Top 10 Things I Learned Or Experienced This Week

by Sherry Riter in Sherry,Simple Soliloquy

Every week brings about new adventures and challenges. Lately my life has been jammed pack with both. The new grain free way of living is proving to be quite hard! I think I’m still in the “mourning the lost of my grain and feeling sorry for myself” stage. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to just highlight some of things that have happened this week.

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Top 10 Things I Learned Or Experienced This Week

  1. One of the most dramatic things that has been happening to me every day is that each morning I wake up with less fat on my body. NO KIDDING! Every single day I notice a difference in my body shape. I am turning into Ms. Lean! Even Alyssa said, “Wow, you’ve really lost weight.” Actually, I don’t think I’ve lost that much weight, but I’ve lost INCHES everywhere. This side effect of not being able to eat grain anymore is actually one of the best self-esteem boosters I’ve had in a long time. I’m starting to like my body again. Maybe I really am aging backwards. 😀
  2. I’m addicted to this Chill Out music. I listen to it over and over again at home in the evening and at work during the day. People at work probably think I’m crazy. Actually, right now it is playing while I write this post. I’m at 20:46 on the video time tracker and it is one of my favorite songs on this video.
  3. If anyone ever doubted that I’m a klutz, then this will erase all doubt.
    Alyssa called for me from her bedroom. I was in another room and loudly asked,”What?”

    She said, “Would you come here?”

    “Sure!” I replied. I was sitting at the computer, so I stood, turned and started taking a step as I was raising out of the chair. It was just too much at once because the metal edge on the corner of the desk scraped a three inch gash on my booty through my pajamas. I yelped and hobbled into Alyssa’s room.

    “What happened now?” she asked, totally used to my accidents.

    “Am I bleeding?!” I asked as I whined from the pain.

    “Oh yeah,” Alyssa answered. “It’s about a three inch gash. Hold still and I will fix it.” She then proceeded to use a cotton swab to dab ointment on it and then taped a big piece of gauze over it. Of course, I was a big baby as I whined through the whole thing. Nurse Alyssa was unphased by my whining and I think she totally tuned it out!

    By the morning, it had mostly knitted back together, but I could see where the skin had just been pulled and eventually ripped. I could also tell that Alyssa hadn’t been exaggerating a bit about the size. It really is three inches long and is still not completely healed. Obviously, I’m not going to show a picture of my new wound.

  4. Vitamins can have grain products in them as fillers or can be derived from a grain. Who would imagine such a thing could be true?!
  5. My therapist gave me two CD’s to listen to for my PTSD. They are absolutely fantastic. They are helping me to see myself and my life in a totally different way. I’ll have to tell you all about it in another post sometime.
  6. I have laughed my head off at this short 32 second video called “Terrified Corn Cobs”. I think I feel vindicated for corn giving me an allergy. You just gotta watch it.

  7. The weather this week in Richmond, Virginia, has been so beautiful. We’ve had great temperatures and beautiful skies.
  8. I realized that my car inspection sticker expires 8/12. Yeah, did you catch that? It is already expired and if a policeman sees me tomorrow, I’m going to get a ticket! Of course, it is one of those tickets they throw out if you get the car inspected and then prove it on your court date. Do you wonder how I know this is what happens? I plead the Fifth as in the Fifth Amendment which says something like it might incriminate me if I say anything. 😛
  9. I was SURPRISED that out of everyone that read the post about the rebuses, that Joan was the one that posted all the right answers! Of course, I wasn’t the least surprised that my mother didn’t even make a peep on that post. She hates that kind of stuff. 🙂
  10. Apples dipped in homemade dulce de leche is making a wonderful snack right before I go to bed. As soon as I publish this post, I am going to lick the plate. Yum.

So those are some of the highlights of my week. What’s been happening in your neck of the woods?



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 mom September 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

LOL, that popcorn was a hoot!

About the puzzles, they made my head hurt!!! I just like the one with Alyssa because she is so cute and her shoes are pretty. What they said to me is” Fall down the stairs equipment” LOL I know that was not right!

Wow, you must be careful!!! Still at the old hurt myself routine!! Made me hurt just reading it. I know that is why you posted it, so I would feel pain. Pay back probably for the dang puzzles. You know how when I read, I see what I am reading. Nothing like seeing your child rip her butt open!!


2 Sherry Riter September 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the corn. It really is hilarious to me!

LOL I did NOT tell you about my booty to cause you pain! LOL Believe me, no one else had an accurate visual except you. Pictures of my booty are NOT on the world wide web. LOL LOL


3 Joan September 28, 2012 at 7:33 am

Ohhh, you really do not want to know what has been happening in my neck of the woods this week, Redhead Riter! Drama, drama, drama and more drama! None of the dramas though were of my making. It was all other people’s dramas. I, myself, live a rather drama free life, (and I like it that way). Being single I come and go and do as I please – and I do not have to account to anyone but myself. However, that does not mean that the people I love and care about are not entwined in their own dramas. And because I love and care about them I do listen patiently to their dramas and then offer my own hard won advice. Whether they benefit from my advice or not I really do not know, (as each person has their own path in life that they have to take). Still, I am amazed really at just how much I have learned by my years of living and experiencing life – and how much I am still learning and experiencing. I definitely believe that you can teach an old dog new tricks. 🙂

Which brings me to #9 of the top 10 things you learned or experienced this week. Yes, I too was SURPRISED that I solved all the rebus puzzle pictures. But what a wonderful feeling it is when we surprise ourselves, venture out of our comfort zones and experience and learn new things! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter September 28, 2012 at 7:50 am

So you surprised yourself with the rebuses! 😀 That’s wonderful! You enjoyed a new experience!

Drama. Ugh! I’m with you on that one…I don’t like drama either, but I think it likes me sometimes too much!


5 Rena Willemin September 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I love corn, but I especially love popcorn. That video was cute, but corn, but that’s the way we like you :). What’s going on in my neck of the woods? I’m moving into a new apartment tomorrow, and I have to get up at the crack of dawn to get things loaded.


6 Sherry Riter September 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Oh, I feel for you, Rena!!! I have to move in about 30 days and I’m dreading it!!! {{{BIG hugggs}}} and I wish you luck on your move!


7 Stéfan September 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hey, I like that chill out music. Thanks for sharing it.


8 Sherry Riter September 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

I’m glad you like it! I’m so addicted to it! I think Alyssa might throw my computer off a tall building if I keep playing it. LOL I guess that is why I have headphones that *BLAST* the music in my ears! I’m probably going to be deaf in a few months. LOL


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