I on the other hand have been doing nothing. I would like to be working on refinishing the kitchen cabinets, but see no sense in doing it until we are closer to getting out. I'm depressed about how the painting I did is no longer "new," and will need to be retouched in places.
March - April is always a disturbing time. The dining room table is covered with papers and receipts as I try to get things organized for taxes. We took the first pass at them last week, and things don't look too bad. It looks like we won't have to pay too much.
Next year will be so much easier with no income to speak of!
I've ben thinking about our next three or four day Alfa trip after the taxes are done. Possibly up to the "Gold Country" in the Sierra foothills. It would be the first time we took both the RV and the Prius. I want to see how it will be to drive separately because that is what we will be doing for our Oregon trip in June-July.
On the food front, everything is going very well. I have more interesting foods I'd like to share, but not today.
Although I am trying to limit my intake of meat and dairy, I don't think I will ever be 100% vegan.
Limit has got to be the operative word.
At first I fussed about portion sizes of 2 or 3 ounces of chicken or fish as being way to small.
I have been making daily use of my food scale and measuring cups.
I am not eating any "diet" meals, shakes or special foods.
Sometimes the best I can do is make small adjustments or omit part of a past menu.
Yesterday's breakfast was an example. We have always enjoyed our "American" breakfast at least once a week. Fried or scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon or ham, hash brown potatoes, and white toast with lots of butter or "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter."
Yesterday I made scrambled eggs using two less egg yolks, used only the whites, onions and peppers, and 4 ounces dice ham. (for two of us) The onions and peppers gave it a little extra fiber. We skipped the hash browns, and I had only one thin slice of my high fiber bread for toast. I've switched to Benecol for the toast, but actually like a bit of All Fruit better.
Dinner was very light, and I did not make my fiber goal for the day. Small changes. Not every day is perfect.
Most days I just have a high fiber cereal, blueberries and Almond Smooth instead of milk for breakfast. It is a good, simple filling start and I'm usually more satisfied for longer than I was with the eggs and ham.