I drove to meet Donald and the girls at their house this morning, very early for a Saturday, and rode with them to Autumn's soccer game. It was a good game with the final score something like 5-4, with Autumn's team losing. They played well though. Autumn got moved up from the team she has been with all along and plays with girls a year older this year. She gets along really well with them and it probably makes her game better by playing with girls who have an additional year of experience. It sure looked like rain, but the rain held off.
I took a long nap this afternoon because I had to get up and going so early this morning. A quick trip to the library to return a book and pick one up rounded out what has been my day.
I've been trying to count my calories because I want to add 4 or 5#, but if I eat more calories in the morning then I am not hungry for the rest of the day. I had a decent breakfast and a good lunch, but other than a protein shake this afternoon I think I'm finished for the day. I have always complained of cramps in my legs and feet at night, but have discovered if I drink a protein shake then I don't have them that night. So I'm drinking the shakes even when I don't go to the gym - using whole milk I'm still only adding about 300 calories. I just don't know how to consume more without feeling awful and bloated. I finished the first of the meat loaves and the last bite was as good as the first. I remember why I rarely eat beef though as it gives me indigestion. A little bit of organic apple cider vinegar in water at night seems to take care of it, but it seems to be a vicious circle to me. Chicken is marginally better from the standpoint of indigestion, and pork doesn't bother me at all. I eat pork mainly when I eat out, and I don't do that very often.
It looked so much like rain today and tomorrow we will probably see it falling for sure. But today turned out to be gray but nothing falling from the skies.
On the way home this morning I noticed a new ARCO gas station with regular at $2.27/gal. One block down the street, the Shell Station has regular for $2.70, and the Exxon station catty corner to it is $2.85/gal. I really can't understand the disparity in prices so close together. I realize Arco is usually a lot cheaper and it is a new station trying to attract customers, but the Shell/Exxon difference is a puzzle to me.
I haven't heard from Jeannie & Ara for a couple of days but they are due in tomorrow sometime. How early depends on where they stop for tonight. Yesterday they visited a friend in Olympia, Washington. Usually when I get within a state or two of home I become anxious to get there quickly and I'm sure they are ready to wind up their travels.
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