Just Because You’re Paranoid

November 28th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet

A few things to tell you today.

One: Banana, kiwi and diced oranges make the best fruit salad. EVER.

Fruit Salad

I want to weep when I look at this simple salad and remember how amazing it was. But then again I weep when the Disney World commercials play on Hulu during The Biggest Loser, so take that for what it’s worth.

You know that one, where they say “only so many mountains left to climb together…”

Gets me every damn time.

Two: My grandmother turned 81 today.

We had dinner with her tonight and stayed a bit late to help clean up while the girls were enamored with cable television and a seemingly endless supply of oyster crackers, neither of which we have at home.

As we pulled out of the driveway I said “when you guys are grown ups, you’ll take care of your grandparents just like we take care of Great Granny now. They help take care of you when you are little, and you’ll do the same for them when you’re adults and they need your help someday.”

They both listened thoughtfully, although it was Maxine who replied, “but I’ll be too busy being a waitress!”

Three: Here are two articles

that reminded me how lax I’ve become with two things I use to be more paranoid about; Sugar and BPA.

Slaying the Sugary Beast in 2011

BPA Rises By 1200% After Eating From Cans

We all need to do our own research and make our own decisions of course, but I found both articles disturbing yet motivating enough to share. Both made me want to reconsider some of the choices I make for myself and for my family.

OK, I guess that’s it.  I’m off now to try and forget that we had cupcakes for dessert tonight and that I made Southwest Tomato Soup for lunch today with canned black beans beans and a can of tomatoes. And then maybe I’ll go coach Maxine a bit on her future priorities and career goals.

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10 Responses

  • Mama Pea says:

    I cry at that commercial too, and I’m not even with child. Plus I think I stopped producing hormones about three years ago. I am a robot. I hope this doesn’t go to spam.

  • Katheryn says:

    Great articles. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa says:

    I love articles like that—that remind me of my priorities! I’ve been re-reading Deep Nutrition and Nourishing Traditions for the same reason! Sometimes I think I get passionate about so many different important lifestyle choices that I forget whatever ones I’m not focusing on enough in the moment.
    I love how kids think!

  • Jane/you-know-who says:

    Disney stuff is understandable, but I cried last night watching Modern Family Season 2, the “Boys’ Night” episode!! sheesh

  • Cindy says:

    that salad looks perfect.

    there is something creamy and soothing about bananas.

    I’m off to go read the articles.

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