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Here I am again! And it’s getting on toward my bedtime. “Supprise, supprise, supprise!” to quote Gomer Pyle.

I got to bed at 10:28 last night! Who knows? I may get there even earlier tonight.

Since it was Sabbath, I took a rest from exercising–as if that’s the only day that’s happened this week.

Breakfast was a banana/peach smoothie.

We had Communion as I think I mentioned before. I haven’t been 100% raw today. I had a tiny piece of unleavened bread and some grape juice. Neither one has made me want to fall off the wagon. The bread was doughy and not at all tasty. Not that it’s supposed to be but I used to make some that was double dee, as my sister says. The grape juice was grape juice. It’s the setting and situation that make the symbols special.

I loaned one of the ladies a copy of Frederic’s The Raw Secrets. I think she will read it. She’s hoping to be able to go 100% raw, herself. That’s an excellent book to start out with. It’s right on the money with the optimal raw food diet and easy to read and understand. It certainly has helped me not to make a lot of the mistakes I’ve seen others make while trying to maintain “Atkins Raw”.

When I got home, I had a good-sized piece of watermelon. Later on, I killed a coconut and had a transfusion. Did you know that young coconut water can be used for a transfusion if plasma is in short supply? I spooned out the meat and had a treat. I’m a poet but didn’t know it but my feet show it–they’re LongFellows. Not! I have rather small feet. My size 6 shoes are almost too big since I don’t weigh as much as I used to.

I got out the rest of the okra and made some gumbo. Here’s the recipe. Not optimal at all but tasty and raw.

Gumbo

2 C tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 C sun dried tomatoes
1/2 small clove garlic
1 T minced parsley
Half a dozen large leaves fresh basil
1 tsp agave nectar
1/8 tsp curry powder (I use less)
Light sprinkle cayenne
Cumin to taste
1/2 C okra, young pods, cut in 1/2 inch slices
1/2 C corn cut off whole kernel style
2 T finely chopped Vidalia onion or other sweet onion
1 8″ rib celery, with leaves, chopped fine

Put sun dried tomatoes and 1 C chopped tomatoes in the blender with the garlic, parsley, basil, agave, curry powder, cayenne, and cumin. Blend thoroughly and let set while preparing the rest of the ingredients. Mix the okra, corn, onion, and celery in a bowl. Put the rest of the tomatoes in the blender and pulse a few times so they will still be chunky. This is more like a hearty “stew” than a “soup”. Pour over the prepared mixture in the bowl, mix. Serve in a pretty bowl with a garnish of parsley.

I didn’t add the parsley today and it was just as good without it.

Some time later, I had several plums. I’ve had better but they were okay.

The sun was shining and the thermometer indicated that it was about 90 degrees so I went out for half an hour.

When I got in, I had some tomatoes and I ate them plain! No salt, no Tajin, no nothing. I was so proud of myself! After that, I had a salad with my favorite tomato mango dressing. Sad thing was, the romaine was a little on the bitter side. I ate most of it, then picked it out and drank the rest of the dressing.

When I was looking for something else this morning, I found some earbuds that are very comfortable. The ones that came with my player are on the large side for my petite ears so I was glad to find the others. Disappointment came when I tried them tonight and they don’t sound nearly as good as the others. I can use the original ones but I may look at Wal*Mart for some smaller ones the next time I’m there.

A couple who had their 50th wedding anniversary didn’t make it to church today because she wasn’t feeling well. I called and sang happy anniversary to the husband this evening. He didn’t know who it was until I started talking.

Well, folks, I’m going to go on to bed soon. I have a few things that I have to do first but they won’t take me long. Later!

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