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Night One

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I watched Buffy. I heart Buffy.


I’m going to vacuum in my underwear!

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After a busy weekend of:
Going to the races.
Saying “hi” to Itsahorseofcourse.
and building trellises…
I am family free until Saturday!  The Hubs is at work out of town, The Meister is in South Dakota with my parents and Miss Thang is at her mom’s house. Imma gonna go crazy!  Crazy with glee!
My to do list:
  1. Go crazy
  2. eat cereal for supper
  3. craft with all my supplies all over the place and not pick them up
  4. vacuum in my underwear 
  5. watch whatever I want on the TV
  6. listen to MY music as loud as I want
  7. I may or may not eat cereal for supper while listening to my music in my underwear-thank the lord there will NOT be pictures of that!

I’m just mostly fat.

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I was always a bigger girl.  I was not the fat kid by any means, but to say that I come from good farm girl stock would be an understatement.  I had cankles when I was 8. I never struggled with my weight until I had Meister.  I suffered from horrible postpartum depression.  My marriage being a total joke didn’t help either.  I got FAT.  I was damn heavy.  Fatty fatness.  At my heaviest I weighed 205.  Wanna see?

I was fat.  I was also blonde.
I lost 25 lbs during the first two or three weeks of the divorce.  Cheating husbands, lawyers, and cross country moves will do that to you.  There are no pictures from that time.  I am not sorry.  It was lots of ugly crying face.  I once met the cable guy with mascara all over my face and didn’t know it.  It was not a good time for me or the poor cable guy. 
I worked hard at losing more weight and got down to 167.  That was awesome.  Wanna see?  
It’s Frageeelay!

Notice I’m not wearing a wedding ring in the pic?  That’s because The Hubs and I were just dating then.  We got married a year later and then blam-o it was a comfort zone eating free for all because I’d done snagged me a man.  Ugh.

So I’m back to Divorce Diet weight. Actually, I’m 177.  Woot woot!

Whatcha gonna do about it Liz?

Eh nothin’ 

Just kidding.  I have been using a calorie tracker since March.  It’s an app for your phone called Lose It!  I’m doing great– at least in my head I am.  My goal is 160.  Pre-Meister is 150, but that was also when I was 24.  Realistically, 160 is probably a good place for me to be.  I’d be a easy to slip on slightly loose 13/14 then.  I’m in that size now in some brands, others a 15/16.

Being transparent about weight struggles and goals is a good thing for me.  Food issues abound in my head. (did you know I hide when I eat? Or how I can eat two lunches and not feel full?)   I like to hear about other people’s issues too.  It helps me feel not alone.  I like to hear that you can eat 10 sugar cookies in one sitting too.    What about you?  Are you mostly fat?  What do you struggle with?

Garden Update

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It has been just about 3 weeks since I planted out all of my seedlings.  Things are looking well.  I added a fresh layer of grass clippings last night.  I never used to do this, but it’s really been helping with the weeds.  The first picture is of the raised beds.  I have plans to add one or two more this fall.  I think I’ll be done adding to them.  I think…

Starting at the top bed that looks like a number 7 we have from left to right: Old German tomato, Rhubarb, Silvery Fir tomato, and Spudakee tomato.  In the next bed that looks like an L from top to bottom: 9 yes 9! Jalapeno plants, bell peppers green and red, cubanelle peppers, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, lemon basil, thai basil, dill, and brussel sprouts.  That sucker is full!  in the square bed I have a zuchinni, burpless cucumbers and a pickling cucumber.  I can’t remember the varieties right now and I’m not at home.  I’ll get back to you.  The potato towers are doing great!  I have German Butterball and La Ratte planted.  This is my first year with the towers, so I am curious what the yield will be.

This is the back fence garden, creative I know.  I doubled the size of this garden over the fall and spring.  I really like how it turned out.

On the far left are my lilacs.  I planted them in the fall of 2008 and they were really really really slow to take off, but they just exploded with growth this year.  I think the mild winter helped?  Maybe?  Who knows.  Tucked in the back by the fence line are some shallots.  I didn’t know what to do with them and I didn’t want them mixed in with the onions so I threw them in the corner.  Next we have Baby Boo pumpkins that volunteered.  I planted those three years ago and they have been volunteering ever since.  There are also Irises all along the fence line.

On the right side of the back gate I planted another tomato so I could experiment with letting it trail.  It is a Roughwood Golden Plum.  Then I have irises, Husker Red Penstemom, and onions.  In the box looking thing are some young pumpkin plants.  I got a free pumpkin from Trader Joe’s last year.  I saved the seeds.  I wish I knew what kind it was.  I was delicious.  That I know for sure.  There also seems to be a red pool noodle in my garden.  I will have to ask the kids about that.

In the corner behind the shed is the compost bin, wheelbarrow storage, brick pile, garden paraphernalia stuff that never seems to have a home.   Don’t look at me that way, you have a corner like that too!

Me and my bestie!

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High Five for Friday!

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It was a week.  Just a week.  Nothing monumental.  Plants are blooming.  The kids played.  It was all good.
Let’s link up with Lauren get ready for the weekend!

5.  First tomato blossoms.  This is from a plant called Mom’s Big Fat Cherry Tomatoes.  I shit you not.
4.  First pumpkin in the making.  Three years ago I planted Baby Boo pumpkins.  They have been volunteering out of the compost ever since.  I get hundreds of pumpkins every year.
 3.  Max earned his keep hunting the godforsaken bunnies that eat everything in my garden.  How do I make them go away???
2.  Miss Thang showing you that even girly girls dig for gold.
1.  I don’t have the words.

More Turquoise Door

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I promised more pictures of the front door.  Enjoy!

I love me some enamelware!

I love how funky my hip looks in the reflection.  Not.