“I don’t really believe in diets. I love food… If I deprive myself, I’m going to want it more. I snack on yogurt, raw cashews and cherry tomatoes.”

Yesterday it rained all day, sometimes it was heavy and sometimes it was misty. It was a chilly day, and I had to shut the doors and the window behind me. Today is dark and still chilly with damp. I’m going nowhere. I have no plans. I did a couple of loads of laundry yesterday and felt accomplished. Peapod is coming later. I knew it was time for an order when I used the last of my coffee. Last night my larder was so empty I had a pizza with sausage and onion delivered for dinner. Gracie and I shared the crust. We both enjoyed the pizza.

Life is slow. Even last night’s syfy movie didn’t hold my interest. Sharktopus was back. At the start they showed the ending of the first Sharktopus when he was blown up and small pieces of him floated down the river. I had just seen the first movie so I noticed something different. They had changed the ending so we could have a sequel. An egg type sac, not in the first movie, floated down the river into the sea and was caught in a net. When the sac was cut open, the smallest baby sharktopus was inside. It wasn’t a cute I am hybrid. You can figure out the rest of the movie.

One of my former students called this morning and we chatted a bit. Yesterday another called. I love that we stay in touch.

I am not loquacious today. My life has been quiet of late. I’ve been reading A Spy Among Friends, not my usual light summer novel when I am more often in the middle of a murder or several murders than a cadre of spies, but I find this book and its story of Kim Philby riveting.

Today is harvest day. Many of my cherry tomatoes are ready. I am already thinking of lunch and those tomatoes. A panini sounds perfect.

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14 Comments on ““I don’t really believe in diets. I love food… If I deprive myself, I’m going to want it more. I snack on yogurt, raw cashews and cherry tomatoes.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Lots of thunder and some rain today but also hot and in between some sunshine. Tomorrow will be awfully hot, perhaps the hottest day so far and I’ll be back to work. As if it isn’t warm enough as it is with that oven and washer 🙂 Lots of thunder as well so we might lose power and won’t be able to do much at all 🙂

    Annie Wilks in Misery would not have apreciated that change in the movie 🙂 She would most likely have screamed out her anger loudly and tried to find the responsible for the change 🙂 A fot or two might have been chopped 🙂

    I cut of the top of my tomato plants today, it’s better that they concentrate on getting those few tomatoes they have to ripe than to try to make more.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It stayed ugly all day today. I even put on some socks. We aren’t having a warm summer so far.

      They changed the movie so they could have that horrible sequel. Even I couldn’t watch it all, and I usually watch everything.

      I ate my tomatoes as part of lunch. I also got some snap peas from the garden today. It was a bounty for me.

      Have a wonderful afternoon!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Cool, cloudy and dampish up here today.
    I did the pizza thing last night, too. Steak bomb pizza and a Caesar salad. I had pizza for breakfast and salad for lunch.
    I’m not loquacious either. I wonder if pizza has something to do with that? 🙂
    The dogs are awake but not overly active. Rocky is just sitting on the couch with me and watching CSPAN 3. Piki Dog is obsessively chewing a deer antler.
    Laundry went into the washing machine a couple of days ago but that’s as far as it got.
    I’ve been trying to read All The President’s Men but lose my patience with Robert Penn Warren’s writing style. Then I finally found Stephen J. Gould’s Wonderful Life on Kindle and jumped to that instead. The Burgess Shales are much more interesting than a fictional Kingfish. 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      It is still a really ugly day here. It is cool too, put on my socks cool. I shut the backdoor and never did open the window behind me.

      Maybe pizza is the connection. Usually my brain is abuzz but not today. It was pretty empty.

      I brought up the heavier load when it was done, but there is still one in the dryer. I ‘ll get it later.

      Gracie was barking at something this morning and the guy behind yelled for me to shut my dog up. Every time he yelled, Gracie barked. I told him to stop yelling, and she’d be quiet. He yelled again and she barked then he stopped and so did she. Idiot.

      I think you mean All the King’s Men, and it is rough going. I haven’t read the Gould book.

      Enjoy your afternoon!

      • Caryn Says:

        Yes. All The King’s Men. See. I’m totally not into it. There are a lot of words that ramble on and on and on. It’s like Proust only not as much fun. 😀

      • katry Says:

        Caryn,
        I never finished the book and have no guilt.

  3. Hedley Says:

    You are reading Ben MacIntyre, one of my favorites, if you haven’t read Double Cross, give it a go – plenty of references to Philby and the Cambridge Five.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I really like this book. It is a quick read. I haven’t read Double Cross so thanks fro the suggestion. I’ll download it in a minute before I forget.

      • Hedley Says:

        Agent Zigzag is a good read, as is Operation Mincemeat.

        I guess that im6, you and yours truly chug to the end of Last Tango2 tonight. I did watch the sneak preview of Outlander and of course tomorrow is Bach in Paradise. Might interfere with my current read, Andrew Martin’s “Underground, Overground”

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I read Agent Zigzag but not the other.

        Last Sunday’s Last Tango was excellent so I am looking forward to tonight’s.

        What did you think of Outlander?

      • Hedley Says:

        Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are wonderful so I am readying for the cliff hanger tonight. Thought Outlander was good so I will watch again

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I’ll have to hunt it down and give Outlander a look.

  4. flyboybob Says:

    Today I did absolutely nothing since yesterday I traveled home from Toronto. While I was enjoying the cool weather up north it was also cool and rainy here in a North Texas. Traveling by air can be more tiring than working. One has to clear US border and customs at the Toronto airport which requires that you check in for the flight two hours before departure.

    Home grown anything has to be better than store bought. How do you keep the bugs from eating your tomatoes before they are ripe?

    So far this has been a weird summer weather wise. Rain in late July and only two triple digit days is strange for Dallas.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Most airlines make you be there a couple of hours ahead if you are traveling on an international flight. Domestic flights say two hours too but I usually arrive about an hour and a half ahead.

      You missed the cool Texas weather so now that you’re back it will get hot again. That’s always the way.

      I bought a spray for my vegetables. They said at the store it is even safe enough to spray the same day you harvest. Only one bunch of my flowers had bugs so I sprayed them too, and no more bugs ate the stems.

      It has been weird here as well, a cold summer in fact.


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