...is finger food portions.
Lately, if I eat from a salad bar, I just take out the individual pieces—cherry tomatoes, baby corn, etc.—and skip the dressing. Granted, I’m missing some lettuce and spinach this way, but I avoid a lot of the calories. I do this for buffet fare as well; I choose morsel sizes and try to pick healthier options.
It is a good means of portion control, satisfies my inner little boy, and I am much less likely to overeat.
...was about home storage, and not just the stereotypical Mormon food storage ;)
We got some help with shelving and such and we were discussing our plans to implement it, as well as food storage and general foodstuffs we wished to have, meals, etc.
It was a pretty involved discussion. I didn’t do so well in getting my daughter involved, but we will do better next week.
Once again, it’s a bit easier to gage what’s going in by what’s coming out.
The wife decided of her own accord to take Princess to the pool.
1. Remembering to replace the EBT card and finally getting money for food.
2. Tonight’s dinner experiment was well-received
3. Company of churchmates cleaning up our meetinghouse
4. An opportunity to host my favorite in-game (MMORPG) event
5. The Pirates of the Carribean series—not bad, considering they were inspired by an amusement ride.
that my wife took the time to pray with me last night.
1. We were scraping together enough change to get our water cooler bottle filled, and I sent Cimmy out to do so… she got $2 in quarters from the maintenance guy (he must have really liked the pozole!) so she filled two bottles and got the car washed at a fundraiser for $.75
2. My daughter is becoming accountable for her behavior
3. Board Game night last night was a lot of fun—I am glad to have a social outlet with the group involved, even if I don’t work for Battelle
4. Cimmy remembered to use fans and open windows last night—hopefully that will lower our electricity bill
5. Being able to cook something for dinner or lunch even though our fridge and cupboards are beginning to look bit empty.
I was looking at WIRED’s web developer site, Webmonkey and found some great links to “cheat” sheets for various programming languages, including HTML.
The Best Developer Cheat Sheets Around especially stood out, and I checked out the first link for HTML at ilovejackdaniels.com and printed out their sheet :)
I had the opportunity to meet with both the doctor and the ANRP. We will go with this, again, for as long as it lasts.
They said it looked like I had lost some weight, which is a good sign. They were also generally optimistic with how I was doing. :)
I persuaded my wife to bring herself and my son out to the pool yesterday (normally, it is just my daughter and I).
especially when I have taken my sleeping pill, somehow I manage to get family prayer done.
Everyone is eager to take their turn praying for the family (save Little King, who is too young to say much).
1. Materials to take to the recycling center, some donated, to get a little money for my daughter and…
2. ...scraped together with some change we’d saved up, bought us some food at the Farmer’s market and…
3. ...once again, my children were happy to eat the veggies
4. Even though our finances were in the red, we got a money transfer from my father, in exchange for mowing services we rendered this week
5. The opportunity to apply for CompTIA’s Creating Futures program
I filled out the form at CompTIA’s Creating Futures and hopefully I can get some financial help in certification.
The potential downside is that it depends on resources in my local area, and I’m not on the opportune side of Washington state.
My soulmate and the great love of my existences, for we were together before.
This supercedes many entries here because many of them involve the family.
I am very happy when I take time for activity with my family, and they are happy, too.
I mentioned that our apartment complex swimming pool has been open since last mid-May, so I have started taking more opportunities to go out and swim there.
I feel badly for the neighborhood children. Just last Friday, quite a few were coming to the door saying “the pool’s open” and asking when we would be down there to supervise them. Boo to lazy parents.
Anyways (back on topic), I have been making an effort to go to the gym pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays to take advantage of hydrotherapy time. It has been an important tool in my cross-training regimen, and I am working to be regular with that routine again.
One of the things the personal trainer mentioned at the Strong and Healthy Back class at the gym some months ago was sometimes it helps to rearrange things at one’s desk.
I was working on a decluttering goal I also have here, and so I cleared my computer space and did just that—put things in different places. It seems to help a little.
What I need to do now is elevate the monitor to eye level.
I forgot to bring my gallon jug when I went with the fam to the pool at the gym today, but I drank at the water fountains and I am drinking up now that I am home.
We all went to the pool at the gym this afternoon. It gave my wife and I to stretch out a little more (compared to the pool here at the complex) and really get a good workout.
Hopefully it will also encourage the children to sleep hard tonight.
1. A lazy afternoon with the family at the pool area of our local gym
2. A storm brewing and passing… while we were in the pool, not outside
3. Spaghetti with garlic butter flavored French bread, courtesy of our Food Bank Friday
4. Daughter is slowly improving her swimming skills
5. Baby son still takes to the water like a duck, as usual