There were no giant snails yesterday, but by the time I got to the end of it I could not think of anything to blog about that didn't sound whiny, so I abstained.
Sometimes bad days just need to be put into a file cabinet in my head and forgotten, once I've gleaned any lessons I needed to learn. Such was the case yesterday. There was nothign earth-shattering bad, and nobody is deathly ill or anything.
Coco has a stomach infection and I am having to squirt antibiotics in her mouth twice a day for the next ten days or so, but that's not a big deal.
My friend Lesleigh's cat brought her a snake, so in comparison, my day wasn't so bad, I guess. Snakes don't freak out Les, though. I would've been screaming and calling animal control, or the police, or something - if it was alive.Les just waited until her cat's back was turned and carried the snake outside.
Among all the crappo things that happened yesterday, there were some bright spots.
I found some silver queen corn on sale at my farmstand, so Michael and I feasted at dinner. I think Silver Queen corn is the best. I also got some fresh squash there. They bring the produce up from Florida, so it's fresh, and while it's not "certified organic" it's not filled with pesticides either, I don't think. The stuff I get at Sherrys is a lot better tasting than the stuff I get at Kroger; I know that for sure.
My seedlings and garden plants are doing great. I have healthy seedlings of squash, peppers, and radishes. I might be able to plant them in another 10 days or so. I already have a blossom on one of my zucchini plants! Yay. There are blooms on the tomatoes and strawberries, too.
I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables.I'm trying hard to cut out starchy things [crackers, potatoes, rice] and eat more lean meat, yogurt, and veggies.
The other day at the store, I bought some grapes to eat a few after dinner, trying to break my habit of eating empty calorie sweets after dinner. After eating a good dinner, Michael opened the fridge and said "These grapes are going to GO BAD. We need to eat them up!" and he washed them in a colander [good training] and sat down on the sofa to eat almost the entire lot before I hollered at him.
I rescued about 30 grapes from him. LOL
When I quit smoking years ago, the only way I was able to succeed was to change habits by substituting other habits. Instead of a cigarette while I watched TV I ate baby carrots. Instead of smoking on the drive to work, I chewed gum. Right now, I am trying to eat fruit whenever I get a sugar craving.
A friend on Facebook posted the most fascinating BBC documentary, Sugar - Addicted to Pleasure. If you have any interest in history or sugar addiction, this is really well done, and interesting.