Exhaustion leaves no room for creativity

My contacts are sticking to my eyeballs, and I’m tired from doing god knows what, so my post title sucks donkey teat.  Meh.  I’m currently at my grandmother’s house…she needed some help Christmasing, and I’m always glad to help in that department.    Tomorrow I’ll be doing some light crafting, putting up her tree, and doing a little shopping – which I haven’t even STARTED yet.  Oy vey.

Over the past few days, I made a pretty awesome frittata


(eggs + egg whites + ricotta cheese + onions, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, bell pepper + salt + too much pepper)

…earned a new weight-loss reward (down 30lbs!!)…


(Sewing basket.  I’m a nerd.)

…got a Christmas tree (and a skin pigment-ectomy, apparently.  Orange is wicked unflattering in that light)…


…and put ‘er up.


I left for my grandmother’s before we got a chance to put the lights and ornaments up, so it’ll have to stand naked until Wednesday.  Poor thing.

I feel so bad for my grandmother, because it seems like every time I come to see her, I have a different set of dietary preferences.  Last time it was meat-free, now it’s carb-free.  At least it gives me an excuse to cook for her!  She JUST got back from a weeklong beach trip with my aunt and uncle, my cousin and her husband and kids (the reason we were on our own for Thanksgiving), so she didn’t have many groceries on hand.  For lunch I made us scrambled eggs and steamed broccoli.  I was ravenous and didn’t take time to take a picture.  It sounds like the most random meal, but it was perfect! 

We ran out to the store to re-stock her kitchen, and I got hungry again, so I had one of my diet shakes when I got home, mixed with coffee (whoopeee).

Dinner was more interesting though!  I made a chicken and veggie stir-fry (I made some rice for my grandmother’s, but mine was plain).


Chicken + canola oil + garlic powder + teriyaki  + soy sauce + bag o’frozen veggies = stir fry.  It was pretty good!  One lesson that really sucks to learn is that I don’t need something sweet after every meal.  I enjoyed having a piece of dark chocolate after each meal to cleanse my palate, and sugarless gum just doesn’t cut it.  I’m very thankful for the weight loss I’m seeing, but I’m also thankful for the opportunity to step back and re-evaluate what I was doing right and wrong.  I still am craving sweets, so I’m hoping that goes away fast…

Back to randomosity, Mam-ma and I were sitting here watching a Good Eats Christmas special, “Twas the Night Before Good Eats,” when I almost let out an expletive.  One of the dudes on the show went to high school with me!!  Good Eats crew often appear in front of the camera as characters and personalities, so I did some investigation and found out he was/is a production assistant – I think that’s SO COOL!!! 

I’m gonna go PTFO.  Night, y’all!


  1. If you are a nerd I must be mega nerd-haha. Congrats on the weight loss. We could so be crafty friends, you name it, I probably do it, haha.

  2. Oh my gosh, me too!!! I pick up these random craft ideas all over the place and try just about everything. When I grow up and get rich (HA!!!) I'm going to have a craft room in my home!

  3. I love to have sweets for my snacks after dinner. However, I may have something as simple as sugar free pudding with fruit (berries). Or even cool whip and fruit. Good luck to you!

  4. I hope we get our tree this weekend...I'm ready to decorate!

  5. Amanda - I like the idea of those pudding cups...all the sugar-free, fat-free, etc are really coming out with interesting flavors and concepts now! When I was used to eating crap, the pudding didn't seem like *enough* to me, so I'll have to get used to accepting that as plenty.

    Nicci - I was just chomping at the bit to decorate! We put our lights on last night (so tedious, but I don't want to get a fake one! It's just not the same!) and today I'll be tackling garland. Then it'll probably be a few days before we get all the ornaments on, a few at a time. I freakin' LOVE Christmas!!!

  6. YOU almost swore? LOL! ;)

    First of all, that pic of you next to the tree- uber- cute!!!!

    And that sewing box is awesome! I use those for holding beading supplies, too. I am in desperate need of a craft room. My "studio" consists of my bedroom floor and sorting through random tupperware bins and boxes filled with craft stuff. *sigh* A girl can dream! ;)

  7. Jenny - I caught myself before letting one slip in front of my 80-year-old southern Baptist grandmother. She's not a prude, per se, but I HATE when she's disappointed in me...I try to keep a clean tongue around her. ;) Thanks for the compliment - that orange shirt didn't do me (or my team) any favors! And I need to take a pic of my beading supply stash for you...it's not pretty. ;)

  8. Your frittata looks delish; what a great picture..yummy


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