I got to bed reasonably early last night but it won’t happen tonight. I’d eaten a hunk of coconut after I finished blogging to “bring me down”. I think it worked. I got into the bedroom at 10:02, finished brushing my teeth at 10:07, and was in bed, covered up, ready to go to sleep by 10:10. However, I woke a little after 3 and it was an hour and a half, at least, before I went back to sleep. I didn’t get up until 7:45 but I had plenty of time to get ready for church.
Breakfast was a cantaloupe smoothie. I put some agave nectar in it since it was the not sweet at all cantaloupe.
I got to church early but someone stopped me outside the sanctuary so I didn’t get inside until just before time to start playing. We had our regular schedule until time for the second song service and the announcements and prayer time took that space. There was an outstanding presentation on diet for the church service. Doug Batchelor can really do it right. If people would adopt the diet he advocates, everyone would be much better off. I’m not laboring under the illusion that everyone would do that but they’d be healthier. I certainly don’t think everyone is going to start eating raw food, either. That is totally out of the realm of possibility even though it is the best thing that has happened to thousands of people. Try to convince people of that and they say, “I want to ENJOY what I eat!” I enjoy what I eat. Plus I can eat 99% of it with a clear conscience. What people are saying is, “I don’t care if I have health problems and am going to die sooner than I should. I’m going to cater to my tastebuds.” Believe me, I know. I was one of those people for most of my life.
I’ll climb down off my soapbox. After the session was over, we had the offering, the children’s story, and the pastor’s wife made a heartfelt plea for us not to take the information from the seminar to badger people about their diets. And I guess I have just gone and done that. Forgive me if I have.
Lunch was a huge piece of watermelon. I took the scraps out to the compost pile and paid a visit to the fig tree. I didn’t expect to find any but it was loaded with lots of big ripe ones. I ate all I wanted and took four to my neighbor. Some of the figs were ‘way up high and I had to bend the branches down to pick them. There were a couple that were covered with ants so I left them and picked the others. I used to pick them and throw them away but they are sort of a decoy.
One of the coconuts kept falling on the floor every time I opened the fridge so I put it out of its misery. It was more or less a “teenage” coconut rather than baby or mature. I ate some of the meat and put the rest in a snack bag to take to one of my friends.
It was salad time and I made a huge one with red leaf and romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and a little kim chee cut up. I dressed it with the juice from two limes. I ate all but a couple of bites and the juice in the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t eat any more than that. If I’d had time to eat it more slowly, I think it would have all gone down but I had to get through so I could go to the concert and last session. I was miserable for a little while but it soon passed the way it does when raw food is involved.
I’d tucked the coconut in my purse to take to my friend and she didn’t show up. I kept looking for her during all the proceedings but she wasn’t there. I gave it to the Pathfinder leader who is familiar with such things and he was pleased to get it. Maybe he was supposed to have it, anyway. I trust he will enjoy it.
It started storming during the last part of the session. I came home watching the sky. The lightning was constant. I got home and came inside, relieved not to have to be out in that any longer.
The kim chee was calling me so I had a few bites, then I had the four olives I had soaked in the kim chee water. It improved them a little but not much.
It’s well past my bedtime but I don’t have to be up early in the morning and that’s a blessing. A mixed blessing is the fact that the seminar is over. I’m sad that it is and glad at the same time. It will be nice not to have to go out tomorrow night.
Good night, everyone! Sleep well!