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Rethinking food

Monday, April 15, 2019

Er, rethinking the kind of foods to fill in my empty refrigerator. I've had the fortunate experience of both DH and I going our separate ways for a few days. He to the cabin in the woods with his cronies and me to more domesticated places with Spark friends.

He had a weekend of dragging and sawing fallen wood on acreage for use in next years' wood stoves. Men and PBJ sandwiches. Coffee and politics. Realizations they were not what they used to be with all their recent medical scares. Funny, DH was the youngest and healthiest of the bunch.

Saturday I had a lobster salad for lunch in a fancy restaurant with cloth napkins, in the nighttime sat in a hotel room "snacking" and chatting for hours like schoolgirls and the next day a hike through a lovely nature preserve full of waterfalls and vistas.

Today I clean the shelves and door holders in the cold safe that will hold my edible gold. With a fresh start in the ice box will "I" make a fresh start? I'm going to try. I've made excellent choices in my main foods, less in the quantities and easily snackable items. While driving the long ride home I planned and envisioned renewing pre-measured items that I remove and eat. I've gone back to building my meals on the fly.

Time will tell.
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    I had a similar inspiration from our trip: a 'refreshing' of the Spark.
    550 days ago
    One highlight of my Fine Dining Experiences which I have never been able to replicate is from my late teens (each winter we visited relatives in Phoenix) - but I had a salad w/baby octopus... Once you overlooked those tiny suckers, they were absolutely divine!
    My mother could NOT, so I got a double portion of octopi.
    552 days ago
    You've got a plan!! LOVE lobster salad.
    553 days ago
    Lobster salad? Yes please...and rethink away. It’s food. The mind games we play are exhausting. We overthink, over eat and create drama that need not exist. Do I say this because I know all or never slip/trip on some dang rabbit hole? Nope. It’s my grands. Observing them is quite telling and insightful. They eat, when they are hungry. The stop when they’re not. They indulge yet within reason...not scarfing it all down as if it will never be available again. Me thinks they’re onto something...time will tell. Think on...I’m a fan. It’s when the knowing and doing hang out together that the magic happens...
    553 days ago
    Absence makes the heart grow fonder . . . and maybe fonder too of more focus on what YOU want to be eating!!
    554 days ago
    Time will tell … or we can plan, plan, plan to be successful. Time to … JUST DO IT.
    554 days ago
    Time will tell should be a motto or something. emoticon
    554 days ago
    The lobster salad sure beat the cabin food!! Also your hike was much better than the cabin work. I like peanut butter but like salads better. I pick up limbs and downed trees all the time and don't care for it but I would love to go to a nature preserve. Sounds like you are thinking you are ready to tighten up the reins. Good luck!
    554 days ago
    Good luck. Make your planning work. emoticon
    554 days ago
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    554 days ago
    You can do it
    554 days ago
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