The older I get, the better I am getting at picking and choosing. Except at reacting…I’m still working on that one. I started my day at PT’s with breakfast. I can’t tell  you the last time I was there for breakfast? Between her two month flu and my SAD, it’s been a heck of a year. I made it today though, late….but I was there.

I think we even decided on the Christmas project…provided that we can find enough supplies to create them. This is our inspiration piece….

We went out to a charity garage sale today to see what we could find. I went yesterday with the kids so I knew what to expect. I walked away from this piece two days in a row….

It is the same color and style as my coffee table, only my coffee table is round. I wanted to buy it because it was such a close match but I didn’t love it so I passed.

Yesterday when the kids and I were going through the bargain barn I came across this….

I almost always painted my lids but this could have been one of mine? I even taught classes on this project about eight years ago. Mod Podge,mulberry paper, and embellishments. I always filled mine with bath salts. This upcycled Snapple bottle was mine or inspired by one of mine and this was the first time I came across one of my creations at a sale like this.

My little brother is coming into town in a few weeks and he sent me this picture last night. Holy eighties hair Batman!

I will never be the 108lbs that I was in this picture….but if I lost 25lbs it would put me in the 128lb range which is where I should be for my age and height. This being said…I am conducting a little experiment. I have no aspirations to be vegan or live that lifestyle but my experiment comes close. I won’t say no meat so I will say maybe one day of meat. I would be lying if I said no cheese ever again but I am going to go as long as I can without dairy….minus real butter…I am keeping that.

I am going back to where I was last year….paying attention to how I feel after eating certain foods. I made tacos the other night and it sat in my stomach like a rock. Was it the meat? The cheese? The taco shell? I don’t know but it was awful. I made a risotto with cream, parmesan cheese and toasted sage last week…it was so amazing. While eating it….I could feel my stomach bloating. Was it the cream?The cheese? Both? I don’t know. I haven’t had meat since Thursday and cream since eating that risotto at lunch on Friday. I don’t feel as bloated but it’s too soon to say for sure.

I could never be a vegetarian, I like a good steak too much….and remember those lamb lollipops? Yeah I am totally eating those again and let’s not forget meatballs…I am half Italian….they are in my blood. All of those things can be my once a week meat, or once every two weeks, depending on the time of year.

When I went to the doctor on Wednesday she mentioned the Keto diet? I am not a doctor but this seemed wrong to me. The fact that she even brought up diet pills to me sounded like a danger sign. I am this far in so I will go and get my blood work done, probably Tuesday since I have to fast. I don’t have to take the girl to school and I can swing by my coffee place on the way to work. I am really curious about my vitamin D levels. I have been taking the over the counter stuff but this Winter has been brutal. If I don’t think what she has to say is right, I have plenty of people at work who can read the report. She is young so I am giving her the benefit of the doubt….I will let you know…. The only reason I searched out a doctor is because my OB-GYN  was adamant about it last year….and she scares me a little. Her points were valid but I would rather find a doctor on my own terms. The one who sounded the best on paper and most like me? She moved to the next town over and her office is on the same schedule as  mine. We get half day Wednesdays so we don’t have to miss work because of doctors appointments. Oh well…this fancy new building is closer to the old house but it’s right down the street from work so hopefully I  won’t be late for work on Tuesday.

I still have to make our oatmeal muffins for the week. Last week I made apple cinnamon, this week I am going to try the orange cranberry and I will make the blueberry almond again.     The girl really likes these as well so she gets a little possessive when I share them at work. She’s not too sure about the cranberry but knows she likes the blueberry…kids….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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