home
forums directory search about DD
Sign-in or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
Horn_Of_Plenty 16 min
Donkey 4 hrs
BearCountryGG 5 hrs
Jacky82020 6 hrs
happy-1 10 hrs
Maria7 18 hrs
PlayingQuietly 1 days
KathyBlue 4 days
InnerPeace 4 days
legcramps 5 days
Brett 8 days
little_one 13 days
Supercheese 9/08
omysexydollgood 8/02
mulli 7/21
Coffee&Calories 5/03
StarStickers 4/25
grannyannie 3/09
thinkpositive 2/28
Cassie2020 2/11
Adam 1/23
blueocean 12/20
Corazon 10/06
trishpiglet3 9/29
Duaa123. 9/28

Recent Forum Topics
Certificate Expiration - DD webmaster :) - 7:51A 7-Oct

Measurements and weights - 7:50A 7-Oct

New spammer - 4:36A 21-Jul

Virtual Challenges - 6:56A 11-Jul

Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

view Horn_of_plenty bio page
Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 20, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 22.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)

I checked the IRS check my status of payment page and it says my Stimulus is scheduled to be mailed out on March, 26th. I'm OK with that :)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Sat March 20th  - I will be home the entire day today.

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...between Saturday and Sunday I want to finish the week #2 assignments. BB2 & Test 2.

Organizing: (realizing after looking thru my fridge that i have a lot of good food here and i also packed my lunches for next week at work - all in the freezer now to keep them fresh!) as far as dinners, i will prob do some takout for veggies and possibly cook up some meat tomorrow - have it in my freezer....DONE!

bake a pumpkin pie :) ..to try a piece either tonight or tomororw, not low calorie, made it with coconut milk instead of condensed milk, cool! DONE!

 

 

sat eats:

breakfast, if i can remember, as i'm logging in after 12:30 and i at awhile ago (i was cleaning the apt, getting organzied): gummy vitamins x3 bc they tasted really good 50, coffee 50, oats 150, almond milk 50, golden raisins 150, kombucha 50, almost forgot and a small banana 130 = 630...bc it was a late breakfast.

snack at noon choc wafers 120 with the rest of the coffee above.

2pm later lunch: all wonderful leftovers chicken small bits not much 50, tofu that i added in 100, leftover chinese eggplant sauteed 50, leftover heavy sauce 100, rice leftover fried 150..was good and tasty all together. 500, with some kombuch 50.550

4-4:30 snacking: strawberries 100, fritos 200 chips

choc 50

dinner: might be takeout, for the thrill of it...but we'll see...somehow this may end up as a higher calorie day, which is fine..poke bowl 500

2150

 


Sun March 21st:

pick up fb marketplace used candles

may stop by barbershop for a quick taking up of the back of my hair as he refused to cut it in the back while it was dry and told me i'd have to come back (only difficulty in getting the exact cut i wanted...)...i may even go to the other man to fix it (the other barber)...probably will. stimulus check, i'm needing ya now with all my excessive spending! ha! trust me, i don't care, i'm treating myself, some things matter and i want a nice haircut..with the hair fully off my neck in the back (less hair in the back, longer in the front)

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)..or do this on Tuesday..tbd ?

NO VET VISIT...i think i just need to keep Ricky and Baby separate and I'll be watching it for 2 weeks of both of them staying separate. I'm almost positive that's the reason for all of Ricky the pig's skin problems / hair loss.

(food for lunch is all packed up, in freezer, for my 4 workdays - all leftovers that are frozen to stay fresh for this week!. Happy there will be no spending for "lunch meals"....dinner may include new purchases this week though!)


Monday, March 22nd

at work - work plan is to get thru all the folders on my desk, lay low...hopefully this will work out for me this Monday. Plan is to have my boss sign off on any payments that have all paperwork finalized and/or get finalizations ready for his sign-off..this is MY goals for work, hopefully i do not end up doing other people's goals...which is what happened last Thursday / Friday.....

 


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1st) -

Weekly laundry since i decided to not do it on the weekend purposely. (aside from my bedsheets that i washed friday night so i could sleep on clean sheets after a nice shower!)

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Full body strength workout :)

no more major goals for Tuesday as I do not want to overwhelm myself going into the rest of the week at work.


Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle ending April 1st)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....Organizing / Beginning Week #3 Bankruptcy Assignment:

Week 3: Due March 29: - Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code


Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Finish Week 3 assignments: Due March 29. chapters 1,2,5 of Bankruptcy Code


Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5

last vacation day of this cycle, new cycle starts April 1st.

Look into Week 4 Bankrupcty assignment:

Week 4 Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code


Tuesday, March 30, Wed March 31st, Thursday, April 1st, Friday April 2nd, etc...

 


Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!

Sunday, April 11th: 

Finish Week 4 Bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

figure out a way to fit in these last two weeks of assignments, without taking days off from work (see if i can easiily enough do them only on the weekend).  But, I am extremely tempted to put in for one vacation day, new cycle of days, for April to help me with the course as well as the NYC parks volunteering i have planned.

Week 5 Due April 12: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Week 6 Due April 19: - The Bankruptcy Rules (might be shorter / easier assignments than previous weeks, i'll have to see...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/20/2021:
Ooo, you DID get around to baking the pie - YAY!!! I bet your apartment smells so nice, too!

How many days off do you get each cycle? I get 2 weeks off, period - BUT I usually have an opportunity to make up time with working extra. I won't let running out of time off stop me from taking time off (LOL). Not this year, at least.

I noticed you had a couple of lower calorie days this week. I almost asked if you have fallen below 110. So a higher calorie day here and there seems to do you well. In fact, I was recently reading your daily menu, and thought how nice it is that you do eat and enjoy such a variety of foods -- healthy and junky.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 19, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

22.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

did the entire walk home (bc had a phone call, so i was fully engaged and the walk took much "faster" in my mind than usual!) 

 Fri the 19th , yes i'm at work :)

Somehow misplaced my $40 left metrocard, had to buy a new one when i realized i didn't have it with me...hope i find it, otherwise it's $40 lost by me. ...cannot wait for the stimulus check! for real!

I have been giving a bit too much work and i'm frustrated bc i can feel it deep in my bones that it is too overwhleming (not the type of work, the amount of work / due dates).  I am not sure what to do, but i'm going to have to speak to my boss because i can see this failing fast for me.

i have basically the same due dates for everything. and everything is priority - and that is not working ...

i guess i'll have to write emails to BOTH myself and my boss about what i'm working on...so he can see my priority list as well...bc he's putting me in a VERY bad situation and i am NOT appreciating his adding new tasks for me to do that were NEVER done by his dept...and i also don't apprecite how selfish he is....to not understand or show any understanding about really anything i tell him...ugh...he's selfish...i know i'm not making sense here, but, i thanked him for allowing me to stay an extra hour and he just feels like i'm trying to get things / take advantage but he can't see that i'm asking for certain things when it also helps me be more efficient...ah, he's not the smartest tool in the shed.

and now, he's telling me he's "protecting me" and i'm feeling more like he's feeding me to the wolves..he has a strange interpretation of "protecting me." ? i call his statement pure bu**sh***t.

