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).