It finally got warmer here. I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate temps in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
I hope all of you are doing well, and if you were in the path of the frigid cold, I hope you made it through OK.
It’s time for another Random 5 Friday. I’m joining this fun meme started by Nancy at A Rural Journal.
|Chase Bird peeks over the arm of the chair.|
I usually have to work late on Tuesdays because we lay out the paper and get it ready for press. I didn’t get home until after 10 p.m. this past Tuesday.
Larry said that Chase Bird was listening and looking for me before I got home. When I got home, he seemed happy to see me. Apparently he doesn’t like me to work late. I miss him and Larry, too.
Our heat pump gave out this week, and we have to have another one installed. That was obviously not what we wanted to hear from the HVAC people.
It takes care of two rooms in the house, with an oil furnace taking care of the rest of the house. But it will still cost a chunk of money.
Larry called me at work to tell me about the heat pump. A little bit later, he called back, laughing a bit. The oil company had just shown up to fill up the oil tank and left a nice bill. You might as well laugh as cry, I guess.
I’m just thankful that we can take care of these things. There are so many people worse off than us.
I didn’t put away our lighted snow couple when I took down Christmas decorations. It’s really a winter decoration, don’t you think? And I like the lights.
Sometimes I learn things through my work that help me in my personal life. I attended a nutrition program today offered through a partnership between the county libraries and a state university. It provided such good information that I can use for my own eating.
It’s not a complicated way to eat. It’s eating whole foods as much as possible, eating a mostly plant-based diet and eating foods that help reduce chronic inflammation. And it's individual. Foods that are good for you might not be good for me.
Eating better will help me feel better. I know that. In order to eat better, I know I’m going to have to start cooking more. One thing that will help me do that is to plan better. If I wait until the end of the day to decide what to have for dinner, when I’m tired, then I’m probably going to want to take the path of least resistance.
How far ahead do you plan your menus? Does it help you to plan ahead?
|A pasta salad I fixed a while back.|