Who's snowed in Wednesday?

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Who's snowed in Wednesday?
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Wed, 01-22-2014 - 10:43am

Brrrr, I feel wimpy whining about the snow and cold but it's much colder than we're normally used to, polar vortex aside.  I was skiing the past few days and braved the drive home last night. Actually, it's not the drive but the other drivers that made it treacherous.  It's funny because I see people speeding by me and think they're lunatics but slow drivers are overly cautious--it's a matter of perspective!  I can't get over the number of drivers who go 25 mph on a clear freeway, though!  I'm taking a rest day today from all that skiing/teaching.  I'm not sure what'll happen the rest of the week w/ the snow.  We didn't get that much but enough to stop activities here. What are you all up to? I think a number of us were hit by the storm. Well, except GR. She probably has enough warm weather for the rest of us!






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 10:48am

You are right about that!  If you all want to come here, I will give you HUGE care packages of sunshine.  Cool

I did not have a great night sleeping but I am feeling a bit better.  Amazing what a little prednisone (just a couple of days - that's my limit) and antibiotics will do.  I'm got my client this afternoon and a couple of new projects that are due before I leave for New Mexico next week.  No workout.  

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 11:50am
Its in the 60's today in Texas, but the cold front comes in tonight, 40's tomorrow and possible snow flurries Friday morning. I am off to cross fit at lunch, I have to run down and get my work out bag from the car shortly. I need to think about and decide on dinner. I may just reheat leftovers from last night for me, I attempted a new recipe of roasted cauliflower and chickpeas that had quinoa in it also and was really good, I'll adjust the recipe next time for a bigger proportion of cauliflower as opposed to chickpeas. I will probably stop and just get a skillet meal for the girls. I am gearing up for a detox/cleanse in february and working through an elimination diet right now, I am concentrating on parring down on dairy and meat products, which overall isn't bad, I am just not used to that type of diet and its harder to do dinner on the fly at times for me...
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Registered: 01-14-2014
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 1:58pm

Well, we did not get anywhere near the snow that I thought was coming our way.  Nevertheless, at 12 degrees, it is mighty cold.  The kids had a delayed opening which made my morning more confusing, especially as I was subbing.  But in the end, it was all good.  I am confused about food.  I am hovering between a back-to-vegandom approach and a more lighthearted approach to healthy eating.  In my heart, I feel that the vegan diet is healtheir for me but as you say, it is hard for dinner on the fly. The cauliflower sounded yummy with chickpeas! 

 Maybe I will make some soup today.  I would like to use up some extraneous pantry items.  I have been a little down in the dumps the past couple of days but I chalk it up to my skitzy hormones.  I had been taking st john's wort for the past month or two, and it seems to help. I use something called Nature's Way Perika brand which is rated highly in terms of effectiveness. Just one pill a day. I have been doing the pilates on a channel called GAIAM  which we pick up on our Hulu subscription.  A couple of months ago we ditched the satellite, bought a Roku box and we stream most of our TV that way.  Also got an indoor antenna which gets the local news and PBS.   I am very happy with this arrangement, the Dish was costing 70 some dollars a month, and after buying a Roku and a newfangled plastic wall hanging indoor antenna, our only cost is the Hulu subscribtion which is like 8 bucks a month, and Netflix streaming for the movies.   I am blabbing now!  Sorry!  you women all inspire me!  I hope to be more fit! the knee is definitely responding to the exercises, who knew! :)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 2:45pm

Cath, we have direct tv and apple TV.  DH wants me to drop direct tv, but frankly, I love football and I can't imagine not being able to watch it.  I have it dropped down the most basic, cheapest package available.  We use the apple tv quite a bit and do love it, I can get kids yoga video off YouTube for the little ones, we use my brother's hulu subscription, and we have an amazon prime subscription for the ipad, but I am thinking a roku for the bedroom tv would be nice.

