Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Still Windy

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~Edward Stanley

It's STILL windy here. I could deal with the cold if it wasn't so windy -- I swear the house is going to blow away to Oz. It's supposed to finally calm down on Thursday (in advance of a mild snowstorm, oh yay), but I hate not being able to get outside and WALK. This is what is contributing to my achy hips (which I've had since I was pregnant with my DD -- pregnancy really did a number on my body). No amount of stretching helps ... the only thing that really seems to keep the ache down is walking, nice brisk walking with very long strides.

Yesterday I tried walking in circles around the inside of my house (we are in a colonial "box" so there is a bit of a track -- when DD was little and full of energy, I used to tell her, "Run around the house five times." and when Dakota was a puppy and the weather was icky, we used to put her on leash and takes turns jogging her around the house in circles to burn her energy). I think it helped a little, but it's just not the same. It's one of the reasons I want a treadmill.


Anyway, despite my Christmas shopping being done, I need to go to the grocery store today and pick up fixings for a "deli tray". DH decided we had to have one for the Christmas gathering over here. I'm half tempted to get one already prepared, but will have to see if the cost is prohibitive. It's not THAT big a deal to organize one. I'm hoping the store won't be busy (I'm sure it WILL be on Christmas Eve), so am heading out today to beat the rush.

I'm also going to shop for a few things I need for dough enhancer so I can bake some big, beautiful Whole Grain Bread. I've never used dough enhancer before, but have high hopes of making fluffy WW bread with it. I probably won't do it until after Christmas, but I'll write about it on Healthful & Homemade when I do and you can see if it worked or not.

That's about it from my neck of the woods. What about you? Do you have any last minute Christmas errands to run before the big day?


Your Holiday Personality is Responsible

The holidays mean that you need to get a lot of things done, and you're up to the challenge.

You love shopping for gifts, sending cards, baking, and decorating. It's all about making things festive for others.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to try out something new each season - whether it's a interesting recipe or fun decorating idea.

You don't mind playing Santa for everyone else. In fact, it's what you brings you peace and joy.

That's pretty darn close!



MomJane said...

Okay, what is dough enhancer? I have to know.

Maria Zannini said...

Costco or Sams might have the deli trays cheaper.

I prefer to make my own, that way their at their freshest, but I can understand letting someone else do it. It can be time consuming.

Ref: dough enhancer
I'm not a baker, so I'd love to see a series on how you bake.

Dru said...

I'd be interested in how your bread works with dough enhancers.

I hope the wind calms down so that you can get some walking in.

Your Holiday Personality is Caring

Your holidays are all about connecting and sharing. This is a sacred time of year, and you like to spend it with those who are special to you.

You like to make sure everyone around you is comfortable, full of love (and goodies!), and healthy.

You love to surprise people with the best Christmas gifts ever. You will search high and low for that perfect present.

You are always reflecting on the true meaning behind the holidays. You appreciate all that you have been given in this world.

That is moderately accurate.

Have a good Tuesday.

Brandy said...

I've never used a dough enhancer. I'll be sure to check back and see our results.
Sorry to hear the weather is still playing havoc with your life. I hope it calms down soon.
Re the quiz: I had the same results as Dru.

I hope you had a nice day!

Melissa McClone said...

I was out at grocery stores and Costco today. Very crowded. I still have a couple of little things left to buy so need to do that in the morning tomorrow. Everything else is done and wrapped!