28 February 2011

good morning starshine

Good morning starshine
The Earth says hello

You twinkle above us
We twinkle below

Gliddy glop gloopy
nibby nobby nooby
la la la la ....

Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba dabba
le le l lo lo.....

Early morning singing song!
Good morning starshine 
You lead us along

My love as we sing 
Our early morning singing song

Actual unretouched kiss.
Another day in a small town. 

I felt ok today!

Despite some jar breakage and doing without coffee!
All that fasting payed off!
Now I can do without - even when I don't want to.
(Twice this week!)
The bag was such a mess, I had to trash it.
And everything in it, as well. Coffee was everywhere!
But is sure smelled good!
Disappointed smile

From the movie "Hair"
Good Morning Starshine
You Tube Video
For all the Happy Hippies!
Winking smile
You know what - I really wish you were here!
But then again, you know this!
Hope you week is great!

27 February 2011

hi there

A funny card - 
Hi There!

Five cents worth, please!

Small town, USA

This dear creature was so adorable....
He (she or it) came prancing up 
Like Rudolf in flight
when it saw my truck!
Oh, for cute!

A very big Texas sky

And to all a good night - 

Someone called this a seated "pistol squat"....
No hands used - one leg only - 
Then stand up from a sitting position!
Try it  - it's not so easy!
Do a couple in a row - on each leg!

Thanks for spending a day with me!
Hope your day is wonderful - 
Just like you are wonderful!

26 February 2011


Ever been to Cabela's?

It is the biggest coolest outdoors store ever!
This picture doesn't even start to show it all.

Every thing a camper would ever need - right here.

A big display in the store - I mean big!

I think these pink boats might be in my future....
Who knows?

I never thought I would own a cool collection of
sports attire, either!
Be right back
I got all happy when I went into the sports store -
What is up with that?
Smile with tongue

I've heard talk of a Texas (and others) Bloggers Camping Out Meeting.
Could it be true?
Winking smile

Tell me - are you having a great day, or what?
Hope it is great for you!

25 February 2011

Splenda - the other good witch

Splenda and Brown Sugar..
Half the carbs of sugar because it is mixed 
half and half with brown sugar! (yikes!)
Watch the Serving size!
1/2 a teaspoon is not a realistic serving size,
and not a great trade-off for 2 carbs!
[Which come from the brown sugar!]

Splenda is a wonderful thing.
If you like that kind of thing.

But it's hard to find the Low-down on it.
I'm fittin' to come break it down for you!

Splenda is 600 times sweeter than sugar.
600 times!
So one little grain of the stuff, is like 600 grains of sugar.
In fact, one little grain would be enough for alot of dishes.
But you can't just serve up one little grain!
[You could, but you would probably not like it.]
So the Delivery System for Splenda 
is where the confusion factors in.

That is why they have Liquid Splenda, and drops ($), and packets.
The packets are great but they have a carrier - a modifier in them.
Again, because you can't just serve up one little grain.
And by "grain," I mean a little tiny speck of product.
Not the real "medical measurement 'grain.'"
1.6479 milligrams. Not that kind of grain.

But, I digress.
A word about Artificial Sweeteners:

People talk about the evils of artificial sweeteners.

And talk about how "natural" sugar is.

Well, ok.

There are other sweeteners that are truly natural, and organic.

Table Sugar is uber-processed and probably not one of them.

And for some, artificial sweeteners have a place.

The table or the trash can,

that's up to each person!


The boring, but super reliable Cottage Cheese.
Not made in cottages, really.
And you don't have to live in one to eat it.
But it would be nice, wouldn't it!
I put little flakes of chives or parsley on it
to make it pretty. 
And so I won't feel like I woke up in a 1950's diet nightmare!

More Atonement Soup!
People ate the first batch up!
This has extra hot sauce in it...
double yummy for a rainy cold day
or a dark night of the Soul...
Hope your day is wonderful - 
with every person place and thing you see
gently reminding you of how much you are loved!

24 February 2011

cutting carbs

Miss B tells it all, y'all!
Times are changing, maybe!
Worked a case way in the country....
Coyotes howling.... all that.
Looks like a Country Day Post Card - 
So far removed from town there's no signal!
3G? 4G? What's that?  No nothing!

Went off and forgot my lunch.
Yep - there's my protein mix.
Right on the counter (at home)
where I left it! What did I do?

Ate some cottage cheese and
tried to convince myself that I wasn't hungry.
Powerful hungry. Stomach growling.

And drank water, water, water.
And paced around a little.
Sang songs to myself.

Very long day. What else can ya do when
throwing a 'baby fit' is not an option?

This is a mini-plate of Pork Rind Nachos!
Look close and you can see the Chipotle....
30 seconds in the microwave.

I keep Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese already cubed
(and shredded) in bags in the fridge.... for a  quickie snack!

And didn't go crazy eating once I got home!
That's the problem with missing a meal.
It's tempting to overcompensate.

Ah - now off to bed to do it all again tomorrow.
With my lunch packed and ready by the door!

Hope your Life Is Good!

23 February 2011

life doesn't suck

Today I had a great salad!
Lots of dressing. 

Later, pork rind nachos.
And a little sour cream with Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning in it.
It was just awesome! I just mixed the seasoning with some sour cream.
And added a little parmesen cheese.
Great for dipping pork rinds in!
This picture looks like a mess.... sorry!

Time to clean out the fridge!
I also roasted some onions and tomatoes.
I roasted alot, so I could have some for later.
They will be great on a plate of scrambled eggs.

I got alot done - shopping, blogging, and laundry.
I cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom.
Cleaned out the Truck and just in general got ready for the week.
I have lots of energy. And not just the nervous kind!

I talked with a friend in real life - she told me someone made me the center
of a gossip scandal.....  since I've lost weight, and so far, kept it off,
people are different toward me.... And I'm sure I am different, too.
Maybe a little more confident. Less awkward. Much less shy.

Someone was giving away a backpack - cuz they got a new one.
So I inherited a great deal! Things are going great this week!
I think things are going great.
Like they say - "Life is good!"
At least I can say "Life doesn't suck!"

Hope your week is good!
At the very lest - I hope it doesn't suck!

can you read this?

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. 
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, 
it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, 
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. 
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. 
This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, 
but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? 

Just like wgheit loss.

Every now and then, this makes it's way around
the emails. It's still pretty interesting, though!
Just like pattersn... er, uh, patterns in
weight-loss or anything else!

Hope your day is super awesome!

22 February 2011

happy camping

On one hand, I tend to over-plan

On the other hand, I am often unprepared for things!
Half this stuff I'm taking back - again.....
Disappointed smile

A cool little blanket - turquoise and red

Mat, sleeping bag, tent and little propane stove

My new hoodie from San Antonio
I wear it every where - it's cold today!
Nerd smile

Flimsiest. Tent. Evah!
Sarcastic smile

Now, instead of wearing a tent, I can camp in one!
In love

Cuz ya can never really have too many of these

How DO you get the bears to wear these?
Be right back

Must be a "pup" tent - for your pup!

Pretty Fly!
Winking smile

Wish you were here!
Two weeks and some change.
Change - indeed!
Hope your day is great!
Happy and great!