Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Komið Þið Sæl!

Hehehe, just installed an Icelandic keyboard on my laptop (electronically, of course)... This way I can hunt the net for all things Icelandic (at the moment it´s baby names don´t you know), and not get weird links due to odd spelling...

Re-shaved my head last night, the hair had grown to 1cm (from 3mm) in the past 3.5 weeks and was looking kind of dark and odd, if I decide to grow it out, I might have to consider colouring it...

Did some more baking today, but ditched the bread maker and just did it by hand in the oven. I´m really loving baking my own bread, even if I´ve been using a preblended flour so far (multigrain) even when I cut the bread very thinly, it´s heavier than commercially bought bread and so it´s more satisfying.

I´ve decided I need to figure out a bunch of cheap meals with similar staples so that I can stock out pantry, and cook meals during the day that I can reheat at night for when the boys come home from school. I´m hoping this will also save on our weekly grocery bill which, on the whole, isn´t too bad really, but could be better, or at least consist of least processed foods.

Along these lines, it´s time for me to lose some more weight. Have been pretty slack of late and am beginning to see the consequence of such slackness in my size 12s. Now, being a size 14 might not sound too bad, and it´s not really that bad, there was a time when I would have given my left butt cheek, quite literally, to be a size 14, but oddly enough that number isn´t as attractive from this side of the size scale.

Also, I´m determined to be 65kg when I get pregnant next time. That would make me a size 10-12, and the thought of being a slim pregnant woman is kind of thrilling. To experience seeing that bump emerge and to have people realise I´m actually pregnant and not just fat BEFORE 7 months, well that´s just a fantasy to me right now, but wow I can imagine that would feel great!

So, time to start making smart choices again :þ...

3 comments:

jprior said...

Hey Sif, we should get together to share tips on meal making etc... Luckily, Dh does most of our cooking, but I still have a few good cheap easy ideas up my sleeve....

And yeah re: the bread - I am a scared bread maker, haven't tried it on my own yet, but think I may try this holidays with the kids. You are inspiring me!

Amanda O. said...

Oh, hey, Icelandic looks cool! Wanna share what it means? I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my hair as it grows out, probably just whatever Mary (hairdresser) suggests as she's always had good ideas in the past. As far as good meal ideas, try recipezaar.com, you can search by ingredients, course, rankings, cost, calories etc. One of my fav places for getting ideas.

Sif said...

The direct translation of komið þið sæl is 'come you (plural) happy' - so it basicaly means, hello :)...

Thanks for the webaddy, will check it out...

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