Kind of Insane?

Monday night I was sitting on the couch with Rummy.  It was really windy, when all of a sudden I heard this loud THUMP!  My neighbors tree fell into my driveway.  Luckily it missed the house, the cars and there was no damage other than having a giant tree in my driveway!

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Since we live in the sticks, there are no street lights and didn’t get a good look of how big the tree was until yesterday morning.  I made a phone call to have a guy give me an estimate – most of the tree was on my neighbors property, but she called me and told me she was going to have her tree guys come in the afternoon.

I had such a busy day at work yesterday, the guy who initially called me, called twice again but I couldn’t pick up the phone to answer it.  Hannah called me later, and I picked up the phone and she said “I am paying the guy to cut down the tree, you don’t have to worry about it.”  Nice!

Below is another slice of my everything but the bagel quiche – no worries, the blog with the recipe will be up later this week on The Chopping Block’s blog.  I seriously want to put this everything seasoning on . . . everything!  Breakfast came in at 8 points.

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My one boss had a filing yesterday and the other is going to be out of the office tomorrow and Friday and I never got to leave for lunch.  I told my sister and our friend Jenny to go ahead without me on the lunch walk.  By the time I filed everything, it was nearly 4 p.m. and I finally fixed my lunch!  4 ounces of beef, 3 tablespoons hummus, veggies and fruit.  7 smart points.

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I was able to leave on time, which was good.  I was actually fine with having a late lunch because that meant I could just do insanity as soon as I got home.  As I got on the train, I looked down on my fitbit to see how many steps I had gotten, I still did a lot of walking around in my office, and realized my fitbit died – no battery.  I got the low battery notice the day before, but I usually have a few days before it goes completely out.

So I stopped by CVS on my way home to pick up a new battery.  And guess what else I picked up?  A bag of gummy bears that were at the checkout.  Why on earth would I do that, when I was about to exercise?!!  It didn’t stop me from eating 3/4 of the bag though.  Two steps forward and one step back.

It was almost as if I was thinking “well, you had a 61 point day last Friday, so you’ll probably have a gain, so why not?

I threw the remainder of the candy in the garbage so it never entered the house.  We couldn’t find the cord to the Xbox to hook up the Insanity DVD.  Hannah ordered a new one, so we went with Plan B.  Hannah was somehow able to “airplay” a Shaun T free video that was online.  Um, I forgot how hard these videos are!  If you want to see part of my workout, Hannah did a bunch of boomerang videos and I put them on Instagram (mybizzykitchen). 

35 minutes later I was done – and I also remembered how good it felt to do the stretch at the end of his videos.  So kind of insane workout, even if it wasn’t Insanity. 😀

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I still wasn’t very hungry, but I fixed a grilled cheese sandwich – 2 slices healthy life bread (2) with an ounce of Trader Joe’s lite mozzarella (1) and an ounce of potato chips (4).

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I didn’t figure out what happened about the tree until I got home.  Apparently the guy I called to get the estimate from, after he came out and quoted me $300, I told him I was going to have to wait to hear from my neighbor who had her tree people coming later that afternoon.  Unbenownst to me, the guy I talked to came to the house, saw tree damage at my other neighbors house, and cleaned up all the tree debris and only charged us $200 for our portion.

Hannah and Jacob had earlier gotten saws and thought they could cut down the tree in our driveway, but after ten minutes, getting hardly anywhere, and sweating buckets, when the tree guy said he couldn’t a hold of me to get the go ahead, Hannah took charge and said “SOLD!”  She told me later if the quote had been $500 she would have paid it.  She said they were there for about 4 hours.  And when I got home last night, it’s as if it had never happened!

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Still not sure why I thought buying the gummy bears was a good idea, but after I put in all my food, I magically ended up with 30 points for the day.  Let’s be honest, not the healthiest 30 points I could have had, but that’s the best part about life, every day is a new day to make it a better one than the day before.

I still plan on doing a Shaun T video tonight, even if the cord hasn’t come yet – usually with Amazon prime we get stuff within a day, so we’ll see.  My quads are definintely feeling the workout from last night.  Hopefully today I’ll be able to get out at lunch.  I am night secretary tonight too, so that’s a variable, although the last few Wednesday’s no one has signed up and I am able to leave at 5:30.

Happy Wednesday – make it a great day!

