I know I am in a writing mood when I think of a title before I think of anything to say!! By this point in February, I am counting the days till March. We have had mild temperatures this week and I have let the fire die out. This morning I just wanted to sit by the fire. Maybe that is what makes me in the mood to write. Sometimes it just makes me sleepy!
Blogs are great place for recording productivity, but I haven’t been productive!! So here goes a record for my boring life. In January we went to the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. I went several years ago and was just amazed! Every manner of things having to do with the industry are represented. It’s way bigger now than then. It was at the convention center in downtown Baltimore. One can find Joel and his relatives at 4 different booths, unless they sent someone else to represent their business.
fter that we went on the Whole 30 diet.The No’s are simple if you remember the Yes’s. The Yes’s are all you can eat of meat, fruit and vegetables. We both lost a little weight. I felt my blood sugar balance in a way that it hasn’t in years. I can get hungry without feeling shaky, and I can get hungry a few times without eating. After a couple weeks I felt tired all the time from being hungry, so I started drinking a little milk and then I went back to eating my own granola for breakfast because I needed to have some energy. It taught us to watch the sugar and bread more closely than we do. Joel went a whole month without any kind of alcohol, and he felt pretty good! We learned spaghetti can be made with squash And taste pretty good, even without cheese! Mostly I modified my own recipes. We used squash for pasta and cauliflower for rice. We went through 15 lbs of potatoes and 10 lbs of carrots! We went through a couple heads of broccoli and cauliflower every week. We might garden a little differently this summer…
During the winter when I don’t have a job, it’s kind of a lonely time for me. I don’t have a car every day, either. I do have good neighbors, though. I’ve been trying to have a regular time to have ‘tea’ one afternoon a week. My neighbor who comes regularly is my coffee buddy. I don’t have many friends who drink coffee in the afternoon. My mom had a book called ‘The Coffee Train.’ It was a story about a Scandinavian community where the the train came through and whistled at 4:00 every afternoon and everyone knew it was coffee time! One time we were traveling on the Turnpike and there was a liquid truck that said COFFEE on the back. I took a picture so I know I wasn’t imagining things, but can it be? A truck loaded with coffee, like milk??
Well, this is enough prattling for a winter morning. It has gotten my brains going so I can think. It’s either that or listening to beautiful music.🎹