This is Friday Eve.

My week has been a doozy. I’m more than ready for it to be over. I’ve gotten more rest the past couple of nights and plan to make it three in a row. That, coupled with eating raw food, has made it possible for me to cope. However, I wouldn’t be able to do any of it without my Faithful Staff of Hardworking Women. If I could, I’d give us all a big fat raise.

Well, praise the Lord! I hadn’t tried to install Printmaster 16 for several months. It would get to a certain point and pop up a message that a certain file couldn’t be found. I always make the Christmas cards for our department to give to the other departments and I desperately needed it to work. After I finished writing the previous paragraph, I decided I’d try it one more time. As I put it in the drive, I prayed PLEASE for it to work. I watched the little line slowly go across the screen. When it came to the fateful place, I kept praying and praying. I held my breath and lo! it continued and I have registered it once again. I’ll be able to create the cards this weekend and give them out next week. If it hadn’t worked, I would have gone software shopping and I really don’t need to spend the money.

Back to my day. I got up and did my BodyFlex and one of my standing exercises that I think of as “The Windmill” except instead of going around and around, I swivel from the waist with my arms outstretched and go back and forth 100 times. I used to be able to slim my middle that way when I was younger but I don’t think it works any more.

100% Raw Food

22 ozzies OJ
32 ozzies banana/organic mango/organic spinach smoothie
4 satsumas
36 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
2 persimmons
2 more satsumas
4 more persimmons
Kim chee
Small salad of romaine, cucumber, red onion, tomato, dressed with vinaigrette
Cream of spinach soup with kelp noodles (very good)
Note about the soup:
It’s based on my recipe for Corn Chowder EXCEPT there isn’t any corn in it plus I put spinach in until it was a pretty green. I’d marinated the noodles in lemon juice and put juice and all into the soup. Here’s a picture of it:

Cream of Spinach Soup

The flash washed the color out a bit. It was greener than it’s showing up there. You can see the noodles. There were quite a few in the mix which gave it something nice to chew on. I cut them with kitchen shears into easy to spoon lengths.

I took my friend some cauliflower today. She loves it raw and I’d made sure it wouldn’t interfere with any of her medications. One of the staff was in her room helping her pick out some clothes to put on. I asked if she were going to get dressed and get up and she said no. She was getting dressed to go back to bed. I’m afraid she is going to resign herself to being an invalid.

It was a cold day—down to 22 this morning. I kept my jacket on the whole time. The way the heat is in the office I share has it coming down on my office mate but it is virtually blocked from me by the hutch that’s between us. She can be roasting while I’m shivering.

One of the girls brought in her grandbaby this afternoon. She’s beautiful with long brown hair even though she isn’t halfway through her first year. One of the others held her and she snuggled in and went to sleep. So sweet.

I took my persimmons into the break room and they were mistaken for tomatoes by more than one person. I offered samples but there was a single brave taster who would try it. She was trying to think what it tastes like (why does everything have to taste like something else?) and finally settled on pumpkin. I’ll have to admit there is a similarity but it would have to be already sweetened pumpkin.

A lot of the persimmons are getting ripe so my project when I got home was to put a couple of mango boxes full in the other fridge. I should have persimmons for awhile.

I ate and ate and I’m ready to go to bed. It shouldn’t be too much past 9:30 when I get there. Good night!

2 Responses to This is Friday Eve.

  1. Marjorie December 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm #

    Tommy,

    I was eating persimmons in the grade school cafeteria the other day and tons of kids wanted to know what they were. At least 15 of them tried it, and they all loved it! Ah, the curiousity and open-mindedness of children. 🙂 Then they went back to eating their corn dogs and french fries and chocolate milk. Poor things.

    Marjorie

  2. Tommie December 7, 2007 at 9:51 pm #

    At least you introduced them to something new. What blows me away is if I’d been eating part of a dead animal, the adults would have been all over it.

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