Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My diet

My diet is something people don't seem to understand.  I figure maybe I could reach out and seek some support here or at least bring to light what it is as some people still don't understand.

So far, I figured out that I am most likely wheat intolerant.  That means no bread, no pasta, no pizza, biscuits, cookies or cake.  It also means that nothing should be breaded either.  When I cut out wheat, it made me aware of how much of the american diet is composed of wheat.  It's everywhere!  I have a much bigger appreciation of vegetables and other things.  I eat rice and have replaced pasta with vegetables.  My freezer is my friend.

I also don't eat shellfish.  Never developed a taste for it.  Found out I was also allergic to shrimp a year ago, so I don't bother regardless.

That's pretty much it, other than just being kinda picky.  :p

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Holidays

I've been asked by several people what I wanted for the holidays, or what gifts I wanted for the holidays.  To be honest, I have NO idea.  I first think, well, maybe I can hint at things I need.  But what do we all really need?  I have clothing on my back, food on my table and a roof over my head.  I have clean water and electricity to power this old laptop and the desktop I custom built for pretty cheap.  My wants aren't far from that.  I am the kind of person who just buys what I want if I can justify the purchase.  A new pair of boots isn't just a fashion statement, they are a winter necessity and a way of keeping my calves and ankles warm.  That expensive moisturizer is what keeps my skin clear.  That sulfate-free shampoo keeps my medium/long hair looking healthy.  Again, it's not a true necessity, but a want that I can justify.  And that's why I can't just say I want one thing or another.  I also can't deny that I still drool over some things, but if I really think about it, I don't need it and can't really justify it.

So what do I tell people when they ask?  I don't want to seem ungrateful for their lovely gestures, but my mind is a complete blank.  I tell my family that all I want is to spend time with them.  In the end, items break, are consumed, or get lost.  Those memories and the joy of a good time will last.

What do you think?

Monday, November 21, 2011

QotW - November 21st

"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."
~Albert Einstein

Monday, November 14, 2011

QotW - November 14th

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou

Monday, November 7, 2011

QotW - November 7th

"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."
~Anne Roiphe 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I'm back!

I would like to apologize for my lack of presence here.  It's been a very strange October for me.  I'm hoping that I have a better November though.

I've also had some interesting ideas of how I should work this blog for my own happiness.  I will continue with quotes of the week.  I really like them.  They are supposed to be something to think about throughout the week.  All the rest of the content will come about as I work through it, but I would like it to be fun. :)

If anyone has any ideas for posts, let me know.