I am finally getting around to formatting so I’m on my old computer. It’s quite a switch from what I’m used to. Win98 and large fonts. Might be nice for a change.
The funeral was appropriate for my co-worker. There was a huge crowd there but the hospital employees who attended (there were three of us from my area) were designated as honorary pallbearers and we sat on the second and third rows. There were LOTS of flowers and plants. She was a lifelong resident and, if people didn’t know her, they knew her family. I had been there earlier in the day, too, when the crush wasn’t quite so bad, and I got to talk to her husband and sisters. Her husband said that she didn’t make a sound when she died. I wonder if we will ever know exactly what happened.
Lunch was a large salad. I forgot to take a bowl and it was almost too much for the plate I found in the cupboard. I picked out some leaves from the salad mix I’d bought just a couple of days ago because they were getting too far gone to eat. Besides that, it had spinach, green onion, cucumber, snow peas, parsley, tomato, avocado, and was dressed with lime juice and a sprinkle of sea salt. I also had some unsoaked almonds. I won’t soak as many next time. The ones that were left by Sunday were getting a little dubious so I garbaged them.
It was getting on toward 7 o’clock when I got home so I went ahead and started eating again. It’s amazing how much I can eat and still lose weight and feel good. I had two bananas, a nectarine, a mango, and a bowl of cherries. I don’t need anything else.
Nancy and I were talking today and she said that she didn’t think that she could handle giving up her favorite foods and start eating just uncooked foods. I told her that I didn’t think I could, either, but I’m willing to give up some things that I like to feel like I do. I feel better than I can ever remember feeling. I get up in the morning ready to go instead of dragging out of bed. I said that it takes so little energy to digest the food I’m eating now that it leaves lots of vim, vigor, and vitality for me to use. Well, it’s true, but I didn’t say it quite that way. I don’t sit at my desk, fighting to stay awake. Fresh fruit and veggies are things that I have always had around the house, anyway, but not in the abundance that I do now.
I tried to call my daughter earlier this evening and got a busy signal. She and her husband are having a more difficult time than I am but they are surrounded by all sorts of great restaurants with a myriad of tastes. I might have a harder time of it if I didn’t live in the boonies.
Windows is still setting itself up. I may give up and go on to bed and do more in the morning.