November 28th, 2007: Lunch and Dinner

Hi guys! I actually got some major work done today! Surprisingly! While Scott was fiddling around with the dryer vent trying to figure out what is causing the very nasty smell, I was working and getting things more organized. I got a bunch knocked of my to-do list and that included a little xmas shopping. Online! Unless there is some real crazy deal going on I do not venture out for Black Friday because me + huge crowds do not equal a good time.

Just raisins

Just raisins

I was starving and finally decided it was time to make lunch. I was also sporting my gnome jammies because that’s the kind of day it was. While lunch was heating, I snacked on some raisins and some veggie chips. Finally deciding I did not care for the chips after all. I’m not sure what they were cooked in but they had an odd sweet taste to them that didn’t sit right on my tongue.

Lunch

Lunch

For lunch, I split a can of southwestern veggie soup with Scott. On the side I had an open face sammy on WW bread with spinach and tomato, topped with a slice of pepper jack and toasted till everything was warm and melty. I cleaned my plate and went in for a pear!

YaY! Pear!

YaY! Pear!

I ate about half and became very full! After lunch, Scott went back to dryer vent duty and I did a little more work. I got my December calendar sort of planned out, at least a basic idea of what’s going on. I wrote some letters and tried to get caught up with things as best I could. Finally needed to step away from the computer! And no matter how appealing it sounds, I have discovered I am not a sedentary person. I could not be inside and sit around any longer! I grabbed Rocks and we were out the door for a super long walk. We probably did about 2 miles today, good for about a 200 some calorie burn. It was beautiful outside! The wind was cold but bearable.

When we got back, Scott yelled that he needed some help with the dryer vent stuff. I went into the basement to see what was going on. He was in an area where the dryer vent turned making it a little tricky. I helped by providing the light and other materials. When he pulled off this part of the vent, he found the culprit. A dead bird! EW! EW! I don’t even know how it managed to crawl into my dryer vent, let alone make it as far as it did. Jeeze! He got it removed and didn’t need my help any longer. I hit the showers so I could be ready for the evening and get my real jammies on. When I got out of the shower, Rocky was all snug on the bed and I thought that was a splendid idea. I turned on the heating blanket, got under the covers and read for a bit. Finally my hunger took over and I made my way downstairs.

pre-dinner

pre-dinner

I had the other half of my pear, four 7 grain pretzel sticks, some smoked almonds, and about four pieces of the cheese pictured. Scott assured me he was going to be done soon putting all the dryer vent stuff back together. In the back of my mind, I realized this was not to be the case. Finally over an hour later, I decided to just start heating things up and keep them warm till he was done. I was getting hangry but trying very hard to keep it together because he did just clean out the dryer vent and got rid of the dead bird (ew!). Oh the drama of home ownership.   My downfall was snacking on some onion straws (like the onions used for greenbean casserole) that I picked up from WF.  I kept picking at them and picking at them.  Grrr!   Around three hours after he initally told me, “it would be soon”, we ate.

Final leftovers

Final leftovers

Dinner was leftovers! The last official plate of Thanksgiving dinner, starting tomorrow is when I work on doing other things with the leftovers.  I did not clear my plate, I got so full and felt like I overate.  Ick!  Stupid onion straws.  Oh well, not going to feel guilty about it.  A couple bites of onions aren’t going to do major damage.

I’m off to sit on the couch with my boys. I need to get in what I can. I’m bummed that on our “free” day, I didn’t get to spend any time with Scott. :( It took him all day long to deal with the dryer vent and I mean all. day. long.  I have to cram some time in!   See you tomorrow!

One thought on “November 28th, 2007: Lunch and Dinner

  1. well you are not alone in your bird story believe me! last winter Bill had to deal with the same exact situation in the dryer vent!!!!!!!!! now we are paranoid that it will happen again :/

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