Anyways, on to m eats:

no kombucha in AM, got ready in literally 12 minutes from bed to out my door. not kidding.

breakfast: small banana 120, coffeee 30, light choc covered coconut granola bar yum 150. 300, peanut butter 100.

10am snack: pb 100 and a oatmeal raisin bar 150...

lunch: leftovers, complete meal: chicken bacon 50, rice 200, okra with some sauce / oil 200...and a large plum 50..500

3pm snack: 3 hershey's mini chocolates 150

1300.....

dinner: leftovers...also need to trash the really old leftovers at home sitting in the fridge too long (just scraps)..half the outside of a thick egg roll 250, inside of whole egg roll 150, eggplant with some sauce not too much 150, small amount of chicken 100...tasty meal but still hungry 650...kombucha also 50...700

2000...

 


Sat March 20th & Sun March 21st:

bake a pumpkin pie :) , same reason as above, makes me happy to eat it

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...try to do the BB2...

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)..or do this on Tuesday..tbd

NO VET VISIT...i think i just need to keep Ricky and Baby separate and I'll be watching it for 2 weeks of both of them staying separate. I'm almost positive that's the reason. 

Honestly, i think i just have to separate my little pig from ricky as i think he's plucking / pulling / biting him and his hair out. will go back to full separation...instead of the vet this weekend bc all is better with ricky aside from one part of his skin that got worse...i have to see....it's partially my fault for putting the pigs back together. i'm not worried. nobody's perfect, it'll get figured out about Ricky's skin problems.


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23:

Due March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/19/2021:
Sounds like my job - everything is due at the same time, everything is a priority. I'm not sure talking to the boss would be helpful, if he's not understanding. If you're taking on added responsibilities, then it's time to ask for a raise, I guess??? Do you really think your boss would have helpful suggestions on how to do your job efficiently? Or would this just bring up more "not understanding" to the conversation?

IDK a lot of my job is time-sensitive and organizing, which is what makes it impossible to go on vacation or take days off. If I take time off, I lose the organization, because nobody seems to understand how I have our files organized. And if I don't take time off, then I get crabby and resentful.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
Boss actually has an engineering as well as a business degree, but he's not the smartest person i've worked with. very insensitive and selfish. divorced and now i see the reasons clear for his end of the breakup just per my own observations.

i will still take days off. at my pay rate, i do not feel that my days off are a problem.

i've only been here 3 months which is why i'm not bringing up any raises...and the fact that to get a raise, i'd have to "prove myself" and this seems to be the "prove myself" portion happening now...

if / when the raise would happen, if it does, I would expect a lot more than i'm making now so that i have NO MONEY ISSUES like previously at old company, when i was making approx 68k..now i'm making 47k and it sucks bc i'm trying to save a lot in 401k and so my takehome direct deposit amount is under 600 per week and that is rather low i'm sure to most people reading this. my check weekly is around 585 dollars. and with my purchases, like takeout food etc....it's not covering my costs, the 585.

but instead of changing my deductions for 401k, i just cover monthly overexpenditures with my savings account - because it's not much in overspending and it's my decision rather than keep changing 401k deductions with my company and annoying payroll (and she gets SO ANNOYED) ugh HA

i figure a raise will help me and no need to do anything different right now as it's not a real problem for me...

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i did email the boss bc i think he is not organized and he doesn't realize the consuming tasks i have...it also helped me organize.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
thank you very much for your insights...food for thought for sure.


Maria7 on 03/19/2021:
I'm so sorry you are going through this with you boss. Some bosses are this way from my past experience and others are very kind and really do look out for you. I have had both kinds. Take care.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
thanks, with bosses "it is what it is"...i know he's selfish bc of things that he's said. he is only concerned with his own needs...he is trying to be understanding, but it's not his forte and he hasn't proved to me once that he really cares (bc he doesn't!).

but that's ok, bosses are what they are! like you said :) happy friday!


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
Wow! The job and the boss suck! Hope it works out.

You didn’t get the 3rd stimulus check? Hopefully soon. Most ppl I know had a DD on 3/17.

Yep, ~$600 take home isn’t much unless your rent is very low. Didn’t you say it’s rent controlled? We paid cash for this house. Sold San Diego house at time when market was hot hot hot. But the real estate taxes are high in Pennsylvania, much higher %wise than California. Understand NYS has high ones too.

We always make the max 401K contribution too. We have 3. They’re mostly what I trade from, but I have 2 regular brokerage accounts. Parleyed the 401’s into a tidy not so little fortune.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i will write back more, but, yeah...i haven't receieved it yet and i'm nervous that somehow i'm going to have to contact IRS / etc...i will wait at least a week more, though, i do have to fill out something else sorta unrelated online to officially end unemployment...this may be what's holding it up, though i do not think it's related.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
my rent is 1k per month, i also pay a phone bill approx 100, then i pay also my tv/internet that is 110...plus i also have a car and pay insurance on it...and all the other things.

the approx 600 weekly is slightly too low for my spending, but since it's not that far off, i pull from my savings for now .... and will only make a change if it's still this way in 6mon-1 year seeing first if a raise is possible....that's the change i'm looking for to even this all out.

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
i should get DD also on the 3rd stimulus, but it didn't come yet....they don't all come the exact day, but i will have to look into the NYS unemployment thing i have to fill out tomorrow.


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
What does the IRS “where’s my refund” have to say? I’m guess no info. In most cases, they went by the 2019 IRS return. Not sure, think they began $$ distribution 3/13. Amazingly fast. Still being issued.

Wow! That’s a high rent. Thought you were paying a lot less.

My phone bill for a landline equivalent and a cell is ~$5 a month. I **** you not. The landline equivalent, uses same handsets, is Magic Jack. Paid $160 a while back for a very nice used cell on eBay. Pay Tello by the minute. We don’t use it much. But they have cheap monthly plans.

No cable TV. Use Sling, Hulu, antennas. Have Amazon prime, but more for “free” 2 day shipping. The streaming services do require an internet connection that costs $70 a month. Needed for all the laptops and iPads etc anyways.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
the rent includes utilities and it's a co-op that cost only 15k to own. it's a good deal, despite high rent/maintenance. the 1k is also for maintenance, it's combined with water/electric.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
lol, nothing is "cheap" in the 5 boroughs unless you live in NYCHA city housing!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2021:
yeah, I checked the IRS page this AM, and it said it something similar to no info / cannot track which means that it hasn't been made out..i'll investigate this weekend.


