How strange to watch an earthquake in my birth state as I sit safe and unshaken in Massachusetts. I have been through bigger, but this was probably a good wake-up call for complacent Californians. The good news is that the building upgrades seem to have worked!
The Boy accepted a job offer yesterday…he will be a baker for Red Hen Baking up in the middle of Vermont. This job is so much better suited to his lifestyle and his love of making good bread…so much better for him than the one week he spent at the hoity-toity 5 star Maine inn earlier this summer.
Family reunion approaches…a week on the coast of Maine with 20 or so of my nearest and dearest…give me strength! Everyone has promised to be on his/her best behavior (yeah, I’ll believe that when I see it) and there will be LOTS of good food and laughing.
Shared an amazing video of The Girl with friends and family…I love sharing my kids.
I love summer but I hate summer clothes. I actually love summer clothes, but I hate that I am too fat to wear them comfortably. Plus, I have been being bitten by some little thing (ticks are the prime suspect, as ticks are a HUGE problem in New England this year). Couple that with having fingernails (I bit mine until about 5 years ago and have discovered the joy of scratching anything that itches), my arms are (or should be) festooned with little circle bandaids. Sigh…
Did I mention that I’m fat? Yes, it is all relative. My extra 20 pounds (my doctor says if I lose 5, I’m back to the mid range of good BMI, but she’s nuts) just pad my face, arms and thighs a bit, but it wreaks havoc on my midsection. I have always tried to fool myself by not eating breakfast (but snacking 3 times before lunch) and my daily salad (I don’t use lettuce, just peppers, carrots, celery, cauliflower, red cabbage, kidney and garbanzo beans and tuna or shredded cheese or feta) on which I use three or four times as much Light dressing as I should and now, in the summer, on which I slice a ripe avocado two or three days a week. Portion control is a huge issue…I have no self-control…my really dirty little secret is the box of Mocha Nips I consume every work day. They are 30 calories apiece and there must be 20 candies in the box (I’ll count them today). WOW…I really did not intend for this to be a food rant. Hmmm…think I’ve been feeling guilty lately? Guilty and fat.