It’s been a beautiful day but I’ve been inside.

I was in bed by 10 and up before 7. I was awake for an hour and a half or so early this morning–like I woke at 3:45 and didn’t go back to sleep until probably 5:15. I weighed in at 116.

Breakfast was OJ and a four banana/mango/the rest of the chard smoothie. I drank part of it here and the rest on the way to church.

Something has happened to the piano. I don’t know if the climate control went out on it or what but there’s a block of keys that all play at once when one is struck. After a less than ideal song service, the pianist elected to sit out the rest of the time. I didn’t blame her.

I went to the hospital to leave some coconut for the nurse who is also hooked on them. I picked up the rest of the veggies and the Mock Salmon Pate and headed to the nursing home to visit my friend. On the way there, I picked out the more easily digested veggies and ate them. I had planned to leave when someone else came in to see her but no one showed up. We talked for, I think, two and a half hours. She is like a different person. They’ve changed her medication and she’s able to walk some, eat, and sleep! She just may get enough better to get out of there.

When I was getting ready to go, finally, one of the aides came in to take my friend to the dining room. They were talking about my clothes, etc., and my friend started talking about how heavy I used to be. I was saying that it wasn’t just that I’d lost weight. I feel so good. The aide clenched her fists, jumped up and down, and yelled softly, “I want to feel good!” My friend was surprised and asked, “Don’t you feel good?” She looked frustrated and said, “No. I feel so tired.” I went out to the car and got one of my cards and gave it to her. I have no burden to get people to eat raw but if there’s a chance that someone can be helped by the same diet change that I’ve made, it wouldn’t be fair not to share the information. What they do with it is up to them. DID YOU KNOW THAT?!

When I got home, I had a coconut. I was really hungry by then. Next, I had too much kim chee. Two Clementines and three persimmons followed. I’d gotten some purple potatoes at the organic market so I peeled one.

Purple Potatoes

It’s pretty and it’s interesting but it isn’t very tasty raw. They are very starchy and not good like the organic Yukon Gold. I’ll give away the other three to someone who will cook them.

I threw all the leftover veggies in the food processor, added some more broccoli and some red onion (that’s really purple) and made “slaw”. Some cashew mayo finished it up. I ate a small helping of it. I haven’t had enough calories today. I’ll have to do better tomorrow.

The kitchen needed attention so I’ve worked on it some tonight. There’s more to be done but I need to get to bed so I can get up and hit it in the morning. After I exercise, have my devotions, and eat.

My sister is in the dark out in the Great Northwest. I called her this evening. She said they were watching the lights across the lake on Thursday night and they went off and on at least ten times before they went off and stayed off. One of their neighbors who is usually fearless holed up in the bedroom in the basement of her house. She had her pets with her. She said the wind was so bad up on her hill that she was afraid a tree would fall on the roof. I saw some terrible damage from the wind on the news. My sister requested prayer that the power would come on tomorrow. They are burning wood she’d wanted to get rid of to keep warm. She’s thankful they have it now. It was down to 51 in the house. They’re conserving what they can for later so they were going to bed as soon as the fire went out.


2 Responses to It’s been a beautiful day but I’ve been inside.

  1. Freedom December 17, 2006 at 4:35 pm #

    Wow, I hope your sister is alright! That sounds like some pretty wild weather. It would be great if your friend gets well enough to leave the nursing home. It would also be wonderful if the aide decides to go raw!
    I’ve always wondered about raw potatoes – I thought that really they were all too starchy to eat, since starch is so hard to digest. But you seem to like them!

  2. Tommie December 17, 2006 at 5:57 pm #

    Thanks! I’m sure she is, even though it isn’t fun to be without power.

    My friend called me this afternoon and she’s still feeling pretty good. She’s concerned about her memory, though.

    I’ve found that the only potatoes I like raw are the organic Yukon Gold. They are pretty expensive so I don’t eat many. They don’t have as much starch as other varieties.

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