13 November 2012

On the Brighter Side

Something I try to refrain from doing is going back and reading past posts (especially recent ones).  I tend to get a little extreme with over-editing and seeking unattainable perfection with my writing.  So instead, I've made a habit of writing as my thoughts and the words flow, doing a quick proofread and then flinging the words out into the world.

However... upon second glance, my last post (as much as I tried to still maintain a degree of hopefulness) sounds somewhat depressive.

To counterbalance that tone, I'd like to share some recent wholly positive recent developments.

Today for breakfast (and lunch!) I had two pieces of Magpie's "Mikey's" Lite-R pizza on a whole wheat crust with olive oil & garlic for sauce.  Each slice is only 172 calories and 4 grams of fat.  SERIOUSLY!

Yesterday I got another space heater (dogs count as space heaters when they are over 50 lbs., right?), which helps me gather a bit more courage to get out of bed in the morning.  Tile and wood laminate floors are COLD.  I really need to buy some slippers.  Preferably dust/dirt coloured ones that won't show the ever-present dust/dirt that results from: (a) living in a desert & (b) having very active dogs.

British Invasion Duchess of Pearl Princess Grey Black Tea by local Tucson tea purveyor Ausperitea has changed my life and has ruined most other tea blends for me, forevermore.  A traditional Earl Grey with the addition of lavender and rose buds/petals.  Faintly citrus and delightfully floral on a classic base of black tea.  Absolutely sublime.

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and I still haven't sorted out what I'm going to be making/baking/what-have-you.  I can't let S. have all the fun!  One thing is for certain... I am going to be baking a "naked apple pie."  (As seen on the Snack Girl blog.)  Or maybe it will be a naked pear pie.  Either way, I'm baking a pie and it will be naked.  ...and yes, I am going to snicker about the pie's lack of attire.  Since I don't have any biological family in Tucson, the holiday will be spent with my friends-who-are-my-family.  Hooray!

I am almost done reading Michael Pollan's well-known literary pillar of food ethics, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and can dig back into "Empires of Light" by Jill Jonnes (which is about Tesla, Westinghouse, and that jerk Edison).


  1. I completely understand what you mean about the desire to tweak your posts. While I usually don't edit mine once they're up, as I tend to write many of my posts a little in advance of when they go live, I've been known on many an occasion to keep rewording or editing them in the lead up to when they go live. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I know it does come from the fact that as a youngster I was a huge perfectionist (something I've gotten a better at curbing as I've grown older and learned that perfection - if such a thing exists at all - can be highly overrated).

    Your blog is your online voice to the world and you have the right to say whatever you like, in any tone, so I hope that you won't feel compelled to do too much "after the fact" editing, dear gal. Just say what's on your mind and try not to stress about what you write.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. I completely understand your journey in learning to curb your natural tendency to over-analyze and seek an idea of "perfection." It's a challenging trait to overcome but it's such a healthy direction to your self and your writing. Your writing has such a beauty and ease, Jessica, and I am happy to hear that you are striving to let your words flow naturally. I think that sense of authenticity and genuineness shines through when you (or I or anybody) writes in such a manner.

      ~ Garnet