- Weight watchers: I have lost something like 12 pounds. It's taken over 5 months, but at least it continues to go in the right direction. The good thing is this: I'm not hungry ALL THE TIME, as I was at first. Plus, with their program, one can eat all the fruit one wants and hey, during summer what else does one want but fresh, local fruit. I like that.
- Related to losing weight, my workout buddy and I can't understand WHY, since we work out HARD three times a week and ride our bikes to work virtually everyday, why aren't we thin??? It's just not right. Not fair. It's frustrating.
- I have cut waaaay back on the alcohol intake. (Yes, I realize that I am still on practically the same subject.) So, a couple of weeks ago I had a super shitty day and drank more than I should have. OK, actually it was my mom's birthday and I was really sad and really missing her and I didn't set out to drink too much, it just went that way. And, truthfully, I wasn't plastered, I wasn't rip roaring drunk... just a little over the line. But, the abyss opened before me at some point and I just managed to avoid plunging headlong into the void. Since then, I just have not been interested in having a drink. Well, ok, we had a couple of beers at the softball tournament. And, I had a pint of cider when we went out to dinner last week. But, other than that, it's been a tall glass of ice water with a splash of tart cherry juice in the evening. And it feels right.
- Speaking of the softball tournament, that was last weekend ~ which happened to be the hottest weekend in three years. It was 105 degrees! Here! In the damp and chilly PNW. I pitied the players. We were only there to watch and cheer them on. We didn't do too much cheering on; Miss ADD (yes, that would be T, my irksome partner) got bored and antsy and we left after one damned game. Our friends were disappointed, as I was, but what can you do?
- And, last but not least, JAM! I have been making jam like a maniac! All of the fresh fruit that is available at the Farmer's Market, and all of the berries from our garden are being jarred up. Last year I froze pounds and pounds of berries and made many jars of sour cherry jam. This year I have just made jam. Raspberry, blueberry, tayberry, strawberry, apricot, peach, and loads of sour cherry. There might be another variety, I can't think of it right now though. T and I have made eight jars of dill pickles and I just bought four and a half pounds more of pickling cukes for another batch. This makes me happy.
So that's it for today, my friends. Not much to say, but I'm sharing it anyway.