You know how it is. We SHOULD be drinking eight glasses of water each and every day. I confess - I do NOT drink enough water. I decided that as part of my trying to get healthier kick that I need to drink more water.
I have heard so many ways to make you drink the water. Use a water bottle and carry with you - nope - that doesn't work, put elastics around the glass so you know how many glasses you have drank in the day - nope. So I have decided that I am going to get it all over with in the morning!
More confessions. I HATE drinking water from the tap. I think it goes back to living on the farm where the water from the tap was (and still is) awful. Tastes too much like minerals and I just can't drink it. SO - I buy bottled water. BUT before you go on an environmental tangent - read on.............
I take my 18 L water bottles to Rona where I fill them up myself using FILTERED water. It is just FILTERED CITY WATER!!!! (I know - it is the SAME WATER that comes from my taps) but because it is in a bottle (and is cold because of being in the water cooler) - it is drinkable. And instead of paying $10 for a bottle of spring water at the grocery store - I pay $2.99 to fill the bottle. Yes - you might say that I could save that $2.99 and use tap water, but I wouldn't drink it so the $2.99 is a good deal!!!!
|My self-filled water bottles|
|My goal is to drink two of these a day. I find when I drink directly from this - I just SIP the water, not drink it and therefore I never end up drinking much.|
|There are slightly more than three glasses in each of the green jugs - so if I can do that each day - I am OK with that.|
However there is one PROBLEM with this and that is - water in - water out!!!!!!!!!! It is NOT a good idea to guzzle those two bottles of water at one time. YEP - I was running to the bathroom a LOT, however I think one needs to retrain the bladder to deal with the extra water!!!!
But that got me to thinking about water - what do the experts say on drinking water?????
Lose weight with water
I have to say there is NOTHING that I could find that says when is the optimal time to drink water. Most of the habits/rules are to encourage you to drink throughout the day - so you get into the habit of drinking your 8 glasses. I say - get it over with and then you don't have to worry about it for the day - just like exercise!!!! But I better get GLOWING skin, defined muscles and lose weight with all this water!!!! I know - just humour me, ignore me - I'm on another obsessive tangent!!!!!!!!!!
The past two days were just filled with craziness and I didn't get a lot done and now today I am looking at what needs to be done - we are NOT talking THREE critical items - we are talking way more than THREE. Yikes - thank goodness, there is NOTHING scheduled on the agenda so that means I can tackle that list with a somewhat clear conscious.
I did get my car fixed and in talking to my neighbour whose daughter has the same car - they have had the same issue with the tires - the seals break on the tire and then you get a flat and there is NOTHING you can do but get them resealed!
And in the process - I got the anti-theft nuts removed. Don't ask me why there are only THREE - last time I checked I had FOUR tires on the car!!! Now I am not sure if these are called wheel locks or lockable lug nuts (and there are several other names) - the names seem to be used differently depending on who is talking. I don't really care what they are called - they are GONE!!!!!!!!!!!
|Anti-theft lug nuts - GONE!!!!!!!|
And I love the fact that we are encouraging each other to get stuff done. This is a small project that Linda had completed except it did NOT have the border on. Now the border is on and it is ready to quilt!!!!!!!!
I mean - that is what this group thing is all about - how can we help each other to get our stuff done!!!!!
I did spend the afternoon working on something that I can't share at this point. Soon - well in a couple of months. I am designing a mystery quilt for one of the guilds and I am barely keeping ahead of the clues that have to go out with the newsletter. I thought I would try and focus and get it done!!!!!
As I drove past the mall the other day - I spotted a big crane. Oh no - that means the roof and the clock tower are about to come down!!!!!!!! Better get some pictures.
|The clock tower - hard to see at this angle, but there was a guy laying on the left most slope - doing something to prep taking the glass panels down. The entire center of the mall has been boarded off inside.|
|The glass roof on the left is completely gone. You can see the roof is still there on the right. (see where the arrows are pointing)|
Well - I have much more to say, but I better tackle that list or I am going to be in trouble. It is going to be a crazy crazy weekend. TWO sit n sew days which are FULL and the $10 quilt at the Hobby Horse. Yikes!!!!!!!
Oh - before I go - I thought I would share this with you. Check out this story about the coloruful Sochi patchwork quilt designs). I so want one of the T-shirts - I wonder if Pat was able to get an order together?????
The Sochi quilt
But should you want to make your own quilt - check out this pattern.............
Sochi quilt pattern
Isn't that just the best?????? I think I could break down and add that to my LIST of NEW things to do this year.
On that note - I have run out of time.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!