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
My friend in NYS called the IRS & got a few answers. Basically, it’s acoming but they weren’t sure when

Horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2021:
ty!!!!!!!!!!!


Donkey on 03/20/2021:
I've thought about your work situation some more. I'm sorry the boss is a jerk. I can see this now, re-reading your entry and comments.

What you wrote has made me appreciate my boss more. There's a certain friction that comes from being "the boss" - sometimes a boss has to make unpopular decisions/responses. However, a little empathy goes a long way.

It's really unfortunate, I think, that your boss missed an opportunity to say, Let's brainstorm some ideas that would help improve the situation. Sounds like he's not even wired that way.

Oh well, enough about your dumb boss -- it's the weekend!!!! Weeee!!!!



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 18, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 21.50 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Hi, it's Thursday!

i have to use a warm compress at least tonight on my eye...i'm very good at putting drops in....not so much at doing the warm compress bc that takes more effort...and that is bad!

I'm very behind on my work at work due mostly to having other "priorities" that were put ahead of the usual priority so now the priority that was on the backburner everyone wants done...hey, i only have two hands, people!  all is good, but i need to organize my brain this AM as it's still in overdrive since last evening here at work!

Will try to do upper body only tonight, but, if i don't feel up to it, i will not push it and i'll stop. 

Eats:

breakfast - lately they are simple and easy and that is just fine...coconut choc dipped small granola bar 150, 2 low sugar pb cups by lily's but expensive and not great so not buying again (not enough flavor) 130, banana small 120, coffee 50...TOTAL is 400...

11:15pm late morning snack to power me up: coconut granola bar 150

12:45pm lunch: leftovers that i didn't have yesterday since i didn't have lunch yesterday: orkra 200, mashed potatoes 250, chicken bacon 50...500, diet coke.

1050....

dinner...was gonna get thai, but will pick up some very close to home cheap chinese tonight...comes with an egg roll and all...so i can eat semi efficiently and get to the workout...i realy don't want to skip out. my last workout was this time last week, so i'd like to get back into it tonight :) it's been a week since i worked out with strength training. I did however do very good workouts by cleaning up the neighborhood and canvassing on Sat/Sun :) all is good!

so, about that dinner: fried rice 2 cups 450, small bit chicken 150, some eggplant with sauce 150..750...kombucha 50, plum 50

9pm while working out late 100 chocs

2000....


 Fri the 19th (yes, working)

I have been giving a bit too much work and i'm frustrated bc i can feel it deep in my bones that it is too overwhleming (not the type of work, the amount of work / due dates).  I am not sure what to do, but i'm going to have to speak to my boss because i can see this failing fast for me.

i have basically the same due dates for everything. and everything is priority - and that is not working ...

i guess i'll have to write emails to BOTH myself and my boss about what i'm working on...so he can see my priority list as well...bc he's putting me in a VERY bad situation and i am NOT appreciating his adding new tasks for me to do that were NEVER done by his dept...and i also don't apprecite how selfish he is....to not understand or show any understanding about really anything i tell him...ugh...he's selfish...i know i'm not making sense here, but, i thanked him for allowing me to stay an extra hour and he just feels like i'm trying to get things / take advantage but he can't see that i'm asking for certain things when it also helps me be more efficient...ah, he's not the smartest tool in the shed.

and now, he's telling me he's "protecting me" and i'm feeling more like he's feeding me to the wolves..he has a strange interpretation of "protecting me."

 


/ Sat March 20th / Sun March 21st:

get oil change for car and that would make me happy that i'm taking care of my vehicle :)

bake a pumpkin pie :) , same reason as above, makes me happy to eat it

back to the vet with the guinea pigs to see what's going on / see about getting them all ivermectin shots. i think one pig is pulling the hair out of the other guy though not sure...it's not all day, they are all sleeping now, i don't want to have to separate them, they don't fight, but the little guy chases Ricky around and might be biting him...will discuss with vet on weekend since i didn't make it to the vet on Tuesday due to the eye issues i had.

Honestly, i think i just have to separate my little pig from ricky as i think he's plucking / pulling / biting him and his hair out. will go back to full separation...instead of the vet this weekend bc all is better with ricky aside from one part of his skin that got worse...i have to see....it's partially my fault for putting the pigs back together. i'm not worried. nobody's perfect, it'll get figured out about Ricky's skin problems.


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30 pm, homework for my course that is due the 3rd week...check that...

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day....

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5...read the intro lesson notes...try to do the BB2...read thru the questions to see what i'm looking for...as the code is not easy to print out and has like a thousand sections in chapters 1,3,5...so i'm only doing this work at home bc it's not easy to print...or do on a subway/bus/train...so this class is officially my homework :) (and not at all done while commuting - so i'm continuing to read my Orwell book - Homage to Catalonia..it's not that great as i thought it would be!)


& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/18/2021:
What is wrong with your eye? I hope it gets better. From one green eyed DD person to another. Sorry you are going through so much stress at work with the desk changing. Hugs to you and take good care of yourself.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
I had a combo of an allergic reaction and a stye! Green and blue eyes are best ! Haha and we have them! Thanks for the thoughts ....

My boss is extra annoying lately.


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
Yeah, what happened to the eye? I hate using eye drops and make the husband do it, but I’d learn how if I had to.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
See above comment to Maria! Instead of putting the drops in like from over my head and to the middle of my eye, I do it an easier way where I pull the lower lid down and drop the drops into the lower lid - then it moves around in my eye. Very simple and not frustrating like dropping drops straight at my eyeball!


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
Can’t do that either! I suck at drops, but very rarely need them. & I have blue eyes! Never had a stye in my life, but lots of allergies. Yuk. Hope it’s better soon! HUGS

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
so you have BLUE eyes....! that's my favorite!


Jacky82020 on 03/18/2021:
For a while I had lavender eyes! And green! Contacts. The blues for reals

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
what color is your hair? are you hispanic at all? spanish?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
or European?


Jacky82020 on 03/19/2021:
Dark hair. 80% Native American. 20% White on both sides. Hence the blue eyes. I’ve seen Blacks with green or blue eyes. Same recessive genetics going on.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 17, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

20.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


 LOOKAHEAD: 

Today, March 17th - Happy St Patricks Day to those who observe it! :) i have no idea where i could get corned beef and cabbage, so that's def not on my list of eats today!

No exercise is planned today, my body is still no up to par & i just want to relax & maybe bake a pumpkin pie tonight, if i am up to it along with doing a little bit of reading for Bankruptcy course, we are reviewing Chapters 1,3,5 which are the "basic" bankruptcy chapters that provide the basic guidelines for the other chapters...

