A few things to tell you today.
One: Banana, kiwi and diced oranges make the best fruit salad. EVER.
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.
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.