Sleeping in a little this morning because I wore myself out yesterday. I should go out for another bike ride today, but will play it by ear, especially since I’ll be doing a sixty mile ride tomorrow. That sounds like a lot, but in ten days we will be doing that or more every day for a week on BRAG.
I have plenty of house choring to do if I want to get my exercise that way instead.
I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was ROUTE. Thought I’d get another deuce, no dice.
It has not been my week for Wordle. FERAL was an appropriate start word since it took all 6 tries to tame that stupid thing.
I no longer say I “should” do anything. I saw a great quote yesterday that went something like “should is could with a huge amount of shame wrapped around it.” I heard a great interview years ago with Ellen Burstyn where she said she has “should-free”’days once a week where she does whatever the hell she wants to. That term has always stuck with me. It may feel pedantic to say I could do something instead of should do something but words matter, especially when it comes to self-talk. I definitely learned in the hardest way possible that we are what we think.
That’s really facile advice from someone who doesn’t have to go to work every day. I’d like a should-free day, too, but the reality is that it’s not a possibility for most people who aren’t independently wealthy.
Certainly using words to re-frame one’s outlook is worthy, and I do that every single day.
I see your point. It made me realize that I classify things like work as things that I *have* to do. I have to write this book that I signed a contract to write. Should I have done that? I’m not going to debate that now. I’m on the hook. I don’t say I should write a chapter today, I look at it more as hopefully I can write a chapter today, or if my calendar affords it, I could write a chapter today. It probably also comes down to how much one has internalized what other people have said one SHOULD be doing.
Last night we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 – I actually enjoy this series – its silly & more fun than some of the superhero movies. And – at $6 – what a deal.
In a couple hours I get to go to my new eye doctor appt – not sure what else I’ll do today.
Wordle in 3 – Mini – damn, I had no idea what I was doing there.
Yeah, 1:04 on the Mini today. I’m about over Wordle at this point.
NYT Mini in 55 seconds. And I am still interested in Wordle, so expect it to remain a daily report here.
I’m interested too, I’m just feeling fatigued from consistently needing 5 or 6 attempts. It’s just a phase, it’ll pass.
The most important thing that has happened to me is that I got a parking spot right outside my building this morning. This is EPIC.
it’s the little things that are the BEST sometimes.
Getting a good parking spot will ALWAYS brighten your day.
Wordle in 4. AISLE was not much help as a starter.
As I drove home yesterday, I got a call from my grand-nephew. He and his SO had a little girl 6 weeks ago and he wanted to make sure I was aware. I never understood what he was saying the baby’s name was, between my hearing and the speaker phone. He’s a good kid and will make a good dad, as he’s had to help raise his younger sibs.
Slow night, watching Jeopardy Masters tournament.
Guess I need to pack.
And that’s why I rarely do the Mini- almost 5 minutes and had to cheat.
I didn’t cheat – but it took me a while to figure it out.
Dinner is in the Instant Pot on Slow Cook mode. I wonder if at some point I will realize that I don’t need and Instant Pot, and a large Crock Pot? I am making this Slow Cooker Irish Stew, using onions, garlic, carrots, and potatoes from WLF! And, I bought a turnip (along with beets are constant WLF fails) at Kroger the other foray, so I decided to toss that in as well.
Might bake an Irish soda bread later to go along with this as well.
This was our dinner last night: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1022532-bean-and-cheese-burritos I don’t bother with making the beans, I microwave canned refried beans just to knock the chill off and go from there. It’s a super-quick and very satisfying weeknight dinner that I always have the ingredients around for (canned refried beans, shredded cheese, tortillas with sour cream, and salsa as garnishes). I had forgotten about it but remembered last night in a moment of last minute inspiration.
that sounds way too simple & tasty.
(and – I have no NYT account, so I can’t see the recpie – do you really need a recipe?)
Nope, you really don’t need a recipe. I open a can of refried beans and microwave it for 2 minutes. I then spoon half a can of beans into a tortilla, and add cheese on top of the beans. Wrap it up, and pan fry the burritos in some olive oil to brown the on all sides and melt the cheese. Garnish as you like, and dinner is totally done. And crazy good.
Here’s a super ugly link that will get you inside the paywall, which Paulie will hopefully clean up:
Bean and Cheese Burritos
Wow. That is not the healthiest recipe but you would litrally be eating in 10 minutes.
Yes! That’s how long it takes, which is a key selling point for me.
Following up on a thread from yesterday, I need to find a new PCP and make an appointment for a physical. I may want to check in with a cardiologist again too. To be honest I am not sure if the last cardiologist is still alive and practicing, he was a vey old man when I first started seeing him a few years ago.
I’d start with the PCP first. Mine is concierge only. My “wife” needs that level of support, but I don’t, so I’m not sure if I’ll keep paying or not. Of course, I had lots of needs last year and having a concierge doctor helped a ton. So, I’ll probably keep paying for now. In any case, the PCP will have one or more cardiologists that they recommend.
So far, my Piedmont cardiologist has done well by me. I sent them a note after almost passing out after Saturdays ride and they came back with a med adjustment suggestion. We’ll see if that helps.
Off the rocket city.
you can check out the minor league baseball team in Huntsville – the Trash Pandas. I’d guess they might have some fun t-shirts, etc.
OMG. Are they really called the Trash Pandas?! I NEED a t-shirt!
Huh, many moons ago, when I lived there, their team was the Huntsville Stars.
I think its the 1st year with this name
Allan has a cardiologist at Piedmont as well, but our PCP is a Wellstar group guy.
BTW – I do like the new eye doctor & office, they may have made me pay too much for some glasses, but the lady was very good at picking out frames for me, etc. I wanted some transition sunglasses.
I think I’ll get a copy of the prescription & see about trying one of the online eye glasses companies if I feel I need another pair.
Thought of bike ride has vanished for today. I just got done wiping the doors, rinsing door mats, and vacuuming the M6. Still need to wipe the dashboard, but that can wait until I get into it later to drive to Betsy’s.