Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day 2011

I am having a relaxing day at home… or at least I'm trying to stay relaxed!  It feels like there is always so much to do and I feel like I'm constantly running behind.  Last night my hubby and I went to see fireworks.  I wanted to go on Sunday night because I knew we wouldn't get home until late and I would be too tired to go tonight and then have to get up at 4am to go to work on Tuesday morning!

I love to take photos of the fireworks, and this year I had to use my son's Nikon Coolpix S630 point and shoot since when I replaced my old Nikon point and shoot with a newer Nikon point and shootNikon Coolpix L100, I learned that the L100 did not include the fireworks mode.  I was very upset about this, since Nikon had included the fireworks mode on their online description of the camera.  But I use my camera for food pictures much more than I do for taking fireworks so I just had to learn to live with it.

I got to bed really late last night… around 2am, and I ended up sleeping in to 11am!   So of course it felt as if half the day was gone, because literally it was!

I have been washing dishes and clearing counter space in hopes to get another batch of sauerkraut started. As I mentioned in earlier posts I am making a concerted effort to get in more ferments.  Tomorrow after work I will be picking up some water kefir grains. I hope that I am able to keep them alive and well this time.

I also have a pot of chicken vegetable soup cooling down on the stove.  This is from stock that I made last weekend, and never got around to making into soup.

I am also planning to make a quiche with almond flour [affiliate link] crust to use up some of these eggs [affiliate link] our hens are giving us.

I don't know how long it takes to feel the effects of the creme I'm using.  I'm thinking it takes awhile to build up in the system… it seems that I feel a small amount more of energy, but I'm not sure.

Also, here is a weight update.  On June 1st, I weighed 180.8#.   On July 1st, I weighed 180.4#.   I was thrilled to see that number.  Why?  Because if I can't lose weight I am delighted to stay right here. I just don't like seeing the number go up.

I hope you are having a good day today.  I am feeling tired, even though I only got up about five hours ago. I am going to try to get to bed early tonight, but that means I need to focus and get the sauerkraut made, and get the quiche made so that dinner is early.

In the photo you see above of me and my husband, I superimposed fireworks behind us with photos that I took, shot with my son's Nikon S630 point and shoot, set on the fireworks mode. Here are the original photos. I love playing with Photoshop. 🙂

Starlene and Hubby on 3rd of July, 2011

Fireworks from Ahwatukee Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona

Fireworks from Ahwatukee Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona

Fireworks from Ahwatukee Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona



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