If my days had themes yesterdayâ€™s could have been â€œNot quite as plannedâ€, for both good and bad.
Because the weather was sunnier and breezier than I expected I wound up washing and drying more clothes than I anticipated. I will say that along with all of the washing up, the manual labor I have undertaken has been hell on my hands; they are riddled with small cuts and dry skin, making life annoyingly painful.
Yesterday afternoon I had the idea to make a loaf of bread using my bread machine. I decided to use up all of the yeast that failed me a month ago, and much to my surprise it was all very much still alive! The loaf rose so much in the machine that it stuck to the inside lid, leaving me with a highly deformed loaf and a mess to clean.
For dinner I focused my intention on making a lasagna, the likes of which I never would never have eaten as a child. My lasagna contained, in addition to â€œnormalâ€ lasagna ingredients, spinach, mushrooms, onion, garlic, rosemary, and green onion. I probably should have focused more on the construction as I used too much sauce in the pan initially, leaving not enough to smother the top, and wound up with leftover noodles since I didnâ€™t lay them out properly in the pan. Then, I over-baked the lasagna because I got distracted changing the rear wheel of my road bike so that I could remount it on the trainer, and forgot about the lasagna in the oven.
Today? Todayâ€™s theme should be something in German, but you can well imagine that my studying didnâ€™t go as planned either…
Tuesday Take of the Tape: 208.4 pounds (-0.2 from last weekâ€™s weigh-in); not bad, especially considering how much food I’ve been eating the the past two months.