I'm in a bit of a sour mood, my boss is far from compassionate regarding my eye and my schedule (duh, no boss cares about your life outside of work)...also, i accidentally moved my things on Monday to the wrong desk...and still nobody else is occupying the desk i accidentally did move to...so, for some reason, my boss told me there were big problems bc of where i accidentally moved my things to....even though nobody is yet to occupy the desk i accidentally took...WHATEVER....when i apologized for "not listening well enough to which desk i should move to when he told me bc i was rushing," he said "well, you need to pay attention to those details bc it caused big problems with the owners..." next time i'll just say, "sorry, it was a mistake."...and WHATEVER! 

Eats:..will try to "watch it (calories)" today...

Breakfast banana 150, coffee 50, 2 no sugar added pb cups 150...350....couple candies 50...400...

snacks: tbd...oatmeal raisin granola bar so good and fresh and soft!! 150

lunch: Indian leftovers SKIPPED - MEETINGS LITERALLY ALL DAY

snack: SKIPPED, IN A RANDOM MEETING

staying late to come in late tomorrow, luckily boss said OK & now i can sleep in tomorrow and work an hour late tomorrow yay...

late 4:30pm snack at work: banana 150, pb 100, granola bar 150, seltzer with small 35mg caffeine from work woohoo in the main office this week with free drinks, perhaps i'll take one every single darn day! 400 cal...

950 cal before going home....

dinner: possibly more thai takeout, nope - not kidding...if i want to pay half price, or at least 25% less, i can think about chipotle, boston market, and other options also...in future not only always ordering thai....dinner will be CHEAP and EASY. not sure what, maybe just food at home...but i'll be home late and going to bed early after i get home, so it doens't matter for tonight!

4 nuggets 200 and med fries 400 total price $1.09, honey mustard sauce / gummies 100, small amount wine mixed with grape kombucha, very nice...150...850 very very tasty

950=850 = 1800, excellent.

walked a little bit, 20 min extra on commute, good. didn't go overboard, but felt nice to walk. legs are still a little weak and tired from weekend.

 choc in middle of night, woke up several times like donkey has been. 50

1850.

 


 

Sat March 20th / Sun March 21st:

back to the vet with the guinea pigs to see what's going on / see about getting them all ivermectin shots. i think one pig is pulling the hair out of the other guy though not sure...it's not all day, they are all sleeping now, i don't want to have to separate them, they don't fight, but the little guy chases Ricky around and might be biting him...will discuss with vet on weekend since i didn't make it to the vet on Tuesday due to the eye issues i had.

Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm; car oil change?

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/17/2021:
Tough start to your day......hopefully you can just put it behind you and make the day better.((HUGS))

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
thanks, yeah....now the owner walked in...and i apologized for "my mistake," ...he said no biggie :)

at least the owner isn't so angry like my boss was about a simple desk seating mistake! LOL.

thanks....will catch up with you later, just coming by again to update my exercise / sunshine hours!


innerpeace on 03/17/2021:
Wow...it's just a desk - seems hostile to me. It's not like you glued everything down. Hope your eye is getting better.

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
i totally didn't understand the logistics how it could be such a horror for my boss and the owners!

and i'm here ALONE TODAY!...nobody has yet to occupy the desk i aciidentally took!


Maria7 on 03/17/2021:
Good you are getting caught up on your rest in the mornings.

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
Me too - always happy to sleep in a little ;)


Donkey on 03/18/2021:
Were you able to get to bed early like you planned? Thought about you all last evening, as I was struggling to get things done before going to bed, thinking, Right now, Horn is probably sittin' in bed with her jammies.... (next chore) drifting off to sleep... (next chore) sleeping soundly.... (next chore) having a dream... And so on.

horn_of_plenty on 03/18/2021:
cutest comment haha...i was in bed early, but someone texted me which woke me bc i was answering them (still early though,before 10pm - not very late)....

woke up a few times like you have been during the night, but, overall got some good sleep...my brain is still on overdrive though...and i may skip the weights this whole week since i am low energy...just to get to bed early again tonight, we'll see! :)



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 16, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

19.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours - 3 hours including driving of doing volunteer work i'll include in my sunshine hours for today.

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Tuesday the 16th -  Vacation Day 2 for this cycle, ending March 31st.

I will be laying a little low just doing work today as the past three days have all been active and yesterday had a lot of lifting/walking at work that i didn't expect. it left me seriously feeling horrible, and instead of taking a bus with a tiny walk at the end of the day coming home from work, i took a taxi straight from the subway so i didn't need to walk anymore and it took me straight to my apt door. I hadn't felt as bad as i did yesterday after work in a very long time...and i'm glad it's a new day. Definitely no exercise, although i'll need to walk a little bc there won't be any parking right in front of the eye doctor for this emergency appt...so minor walking today but mostly i'll be on my couch bc i'm very low energy right now from sorta overdoing it since the weekend thru Monday.

10:30am: eye dr - unepected - puffy swollen allergic reaction...

errands to pharmacies (2) for both rx and over the counter stuff. 

splurged on a haircut & KERATIN Straigtening process, $180. did it bc it was convenient and i didn't expect a barbershop to have it and couldn't believe it when they told me they did....it's the process where hair will look greasy / staticky for 3 days (oops) didn't realize till halfway into the treatment, no worries...it'll be worth it...too bad i  have to work in front of everyone this week as i have been moved while the small office i work in is renovated for the next few weeks (maybe less). too funny. i've learned it's never really a good time when i get these hair processes and i've learned it's generally worth getting them even if it's a pain with public / work appearances for a few days. there's other better treatments where hair looks great right after, but, that's not what they had at the barbershop! ha! i'm lucky i got it done, should look great after Friday!

also walked into the adjuacent liquor store for a bottle of wine after today

spend all the money in my checking...moved money to cover that up, can't wait for the stimulus...! no worries. i have Money.

relaxed from 2pm-5pm

5:30pm begain studying online: Chapters 1,3,5 of the Bankrupcy Code

I am lucky to have some days off this month and that will help me tremendously in completing the bankruptcy course i'm taking! :) I plan to do the readings for the course specifically on my days off! :) I am excited actually to start reading the Bankruptcy code tomorrow on my day off. 

