I haven’t blogged since October 31st.
That means I might have been a little busy.
With other things.
Like a Risk Management Conference in Madison on the first two days in November.
This means that I was able to fill my bag with goodies from the vendor booths, like pads of paper and post-it notes, pens, chip clips, squeezie penguins, more pens, tote bags, highlighters, little plastic calendars, and leftover Halloween treats.
Scratch that last one. Being on a part-Keto, part-Paleo, part-Mediterranean eating plan means I can’t have mini Snickers or KitKats or anything with dairy, gluten, high carbs and sugar.
Sounds awful, but it means that I’ve lost a few pounds and feel good.
Being at the two-day conference also means that I learned a few things about ergonomics and dog safety and stuff related to risk management.
And I was able to watch the beautiful sunrise last Friday morning, from the window of my hotel room.
I usually write posts for the week during the weekend, but it didn’t happen last weekend.
(I wonder if I get bonus points for the use of two weekends and a week in one sentence.)
Anyhow, I was cooking and shopping and studying last Saturday and Sunday. Studying for an important appointment on Wednesday morning, which meant that I couldn’t spend time writing my usual fluff for One-Liner Wednesday. There will be more on the topic of important appointment at a later date.
The studying continued Monday and Tuesday after busy catch-up days at work, which means someone didn’t get all the lovin’ he wanted.
He was staring me down with a pet-me beg. Or he was saying, “Really? You can ignore my cuteness? You’re such a B…” in his little kitty head.
Sorry Gibbster, your mom means well, but she’s got priorities.
Wednesday arrived, studying was done, appointment was done by 9 am.
I took the rest of the day off.
Which means I could do whatever I want.
Which means I rewarded myself with a black bean brownie from Happy Bellies, a gluten-free bakery which also offers dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, nut-free and low glycemic options. I can have treats there!
They are good treats.
By the by, Wisconsin voted for the Democrats, which made me happy. (Sorry Republican friends, that means you’ll have to wait until next time.)
I suppose I could have spent part of my Wednesday writing a post, but I chose to eat up the day with more food prep, doing laundry, buying a lamp to replace the one that died, buying two sweaters at Kohl’s, and a black bean brownie.
There are days that I think I can write a post during my lunch time. It never happens. By the time I make lunch, eat lunch, and scroll through the Facebook and Instagram likes and photos and memes, 45 minutes have passed and that means I have to get back to looking busy for the boss.
I didn’t have anything planned for Thursday night until I got the email. The one from the library that said my book was in.
I’ve been waiting for this book to be available for many weeks. It’s a popular book, one that came out in August. It’s so popular, in fact, that the library only lets people check it out for two weeks. There’s still a waiting list, so that means I have to spend some quality time with the crawdads and the characters.
Less time with my blogging buddies. I hope you understand and forgive. I’ve been feeling very guilty of late for getting around to blog posts late or not at all. Something always uses up my spare time.
It’s almost 6 pm on Friday night as I type this, so it means I need to end this crazy post and make supper. Squash, rice and an organic, nitrate-free, grass-fed beef hot dog. Not quite as good as the black bean brownie, but it’s filling and nourishment for the 6:15 am Saturday morning workout with a trainer.
Yeah, I said 6:15 am, and I mean it.
One more thing before I go.
Winter showed up early Friday morning. A little bit of the white stuff. It turned cold too. I don’t know if it means we’re in for a long winter or if we’re getting it out of our system early.
I’d like to believe the latter.
Happy Saturday everyone!
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