Thanks for all your comments to yesterday’s post, and for having faith in me!   I will respond to all the comments tomorrow when I am off, but I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am realizing that I am a controlling person.  I like to know what’s going to happen, how things are going to work out.  Take yesterday for instance.  I got to the shop to start getting the stuff ready for the market.  On the schedule it said I was training a new person.  He was a nice boy about 18 or 19 years old.  But, he didn’t have a car and my car just fits all the stuff I need to take.  So I just told the owner I’d do it alone, and I felt so much better about the whole day.  I know what I am doing, I can now put the tent up and take it down by myself.  I didn’t have to make small talk with a teenage boy for a 45 minute drive there and back, and since I was driving, now back seat driver syndrome!

I decided to start the day out with a big breakfast.  I forgot about the quiche I made, yesterday was about the last day I could eat some, so I heated that up with uncured bacon, and 8 ounces of potatoes.  This giant breakfast came in at 14 smart points.


In my market lunch bag I packed a 4 point turkey sandwich, grapes, carrots, 4 bottles of water and serving of rice crackers – 8 points total.  It was hot yesterday.  The temp was 90, but with the heat index it felt like 96.  I drank every drop of my water and didn’t need to pee once because of the sweat.  I thought you could see the sweat in this pic after I packed up, but I don’t think you  can – trust me, it was there!


I was literally 1/2 a mile from the shop when I realized I was being pulled over.  Fudge crackers.  I thought it may have been because I had so much shit in my car I could barely see out the rear view mirror.  Nope, turns out I turned right on a red light – I didn’t see the sign.  I think I was just so happy to be 75% done with driving for the day, that I didn’t even notice it.  Luckily it’s a citation, like a parking ticket, and won’t go on my driving record – but it’s $50.  Really?! 

But as I finished unpacking and started driving home, I thought, there are worse world problems, so I just let it go.

By the time I got home it was nearly 10:00.  I ended up picking up my grocery store’s take and bake pizza and added a bit of balsamic glaze over the top – it hit the spot, and two slices were 9 points, taking me just 1 point over for the day.  Not bad!


Today I’ll be in Lincoln Square.  High temp today?  70!!  And overcast, so it will be perfect.  Still another long day, but it beats sitting at a desk all day doing something I didn’t like anymore – I need to keep peppering myself with positives instead of negatives.  I know I’ll find my way eventually – I just hope it happens before I run out of money! Open-mouthed smile

Make it a great day!