Saturday, September 15, 2007

What's this? Water falling from the sky?

It finally, finally rained yesterday. Lest you water-logged Texans be in the dark, the drought has moved east and before yesterday, we were 11" below normal. We were promised that it would rain yesterday and all day long the clouds threatened, then moved on without so much as a drop. We finally got a 1 minute long shower in the late afternoon, but then zippo until it got dark. God turned the faucet on just as I had to make a quick trip out to Wal-Mart, and y'all, I had forgotten how the windshield wipers work in my van. It took a lot of fiddling, but I got them on and timed right and even figured out to turn on the back window wiper. Whew. All the grass is still dead and the trees still look pretty sad, but we're thankful out here for the rain and a break in the heat. Tomorrow the high's supposed to be in the mid-70s - woohoo! I'm celebrating by painting my toe nails in a fall-appropriate dark red nail polish. Because these things are important.

And what I know you're all been anxiously waiting for...a diet update!

Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that my jeans are looser and I easily buckled my belt one hole smaller this morning - happy dance! My hives are also getting a little less each morning and being rather less of a bother on the whole. The bad news is that the all turkey diet is a huge pain. After a morning of wandering through a local warehouse store, I discovered that my energy level is around a -5. By the time we left, I was about to fall over; I had to go home and take a nap. I'm thinking my first food to add back in will be green beans, because my body is craving a few vitamins and minerals that turkey just doesn't provide. During my nap today, I dreamed of eating sausage pizza and breadsticks and they tasted heavenly. Then there was that weird bit about Hannah Montana mixed up in there. I've gotta get K something else to watch!

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