Thank God it’s Sabbath!

I need a break. I’ve been going like the Energizer Bunny and it’s time to slow down. Not that I’ve gotten a lot accomplished today but I was still doing something most of the time.

It was almost midnight when I turned off the lights last night and crawled into bed. I woke at 6:22 and couldn’t remember hearing the alarm. It doesn’t take a whole lot of intelligence to figure out why. I got out of bed in a flash and set about my day. And I still haven’t stopped.

I put in about 20 minutes doing my BodyFlex.


27 ozzies grapefruit juice
32 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie

32 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
A small pickling cucumber
4 Ataulfo mangos

14 ozzies OJ
16 ozzies strawberries
Half a small watermelon (better than yesterday but still not up to what the others were)
A too mature coconut (I drank the water and froze all but one bite of the meat)
2 persimmons
I was going to have gazpacho but I was interrupted and it got too late to try to fix it.
Half an avocado (beautiful wonderful perfect)
The rest of the eggplant (three slices)
The rest of the coconut bacon (three pieces)

It was another rainy day for the most part. I was beginning to get a tan but it’s going to fade at this rate.

One of the churches is sponsoring a team for the Relay for Life and some of the members brought in food to sell. There was fudge, an apple cake, and a coconut cake. Everyone was rhapsodizing over how good they were. There were also doughnuts of the Krispy Kreme variety that I wasn’t crazy about when I ate cooked. I was in the break room when one of the doctors came in. He took one bite of cake and people were urging him to take more. One of the lunch bunch was telling me I should have some. I declined. She said, “You don’t know what you’re missing!” I said, “Yes, I do–gallbladder attacks, chest pain…” She said, “You could fall over with a stroke the way you eat.” I told her that I was willing to take a chance. The doctor asked me if I didn’t want some cake and I said no, that it wasn’t a temptation. He wanted to know why and I told him I only eat raw food. Raw steak? No, I’ve never eaten meat. A vegetarian? I didn’t nit-pick about it so I said yes, that I’d been a vegetarian all my life. He said, “You know how to pick out vegetarians in a crowded room?” I bit and said, “How?” “Ask everyone to raise their hands and the ones who are weaker and can’t get their hands up high are the vegetarians.” Must’ve been an original riddle because it certainly didn’t have a punch line. I told him vegetarians aren’t necessarily weaker, that elephants are vegetarian. He looked surprised and said, “They ARE?” and I thought, “Oh, please!”

I wore my Going Bananas! t-shirt today and got some compliments on it. One fellow told me I should have it tattooed on my arm and put a bumper sticker on my car saying, “Honk if you’re raw!” He saw me later, gave me a thumbs-up and went “Beep beep!” I gave him my card and he promised to take a look at the site. I told him to leave me a comment but he hasn’t so far.

It fell to me again to go to the post office this afternoon but not this morning. I stopped by the church, set up the organ, and turned up the heat.

My friend in the rehab center finally has a phone and she called me this evening. She talked for more than an hour. I wish she were closer by but she isn’t. I’d RSVP’ed about the Service Awards Banquet that is the last of this month and put her down as my guest. She was pleased and is all excited about getting everything lined up so she can go out for those few hours.

Tomorrow is the general fellowship meal. I haven’t gotten anything fixed yet so I don’t know that I’ll stay. It depends on if I get up early enough in the morning to get it done.

In the meantime, I had best get to bed. Good night and Happy Sabbath!

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