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Progress report

Or, rather, the "stayed-the-same-and-I'm-grateful" report.

When I slipped on the ice on Monday and subsequently couldn't run, walk or lift anything, I took that as a license to comfort myself (with Aleve, a heating pad and food), stop journaling and generally slide back into my old, familiar ways.

My new healthy lifestyle isn't my go-to position. Yet. Add to that the mountain of cookies and candy I'm making for Christmas and I'm sure I don't have to spell it out for you.

Today is a new day, though, and I feel renewed. Also too busy to worry about it. We're getting flu shots this morning and replacing the hand mixer (a cheap one I've had for years) I broke making the peanut butter part of Buckeyes. (In Ohio we called them Buckeyes. Here in West Virginia they call them peanut-butter balls. I think.) I still have gifts and treats to finish making and the oranges I ordered last month came yesterday, which means … marmalade! I love marmalade, and so does my husband, so I'm looking forward to making many jars.

Never a dull moment around here. Hope you're staying busy. And warm. The temperature is supposed to climb back above freezing tomorrow, and I'm going to take that as a sign that I need to try another outdoor walk. Also, the next time we're in the city we're going to look at a new piece of exercise equipment. The treadmill is 15 years old and on its last legs.

Kind of like me. Heh.


Jane said…
I understand going back to old habits in times of stress. That is what we have programmed ourselves to do. We have had lots of practice over the years. But I am grateful for new days and renewal. Take care...
Anne M. said…
Owwwie! I'm behind on blog reading and didn't know about your fall and bad elbow and way too much food being created in honor of the holidays. I hope you're feeling better every day, my friend!

I'm not sure what a Buckeye even is (guess I could just Google it and then I'd know) but I sure didn't know they included peanut butter. At least your marmalade is based on real fresh oranges. Those cherry chocolate chunk cookies cooling in my kitchen are pure sin!

Promise I'll check in with you more often. Be kind to yourself, Debbi!
denise said…
Ummmmmm...I LOVE buckeyes (which we also call them in PA). My brother is now the baker in the family and sometimes makes these. They are too tempting for me though, so it's best if he doesn't.

Anne - buckeye is a nickname for a chestnut. A buckeye cookie/candy is a ball of peanut butter with confectioner's sugar and I think some rice krispies and other things to hold it together. That is then dipped in chocolate leaving a circle of peanut butter showing at the top and making the whole thing look like a chestnut.

Very tasty and very addictive. Not at all good for dieting though.

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