7PM ...Aside from that, I also have a religious club (voluntary thing - part of the union) zoom meeting tomorrow evening! And now you see why I chose to take the day off tomorrow! - mostly because of the meeting in the evening which means that if i went to work i wouldn't have the evening after work to do much either....tomorrow cannot come soon enough. :)

after 7pm union meeting:  pack my lunches for the rest of the week without spending money as I have plenty of leftovers and a possible oil change. Some of the okra is very oily, so i'll see what i can do about that Indian okra dish i bought

Eats:

9:45am late indulgent breakfast: vitamins gummy 50 extra, lg banana 150, oats 150, golden raisins 150, almond milk negl, coffee with a creamer someone gave me so you'll be seeing it used on weekends 50. 550, good...

before lunch, around 2pm, snacking on the rest of my gummies 100, tea type of drink with stevia in it. 50...will spend the rest of the afternoon studying / reading for my class.

3pm meal rice 150, leftover indian curry veggies 250, shrimp 100...500; wine 200, gummies 50.

5pm snack: wafers 120, coffee 30. 150; 2 milk chocolate low sugar pb cups by Lily's that i found in the store. 150

7pm dinner chicken bacon and cheese on small amount of toast: 300, fritos chips 150...450, excellent.

2200, ok. no exercise, just resting.


LOOKAHEAD: 

Sat March 20th / Sun March 21st:

back to the vet with the guinea pigs to see what's going on / see about getting them all ivermectin shots. i think one pig is pulling the hair out of the other guy though not sure...it's not all day, they are all sleeping now, i don't want to have to separate them, they don't fight, but the little guy chases Ricky around and might be biting him...will discuss with vet on weekend since i didn't make it to the vet on Tuesday due to the eye issues i had.

Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) -

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm; car oil change?

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: 

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22: Bankruptcy Code Chapters 1,3,5

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Chapters 1, 3 & 5 Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5: Chapters 7,9,11,12,13 Bankruptcy Code

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13  Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


 

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/16/2021:
How is the eye allergy doing this morning? It looks uncomfortable. I had never seen jackfruit before so I looked it up and it does mention allergic reactions to it....people allergic to latex, birch....etc....it's in the fig family also.....When you mentioned that it caused your throat to be scratchy to me...that was the scariest symptom....did you notice any throat swelling?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
yes, my throat swelled a minor bit. i have had other minor reactions to fruit, so i'm sorta "used" to it...usually reactions are minor and only to apples and only in the Spring because i'm allergic to trees/pollen that time of year.

i'm headed to the doc to make sure it gets better asap.

thanks for asking, friend.


innerpeace on 03/16/2021:
that's crazy about your eye. I thought you have eaten jack fruit before and didn't mention a reaction. Maybe it was something they used to prepare it, so weird. I hope you find the cause and can get it taken care of.

A side note - back in Oklahoma I had cats, my friend came over and was allergic and the moisture/tears in her eyes coagulated - it was the craziest thing I ever saw. She had to run home and take her allergy meds. I never knew she was allergic to cats...but the way her eyes reacted was just insane.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
it was fresh jackfruit this time...i also had a stye...so it's a mix of issues due to my rubbing at is.

who knows, it may have only been a stye and not an allergic reaction, but, i think it was both.


bearcountrygg on 03/16/2021:
You have to watch those things that make your throat swell....that is the beginning possibly of anaphylactic shock.....don't want to mess with that.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
yes...i also picked up benedryl as i didn't have any besides kids benedryl! now i have some at home for crazy occurances such as this one!


bearcountrygg on 03/16/2021:
We actually use kids benedryl......I can't handle the adult type...knocks me right out for hours.....so D just takes a bigger dose of the kids type.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
damn! i shouldn't have thrown it out...but since it just recently expired, it's gone! i would have kept it if i read your comment here first!

i ended up buying some adult benedryl to have at home for emergencies.


bearcountrygg on 03/16/2021:
That's okay....you will probably do fine with the adult one...driving while taking benedryl though does not work for us...we only take it if we are staying at home....even the kids type.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
i will take it tonight to help relieve symptoms / puffiness / swelling.


Donkey on 03/16/2021:
I'm jealous of your days off, but I gotta say I'd rather work than have a day off with an allergic reaction. Bear is 100% right about being careful that you don't end up having swelling in your windpipe. Hope you feel better soon!

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2021:
thank you for the concerns. i wish i could give you a hug to make us both feel better about all the nuttiness in our lives lately.!!!! xoxo



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 15, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 19.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours - 3 hours including driving of doing volunteer work i'll include in my sunshine hours for today.

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead:



Tuesday the 16th -  Vacation Day 2 for this cycle, ending March 31st.

I was able to take Tuesday off...plan for errands, but not extra exercise :)

10am: I Will go back to vet for second dose of ivermectin for gp, thinking to bring my little guy also, but, i think i'll hold off...and just deal with the one that is suffering. if something happens again down the road, i might bring them all to get doses of ivermectic, but for now, only one pig is suffering, supposedly it's mites. and supposedly some pigs can fight it on their own and some get the hair loss...and it is contagious. but i'll just work on treating my own pig that's suffering now. payment for the vet seems decent, $50. honestly, i'm thinking to take all 3 pigs on this day, then the other two pigs i'll bring back again for their second doses - so i can fully erradicate any mites...(i looked it up; usually it's done in 2 doses to erradicate mites)....may wait until Saturday to do this trip to the vet due to recent eye allergy that has me taking benedryl and i may just stay home tomorrow all day to rest up..

& After lunch : Chapters 1,3,5 of the Bankrupcy Code

I am lucky to have some days off this month and that will help me tremendously in completing the bankruptcy course i'm taking! :) I plan to do the readings for the course specifically on my days off! :) I am excited actually to start reading the Bankruptcy code tomorrow on my day off. 

Before 7pm union meeting:  pack my lunches for the rest of the week without spending money as I have plenty of leftovers and a possible oil change. Some of the okra is very oily, so i'll see what i can do about that Indian okra dish i bought

7PM ...Aside from that, I also have a religious club (voluntary thing - part of the union) zoom meeting tomorrow evening! And now you see why I chose to take the day off tomorrow! - mostly because of the meeting in the evening which means that if i went to work i wouldn't have the evening after work to do much either....tomorrow cannot come soon enough. :)


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) - Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm; car oil change,

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day

Saturday, March 27th:NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island...try to moderate myself so that i have energy for this opportunity as I have no more days off around this one, LOL! but really!



Bankruptcy Course, March 8 thru April 23...I'm trying to finish this course a little ahead of time, while i have my days off from work this second half of March!

Due March 22:

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Read Chapters 1, 3 & 5 of the Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5:

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Read Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 of the Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


Happy Monday, 3/15/21:

Eats: small sips kombucha quick in AM, negligable

Breakfast: medium banana 150, coffee 50, pb 100, granola bar 150..450...

