It’s Monday again which means I’m back at the gym for 1 hour every day this week. I’m not looking forward to the muscle aches and pains that will accompany me on say… Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I am looking forward to the fitness results, because let’s face it I am going to be making progress in my health. Thankfully I zone out when at the gym or I’d constantly be self-conscious about what I look like doing the exercises. It was pretty busy today and I had to wait to use the Elliptical. That’s not usually the case. I’m guessing that everyone has good intentions on Monday and then fizzle out by the end of the week.
I can’t fizzle out. Master made it a rule and for some reason that makes it easier to follow. When he left it up to me to exercise and stay fit I rarely went to the gym. And while my rules state that I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle it didn’t get much more than feeble attempts. I have to prepare myself for the almost immediate result of the exercise though, hunger. I can’t believe how much I can eat when I’m working out. It feels like insane hunger. It’s scary sometimes.
My birthday yesterday was really low key. We had cake in the afternoon and then went out to Cold Stone and I got the birthday cake sundae. I love cake flavored ice cream, Yum. I got to watch as much TV as I wanted and I didn’t have to cook dinner, Master cooked it for me! I’m such a spoiled slut.
I’ve got a ‘rubber chicken’ in the oven. If you don’t know what a rubber chicken is, it’s a way of stretching a meat and making more than one meal out of it. Some people make it an art. I just want a good roasted chicken and then stock, but I’ll definitely have meat left over also. I bought a 5 lbs one so I’m sure I can get 3-4 meals out of it. Tonight’s dinner, then chicken a la king or pot pie and finally stock/soup. That is if I don’t go crazy and eat a bunch of it tonight.
After a long search for Washing Soda I found it in the grocery store across the street! They have Fels Naptha Laundry bars (for only $0.89) too so I’ll be able to buy that for my grated soap in the Laundry Powder. I’m pretty darned excited about that. Next week I’ll be testing a Dishwasher detergent powder to see if I get similar results from the liquid I currently use but pay way too much for. I’m crossing my fingers. I’ll be switching to white vinegar for the rinse agent as soon as that is gone too.
Today Master said something along the lines that he is living simply with technology and I’m going more for rustic living. I consider it frugal, but he gets the rustic from the fact I’m going back to doing things they way they were done before chemicals, disposable and discardable items. I want to make, mend and sew rather than buy too. I still need to learn to sew from a pattern though so hopefully the Jo Anne Fabric near by will be having classes I can take sometime soon. I’m back to knitting as well. I’m doing granny squares of different types to make into a Shaker Style afghan. It’s going to be a lot of work, but I will love having it on the bed when I’m done. I figure at the rate I’m going it will take all year. I’m doing about one square every couple of days just because I pick it up when I watch TV and with my TV restriction that’s not a lot of time for knitting. Still though. Once I’m out of the cream that I have I’ll need to head to Hobby Lobby for some purples. I found a few simple faire isle patterns to do as well so that should be fun.
I’m off to check on the chicken. Have a great night everyone!