The Childfree Life

When having it all, means not having kids
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 pm 
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I would have walked out with the dog food at that point. It's been established you paid for it by more than one store employee. I'd just put it in a bag and walk out. So frustrating!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 am 
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Last night we had to bring the cats back home from the cottage. We managed to get both of them into the car without any major trouble, yay! For rides to the cottage, we usually don't crate them, we put little harnesses on them and then they have short leashes that click into the seatbelts in the back so they have a little more freedom (can look out the windows etc), but they won't get under the driver's feet or anything.

However, the tortoiseshell tends to get carsick. The backseat was covered in blankets so she wouldn't ruin the upholstery, we had paper towels, and a plastic bag, so I figured we'd be prepared.

About an hour into the ride, she starts heaving, as predicted...and yaks up a hairball directly into the shoes I had sitting next to my feet in the backseat. No ricochet, a direct hit right into my shoe.

How on earth is her aim so good?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Awww, I took my wee girl on her first road trip this weekend! She was so good in the car. She feels safe in her crate, so I leave the door open, and she can wander in and out to use the litter box, or sit and look out the back window. The drive was 8 hours going to Nelson, and 9 coming home through a nasty early snowstorm (we got a couple of feet of snow at home while I was gone). I left her in the car while I went to the hot springs, and when I came back she was perched on top of her crate, just watching the people come and go.

She was a little freaked out by the people walking above us in the hotel, so if she wasn't grooming or looking out the window at the main street, she'd burrow under the covers and hang out there while I read or watched TV.

And she got so many compliments on how good she was in her bubble backpack when we went shopping. No fuss at all. I do need to get a piece of plywood for the base, as it buckles a little bit under her weight, it would be better if it was a bit sturdier.

I laughed last night. She was happy to be home and went out to check out her yard. She dropped out the cat door on to the deck, and up to her neck in snow. She flounced across to the back fence and over it, but she wasn't gone long before she came back, leaping in huge bounds through the snow in the back yard, and back in the door ... most miffed at the weather! Hopefully some of it will have melted by the time I get home today.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:04 am 
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I forgot my lunch today so I'll have to buy something. Last time I bought lunch on campus, it took me 40 minutes to get a sandwich.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 pm 
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Argh, my glasses broke today...frame snapped (I’ve had these glasses since 2006, I suppose I can’t be that surprised).

I can see fine, but I get headaches after reading or using the computer without glasses on.

Now I have to go to the optometrist first thing tomorrow to try to get this sorted and get a new pair.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:44 pm 
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I found a recipe today for meal-prep grain bowls (basically just quinoa with roasted veggies), and I thought it sounded good and healthy, so I made those.

Halfway through making everything, I looked up the nutritional info...over 1000 calories per bowl! WTF? How the hell can quinoa and veggies be so many calories? And of course now that I’ve already prepped everything, I have to eat it. My diet’s officially shot for this week. Grumble.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:03 am 
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That doesn't sound right. How much quinoa's in there? Unless it's a couple of cups in each one, that sounds way too high.

I'd run it back through MyFitnessPal or something, and get a second opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:47 am 
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I wanted to make ice-cream today, but realised that our hens haven't been laying for a couple of weeks now so I didn't have any fresh eggs -- I make ice-cream with raw egg yolks, so I like them to be only a day or two old if possible. So I noticed I had some eggs that were over a month old (we write the date on each one in pencil, to keep track). Ended up having to make a chocolate chiffon cake with those, and used the cream I'd got for the ice-cream to make a chantilly filling for it. Way more calories than I need in my life!

At least baking takes my mind off the shingles.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:03 am 
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Herbaceous...maybe up the amount of veggies and reduce the amount of quinoa? I mean, it's good protein and all, but it's also kinda carby. Or look at what kind of veggies they're listing, and maybe sub some that're lighter and/or lower on the glycemic index? The dish itself sounds delicious. Hopefully there's some way to tweak it and still not waste food.

My first world problem: the walls in our condo need paint touch up at the least. At first I was grumbling about how everything looked filthy and beat-up, then I realized it's been like twelve or more years since we painted. Oh. Yeah. That would do it.

So, looks like I'll be setting aside chunks of time to repaint at least the bathroom and hallway. At least I still have the original paint, just have to take it to the paint store and have them shake it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:03 pm 
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I got back into painting my finger nails more regularly. I'm getting better at it, but still manage to paint part of finger sometimes. The issue today is that I got everything so nice and put the top coat on. Let it set for little while. Everything felt nice and solid, so I put the sheets back on the bed I mucked up 2 of my finger nails creating a bit of a wrinkle or texture into them while tucking in the sheets. I just don't want to redo it again. I'll live with texture I guess.


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