11am snacks: don't have much with me, wasn't in the mood for almonds, so had chocolates 150 and a candy 50. 200

squash seasoned butter 250, beef 300, rice 150

1350, no snacks, heavy lifting at work unexpectedly no more exercise to be tolerated today 

thai takeout dinner to celebrate hard work lol ...650, later in the night i had some kombucha as well as real sour patch gummies 150

2200.


I overslept due to a long, eventful weekend, so i was a half hour late to work that i need to make up later this week.

I will have an easy night after work, no exercise as i'm sore (in a good way) from this weekend...maybe i'll read some of my Orwell book or just relax and watch TV ;)

Upper body workout tonight :)...bc i realize i have enough going on tomorrow to not want to fit it in; and relax more on the couch reading my Bankruptcy materials and not work out tomorrow!

will skip exercise again tonight bc at work I had to do some kind of manual labor for approx 2 hours moving things and I'm very beat  / sore / and not feeling good from too much exercise / movement / unusual events over a period of 3 days.

I plan to catch up on your diaries either tonight or tomorrow!!!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/15/2021:
Good that you got some extra rest this morning. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 03/15/2021:
It was super fast and so much exercise at work that I’m skipping it at home !


legcramps on 03/15/2021:
Enjoy your day off tomorrow, though it sounds like there are still many things to get done!

horn_of_plenty on 03/15/2021:
I’m excited tomorrow to study while I relax on the couch for a good portion of the day :-)


bearcountrygg on 03/15/2021:
Your schedule is jam packed!! An evening of rest sounds like a good idea!! ENJOY!

horn_of_plenty on 03/15/2021:
LOL i changed it up to get the workout in today so i can RELAX on the couch, read, and have a generally "fun" day tomorrow !!!! :)

I am happy with such a change of schedule type of pace for the end of this month xoxo....it's not BORING! :)


bearcountrygg on 03/15/2021:
I'm adjusting my schedule a little today too...sometimes things just need to switch to plan B.......it's all good.

horn_of_plenty on 03/15/2021:
Ty lady and at work I ended up getting so much exercise moving things in the office that I’ve decided to relax until Wednesday xoxo goodnight and comment on your entry tomorrow too xo


Donkey on 03/16/2021:
I think I could use a day off soon, too. We're getting too busy for that right now, unfortunately.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
rememeber, you deserve a day-- especially if others take days.

take care for now, my special friend!



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 14, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

17.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours - 3 hours including driving of doing volunteer work i'll include in my sunshine hours for today.

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead:


Saturday or Sunday March 20-21:

back to vet for second dose of ivermectin for gp, thinking to bring my little guy also, but, i think i'll hold off...and just deal with the one that is suffering. if something happens again down the road, i might bring them all to get doses of ivermectic, but for now, only one pig is suffering, supposedly it's mites. and supposedly some pigs can fight it on their own and some get the hair loss...and it is contagious. but i'll just work on treating my own pig that's suffering now. payment for the vet seems decent, $50. honestly, i'm thinking to take all 3 pigs on this day, then the other two pigs i'll bring back again for their second doses - so i can fully erradicate any mites...(i looked it up; usually it's done in 2 doses to erradicate mites).


Friday the 19th -  Vacation Day 2 for this cycle, ending March 31st.

Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 3 (of this cycle ending April1) - Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm;

Wednesday, March 24th:

Thursday March 25th:

Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 4 (of this cycle)  (also parent's anniversary :) day

Saturday, March 27th:NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th - Passover WALK (not dinner) with Family..

Monday, March 29 - Vacation Day 5 

Tuesday, March 30

Saturday, April 10th: NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island



Bankruptcy CourseMarch 8 thru April 23.

Due March 22:

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Read Chapters 1, 3 & 5 of the Bankruptcy Code

Due April 5:

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Read Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 of the Bankruptcy Code

Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


Monday, 3/15/21:
after work or at lunch - Supermarket tofu, lettuce, 2 peppers, 2 lg carrots, cilantro, fruit tbd,


Happy Sunday March 14th - 

Eats:

9:30-10am breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, kombucha 50. 400.

noon snack chocolates 100, later snack 50.

3:30p - 4:30 small meal - indian okra oily but good 200, gummy sour candy real deal 150, enery drink weird tropical flavor...little more gummies 100. Frito chips 200

(phone conversation around half hour from 5:30-6pm)

6pm blueberries 150, later on pretzels two and a little more servings 250

1,500....

leftover sweet alcoholic beverage 200

1700.

 


  • Clean gp cages / wash the fleeces - later tonight when i get my energy back from 2 hours walking apt to apt in my building and i did get 35 signatures. i've decided i'm too tired for more exercise today...unless i change my mind, prob not.
  • Upper body weights, not lower strength today - TOMORROW.
  • Due March 15 - Lesson One: Introduction to Bankruptcy Law - either print out for reading on commute or read at work little by little online.
  • Test 1 - Sunday - In progress, will have to finish this afternoon after the canvassing volunteering... To finish between approx 4-6pm....DONE,took around 2.5 hours from 6pm-8:30pm because i had some trouble finding information at first. ugh! DONE!
  • BB1 (stands for bulletin board and is the easier of these two assignments - BBs and Tests)  Done!
  • Noon - 3pm volunteer canvassing (time includes time driving to the place to get the paperwork, driving back home too) (where i will bring the signature forms back to my own neighborhood/apt building/area) for signatures for Queens Borough president. this is not my cup of tea, i'm doing it as a favor to my local union; as well as a favor to my father who told me about it and wants me to show my face / name after just getting back to work, personally, it's a favor to my union. I may cut the volunteering time down as 3 hours is a lot along with some driving to pick up the canvassing signature pages as I do not really have 3 hours+ to waste...(as my dad said they aren't "watching me" for the 3 hours...It will be more like 1.5 hours of actual canvasing, maybe i'll just come back early with the forms; after 2 hours...YES.  Because this is going to be a BUSY week as I have also a virtual club meeting (not my cup of tea again, going more for others) on Tuesday night.  So i need to pace myself here. DONE!

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/14/2021:
I do not envy you needing to canvass today. Definitely not my cup of tea either, but I completely understand why you are doing it. Well, I guess it's exercise and more steps, fresh air and maybe sunshine? So there's some silver lining in the task.

Maybe not this week, but you have a lot going on the week after. Wow!

I look forward to reading about your eats today.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2021:
i did canvassing thru my whole apt bldg which is 23 floors and 4 apts on each floor, so almosts 100 apts. i got 35 signatures, which is def considered huge. :)

it was good exercise, i got warm and was sweating. good cardio, indeed. :)

def some silver lining in terms of standing, steps, and burning calories.

have a nice day to you!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2021:
i def will not be doing canvassing again this year. i couldn't do that to my neighbors, at least.


