Wednesday, August 24, 2016

mo eggs

[carbs]
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[ .6g ] boiled egg
[ .6g ] boiled egg
[ 15g ] vegetable beef soup
[ .6g ] boiled egg

=====Total 16.8 carbs=====

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

a day

in a series of more days…

A shout-out to Angie. I hope it's going super well!

[carbs]
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[ 4g ] roast beef and Heluva Good French Onion dip (they did not go well together)
[ 4g ] Dove dark chocolate
[ 15g ] vegetable beef soup

=====Total 23 carbs=====

Monday, August 22, 2016

the sea vs the country

Cro and I have started entering home giveaway sweepstakes and have done what should probably never be done and fell in love with a particular home. Why is this a bad idea? Because if we should happen to win it will be a struggle to keep it, given the taxes on the win would be many MANY times what we have. And falling in love with something that is a remote chance of happening is a good way to set ourselves up for disappointment later. BUT! We don't really play the lottery anymore and this is not only free to enter, it has greater odds of winning than the big ol' lottery. So, we are going to continue to try. If we win, Cro says he is sure we could find a way to keep it and live there.

It's a coastal home, overlooking the sea. I know Cro misses that lots. Me, having never lived near an ocean or any body of water larger than a 3 acre lake, don't really know what it's like to miss the sea. Having grown up in the country I know what it's like to miss wide-open space, clean air, quiet, comfortable solitude and privacy. Missing the sea is probably a little like that but with its own set of charms.


[carbs]
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[ 2g ] BPT (tea, butter, egg, tsp DaVinci sugarfree syrup and pinch of stevia)
[ 2g ] BPT (tea, butter, egg, tsp DaVinci sugarfree syrup and pinch of stevia)
[ 4g ] ground beef, sliced leeks, Heluva Good French Onion Dip
[ 4g ] Dove dark chocolate

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

the sky is falling (well, the ceiling anyway)

Matt and I went to see Suicide Squad last night and enjoyed it lots. It was better than I thought it was going to be after hearing some bad reviews. Very fun.

Our theater ceiling was falling down though! At least one tile of it did. Thankfully it had fallen before we entered the room but it was disconcerting to see as we looked for the perfect place to sit. Not there! No one was in the theater when we first got there and we soon discovered something was wrong with our 3D glasses. Matt volunteered to take our glasses back to the front desk for exchange and to report the ceiling mess. They adjusted the 3D settings on the film and that fixed our glasses problem (we didn't miss anything since it was still pre-previews time). In the meantime, another man entered the theater and decided to sit amongst the ceiling debris. Weird. A few minutes later a lady with trash can and broom arrived to clean it up, but really could only pick up the piece of ceiling that had fallen in the aisle since dumb-bunny man was sitting in the rest of it. Maybe he thought he could claim it fell on him? Sorry but no. We saw it was there before he entered.

Maybe he just really wanted to sit in that seat, no matter what. lol

I guess Suicide Squad concludes the Matt & Tracy summer movie watching extravaganza. There are no more movies that we want to watch for about a month. :(

[carbs]
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[ 10g ] 2 servings of cauliflower/radish hash
[ 4g ] Lemon Quest bar
[ 6g ] ipork rinds with cream cheese
[ 2g ] a few raspberries and blackberries

=====Total 22 carbs=====

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

riced riced baby

I riced my first cauliflower ever and some radishes too (I guess you'd just call the radishes shredded but they went through the same process as the cauliflower to blitz them into bits). I plan to make "Fried Radish and Cauliflower Hash Browns with Bacon" like this recipe. I hope mine turns out looking as good as Kyndra Holley's pics.

The air conditioner is working great and they finally came to pic up the loaner window unit. Actually the guy brought another one and I had to tell him that they had given him wrong info. I had one to be taken back. He laughed, groaned, took the one he brought back to his truck and then came back for the loaner. :)

We used a cute little temperature egg that Cro had from his raising snakes days to let us know how warm the room was before the new AC was operating. This was as cool as the little window unit could get us, which wasn't bad but with Indiana humidity it was a tad warmer than what we were used to with central air.



All is back to normal now and the house is comfy cool again. Matt and I are going to see Suicide Squad tomorrow.

The cauliflower/bacon hash turned out good though mine is lots darker than the original recipe. Maybe medium-high (I turned the burner to 6) should be medium-low for me (burner to 4). It's not burnt despite being dark. The Heluva Good French Onion dip set it off to being yummy.

I have half of the batch uncooked and reserved in the fridge so I can maybe try mid-low tomorrow night.





[carbs]
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[ 7g ] roasted broccoli
[ 10g ] 2 servings of cauliflower/radish hash
[ 2g ] Heluva Good French Onion dip
[ 0g ] item

=====Total 19 carbs=====

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

mummy rat

The DialOne guys are still working to install the central air. Last night they said they had done diagnostics and thought the coil was bad. It was leaking. So this morning they were back with a new coil but it wasn't long before they said it isn't the coil, it's a faulty service valve. They went back to the shop to get a replacement a couple of hours ago. I'm wondering if it is something else entirely since I haven't heard from them since they've been back.

It's tough to have taken out a loan for that much money and to be worried about problems before it's even installed.

In other news. they found a RAT underneath when they removed the old furnace. A big, old, long-ago dead rat. I didn't see it but Cro bagged it up and got rid of it. He said it was basically a skeleton with fur. A rat mummy. Ewww. I'm guessing that it has been dead for 15+ years since we have never seen sign of rats and it would take a looong time to become a skeleton with fur. 15+ years is what I'm telling myself since I bought this house 15 years ago.

Here is the new furnace.


… and several hours later. They are finally finished! The house is still hot and humid but the tech said it will take half a day to a full day to cycle out all of the humidity and feel cool. They are leaving a window AC unit until tomorrow.

I'm so happy that it's over but still a little sore about how much we had to borrow. Ah well, payment plan.

[carbs]
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[ 8g ] roast beef
[ 0g ] pork rinds
[ 6g ] cream cheese

=====Total 14 carbs=====

Monday, August 15, 2016

bang bang

Technician dudes are downstairs removing our old furnace and hopefully putting in the new one. The air conditioning condenser unit also gets replaced today. I can hear lots of banging and chatting murmurs happening down there.

I sequestered Loki in his tent for the first hour or so but let him out when it seems like they aren't going to be coming up and down the stairs. He is acting nervous at the strange noises.

*It's 5:31 and they are still working on the installs. Wow. Cro laughed yesterday when I asked how long he thought it would take and after he said 3 or 4 hours I grumbled that I sort of wish it would take longer since it is costing us so much. He laughed again today and said that at least we were getting our money's worth.

[carbs]
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[ 4g ] lemon Quest bar
[ 3g ] burger with bacon, pinch of shredded cheddar, tsp sour cream, hot peppers

=====Total 7 carbs=====
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