Well, we made it through Irene. Lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain! Plus wind There is flooding in our area and poor Vermont is just heartbreaking. The water levels will continue to rise for the next day or so. Cleanup starts today. Power outages in the area, but luckily our power stayed on. Not sure how we managed that. My sister was without power for most of yesterday. My garden bed came through pretty well. Just the asters have problems and those were the ones I thought would get bent like this because they were at the leading edge of the wind.
Also one coneflower went over.
So thankful that is all the damage we had.
I also made it through my 21 days grain-free challenge! It went by fast. I will talk more in detail in a couple days when I do my monthly wrap up. Now, I am not going to dive into a grain silo or anything. I am introducing 1 serving of grain back a day and actually will continue with some grain-free days. My grain to come back to?
Pumpkin oats! Helen was right.
It was a very chilly morning at 53 degrees, so I put oats on the menu. These were quite good! It was definitely weird eating oats after 3 weeks without.
I was surprised to be able to log into work this morning. The company I work for is in Lake George, and they had flooding yesterday. My beloved lake! Hopefully that is better now.
Moving on to lunch…Lunch included some tuna. I bought a couple cans not knowing if we were going to have power or not, so may as well eat them up.
Pixie did fine during Irene. She didn’t like when the wind was really blowing hard in gusts and that got her antsy, but slept through a lot of it. It’s cold today so she is heat seeking again. I got up for lunch and came back to find her stealing my seat.
She’s so funny – I just use 2 hands to scoop her out of the seat in this position and move her to the couch. She doesn’t care and falls right back asleep.
My favorite time of day!
I should paint my nails. I think I am the only woman in blogland that doesn’t paint her nails.
Finished up work really early today – yay! So, I joined John for a walk to the post office. We had a lot of boxes going out. It is about 3/4 of a mile to the post office from our house. While there, we checked out the river downtown.
It’s very high. I wonder if it was over the bank yesterday?
We came back to make dinner. I had roasted up a chicken yesterday so that we could snack on it all week. Hope you like chicken, because you will be seeing it this week!
I also raided John’s chocolate stash for dessert:
It’s annoying that each little miniature has 42 calories. I could scarf 10 with no problem (and have).
On tonight’s agenda? Getting some frozen stuff. We did not buy any in case we lost power, so I am almost out of broccoli (noooooooo!!!!), and I need my Wyman’s blueberries.
Might be sneaking in a decaf coffee, too