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I hope to see you fight off the Covid-Blues that we all share.

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  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
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17 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Coughing when getting your brain tickled is apparently very common.

 

How is little bit's sleep now? still good? :) 

She slept through the night last night.

2 hours ago, Red1263 said:

I just got back and you're already 5 PAGES DEEP!?

 

I hope to see you fight off the Covid-Blues that we all share.

My thread has been up a full week.

52 minutes ago, Tateman said:

Glad you are starting to feel better. Hopefully, work will good as well. 

Thank you.

26 minutes ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

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It’s almost Tank season.

See, you just get me.

 

Today is a good day. Went in to work and felt mostly good. We are doing phone calls for our patients with covid (either calling the patients in their rooms or calling family if we don't get an answer). Normally we split that up, but since it was my first day back after being sicked I asked if I could do all the phone calls and therefore be in less in-room patient visits, and my boss agreed. Work was therefore fairly easy. I'm feeling fairly well. I did a forward fold and a squat in the morning, and realized that was enough given my body's signals. We had delivery for dinner as it was DnD night, which was also fun.

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Glad to hear you were mended enough for work return.  Double glad that they accommodated a good first day back scenario for you.

Omg pumpkin spice... I forgot about that.  It's coming soon. 

 

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16 hours ago, NightWatcher13 said:

Pumpkin spice season is the best
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I'm glad you're feeling better Tank

Thank you.

2 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

Glad to hear you were mended enough for work return.  Double glad that they accommodated a good first day back scenario for you.

Omg pumpkin spice... I forgot about that.  It's coming soon. 

 

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Today is a good day. Did some stretching in the morning, and cooked before coming in to work. I seasoned a london broil with Himalayan pink salt, pepper, and olive oil on both sides and let it set for 20 minutes. I grilled 4 min a side, rotating 90 degrees halfway through each side so I could get crosshatch grill marks. I thin sliced it. I had already made a topping of chopped pineapple, minced red onion, pineapple juice and teriyaki sauce and served that over the meat. The side was brown rice with steamed snap peas with some sesame oil, salt, and garlic powder. It was good. Feeling better than yesterday.

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3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I seasoned a london broil with Himalayan pink salt, pepper, and olive oil on both sides and let it set for 20 minutes. I grilled 4 min a side, rotating 90 degrees halfway through each side so I could get crosshatch grill marks. I thin sliced it. I had already made a topping of chopped pineapple, minced red onion, pineapple juice and teriyaki sauce and served that over the meat. The side was brown rice with steamed snap peas with some sesame oil, salt, and garlic powder. 

 

 

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Ahhh Tank food.  When I have my own house, I am going to cook and write about it too!

 

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On 8/3/2020 at 8:51 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

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It’s almost Tank season.

 

I hate pumpkin spice season and it's not because I hate pumpkin spice, but I think Tank and I have discussed this in the past. It is the difference between living in Wisconsin and Texas. Texas welcomes fall, where Wisconsin wants to drag out summer as long as possible.

 

Glad you're starting to feel better.

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Yay for feeling better! I'm glad you are!

 

I love pumpkin baked goods, but I feel like the pumpkin spice trend went too far last year. Everything was pumpkin spice, and y'know... not everything needs to be pumpkin spice flavored. I'm looking at you, Triscuits!

 

I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of fall and cooking more hearty foods and the BAKING. Oh the baking.... :D 😍

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22 hours ago, loire said:

 

 

I missed this~

Glad to indulge.

22 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Glad you’re on the mend :) 

That dinner sound super healthy and tasty. 

Thanks!

6 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Ahhh Tank food.  When I have my own house, I am going to cook and write about it too!

 

I look forward to that.

5 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

 

I hate pumpkin spice season and it's not because I hate pumpkin spice, but I think Tank and I have discussed this in the past. It is the difference between living in Wisconsin and Texas. Texas welcomes fall, where Wisconsin wants to drag out summer as long as possible.

 

Glad you're starting to feel better.

I don't blame you, I feel like we feel about summer the way you feel about winter, and the converse is almost true. We don't even get a real winter every year, just time when it's not hot, and some years not hot doesn't happen till October.

1 hour ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Yay for feeling better! I'm glad you are!

 

I love pumpkin baked goods, but I feel like the pumpkin spice trend went too far last year. Everything was pumpkin spice, and y'know... not everything needs to be pumpkin spice flavored. I'm looking at you, Triscuits!

 

I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of fall and cooking more hearty foods and the BAKING. Oh the baking.... :D 😍

I'm not as enthused about all the pumpkin spice flavored things this year because I'll be limiting sugar intake due to the prediabetes, but I do love seeing the stuff in the stores.

1 hour ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

I’m traditional, Pumpkin Spice season is from whenever I rake leaves until Thanksgiving because that’s fall.

Fair.

 

The A/C guys are done and the unit is blowing cold air. The condenser outside is so quiet I can't hear it running unless I'm by the window, and even then the neighbor's unit is louder. The indoor unit is quiet as well, though it moves so much more air that I can hear the air being sucked into the intake. It's blowing colder too. It's also way more efficient than the old system, being over 30 years newer. Another bonus, the air filter is a standard size. I was having to special order filters for the old unit. No workout today, but I plan on one tomorrow. I'll probably cook dinner.

