thursday!" Then I realized there was no pain!!!!!

The power went out in the middle of drilling (big storm blowing through), but it came right back. I'll have to go back in three weeks when the permanent crown arrives but right now I'm set up with a temporary crown and no pain other than to my jaw muscles for keeping my mouth open so wide for hours.

Our back yard after the storm. No, we don't live on a lake.
I decided to try my new crown on a little steak. I did cut it very small (like 1/4 squares) and chewed slowly. I'm happy to report all is well with the new crown and the steak was good.



[carbs]
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[ 4g ] steak and grilled veggies
[ 0g ] item
[ 0g ] item
[ 0g ] item

=====Total ___ carbs=====
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