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  • Danielle
    June 14, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hey! I noticed you bought insanity. I was wondering, have you ever heard of beach body on demand (bod)? If not it basically is the Netflix of work outs and has all of Shaun t’s work out. I really love it since you can use it anywhere you go and stream it on your phone too! I just wanted to throw this out there in case you are waiting around again tonight. I think there’s a free 14 day trial to try it before you sign up.


    • Biz319
      June 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thanks Danielle! I’ll check that out – if the power cord doesn’t show up tonight, I’ll sign up for the 14 day free trial – thanks!!!

      • Danielle
        June 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

        Not a problem! He’s releasing this week a new program ( and the rest of it next week) on bod so I hope whatever you wind up doing you enjoy your work out.


  • Helen
    June 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Here in CT, if my neighbor’s tree fell into my yard, the neighbor would have to pay to have it removed. If there was damage to my property or home, the neighbor would have to pay. So, it’s a little confusing to me as to why your neighbor didn’t pay for that!

    I hadn’t though of putting that seasoning on a quiche or even an omelette but now I’m going to. I love it.

    • MaryBe
      June 14, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Where we live if a tree falls onto the neighbors property and causes damage, the neighbor’s insurance pays for it. But generally the tree owner will pay the neighbors deductible, just to be nice. If Insurance is not involved, then each homeowner pays for the damage cleanup on his own property. My husband and I own a tree business, and we run into this often. I think actually it was a pretty good price for a total cleanup

    • Biz319
      June 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Yep, it’s weird, but Mary is correct below. I had a limb of my tree fall on my neighbors roof – my insurane wouldn’t cover it because I don’t insure my neighbors house, just mine.

      So since their tree fell on my property, it’s my responsibility to clear my property, which is why I had pitch in on the bill.

      Welcome back – can’t wait to see all the pics from your amazing vacation – your smile in the pictures you posted are priceless!

  • Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups
    June 14, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Yikes, I am glad the tree missed your house and car.

    • Biz319
      June 15, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Me too!

  • Kym
    June 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Whew, so glad no damage to anything. We have had crazy weather here. Companies are still cleaning up damage from a big storm we had last week. The ground is saturated from all the rain we have had just a small breeze seems to be toppling over old oaks trees 🙁 Don’t be too hard on yourself with regards to the gummy bears. You were still within your points for the day. Lesson of the day… stay away from CVS 🙂 (no disrespect intended to CVS)

    • Biz319
      June 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Ha, that should be my hashtag Kym #nocvs 😀

  • Jan
    June 14, 2017 at 10:48 am

    So, how did you get your car out of the driveway and make it in to Work? You look great by the way!


    • Biz319
      June 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Well, my car was parked in front of the house – we don’t have a garage, so all of us park in the driveway, but if they have to leave the next day before me, I just park in the yard in front – the benefits of living in the sticks, you can park your car anywhere you want 😀

      They were able to pull their cars out from the top of the driveway and drive through the side yard to the street – again, the benefits of living in the country 😀

      THANK YOU! I feel smaller even if the scale doesn’t show it . . . yet 😀

  • Shelley B
    June 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Amazing that nothing was damaged by the tree – sometimes luck just falls your way! 🙂

  • Debbie
    June 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I definitely would have expected my neighbor to pay for the damage and debris that their tree caused. So glad it wasn’t worse!

  • Melly
    June 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    The drive home is a really difficult time of day for me to not eat bad stuff. I’ve been trying to bring something to drink and/or eat on the way home in the car that is fairly low calorie. Eg, a mug of chicken or veggie soup to sip (sometimes through a straw, then I eat the veggies at the bottom), a pickle, a big diet soda, a coffee with milk and sweetner. I don’t really recommend eating southern green beans in the car, but I’ve done that, LOL! I wouldn’t be surprised if your blood sugar is low-ish around 5pm and it drives your hunger, esp when you’ve had fairly light meals all day. Anyways, having a planned snack before dinner has been helping me. Otherwise I want chips from the gas station -EEK!

  • Zen
    June 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Nothing to do with your tree disaster. I wanted to let you know that I shared the popcorn with my guitar class today. It was a hit. The other bag is going to be shared with my camping group next week. What they don’t eat I get to keep for me.

  • Lori
    June 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I was surprised to read that you paid to have the tree removed. That should be your neighbor’s responsibility and not yours. So glad nothing was damaged – that would have been a disaster, especially with all the work you have had done on your house.