Here is the recipe, I don't like dressings, and was experimenting, so instead of the dressing, I crushed two cloves of garlic when I got home from work and added olive oil in a bowl and let it set for a bit.  Then I tossed the cauliflower and chickpeas in it before roasting.  I will probably add one more clove of garlic next time, or I have heard that they have garlic infused olive oil that i may try. 

http://dishingupthedirt.com/recipes/dinner/roasted-cauliflower-and-chickpeas-with-lemon-dijon-dressing/

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Registered: 01-14-2014
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 2:48pm

Thanks, Arryl, I appreciate it!    It is tough to ditch cable/satellite if you are into sports.  Fortunately, we are not really interested so it made the decision easier.  I don't miss anything, except maybe HGTV.  That House Hunters International show is cool. 

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 5:59pm

Jean and I are both HGTV/House Hunters addcicts...  When the world sucks, House Hunters is like a warm fuzzy blanket.  True story - when my best friend's (who is also a HGTV addict) kitty passed away when she was on vacation  (which was a possibility and we had prepared for it), I wrapped the kitty up in a towel and we watched several House Hunters before I took her to the vet.

I laughed when you mentioned using things in your pantry.  There was a period where DH was eating random baggies of grains that we had purchased and not labeled.  It never failed to crack me up when I would say "What are you eating?" and he would say "I don't know."  Tongue Out

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 6:16pm

My new years resolution is to win the dream home in Lake Tahoe from HGTV. Of course, I've yet to enter... But that house!  I'm still addicted to House Hunters International and am sad that Real Estate Intervention is gone.  I love delusional people.

Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas sound good. I've made roasted cauliflower soup that's addicting.  Cath, as being vegetarinan/vegan goes, it is probably healthier but you don't really have to be 100% strict if it's easier on days not to be.  I like the flexitarian diet, less meat centric.  My husband doesn't like it, though. He'd be a carnivore if I weren't around.






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 8:46pm

Mmmm, that recipe sounds good! I love chickpeas, and several of my cauliflower plants have set a head, so maybe next week I can make it.

Arryl, did your crossfit class get re-instated? Jean, are you still going to the obstacle class (I forget what its called)? GR, why do you need Prednisone? What a miracle drug that is.

Tomorrow we are flying up to San Francisco for a long weekend to see our ds and his gf (and dh has business there on Friday). I'll probably do a lot of walking on all of those hills. Down here the weather has finally turned, a little. The humidity is back up after a couple of weeks of really arid conditions. 

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 9:13pm
We didn't get as much snow as projected, but when the guy on the radio said 'it just dropped a degree, from 7 to 6', I knew I was working from home. I feel lazy but I work just as much so I really shouldn't. I like vegetables, and I eat a lot of chicken, but I would have a hard time with no red meat. I eat shellfish, but not fish. Buti mostly cook for me, so once again, I had peanut butter on an English muffin, and some cheese. I have cable,and I pay an insane amount. I get my. Internet and have a phone connectionwithfree long distance, but it is still obscene....but. I mostly watch sports so other options don't work well. I do like a few shows, but I seem to mostly watch them On Demand at odd times. And I like HGTV too...lwhen I was in Krakow, I felt like I was on 'House Hunters International' because I looked at different apartments....I liked the shows where they made people clear out clutter...not the 'Hoarders' sort, but the only slightly abnormal collectors and holders on. I definitely have too much stuff, and I hold on to it for sentimental reasons...but my extended family is like that too, so sometimesincomparison,I don't seem too bad. I went tothe gym tonight - foam rolling,6 minutes bike warmup, lifting for legs, abs, swam 60 laps...how's that for variety?
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 10:12am

elc11 wrote:
<p>Mmmm, that recipe sounds good! I love chickpeas, and several of my cauliflower plants have set a head, so maybe next week I can make it.</p><p>Arryl, did your crossfit class get re-instated? Jean, are you still going to the obstacle class (I forget what its called)? GR, why do you need Prednisone? What a miracle drug that is.</p><p>Tomorrow we are flying up to San Francisco for a long weekend to see our ds and his gf (and dh has business there on Friday). I'll probably do a lot of walking on all of those hills. Down here the weather has finally turned, a little. The humidity is back up after a couple of weeks of really arid conditions. </p>

Yes, it did get reinstated.  They worked through the weekend to get the parking lot across the street secured for the class times.  They are still looking for a more permanent spot, this one isn't the most ideal, but it definitely works for us for now.  The other one was partially shaded, which really is needed in the Texas heat for summers, but right now, its fine. 

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