Toss and turn, fail to fall asleep.
Worry about whether I should eliminate canola oil and any and all margarine and shortening from our diets, and if making a spread from raw butter, olive oil and flax seed oil would be better. We don’t use much shortening, but we do use margarine sometimes.
Wonder where the hell to find raw butter. Is the Challenge brand of butter raw?
1:07 a.m. Wrestle with the deeply-ingrained idea that saturated fat is evil. Turns out, it may not be!
Wrestle with the deeply-ingrained idea that saturated fat is evil. Turns out, it may not be!
Think of contacting a professor in work department who has some research on polyunsaturated fats.
Feel shitty that the cookbook I worked on advocates canola oil. Feel a bit like an asshole. Think of implications of working in the nutrition field for the first time.
Wonder how A. will react to this dietary change. He may like it. It is incorporating more butter, after all!
Realize I don’t have to feel as guilty about making shortbread cookies with all that butter. Wonder if they would be good with whole-wheat flour.
Finally drift off to a fitful sleep full of nightmares, dammit
Get up and go to the bathroom
Wake up, certain that my alarm is going to go off in the next five minutes. Wait.
Realize that it is not 6:30 a.m. Look at watch and swear out loud when I see what time it really is
Buster whines at me a while, then jumps up on the bed
The alarm finally goes off. I had been asleep for over an hour.
6:30 a.m. – 7:10 a.m.
Much more alert after a warm shower. Notice, for the first time, that there are two piles of doggie puke in the bedroom
Finish scrubbing up puke, blotting up cleaner
Have a gagging spell
Eat Overnight Oatmeal. The memory of doggie puke and the sticky consistency of the oatmeal result in another gagging spell.
Give up. Toss the rest of the oatmeal in the trash.
Remember the snow blower isn’t working properly, so A. and I pile into the truck, uncertain if the car will get out of the drive or back to the house later tonight. THANK YOU 30+ MPH WINDS. Love those snow drifts you’ve sent us!
Accompany co-worker into storage area to look for missing brochures.
Notice something has spilled all over an open box of printed materials.
Realize I tipped my coffee cup right over the materials.
Prepare files to re-print the coffee-stained materials.
How the hell has your Tuesday been?