What’s for lunch?

Ever have one of those days where you open and close the refrigerator door again and again, hoping that something good to eat will magically appear the next time you open it? <sigh> Yes, that happened to me yesterday. The Dutch Apple Pie from the night before was calling to me, and I couldn’t see beyond that. Problem is, it’s easy to “prepare” it to eat. It’s done! No preparation required… the problem with dieting and trying to eat healthy.

So, as I was trying to convince myself to eat something healthy, my pea brain starting thinking, “Wait! Apples are healthy! And, that crust is made from wheat.” Hmm… that covers the fruit/vegetable and grain food groups. And, we always need to eat more fruits and vegetables. “Nah. I really should look for something better for me.” But my brain and stomach were trying to convince me that it WAS good for me, especially since I don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. “Okay,” I happily resigned.

Now I needed some meat or protein. Nothing good in that fridge! Well, nothing was popping out at me. I reasoned that since I was eating pie for lunch, a PayDay candy bar couldn’t be that bad. After all, there are nuts in it! There’s my protein. Okay, what about the dairy group? I could have a glass of milk.

By the time I dished out the pie, I decided that ice cream with pie would qualify for the dairy group. And, who wouldn’t like to top it off with a PayDay? I’d drink healthy water with it and vowed to eat better at supper time. Sometimes you’ve just gotta play and have a PayDay.

Everybody needs a PayDay

Everybody needs a PayDay

Memories from my childhood visits to the gas station vending machine… We didn’t have much money at all, but Dad would let us splurge when we accompanied him to get gas for the car at 29 cents per gallon. Every day was a pay day when I got one of these.

Everybody needs a PayDay

Memories from my childhood visits to the gas station vending machine… We didn’t have much money at all, but Dad would let us splurge when we accompanied him to get gas for the car at 29 cents per gallon. Every day was a pay day when I got one of these.

Hello world!

Happy Sunday morning!  We so needed the rain today, a good atmosphere for quilting!  After all the eye surgeries, and working like a cyclops, I am finally finished with my latest quilt.  I was one of 615 participants in the SOTTT (Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles) exchange.  Edyta Sitar was on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims showing quilts that could be made with fabric exchanges.  That’s when Debbie posted on the forum that she would like to start a Half Square Triangle exchange.  Little did she know the work involved!  Anyhow, it grew into 615 participants from around the world.   I had a lot of fun putting the quilt from this exchange together and then quilting it.   

So, it’s off to get to the rest of  my neglected house and to the quilt guild meeting this week!  Have a super week!