quick update

Sorry so quiet the last couple of days. I’m trying to get everything in order for the start of the semester from trying to get the house set up so that it can better weather the hecticness of the semester and the cats, to putting in changes to lectures, meeting with my teaching assistant and so forth, all while hot-flashing, heh.

I’ve discovered I’m going to need to go on the one-meal a day plan, eating only in the evenings, on days that I teach because even a very light repast just knocks me out and it doesn’t seem to matter what time of day I consume it.

I’m hoping to get time to watch the debate later today and comment on it. What I can say is that the University of Colorado study, renowned for perfect accuracy in its predictions since 1980 will predict a popular-vote win for Mitt Romney later this month –early reports is a 77% chance there will be a strong Romney majority. Rather than polling people, their model takes into account all sorts of other factors: It is a non-political study and employs historical data as well as current unemployment numbers and income levels, etc.

I’m not sure how much debate “2” is really going to matter other than firming up the decision of those who were already leaning one way or another. I don’t think it is going to be a switcheroo debate, no matter how well either candidate performed in it.

Had a really nice encounter with the neighbours across the hall and down one last evening when I was coming home from the uni. She grabbed me and asked if I could use some kitzizot (sort of like meatballs but big and oval) that they had left over and weren’t going to be able to eat before they went bad — for the outside kitties! She heated it up and mixed in some bread that was going stale and the little black cat and kitties over at the base simply had a field day with it. One of the things that is cool is that they were one set of the neighbours who had complained about the black kitty hanging out. Guess the little garden gifts have made an impact 🙂


9 responses to “quick update”

  1. Mac says :

    I’m glad you had a good encounter with the neighbors. I considered the debate pretty much a tie (given you don’t see all the inaccuracies that O tells). Performance wise, a tie, but of course the MSM gives O the “win”.
    Why are your meals wiping you out? If you don’t mind me asking.

  2. israeliminx says :

    Larry thanks, awesome article. It seems I’m not the only one in this country with the idea of getting urbanites to eat their yards 🙂

    Mac — I’ve developed something called ‘crashing fatigue’ because of the hormonal fiasco. It is a form of just extreme exhaustion that hits you. It is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. About half an hour to an hour after I eat, I literally have to lay down for a couple of hours. Sometimes I fall into a light sleep and other times lay there, just unable to move or keep my eyes open, but in that ‘too exhausted to sleep’ kind of state where the mind is going but the body is just like ahhhhhhh.

    • Mac says :

      I do recall you mentioning “crashing fatigue” now. I wish you swift recovery for this. Does it seem to matter what type of food you eat? You’re not allergic to gluten are you?

      • israeliminx says :

        Mac, it is certainly true that any carbohydrates are seriously deadly as far as knocking me for a loop but even my usual breakfast of a small bowl of tomato and cucumber salad sends me into la la land. My Ema has suggested bringing along some carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes and eating just a bite every half hour or so during the day. I’m definitely going to try it. I do have a life-long reaction to white bread, especially the really soft white breads — can’t eat more than a few bites of it without getting really sick — but the dense, European-style whole breads have never had the same effect if in moderation. Toasting bread to pretty crispy, whether white or whole, lets me eat more of it without ill effect. I love PbB and J sandwiches but always have to eat them on seriously toasted bread 🙂

  3. israeliminx says :

    Mac — I’m willing to try anything — the guten-free diet included. I’m including a lot of soy products (soy milk, soy-made veggie burgers/schnitzels) as my doctor said soy was one of the things known to help but it is an expensive addition to the diet and doesn’t seem to do much helping so far. I’m not sure how straight protein sources like beans and lentils would effect me since I usually eat them with some form of rice or pasta or mixed with vegetables. Maybe I should give them ‘straight up’ a try.

    • Mac says :

      Maybe it’s worth a try. If you were male I’d say don’t eat so much soy. Not sure how it would effect a female, but soy has plant estrogen in it and the human body can mistake it as human estrogen. So, it can mess with a man’s system.

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