I went to see Dr. Paul on Thursday. Dr. Paul is No.2 Sis’ naturopath. I went into the appointment feeling very anxious, because I knew he was going to put me on a detox diet, first thing. I was right. But he was like a charismatic preacher. By the end of our three hour appointment, he was flinging out his arms, exclaiming, “And you will feel SO GOOD! You will have boundless ENERGY! And your cravings WILL BE NO MORE!!” And I was jumping up shouting, “SUPER!! SUPER!! SUPER!!”. Because “hallelujah” would have been embarrassing.

Today (Monday) is day 4 of no caffeine and day 1 of no carbohydrates. I can eat meat and non-starchy vegetables. No eggs, no bread, potatoes, rice. No dairy, and you know how much I love cheeses!

I went to the farmer’s market on Saturday, and I have to spend today preparing veg for salads and stir fry. I’ll also cook up some chicken breasts and make some chicken soup. Since I’ll be stuck in the kitchen today, I’ll work on some cabinets. Might as well make room for the toaster and the coffee maker. They won’t need to be on the counter any more.

Here’s the cabinet before:

Cabinet beneath coffee maker.

Cabinet beneath coffee maker.

Cabinet housing the coffee maker.

Cabinet housing the coffee maker.

I filled a bag of recycling, and a box for Goodwill. That brings me to a total of 170. The toaster is behind the coffee maker, and the mixer and small crock are on the shelf. I kept a couple of the seven vases, and a decorative plate and tray. They have to be stored somewhere I’m more likely to remember them, probably in the hutch. Oh, I guess the empty wine bottle, saved for sentimental reasons, should go in the hutch too.

Well, the cabinet is cleaned, the cooking is now done (several hours after starting this post), so now it’s time to clean the kitchen, take out the trash and recycling, and lay out clothes for work. I’m on overtime, so no time to shilly-shally in the morning! And I do LOVE to shilly-shally in the morning!

Stay tuned…

p.s. I added this post to Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House!