Sunday, June 17, 2007

Laura's progress (if you could call it that)

I have been walking 4.5 miles 5 to 6 days per week at a good pace. I went to the Naturopath on Monday. She suggested eating for my blood type. No tomatoes, avocado, chicken, wheat unless sprouted. There are more things as well, but I won't list them. I should eat lamb, rabbit, and venison as meats. Lots of fish too, but no shellfish. I can eat lots of low fat dairy, veggies and fruits. The grains aren't too bad, just no wheat. But I have discovered spelt. It is an ancient ancestor to wheat. It has a nutty flavor and isn't bad. I made pancakes with spelt flour this morning. We used pure maple syrup since that is okay. It wasn't bad. I think it will take a little time to get used to it, but it can be used in place of wheat flour in most recipes. Unfortunately, the waking just doesn't seem to be making me lose weight. Maybe the change in diet will.

Our Kitchen Remodel

This corner will have the sink. The upper cabinets will have 2 glass front doors to reflect the window. The dishwasher will have a panel across the top and down the side so there will be no gaps around it. We have 37 inch cabinets instead of the traditional 36 inches because we are tall and it hurts my back. It will be a huge improvement from the low 35 inches we had with the super thick backer board and tile on the floor when we moved in. (That was removed weeks ago. It was white with white grout. no one should have that unless they are immaculate and never go in the room.)
The face of this corner cabinet had to be reworked, but should be in tomorrow.

It is coming along. Jeff's Dad, Rich, will be putting the trim around the dishwasher and the cabinet front for the corner cabinet in on Monday night. Then we can paint. Yeah! Of course we will still have the upper cabinets above the sink and stove left to do, as well as the bar area. Our kitchen will pretty much be functional again if we get this section painted and put the counter and sink back in. That may not be until after the family reunion though. This will be the second week without a sink or dishwasher.

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