Maria7 on 03/14/2021:
Hope you are having a good day!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2021:
it was successful :) xo


Jacky82020 on 03/14/2021:
Me too! Hope you have a great day!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2021:
glad the canvassing is over with. won't be doing that again for over a year and prob never in my building for at least 5 years...it's so wrong to bother everyone lol.

it was a successful day, now to read about bankruptcy law!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 13, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

14.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours - I will spend a minimum of two hours doing trash pickup at a grassy area along my commute walk along a major roadway i take to go home each weekday. the garbage is an eyesore and nobody cleans it....that's where i come in! exercise of being out in the sun, standing / walking / bending...cleaning up an area that is special to me on my walk home when i walk my commute. PS - i have a goal this month to actually have at least 31 total hours outside, due to days off / volunteer opportunties - it should work out  much better than the previous two months! i'm excited for reaching that goal of what would equal at least an hour a day of fitness & sunshine !

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead:


Saturday or Sunday March 20-21:

back to vet for second dose of ivermectin for gp, thinking to bring my little guy also, but, i think i'll hold off...and just deal with the one that is suffering. if something happens again down the road, i might bring them all to get doses of ivermectic, but for now, only one pig is suffering, supposedly it's mites. and supposedly some pigs can fight it on their own and some get the hair loss...and it is contagious. but i'll just work on treating my own pig that's suffering now. payment for the vet seems decent, $50. honestly, i'm thinking to take all 3 pigs on this day, then the other two pigs i'll bring back again for their second doses - so i can fully erradicate any mites...(i looked it up; usually it's done in 2 doses to erradicate mites).


Monday, March 22:


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 2 (of this cycle ending April1)

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm;

Clean bathroom?


Wednesday, March 24th:


Thursday March 25th:


Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 3 (of this cycle)  

parent's anniversary :) / eve of passover?

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 28th

Passover Dinner with Family...perhaps help mom prepare...

Monday, March 29

Vacation Day 4 

Tuesday, March 30

Vacation Day 5 

Laundry for the week.


Saturday, April 10th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island


Bankruptcy CourseMarch 8 thru April 23.


Due March 22:

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Read Chapters 1, 3 & 5 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 5:

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Read Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


Happy Saturday: 

Saturday March 13th: 

Personal Volunteering, along my commute path home, only me: early afternoon. DONE!

go out & spend 2 hours on my feet, cleaning up an area that i walk by all the time; i'll take my car there & park on the grass, take garbage bags, fill them with garbage that seriously is littering all of the grass so so so disgusting & drop off garbage bags at nearby garbage cans....DONE!...it was very hard to find a place to dump the trash bags that i filled up...not many dumpsters or garbage cans that have a big enough opening on top! i ended up driving near a shopping center area and put the bags next to a dumpster - not in it because it looked like recycleables were in the dumpster and my garbage bags were fully mixed garbage, not separated out. DONE!

Other errands:  pick up rx, buy one monster energy drink or similar to have while i do work this late afternoon for my course...DONE!

Saturday late afternoon / evening: reading & completion of Bankruptcy week 1 assignments, to be done at home bc i have some writings already done from last class (introducing myself) that i'm copying and pasting...the rest is actual assignments aside from writing a "self intro" that is already done! :)  I am excited to do this course, it's a challenge, it's good for me!....starting this evening :)


Woke up, cleaned up, showered, threw out all trash and recycleables; did laundry except for pants/guinea pig fleeces which i'll work on tomorrow...so happily organized!

Found some old and expired cold and flu meds to give to someone who has a cold - they are very local and stopped by so i could run downstairs to give it to them. :)

Heading out soon to volunteer, but first just renewing my rX and further getting organized before i go out...It's a rather nice, but chilly, very sunny day...so i'm happy to get out of the apt for a few hours. plus, i have lots of leftovers of food to come back home to...i'd like to cook this weekend, but i also have my class to attend to - so i may just pick up some perdue ready cooked stuff to eat with my leftovers.

Eats:

breakfast oats 150, golden raisins 150, almond milk / coffee 50, kombucha 50, wafers 150... 550.....

noon lunch toast 250, whitefish salad spread 200...450

4pm chocolates 100, water, energy drink because i KNEW i'd be exhausted after cleaning up the greenery for 2 hours (went well, lots of bending, i was considering buying a garbage picker but didn't because if i'm not using it a lot, it's just another useless purchase).

5pm early dinner  also with said energy drink above, keebler cheese crackers with pb 200. basmati rice larger amount 300, with indian curry veggies 200, yogurt 150...

7pm large grapefruit 100

snack before bed: rest of yogurt from above, couple chocolates 100

2250, excellent.

 



Sunday March 14th
 - 

Noon - 3pm volunteer canvassing (where i will bring the signature forms back to my own neighborhood/apt building/area) for signatures for Queens Borough president. this is not my cup of tea, i'm doing it as a favor to my local union; as well as a favor to my father who told me about it and wants me to show my face / name after just getting back to work, personally, it's a favor to my union. I may cut the volunteering time down as 3 hours is a lot along with some driving to pick up the canvassing signature pages as I do not really have 3 hours+ to waste...(as my dad said they aren't "watching me" for the 3 hours...It will be more like 1.5 hours of actual canvasing, maybe i'll just come back early with the forms; after 2 hours...YES.  Because this is going to be a BUSY week as I have also a virtual club meeting (not my cup of tea again, going more for others) on Tuesday night.  So i need to pace myself here.

Due March 15 - Lesson One: Introduction to Bankruptcy Law - either print out for reading on commute or read at work little by little online.

BB1 - done Saturday evening, not a lot of work at all, didn't need to read anything to answer simple questions. Test 1 will require some actual work though....

Test 1 - Sunday

Supermarket before going to pick up the canvassing docs: tofu, lettuce, 2 peppers, 2 lg carrots, cilantro, fruit tbd, 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/14/2021:
Good for you for doing your own volunteering! It benefits you and others and the environment! Now you can walk by that area with some satisfaction that you made a difference. Others will notice!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2021:
THANK YOU! i enjoyed doing it and it was a great workout! totally good. you were the one who initially inspired me!



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 12, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

12.00 hrs March Sunshine Hours - will walk extra on way home today :)

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead:

Saturday March 13th: Personal Volunteering, along my commute path home, only me: late morning hours

thinking to go out & spend 2 hours on my feet, cleaning up an area that i walk by all the time; i'll take my car there & park on the grass, take garbage bags, fill them with garbage that seriously is littering all of the grass so so so disgusting & drop off garbage bags at nearby garbage cans....

Saturday & Sunday: reading & completion of Bankruptcy week 1 assignments, to be done at home bc i have some writings already done from last class (introducing myself) that i'm copying and pasting...the rest is actual assignments aside from writing a "self intro" that is already done! :)

Due March 15 - Lesson One: Introduction to Bankruptcy Law - either print out for reading on commute or read at work little by little online.


