Remember I mentioned I am not on a diet, as that is a four letter word for failure, but I am trying to cut back a bit and have cut out all eating after supper and was going to cut out my mid afternoon snack? I think everyone said no to that one. So after thinking about it for the last couple of days, I decided you were right and I was wrong!!!! Now if dh was reading this he would have keeled over at that statement, as according to him I never admit I am wrong!!!
Mind you according to him he never falls asleep when the news is on, but I digress. So I have decided to cut out my mid-morning snack instead as I always have a good breakfast of cereal, a banana and a cup of tea. So that will get me through to lunch time no problem and I do tend to be busier in the morning than in the afternoon. I have also set myself a sort of goal to lose 6.2 lbs during the month of February which may not seem like a lot to others, but remember I am not on a diet, nor am I exercising, as remember I am allergic to that as well!!! The exercise will start at some point, but I can only do one thing at a time and remember it's all about baby steps so I don't get fed up!!
This is all a big deal for me and a huge step. I am doing this for health reasons, as I know when I go back to the doctors for my yearly physical he is going to have a hissy fit. So there you go, thought I'd let you know what I had decided.
Back in July of last year I did a post about our woodpile, see here As usual we ordered 3 bush cords to last us the winter. The other day part of the woodpile fell down and it wasn't until then we saw how little we had left for the winter:
We are half way through winter but are more than half way through our logs. Not that we will run out as I have a pile on the other side of the garage and a few stacked between a couple of trees. It's just that it hasn't been a bad winter (touch wood) so far and it has been mild for us. Mind you we have had the fire on 24/7 since the beginning of November.
When I was down the old basement today I checked on how much oil there was in the tank and I see the marker is between 3/4 and 1/2, right on target. I will leave it for a couple more weeks and then get it filled up, which should cost around $400.
February is generally the coldest, longest, most miserable month of the year, at least in my opinion. Not helped by my mother telling me how all the snow drops are out, there are daffodils in bloom and there's a touch of Spring in the air in England..........I'll hopefully be saying that by April, if we're lucky!!