Old Mother Hupboard

Before I get started with today’s post, can I just take a moment to give a big shout out to coffee?  I love coffee and it loves me.  We’re thinking of taking our relationship to the next level  – freshly ground from the whole bean.  J’adore le cafe. 

Anyway, today I am blogging from home ( I took a vacation day to take care of things like dentist appts and veterinary appts, etc).  I’ll probably be doing more of this (blogging from home that is) in the future because the microscope is increasing its magnification at work, and I don’t want to get fired for something as stupid as abusing the internet policy.  I mean if I’m going to lose my job, I would prefer a layoff as to have to admit to my friends and family that my blogging addiction got so out of hand that they had to fire me.  So if you find that I’m posting and commenting on your blogs at random times of the day – that’s why.   Just trying to keep all under control – I can quit anytime I want to, I just don’t want to.   😉 

I have to say, this cooking thing is getting easier and funner!  Last night I made the best meatloaf and it was chock full of yummy veggies and my family had no idea!  Mwahahahahah.  I felt so sneaky!!  Today I was seaching the cupboards* for something to eat for lunch when I realized that I was going to have to actually cook something if I wanted to eat.  So I thawed some chicken and sauteed it in a wee bit of olive oil along with some green onion and green pepper, then I added it to some brown rice mixed with salsa and a small dollop of sour cream.  It was goo-ood!  Tonight I am making lasagna in the slow cooker, and I have added lots of veggies to it too.   I may turn into a for really reals cook yet!

So I went to the WalMarts today and bought some protein powder.   Now what do I do with it?  I know I can make shakes, but I’m guessing ice cream is probably  not one of the ingredients in a protein shake.  So what is your favorite use for protein powder? 

The treadmill is dead.  For real.  Let’s observe a moment of silence for my friend of 8 years, shall we?



Thank you.  Since the treadmill took a header six feet under, I’ve had to break out some of the dvds.  I have also decided that Denise Austin is not my friend.  Kickboxing for Dummies however is my new BFF.  And Gilad is still my boyfriend when it comes to working my abs and other general toning parts.  I miss the treadmill though because that’s when I could just escape my little family for a while and be inside my own head and not have to worry about 4 other people and their IMMEDIATE needs.  I will most likely get another treadmill for my birthday but that’s still a couple of months away, so I’m going to have to get used to working out with four pairs of eyes watching me because I have to do something.  Not working out is not an option.

Oh, and I think I have solved my snack attack dilemna:  I’m going to have a portable snack that I can eat on the way home.  Also I have decided to eat a small snack every couple of hours instead of every four hours – we’ll see if that helps.  Mary Lou said this morning I was 2 pounds below my starting weight, so that’s a start.   I think I should have mentioned also that this week is TOM, so that had a lot to do with my angst and malaise on Monday.  Funny how those hormones can take a perfectly optimistic woman and turn her into moody, pathetic pile of goo.  Glad they’re under control now.

I should probably clean up around here a little bit before everyone gets home – just to make it look like I did something besides spend all day on the internet…not that I did that, because like I said, I can quit anytime I want to.  Really. 


*did you know that for a long time I thought cupboards was spelled cubbards?  I blame Mother Hubbard for that one.  Just a bit of trivia for ya. 

6 thoughts on “Old Mother Hupboard

  1. Jill, can I just say that you brighten my day? I came home in yet another anxious, angry mood, and checked to see if you wrote something, and there was your funny clever take on life and blogging! Thanks for making me LOL out loud!

    I might come back to comment more later, if you don’t mind!

  2. Hi Jill, can I say I j’adore le cafe also! (and I j’adore how you use french to describe stuff!) And I have so many different kinds of coffee on my tiny kitchen counter that there is barely room for more. But honestly, I don’t think I have very developed coffee taste buds–my brother sent me some very expensive Peet’s coffee for christmas, and I like the Costco brand of Starbuck’s just as much…

    And I just had to laugh at the blogging addiction…NOT!

    You probably saw the link on my blog to Lori and her protein powder recipes. I have to say, I want to do it, but I am skeptical of the taste/texture that it adds. So, I haven’t done much with it yet.

  3. Had to smile at the coffee thing. I bought a bag on sale this week, and didn’t realize it was whole bean. Had to dig out the coffee grinder. It’s really good, too!

    Lasagna in the slow cooker? Cool.

    Protein powder–add it to oatmeal or (my favorite way) to quick cooking grits. I add splenda & cinnamon and it’s fab.

    And I can’t stand Denise Austin. She’s way too annoying.

    Hope you get that new treadmill sooner than later. I’d recommend walking/running outside if it’s something you’ll keep up. But buying the clothes to stay warm is not a small investment. Thankfully I had all my stuff from last year so I can just hit the pavement w/o the gym. And the cold’s not that bad, really.

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