Thumbs up – I won Rita’s nut butter giveaway:)
Thumbs down – I won Rita’s nut butter giveaway. Some of you already know that I had a little problem with peanut butter in the past. So I am planning ahead for how I can enjoy my winnings in moderation. I am committing here, in writing, that I will not exceed one serving of nut butter a day and if I do, I will report that on my blog and tweet it from the rooftops.
Thumbs up – Blog friends. I know I’ve said this over and over again. Today I want to give special thanks to some fellow bloggers who have taken the time to send me wonderful emails that shared their stories and/or supported me. There were several in the past week and I appreciated every one of them. You know who you are:)
Thumbs down – Blog issues. My blog is very slow. I apologize for that. It is even slower for me behind the scenes. So bad that I have sometimes walked away in frustration at how long it was taking to bring up my drafts or save a revision. Sigh. I have deactivated many of my plug-ins and that seems to have helped a bit. One day I may bite the bullet and deactivate them all for a while to see what happens. Scary. Or switch hosts. So all opinions about hosting options are welcome! And if anyone out there can walk me through installing a cache plug-in with step-by-detailed-step instructions, please let me know.
Thumbs down – More blog issues. It is driving me crazy that I no longer get an email every time someone comments on my blog. Some of the time I get one; some of the time I don’t. So I am just hoping I don’t miss any comments you leave! Technology is great… when it works.
Thumbs up – My exercising. Last week I got in extra workouts several days and it felt great! And I recently made a triumphant return to the gym🙂
Thumbs down – My exercising. As I shared in my last post, I hurt my back somehow, maybe doing jogging intervals. So maybe those extra workouts three days last week were too much of a good thing. And my backache led to three glorious weather days in which my bike sat home unridden! Oh the guilt. But I did elliptical (is that a verb?) for an hour on two of those days and yesterday road 23 miles with no apparent aggravation of my back. Thumbs partially back up.
Thumbs both ways – I finally did it… tried brussel sprouts after years of assuming they would be as nasty as their reputation. But the new and improved me is eating more vegetables and branching out. So I tried a highly rated recipe that had me roasting those little buggers until they started to brown. And I had high expectations. After all, I had discovered how much roasting improves the taste of veggies. So thumbs up for trying something new. Thumbs down for… well… the taste. Yep, try as I might, I just could not convince myself that I liked them. No more brussel sprouts. Maybe I’ll like kale better.
Thumbs up – Fall weather.
Thumbs up – The battle of the no-bake cookies. War waged and won against the wafting smell of chocolate coming from beneath my husband’s stirring hands. Karen – 1; cookies – 0. Yes, I snacked on something else instead, despite not being hungry. But I am still considering this a victory:) And I wasn’t ever tempted by the leftovers.
Thumbs down – College applications. And an over-tired teenager who should be working on said applications. And a stressed out helicopter mom who is trying to help with said applications. And college websites that are confusing and frustrating. And high school staff that are no less confusing or frustrating.
Thumbs up – Dorothy was right: there’s not place like home.