Friday, February 12, 2016

buzzz buzzz

Yay, it's Friday. Yay, it's Valentine's Day weekend. And yay, The Walking Dead resumes Sunday after what felt like forever.

An ad for the Worlds Smallest First Person View Drone! was in my email spam today. I have to wonder if people are trying to get a close-up view at concerts with these things. The ad claims because the drone is so small no FAA registration is required. Yep, the world is becoming more abuzz with flying, video-taking gnats. People whose lives are interesting enough to invade, beware. Scary… though I'm safe (I'm not a celebrity and don't sunbath topless in the backyard).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stuffed peppers and snow

I haven't made stuffed peppers in awhile so actually had to find the recipe again. My blog is so old now that finding something on it is a challenge. Ah well, I'll just wing it.

AND TADA! I started this post a few hours ago and just let it sit in the background. In the meantime the stuffed peppers are done and I'm having half of one right now. Yummy.

I added minced garlic, diced yellow onion, some red pepper flakes, a dash of cayenne, salt, ground sirloin to a skillet to brown. Then added cream cheese, sliced each pepper in half and toasted them in a 425 oven for a few minutes on each side, stuffed them and sprinkled with shredded sharp cheddar before putting them back in the oven for 15.

The snow mentioned in the title isn't part of the recipe. It just invited itself over and now it can go away.

unstuffed peppers

stuffed peppers


uninvited guest (the snow, not the delivery man)
Loki likes deliveries

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shame. Shame. Shame. *ring-a-ling-a-ling*
Shame. Shame. Shame. *ring-a-ling-a-ling*

Shame for neglecting the blog again. Maybe I should just try to commit to saying something each day and work my way back into food logging later.

I'll start with a pic of yummy chicken-lettuce-wraps I modified and made yesterday. Lots of chopping but SO worth it. I modified it by leaving out the mustard powder and adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat. Oh, and I didn't have lettuce so I ate it on spinach leaves. It was still very good.

Here's a link to the ecipe (modify to your low-carb or otherwise needs).

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

feeling quiet… I must still be sleepy

Christmas and Star Wars with Matt was super fun! The Star Wars movie was the best one since the original three, imo.

[ 2g ] BPT
[ 10g ] salsa chili
[ 0g ] item

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas week

It's Christmas week already! I guess it doesn't feel real since we've been having a very warm winter. A warm winter for Indiana anyway. 50ºF and no snow. Cro's dislike of snow has rubbed off on me somewhat. I don't like how other people drive in it. I definitely don't like walking on ice and snow. Snow is pretty and makes the season feel more like Christmas though!

Matt and I are doing our Christmas for each other this afternoon and going to see the latest Star Wars movie tonight. I have gifts to wrap!

Cro helped me get mom's Christmas Kindle Fire loaded up with books that she will be able to read without internet. I also created a gmail address and facebook page for her and looked up where she could find free wifi hotspots in the small towns near her. McDonalds seems to be the place she will find free wifi the most consistently but I also found a few coffee shops near her that have it. She will get a kick out of being able to use email and to see her very own facebook page. She hears me talk about facebook lots so I think she will feel more a part of the "now" if she has one. She's already had four people she knows discover it and send friend requests that will be waiting for her to accept. I'll show her the ropes.

[ 2g ] BPT
[ .6g ] a boiled egg and a frozen coconut oil fat bomb
[ 11g ] salsa chili with an oz of shredded cheddar
[ 10g ] Two Dove dark chocolates=====Total 23.6 carbs=====

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

egg fast day

Eggs. blah. What a bad attitude I have!

I boiled 6 eggs this morning and offered a couple to Cro to take with him to work. He said no thanks. Ah well, I'm only committing to eat 4 of the boiled eggs myself and I will make bullet-proof tea as soon as my stick blender attachment is finished in the dishwasher. That makes 5 eggs for the day. I guess I need one more. *grumble*

Anyway, I've had two of the boiled eggs already and don't have to have my next one until 2pm. Rather than a tablespoon of grass-fed butter with each egg I've made fat bombs using coconut oil, a TBSP or so of dark cocoa for the entire batch (I didn't measure it so probably less) and stevia. I made 12 fat bombs and put them in the mini muffin tin and then the freezer. Each one is 1TBSP coconut oil so I'll have one with each egg. Oh, and lots and lots of water.

Dividing my meal counter into 6 portions since egg fast means at least 6 eggs and 6 TBSP fat.

I may have to do something with ground beef tomorrow. I can't stomach all eggs all day for very long.

[ .6g ] 8:30am: 1 boiled egg and 1 fat bomb
[ .6g ] 10:30am: 1 boiled egg and 1 fat bomb
[ .6g ] 1:15pm: 1 boiled egg and 1 fat bomb
[ 2g ] 2:30pm: bullet-proof tea with Stevia-sweetened dark cocoa
[ 2g ] 5:30pm: bullet-proof tea with Stevia-sweetened dark cocoa
[ .6g ] 7pm: 1 boiled egg and 1 fat bomb

=====Total 6.4 carbs=====

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Quiet Tuesday and recap on some work

Quiet Tuesday. And no I'm not worried about the quiet since I have two websites starting at any moment (waiting on client to gather their materials and info).

I recently took on a project that I was completely uncertain of specs (an ATM screen and ATM screen with Video Teller). I dove in and did them in the manner I thought was probably needed, knowing that difficult to come-by information always comes easily once a finished product is presented. My guesses were correct and the revisions were VERY minor. Yay.

Other recent (over the past month) launches include two WP websites, 10 animated banner advertisements (10 sets of 3 sizes each, so 30 banner ads really), 2 enewsletters, and an estimate for another WP website.

Besides work, the big thing on my mind has been Christmas. More specifically choosing and purchasing gifts for everyone I love. That's always a big thing and I sigh in relief once I know I've gotten the right gifts for everyone.

Next comes the job of wrapping everything! Oh, and registering and filling up the new Kindle Fire I got for mom with books she will like. Since she lives far out in the country and doesn't have internet access, I am nervous about making sure it had LOTS of books that she can read without internet connection. I am also planning to get a pre-paid Visa card and setting up her registration on it since Amazon requires a card on file. Even if she connects from the local library and wants to purchase or download one of their Amazon's free options, she will have to have an account set up with card on file. The next worry is learning everything I'll need to tell her on how to access email and free books if she does get to a wifi spot. Having it full of great books will make it less likely to turn into a fancy paperweight.
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