In the Rear View Mirror

Now that the week is coming to an end, tell me something positive that happened in the last few days.

I have a couple positives to share:

I went hiking Wednesday and made it .062 miles before I had to stop. That might not seem like a successful hike but for me, that’s progress. I should also share that the hike was straight up the side of a mountain, so it really felt like I was hiking my way to the clouds. I felt great, except for my lungs, they felt like they were on the verge of fire. Okay, that was an exaggeration, but they were definitely burning. I am also going to start exercising 3 times a week, hiking on Wednesday’s. I’m not sure how long that will last, but I have a goal to get to the top of the damn mountain!

I think my allergies are getting under control again; for the first time since April, my eyes are not red and swollen, with dry patches on my eyelids. It feels so good to not have puffy eyes that water constantly and look dry on top. It was the strangest thing, and I’m very happy that the latest round of scripts have helped because it was out of control.

So, all in all, a very good week! Now it’s your turn.

Can I Blame it on Allergies?

I don’t know where my brain is this morning and I can’t say that it is because it’s a baklava day, but maybe I can blame it on allergies. Let me share my morning with you, and then you decide whether that is a good excuse for my mindless morning…

I am making my chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot today. I have known this all week. It takes 6-8 hours, and with ours it is always on the short end of approximate time needed. I prefer to cook it on slow, so that it simmers and the flavors have time to diffuse into each other.

I decided to go pick up the baklava after I got ready for my day, and then I’d start the soup. Before I did that, though. I started the dishwasher so that it would be finished and dry by dinner time.

Dishwasher loaded and started.

Baklava picked up and already enjoyed a piece, with coffee.

Realized I had gotten sidetracked because it was already 11a, so I hurried myself to turn the cam on.

After 45 minutes of being online I suddenly remembered the soup. So, I rushed off to get it together because by the time I got it all together we’d be under 6 hours.

I’m in the kitchen and suddenly realize that I decided to run the crockpot through the dishwasher only minutes after I got the ingredients out to make it easier to get it going when I got back with the baklava.

So now I am waiting for the damn dishwasher to finish so that I can make the soup. I should still have time, since our slow cooker tends to cook faster than what most recipes call for. But still. Where the fuck is my brain today?

What do you think? Can I blame that all on my allergies? lol