Sharing My World 65

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Share Your World – January 23, 2017

Do you prefer juice or fruit?

I take medication (for Type II Diabetes) which helps my body deal with sugar.  I try to make its job easier by ingesting as little sugar as possible.  Fruit juice is deadly.  Natural sugars are still sugars, so I have to be careful with fruit too.  Thankfully I was never a big fan of juice (or all the other ways we mangle fruit) so I don’t miss it.  I do miss sitting down and eating a whole big bowl full of grapes though.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

I grew up on a farm.  At the time I professed to not like it much at all.  Now that I’m older and wiser and living in a city I realize what an idyllic place it really was and how lucky we were to spend our childhood there.  But I would never go back.  Farms are a lot of work.  Plus there’s all that manure.

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?

All the colours.  Every last one of them.  Green trees, red barn, yellow brick house, brown garden dirt, blue skies, black and white cows, orange cats, purple lilacs, grey thunder clouds, pink spring blossoms, indigo nights.  Oatmeal coloured porridge.  Yuck.  Hey, it wasn’t ALL pretty.

Ways to Relax List: Make a list of what relaxes you and helps you feel calm.

  • sharing my world, because it makes me remember
  • making lists, so I won’t forget
  • playing mindless (non memory) games on my iPad
  • drinking coffee
  • drinking red wine
  • reading books
  • drawing/sketching/painting
  • binge watching whole seasons of tv shows on Netflix
  • concentrating on nothing but breathing
  • drinking more coffee
  • reading myself to sleep

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week I mentioned the bag of marshmallows left over from Christmas baking and my intent to use them up by making Rice Krispy squares. I sent W on a puffed rice hunting expedition and he came home with the biggest box of cereal made anywhere in the world (just a guess, but geez…) so after I made the squares there was half a box of cereal left.  Then I asked him to get me another bag of marshmallows so I could use up the rest of the cereal.  He came home with TWO bags of marshmallows.  And thus we are back to our original state of one unused bag of marshmallows sitting in the cupboard.  I am not starting over.  They can stay there until next Christmas.

That little story really doesn’t have much to do with being grateful except for another interesting fact or two.  I gave most of the first batch of rice krispy squares to my daughter and granddaughter, but the second batch I have almost finished single- handedly consuming all by myself.  Yes I know I am being redundant in that sentence, but seriously, what is wrong with me.  W has ceased to be much help, perhaps feeling he has already done his part by purchasing ingredients.  Although I guess I should give him credit for bravely trying to finish up the brownies I was craving and made and which don’t interest me anymore because they are stale.  I really need to stop making stuff.

I am looking forward to dealing more satisfactorily with my random food cravings in the week coming up.  Or not.  Truthfully it’s something which just now popped in to my head and will no doubt pop out of it again.  Sometimes I think there’s no point in setting goals for myself at this stage of forgetfulness in my life.  I’m looking forward to winging it.  There, that one sounds attainable.

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10 thoughts on “Sharing My World 65

  1. Actually I always believed as you do about the natural sugars in fruit. I avoided them like a plague. I have type I diabetes and I notice that fruit or juice in moderation actually helps my sugars. I don’t eat real sweet fruits though. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice with banana and berries are wonderful. I don’t eat strawberries because they are sweeter.

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    • I’m definitely still learning what is okay and what isn’t for me. I know that Apple cider vinegar brings my sugars down. Too bad it tastes so disgusting. And also five ounces of red wine is ok. Do you know how little that is??? lol. Thanks for the info Cee😊

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  2. I love reading your post and most times can’t resist replying to them,. Always delightful because they are real and funny. Humor about reality is top of my list of things necessary for survival. Thanks again. The story about trying to get the marshmallows and cereal to come out even is sooooo real. We discovered by having a family marshmallow fight before they all returned home from our Christmas mass gathering worked for getting rid of those pesky little temptations. Of course, one year a two year old visiting grandchild was discovered wincing while chewing on a rock like marshmallow she found under the couch in May. 🙂

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    • Haha…poor little thing. Hope she didn’t break any teeth. Those marshmallows do turn to little boulders, even in the plastic if you leave them long enough. Don’t ask me how I know that.
      I hope you know how very much I always enjoy your comments! I am such a bad reader/liker/commenter myself I often wonder why people bother talking to me. So I’m happy and thankful that you do.❤

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