Friday, January 9, 2009

A Few Moments From My Day

A salad for lunch. A part of my attempt at a healthier lifestyle. I tried a store-bought salad dressing I really like. Kraft Free Caesar Italian. It has a strong enough flavor that using just a small amount flavors every piece of salad. Only 20 claories for 2 tablespoons. Good deal. I have to say that I have been eating healthier for a week now and I weighed myself yesterday morning and had GAINED two pounds. Yes you read that right! Talk about upset and disappointed. I think I figured it out though. I am not diabetic, hiowever I do have to keep my blood sugar on an even keel to lose weight. I haven't been eating much protein the last week, and I know that I need to have a little protein with each meal to keep the blood sugar on that even keel. I paid attention to that yesterday and when I weighed myself this morning I was down 1 1/2 pounds. It could be water retention s well. And lets face it. Pushing 57 doesn't help either. It gets harder and harder to lose weight the older we get.

A few Meyer lemons from the tree.

Another very foggy morning.

Once it burns off the sun is out, though the temps are on the cool side. We need rain! It looks like we might be looking at water rationing like we had in the 70's. Who can ever forget "If its yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down"?!

I did a different arrangement on the piece in the front window. Nothing major, but I am happy with it.

I had the ingredients to make more mixed pepper jam. There is only one jar left from what I canned in the fall. It's been a favorite with family and friends. Hoping to get more canning down this weekend.

Jam cooking, water bath at the ready.

Finished product. Hope you all have a great weekend!


Sarah said...

The jelly looks good and so does the yard.

It will come back in bloom in the summer.

Eileen and Stan said...

Oh how I wish canning could be done in the winter. Nope instead we can during the heat of summer. Your jelly and lemons look delicious! Be healthy!