Saturday or Sunday March 20-21:

back to vet for second dose of ivermectin for gp, thinking to bring my little guy also, but, i think i'll hold off...and just deal with the one that is suffering. if something happens again down the road, i might bring them all to get doses of ivermectic, but for now, only one pig is suffering, supposedly it's mites. and supposedly some pigs can fight it on their own and some get the hair loss...and it is contagious. but i'll just work on treating my own pig that's suffering now. payment for the vet seems decent, $50. honestly, i'm thinking to take all 3 pigs on this day, then the other two pigs i'll bring back again for their second doses - so i can fully erradicate any mites...(i looked it up; usually it's done in 2 doses to erradicate mites).


Monday, March 22:


Tuesday, March 23rd - Vacation Day 2 (of this cycle ending April1)

Annual Physical Exam, 2:30pm;

Clean bathroom?


Wednesday, March 24th:


Thursday March 25th:


Friday, March 26th - Vaca Day 3 (of this cycle)  

parent's anniversary :) / eve of passover?

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!

Sunday, March 30th

Passover Dinner with Family...perhaps help mom prepare...

Monday, March 29

Vacation Day 4 

Tuesday, March 30

Vacation Day 5 

Laundry for the week.


Saturday, April 10th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island


Bankruptcy CourseMarch 8 thru April 23.


Due March 22:

& March 29: - Lessons Two and Three: Read Chapters 1, 3 & 5 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 5:

& April 12: - Lessons Four and Five: Read Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 19: - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


HAPPY FRIDAY: Did my lower body, 10 min workout this AM (that's the total length of my lower body work always, which i'm totally 100% happy with).

Friday Eats:

coffee 50, banana 120, keto bar (Bulletproof cookie dough) to which i bought an extra 230, 400....

snacks pb 100, granola bar 150...250

lunch: part of my leftover sauteed chinese broccoli, not too much sauce, 100, microwavable lean cuisine mac and cheese wasn't great at all 350 couldn't even finish it, 2 chocolates 100, some diet coke (now wanting sleep) ...550...

3pm snacks...brought a large grapefruit to possible peel / enjoy since it's a quiet day at work here at this time, so i can take the time to eat a large grapefruit....most probably....got very busy ...chocolate 100

dinner: will be indian takeout veggies and eat at home with chicken bacon / salad / etc - found a new indian restaurant that i never noticed previously, on the street i traveled less, kinda hidden so i missed it for a couple months! can't wait to try it. hot veggies.

vegetable jalfrezi good amount 200, small amount Indian okra dish 150, grapefruit 100, gummies regular 50, kombucha 50, chocolate 100...650

late night eating after LONG phone calls and a bedtime at 1am, after sleeping for a nap after dinner, but waking up to speak to friend around midnight. it was worth it. good friends, good conversations are always worth it!

2050-2100 total.  Excellent exercise, too, walking my entire 3mi commute home.


 

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
Hope you have a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 03/12/2021:
so far, the day started slow but now it's full speed ahead! perfect on a Friday!


bearcountrygg on 03/12/2021:
How did you like the dandelions the other day? Were they bitter?

horn_of_plenty on 03/12/2021:
they were actually not bitter...cooked in olive oil, with some salt and i think possibly a couple of other seasonings, it was better than i have had in the past. almost exactly tasting like spinach this time.



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 11, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

10.75 hrs March Sunshine Hours 

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead:

Saturday March 13th:

doctor annual and gyn appts that i made last year! the dr is open, i had no idea, so the appts are on (they called me to remind me!)!  All saturday morning this will take place, very close to home walking distance, glad i'm free this weekend. 

I did cancel my eye appts because i did go to them last year right before covid and i simply want to skip that this year. I feel the gyn (that i skipped last year) and annual physical are enough for this year and next year all do all 3 again :-D


Saturday or Sunday March 20-21:

back to vet for second dose of ivermectin for gp, thinking to bring my little guy also, but, i think i'll hold off...and just deal with the one that is suffering. if something happens again down the road, i might bring them all to get doses of ivermectic, but for now, only one pig is suffering, supposedly it's mites. and supposedly some pigs can fight it on their own and some get the hair loss...and it is contagious. but i'll just work on treating my own pig that's suffering now. payment for the vet seems decent, $50. honestly, i'm thinking to take all 3 pigs on this day, then the other two pigs i'll bring back again for their second doses - so i can fully erradicate any mites...(i looked it up; usually it's done in 2 doses to erradicate mites).

Saturday, March 27th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - planting sea grass in Coney Island (Brooklyn)!


Saturday, April 10th:

NYC Parks Stewardship Volunteer - Goodhue Park, Staten Island


Bankruptcy CourseMarch 8 thru April 23, 7 weeks total. Quick and concise which is good for my time and attention span while working.  There are 16 other students in the class with me, around 2/3 females based on their names.

Due March 15 - Lesson One: Introduction to Bankruptcy Law - either print out for reading on commute or read at work little by little online.


Due March 22

& March 29 - Lessons Two and Three: Read Chapters 1, 3 & 5 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 5

& April 12 - Lessons Four and Five: Read Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 of the Bankruptcy Code


Due April 19 - Lesson Six : The Bankruptcy Rules


Thursday: Upper body tonight, glad i got some good sleep last night...will try to do the workout relatively soon after dinner so that i can get back to bed, been tired this week, i think mostly bc of TOM which is here today.

Thursday Eats:

coffee 50, banana 120, lousy tasting keto bar (Bulletproof Fudge brownie has NO chocolate taste) to which i bought an extra 230, 400....

snacks pb and granola bar 250

lunch: healthy leftovers: some mashed potato 100, some tofu 50, pita chips 150, doritos 150, rest of my sauteed dandelion 100; 550; hot coffee black with stevia.

3pm chocs snacks...150

1350.....

dinner: healthy thai leftovers:chips 300, lots of veggies in some sauce 200, shrimp 100, some kombucha 50, gummies 100, later on chocolate 100...850

2200, bit high but at least i exercised. It should mostly balance out I think with the whole week. 
 

I may need to cancel my appts bc of TOM - it may mess up the urine test and gyn test - will call tomorrow to prob reschedule all / ask them ....I forgot it was Thursday and Saturday is in less than two days now that it's Saturday night..

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/11/2021:
It's been a long time since T.O.M. for me but you guys are reminding me how often women have to deal with that and all of the side effects.....No wonder women are so strong...we really put up with a lot.

horn_of_plenty on 03/11/2021:
OH, good way to say it!!! :) have a nice day!



[ Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 Next Page ]