This and That
Good morning, how are you doing?
Today is looking to be a sunny day and that is a welcomed sight since it was overcast and blah for two days not to mention rainy as well. As you can see by my photos we still have snow on the ground but I'm confident that pile will disappear over the weekend.
I've been knitting only at nights now instead of during pockets of my day. Can't say why but I've been trying to read more in the afternoons and not multitask while I do my reading. My other reason to read more during the day is because when I read at night I fall asleep so quickly! I don't think I read more than a page or two and I have trouble remembering what I've read.
I've decided to decrease the sugar I put in my coffee (again) and decrease the amount of salt I add to my food (again). Yesterday was a slow going morning drinking sad coffee. Today the same coffee tasted happier. About a year or so ago I worked at decreasing and eliminating the sugar I put in my green tea (let's say it was years in the making). I love the way the tea tastes now and cannot imagine sugar in it.
Coffee is different but I'm going to try. The guidelines are 25 grams of added sugar per day for a woman. Sugar is in everything, just so you know. I am doing this because it's healthy for me and I want to see if it improves my mood or happiness factor. I was not happy yesterday morning but the slight headache told me I LOVE sugar and might has withdrawal symptoms (ha ha ha). So far this morning I'm good.
I read somewhere that if your food tastes bland without salt you are eating too much salt. That sums it up for me.
While I'm talking of foods and such. Does anyone have any homemade salad dressings that are non-dairy and not too acidic (I get mouth sores easily from one of my medications)? Too much lemon or vinegar causes problems. Let me know in the comments.
I snapped a photo of Holly The Cat decorating for Easter. She makes me smile with what she finds to entertain herself.
As you can see by the above planners, I am in a blue/teal mood these days. The paisley print cover is my ipad mini. I have been using the Jibun Techo for daily tracking, note-taking and finance keeping since October and love it. The Hobonichi Weeks is my carry around planner for appointments and plans, I purchased this a week or so ago with an April start. I purchased both from Jet Pens. (I am NOT an affiliate - I'm sharing what I like.) The multi-pen is a Uni Jetstream 4 +1 which is a huge game changer with for different ink colors and a pencil.
I love winter but I am so ready for Spring and being outside more. I can't wait for the day I can eat my lunch outside.
Thank you all for visiting and commenting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.