One thing I realized when I was flying home this last trip was that I no longer got butterflies in my stomach.  I got butterflies every time I was coming home to see Tony.  It didn’t matter if I had been at work all day or away on a trip without him for several days.  This time I was just. . . coming home.  I can’t believe that on Sunday Tony will have been gone nine months already.  It seems so long ago and like yesterday, all at the same time.

I am leaving town again!  This time just for the weekend.  My cousin on my Dad’s side of the family has a son who is having a graduation party.  Her Dad, my Uncle, died when I was a freshman in high school, and my Dad died 18 years ago and somehow with those brothers gone, we never really kept in touch all that much, other than by Christmas cards.  I am really excited to see all my cousins and my Aunt.  We will be driving to Michigan for the weekend – a quick turn around too because it’s a 7 hour drive!  Pretty sure Hannah will be doing most of the driving – that girl loves to drive.

Yesterday’s breakfast was what I call an inside out omelet.  I scrambled egg whites and baby spinach and tucked it into a slice of honey ham, then sprinkled with Cabot cheese extra light sharp cheddar and stuck it under the broiler.  So delish!

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Usually around 11:30 I’ll check not only my blood sugar, but also how many steps I have so far for the day.  My blood sugar was 232 – perfect for walking.  I reached down to look at my Fit Bit.  It was gone.  I looked all around my desk and office.  I thought maybe it fell out at home, or in my driveway?  I was so bummed because that’s the last gift Tony ever gave me.  The plastic that holds it in is torn and I need to replace it – but the cheap me is like $15 for a replacement?  I guess it’s better to fork over that than to pay $50 for a new one.  So I went to my car to get my walking shoes, and there it was – right outside my car door!  So it didn’t capture my steps for a few hours, so it was probably closer to 13k.  It was really warm yesterday – maybe 86 when I walked, but I got my 3 miles in.

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Earlier in the morning my brother Charlie sent me a funny text – I love him.

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So lunch was a bit of a mystery!  I threw a bag of frozen soup in my bag and a can of green beans.  When I lost 70 pounds back in 1999, I added a can of green beans to almost every meal – a whole can is like 70 calories and it bulks up your meal and keeps you fuller longer.  I ended up adding 1/2 a can of green beans to my soup – which my guess was tortilla soup.

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I will be so sad when cherry season is over because I won’t have my grilled cherry salsa anymore.  But I have a BIG giveaway tomorrow, so you’ll have to come back tomorrow and check it out.

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Since there was salsa, it was only fair to make taquitos for dinner.  I did ground beef and cheese.

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So here is the continuing saga of my contractor.  First off, I had another contractor come in, and Jacob and I both felt that he completely understood the project.  And he basically said everything the first contractor did was wrong.  Not the right wood, not the right insulation, the supports he built weren’t correct because they didn’t properly distribute the weight, etc.  I have another contractor who is a preferred contractor with Home Depot coming today and we’ll make a decision between the two this weekend.

Meanwhile the first contractor was supposed to come last night with his receipts.  And he was a no show.  But he doesn’t understand what I am capable of doing.  This is just a sampling of texts I plan on sending him in the coming days.  He has a four year old daughter so I’ll text him “is this the example you want to set for your daughter of being a cheat?”  Oh, and then there is social media.  If he still doesn’t respond after a week, I am putting his business card on Facebook every day telling everyone in McHenry county to stay as far away from him as possible.  My being nice is so over and you have to look out when I get mad.

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Game on!

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So I know I don’t normally post on Saturday’s but you’ll want to check it out – BIG giveaway!  Here’s a hint!   Follow me on Instagram over the weekend – My Bizzy Kitchen – have a great weekend!