Good Morning Beautiful

My day is going to be delightful. My long weekend continues although I do miss my coworkers when I am gone. Friday night I went out with some friends to a local small seasonal live music event downtown. You buy tickets for beer and food, you walk around looking and sometimes petting all the dogs and wait in a surprisingly short bathroom line. I’ve only gone twice and had fun each time. There were several different beers from a local brewery. You can’t go wrong with an I.P.A. (theirs is GREAT) but usually I would get a darker sweeter beer. Some people drank margaritas and others got Bud Light in fancy aluminum bottles. There were hamburgers, Philly cheesesteak and Italian ice. I wish I would’ve taken more pictures but hey, sometimes I don’t think ahead as to what I will be sharing with you. So all you get is this photo of me.

After the music festival, we went out dancing and had a great time. On the way back home (@1:30 am) we hit a pothole, got a flat tire, slowly drove a little more until we found the most inappropriate place to stop. Some back woods road that wasn’t in the middle of nowhere but from the looks of it, some place I expected an alien to walk out of the woods or some zombie to sneak up on us. Because it was so late, eh, or early in the morning (@2:30 am), the owner of the car deduced that the best plan of action was for two of us to walk 4 miles back to the house while the other two stay with the car (because one of us was passed out and no, it wasn’t me). Finally at 4:00 am, I was safely in my bed, exhausted but had a good story to tell.

Fast forward to this morning…I had whole wheat bread, toasted, with Philly cream cheese and peach nectar jam for breakfast. You could also use peanut butter instead of cream cheese but this really depends on the taste you’re going for. I bought the jam at a farmer’s market in Birmingham that weekend I went for my cousin’s wedding.

I’ve been thinking a lot about food lately. Big surprise. So many of us don’t have a clue as to the potential damage our diets can cause. I’m no exception. In particular, I’ve been pondering the DASH diet, Mediterranean diet and what many of you would call the “Low Carb” diet. Each one of these diets can possibly help improve certain conditions…high blood presure, heart disease and insulin resistance, respectively. But honestly, any one person can follow these diets and still benefit from them. I wish I could take a time machine back to when my grandma was a little girl and experience her lifestyle. Growing up in the great depression, food was sometimes lacking so there were no heaping portion sizes. There was no going back for seconds. There was no buying junk food and chugging sodas because those things cost money. People grew their own vegetables and kept chickens in the back yard and actually ate off the land. Not to mention, they walked everywhere. My grandma loves to tell me how she kept “her figure”. I always wonder about evolution. Yes, we’ve got technology now that makes life easier. But sometimes I wonder if it was a fair trade.

The good thing about evolution is that we can learn from those who came before us.

God bless your day!

D

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