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Dinner was really good. I cooked some Farro and put it in bowls. I also cooked some chopped chicken thighs with some avocado oil Greek Seasoning, and balsamic vinegar, browning the chicken a little. I put that into the bowls. I also put some halved grape tomatoes in the bowls, as well as some sliced seedless cucumbers. In my bowls (plural because this included what I had for dinner and what was set aside for a future meal) I put pitted kalamata olives, and in all the bowls I put Feta cheese. I dressed it with a mixture of 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and 1 tsp of that Greek Seasoning (it was a mix, including salt and pepper). It was heavenly. 

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I have solved my sugar-avoidance-due-to-prediabetes pumpkin spice woes. I just got some natural peanut butter and added cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and stirred. BOOM. Pumpkin spice peanut butter.

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Just now, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I have solved my sugar-avoidance-due-to-prediabetes pumpkin spice woes. I just got some natural peanut butter and added cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and stirred. BOOM. Pumpkin spice peanut butter.

I picked some of that up at Aldi last fall and tried it this winter, and instantly regretted not buying out their inventory. I'll have to try making some at home sometime

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1 minute ago, NightWatcher13 said:

I picked some of that up at Aldi last fall and tried it this winter, and instantly regretted not buying out their inventory. I'll have to try making some at home sometime

It helped that I used all natural stuff that is easier to stir. Regular Peanut butter might be more difficult to mix.

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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I have solved my sugar-avoidance-due-to-prediabetes pumpkin spice woes. I just got some natural peanut butter and added cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and stirred. BOOM. Pumpkin spice peanut butter.

 

I use this recipe for pumpkin spice, for those rare occasions when I want to use it. (There's a link to jump to the recipe just above the first pumpkin photo.) Store in a glass jar in a cool and dark place and it lasts quite some time. :) 

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On 8/5/2020 at 11:30 PM, Scaly Freak said:

 

I use this recipe for pumpkin spice, for those rare occasions when I want to use it. (There's a link to jump to the recipe just above the first pumpkin photo.) Store in a glass jar in a cool and dark place and it lasts quite some time. :) 

That ratio is roughly what I eyeballed into the peanut butter. :) 

 

Update for yesterday. It was a good day. I did one round of the KB workout. Since It was my first time with the bell in over a week I didn't want to over do it. Was kind of low energy all day as I was still fighting off the last of whatever I had. I did get curtains hung in the baby's room, which went a lot better than when I usually hang curtains. Sra. Tanque cooked dinner and did a really good job. I also got groceries. A coworker is still out, so we are adjusting our schedules. For example, I'm working 7a-3p instead of 3p-11p (better, except for getting up quite a bit earlier, but worth it to be home in the evening). I'm also working Sunday, which isn't normal, but with just having had a new a/c system installed the extra hours (I normally work 32/week, this will make it 40) are welcome. The hours Sunday are also 7a-3p.

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Today is a good day. I much prefer coming home after three to leaving for work before three. I did get up at five this morning and had to get ready for work somewhat quickly, so no workout yet. It's a stretching day, and I won't push to hard tonight when I do stretch. I'm still shaking off the lingering effects of whatever this was that got me down last week. When I got home, I sat for a bit with my family, then I cooked. I sprinkled sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and thyme on some pork tenderloins then baked them at 425 for 25 minutes (the recipe called for 20-22, but I know my oven and I always have to add a little to the cook time). I made a salad with a seedless cucumber I cut into quarters then sliced, three tomatoes I chopped into cubes, a package of mozzarella pearls, some dried basil (Ok, plenty of dried basil), and some balsamic vinaigrette. That wasn't enough balsamic, so I added in just a little more balsamic vinegar. It was the right call. When the pork came out of the oven, I made a sauce for it while it cooled. I took 1/4 c olive oil, 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp maple syrup, some salt and pepper, and some minced garlic. I let it come to a boil then lowered the heat and cooked it for a few minutes, stirring frequently. I turned off the heat but left it on the burner (electric stove, so it retained plenty of heat) and cut the meat, serving the sauce over the meat on the plate. It was heavenly. 

Then we gave the baby a bath which involved no screaming, I think we have finally cracked the code. Once I rinsed the shampoo out of her hair she was clearly done, however, standing up in the tub to be picked up. Sra. Tanque said she's been walking a lot more today, and for much longer stretches. 

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6 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Then we gave the baby a bath which involved no screaming, I think we have finally cracked the code. Once I rinsed the shampoo out of her hair she was clearly done, however, standing up in the tub to be picked up. Sra. Tanque said she's been walking a lot more today, and for much longer stretches. 

Here's hoping that those screaming baths are behind you forever!

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  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

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Your dinner sounds delightful (but then again, all of your food does!), and I'm happy Little Bit seems to be settling into bath times now. Like Snarkyfishguts said, I hated getting my face wet as a kid as well, and as a result was late to learn how to swim because of it. No screaming at my first lesson though, so hopefully she doesn't either!

 

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