monday was a chill out day. i was going to go to the basement club but i decided when i saw the rain that I’d stay home and rest my back. i went to bed very early last night after taking a couple of anti inflamitories and a couple of paracetamol. and i slept like a log, probably because of the meds in my system. i woke early to let nitro out to do his business and feed him and then went straight back to bed. mom rang me at 9 AM and I told her I’d be staying home today. then i just went back to sleep. i woke a couple times but couldnt get up. at least my back got better though so it was good that i rested it. eventually i got up when my home help came and i ate dinner. it was after 5 Pm then. now its almost 1 AM and I am wide awake. of course i have had a couple cups of coffee and been watching tv for the evening. i’ve been talking to a couple of friends on the phone as well. im feeling pretty good. i’m watching this show right now called i survived. its about people who survived things like natural disasters, being shot, etc. its a good show. kristen will be coming today at around 8 AM. I’ll be going to be weighed and I also have to go get some groceries. I am hopeful that I’ve lost some more weight. We shall see I suppose if I did or not. I have been doing pretty good so I’m hoping that will pay off. I’ll keep you all posted.
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur
6 ounces sweet chocolate, broken up
4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
Boil cream in small heavy pan until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur and chocolate. Return to low heat. Stir until chocolate melts. Whisk in softened butter. When mixture is smooth, pour into a shallow bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Scoop chocolate up with a teaspoon. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll the truffle balls in the unsweetened cocoa. Use a cool working area. Store truffles, covered, in the refrigerator. Let truffles stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
If you don’t mind using liqueur, there are many types of spirits you can use in this recipe for different flavors. In place of the Grand Marnier, try kahlua, Framboise, or Amaretto liqueurs.
Makes 20 truffles.
I did a mile on the treadmill. In the middle of the night!
It only took me 10 minutes. I am feeling great!
I jogged for some of it. That really worked my leg muscles. I think when you run fast on the treadmill your muscles have to work harder.
It felt so good to do it though. There is an energy and feeling of wow I did this. I did it and I am proud!
i thought it would be so awesome if we could do this, so, to all my followers and readers, please share in the comments box the links to your favourite blogs, so that we can all follow them too. and please reblog this post so others can join in too!
I am sharing a friends go fund me link? she is blind and trying to raise money to get to visit her family who she hasnt seen in six years, and also trying to get to a mental health conference, she also suffers with mental illnesses, please if you can, please donate she’d be very grateful!
this is going out to all of our readers. do you get our posts in the reader? so many are following but only a handful are interacting and i am wondering where everyone else is? i love engaging with our readers and chatting in the comments section and i love it when people like our posts it is a real confidence booster and gives us a real sense of joy and pride. I guess what I am asking is does the wordpress reader show our posts? do most of you follow via the reader or do you get emailed with the new posts when we post?
I know there is trouble with the reader a lot of times. I guess I am a little nervous that I have over 900 followers and a whole bunch never interact with me at all and I am wondering are they even reading?
Let me know what your take is on readers, interacting etc. do you like interacting, think its important? personally I think its very important. if someone takes the time to comment on one of my posts then I am going to take the time to reply and respond to that person.
I guess my whole point is i would really like to get toknow the people who are reading but arent saying anything, i’d really like to know you and become friends if you find our blog useful and interesting.
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down my face
like a waterfall
i try to stem the sobs
but its no good
too many memories
too many reminders
when can i finally be free
when can i let go of the past
and be me, the me iwas meant to be