Do you remember last week when I wrote a post that talked about healthy foods and how to choose the healthiest foods? And remember how towards the end, I’d mentioned the benefits of a cashew salad dressing as opposed to olive oil and vinegar. The details generally were that within 10 minutes, your body begins to store the fat from the oil and vinegar dressing. But if you have a salad dressing that is made
A lot of us grew up thinking we knew what it meant to buy the healthiest foods. Some emulated what they saw in their own mum’s kitchens. Others worked out their own ideas of what that means. Healthiest foods, open to interpretation?
Just for fun, let’s play The Lottery Game. My daughter and I used to play this on the way home from school sometimes. In this case, I’ll ask a question. Let’s say you won a massive lottery tomorrow. What luxury car can you envision sitting in your driveway the day after? Imagine the colour, the sound of the door as it clicks shut and envelopes you in that new car smell. Can you see yourself cruising down the highway in it? Gliding around the roads curves with the kind of intimacy that only those who get to drive these ultimate auto’s will ever know.
Inspiration is one of those wonderful things that sneaks up on you isn’t it? You’ll spend an afternoon, racking your brain over a problem. You look at it from this angle, then that….and you get nothing. Time wasted right? So maybe you turn to the encouraging words of inspirational quotes or an inspirational video that tell you to never give up. You watch one, maybe two and you still come up with diddly squat.
It sneaks up on you. You’re running around, doing chores or errands, trying to remember everything that you have to remember. And somehow, if you’re like me and so many others, one thing you can’t seem to lock into your brain is to drink enough water, every day. Chronic dehydration has become the perpetual condition of your status quo.
I guess the one good thing about that is that you aren’t warming the toilet seat as often. But considering the downsides to dehydration, not really a good thing. I mean, you need lots of water for all kinds of functions.
I think most of us have a favourite soup recipe. Something easy and delicious that works every time. Personally, whatever the veggies may be that you use, I think it all hinges on your seasonings. Especially because it’s a soup. So over the years I’ve developed this absolutely delicious and ‘uber-easy’ vegetable soup Indian style.
Decluttering your life? Seems as though lots of folks are thinking about decluttering these days. But in the context of organizing a life’s-worth-of-stuff in your senior years, ‘curating’ would also be a totally applicable word to use wouldn’t it? It’s a great word, eh? It makes me think of museums with huge collections of artifacts and symbols of past lives. Shelves of things collected, all gathering dust where they lie. Colours gradually losing their brightness because of that silken, powdery grey shroud. Gosh, sounds like my place before I’ve gotten around to the annual ‘dust-fest’.
I remember when it was sort of unusual to know people with cancer. That was forty years ago. But now it’s so common place, it’s positively scary. I personally know five people who’ve had it. Four have recovered and one person died. Avoiding cancer seems to be getting harder than ever, to accomplish.
This will be my 32nd post on this blog which I started about a year ago. Massive learning curve! As I’ve been doing all the research and reading, the one thing that has eluded me is any kind of a blogging routine. Haphazard, flying by the seat of my pants, hit or miss….all phrases that describe my process – in the beginning.
A couple or three years ago, my husband started mentioning how ratty his belt was starting to look. He’d had it for enough years that he could say he got his money’s worth. Naturally I noticed and after hearing it a couple times I was starting to feel good because somebody’s birthday was coming up you know! And the answer to that age old question, “what can I get him?” had just presented itself! It was time for the old to go and a new vegan belt take to it’s place!