I am finally home from my work trip. I made it in just in time to avoid getting drenched, as the bottom dropped out practically right as I shut the front door.
I have missed my hubby and pooches terribly. A day without waggly tails (from the pooches, not the hubby) is a sad day indeed.
I came through Jackson to visit one of my BFFs from college and her daughter (18 months), who is adorable. It was a nice way to unwind after several days of work stuff.
I did actually write on the work portion of the trip. Wednesday: 751, Thursday: 785, Friday: 603. Nothing on Saturday or today because I was being social and didn’t even have my computer out. And I didn’t even twitch (for those of you who think I should be in withdrawal)! I am not as far along in this chapter as I would like to be, but I am still moving ahead.
I have done nothing but stuff my face since Thursday. Tomorrow begins a new GIT streak. I’m doing some menu planning with LOTS of vegetables this week. Definitely need to debloat. And it IS bloat. I could tell after that first meal down there that I was eating way more salt than normal. I feel PUFFY. Like an overstuffed sausage. I should be back to normal by the end of the week.
Tonight we are going to see Harry Potter. I have mixed feelings about it. The end of an era.
I started listening to Lisa McCann’s Wake on the drive home and immediately turned it off. I cannot stand listening to audiobooks in present tense. I really hate them in regular book form too, but I can tolerate them. In audio, no, the whole thing feels like some little on-the-character’s-shoulder-blow-by-blow narration and I can’t stand it. So that’s going on my “find in print” list, along with Holly Black’s White Cat. And probably Brenna Yavanoff’s The Replacement, which is not in present tense, but I don’t care for the narrator of it either.
I’m currently reading The Iron Knight, which I’ve been lusting after since 2 seconds after I finished The Iron Queen (because it is of vital importance that I find out HOW she fixes the impossible relationship she’s set up between Meghan and Ash. Seriously, I lost sleep over it.). Like the rest of the Iron Fey series, it is made of awesome.
I have discovered the existence of tortilla presses. This might not seem like a big deal or an anything of a discovery, but as I was watching the Food Network the other day, Guy Fieri was just pressing them out and throwing them on the griddle. Do you have any idea how HARD it is to ROLL OUT A TORTILLA that is in ANY WAY ROUND? It is HARD. When you’re gluten free and love Mexican food, this is important. I just ordered one on Amazon.