I was busy this evening (Monday) getting out some of my Christmas china and decided to stop and have a sweet coffee and an energy bite. Then I remembered it's time to link up with Elizabeth and the T-Gang for one last get together before Christmas.
My sweet coffee has sugar free chocolate and caramel syrup and a lot of unsweetened heavy whipping cream .........tastes like a virgin Bailey's Irish Cream and coffee. I have since drank that, and a second one .....with the Irish cream.......needed more punch!!! LOL! For the past month I've been trying to stay away from white flour and white sugar ( Bailey's doesn't count at Christmas time...LOL), and I came across this recipe for these energy bites on Pinterest.........I LOVE THEM!!
It feels good to have both feet among the living again, although I still have a cough, but ever so much better now. I went to the Dr. twice and he finally told me I now have asthma, and has me on two inhailers. I can no longer take penicillin since I broke out in hives the last time I took it. So with the wheeezzzzing, bronchitis and a sinus infection ( guess being on the desert, with the wind blowing wasn't such a good idea at Thanksgiving), the coughing was horrendous, and not everything I ate would stay down. So these little energy bites really came in handy. not tooo much and not tooo heavy. Good news is my stomach has shrunk and now I eat about half the amount I used too and I have lost 10 pounds! I know NOT the best way to lose weight, at least not my favorite!! Things still don't sound good and often times don't taste good, but I do make myself eat two to three times a day and a small snack or two.
Now, food may not always sound good.....but wine?!!? oh yea, I can taste *THAT*. Since DH and I ARE RKO Transport Company, we always have a "company dinner" out for the holidays. This year we invited my friend Cathy and her husband Jim out for dinner at a local steak house.
There is always water on our table too.
After dinner, the four of us decided to go out to CALM (California Animal Living Museum) and see the lights. This is their BIG fund raiser each year and all the lights and decorations are donated. It was cold last Friday night, so the walk through the museum was great after a big meal. They had added more lights and displays this year and it was well worth the trip and the cold walk around.
After celebrating on Friday night, Saturday night we get a call from the City of Shafter....