Thursday, December 15, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1.  At my follow-up PT appt on Monday my PT gave me two types of calf raises to start doing daily {straight leg calf raises & bent knee calf raises} and my calves have been super sore ever since!  I always thought my calves were really strong but I guess not running for 7wks {its been 46 days since I last ran} and, honestly, not really wearing heels in over a year has made my calves weak again.  Lamesauce.

2.  Since I’m still not working I have found that I am having a hard time remembering to take my allergy meds and vitamins in the mornings.  I usually have to write it on my daily TO DO list or I won’t remember.  But lately I haven't even been writing a TO DO list so … When I find a new job I think I will really enjoy, and benefit from, getting back into a normal day-to-day routine.

3.  I’m baking bread today and the recipe said to let the dough rise for 4 hours at “warm” room temperature, around 70 degrees.  Um, yeah, about that.  I’m cheap and I don’t use the heater during the day to warm the house even if I am here all day long.  I run the heater for about 1-2 hours in the morning to warm the house back up to 62 degrees {we let it get down to 55 at night} then its off all day until the evenings where we run it again for 1-2 hours … or we use our pellet stove {but we haven’t had a burn day in over a week so we haven’t been able to use the stove, thankfully today is finally a burn day!}.  That usually means its around 60 degrees in here.  On sunny days I can open the blinds in the office & master bedroom as well as the curtains in the living room and maybe the house will warm up to 62 or 63.  On really chilly days or cloudy dreary days {like today} I’ve got on several layers and I am either using a heating blanket to stay warm or  a ceramic space heater in the office for a few minutes every once in a while to warm up the space.  That means my dough is in its bowl, covered in saran warp, sitting on my desk since its the warmest room in the house.  Oh vey.  Hey, maybe I should have found a different bread recipe --- or busted out my bread machine.  Genius over here.  Genius.

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Yes, my desk is always that clean. 

7 comments:

That Pink Girl said...

Just think how ripped your calf muscles are going to be!
I'm with ya, I don't see any point in paying to heat the whole house when I can just bundle up. I'm rarely uncomfortably cold. But I can see how that would interfere with bread rising!

giraffy said...

I am a giant pansy and run my space heaters any time I think I can get away with it without incurring the Wrath of The Husband.

ajh said...

How'd your bread come out? I usually put it next to the wood stove to rise.

christa said...

We keep the house cool too. I'd like to find a full time job and have a regular schedule too!!

Ali Mc said...

Ummmm that last photo MADE MY DAY girl! you are hilarious! Colin is the cold miser .....freezing here. I am always shocked that Logan rips off all his clothes and can walk around naked in just his diaper...when I have layers and layers on :P

Maureen said...

Ahhhhh hahahaha nice way to be inventive!

Judy W. said...

That is one impressive desk, Jesse. Especially since I know we are both such type A's when it comes to neat and organized! xoxo