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: 01-14-2014
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 12:58pm

I just checked and there are full episodes of HH and HHI online, on the HGTV site,  which is great news because I do miss that show having ditched the satellite.  Cool!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 11:51am

Add me to the HGTV addict list. I love it and watch it almost daily! One of my favs is Love it or List it and House Hunters International. I am not a big fan of the Hawaii show but that is probably because I have never really had a desire to live there. 

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Registered: 01-14-2014
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 10:52am

all this talk about food motivated me to make a good dinner last night, I made a moroccan chickpea and lentil soup which is becoming a staple for us, we had some crusty bread, and also a kale/potato gratin (cheeseless but I caved and grated some Parm. regianno on top at the end) and roasted asparagus.  Guess what?  Even my 14 yo ate with gusto though I was priming myself for the typical moaning and groaning.  I was glad because that is a lot of effort for a weekday dinner.  Then we settled down to watch a couple of episodes of West Wing and then I did pilates and knee exercises while dh walked both dogs by himself.  It is just too cold for me.  Negative anything is when I throw in the towel!  LOL, it was -1..I am not usually so fixated upon my weight, but I have decided to get on the scale every monday and thursday for a while to see what is happening there and stay on top of it.  I am one pound down from monday so that is a little something to keep me moving.  I find that when I know I have to weigh myself every week or so, i am more motivated to stay on track.   

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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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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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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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