It’s a tea kind of day today, for sure! Dreary and drizzly out and kind of chilly in. Kind of grateful for my desk-drawer tea stash at the moment!
On to other things. Such as: how have I lived this long without mangoes in my life? Or prawns, for that matter! What else have I been missing out on because I’ve been assuming I didn’t like it? Papaya? Olives? Celery? Well….no, celery is definitely still a big “No!”. Scallops? About two months ago I realized that I no longer hate ketchup. I have hated ketchup for easily 20 years and now I don’t mind it at all and will even willingly squirt it on an omelette from time to time.
Makes me think that the next time my first response is “I don’t like _____.” or “I can’t do/don’t like to do ______.”, that I might want to take a moment and see if that is still true!
For instance, hiking. Ray asked if I wanted to drive somewhere and go for a hike on Saturday and my first response was “no thanks, not interested.”. But…..wait a second……I like the outdoors and I enjoy exercise. Sooooo…..hiking then? Sure, why not? I’m sure I declared my non-interest way back in the day when I wasn’t interested in doing anything besides eating and smoking. Things change, it’s probably a good idea to remember that our preferences probably should change with them!
We did the equivilant of nothing yesterday when I got home from work. We walked one block up to our neighbor’s house to pick up my wagon frame that he’d sand blasted for me. Tonight we’re going to go and get the paint for it and hopefully this week or next we can get it painted, cured and put back together!
I did make bacon and eggs and hashbrowns for dinner last night as planned and now our whole house smells like the backside of a pig. Plus, we ate so much bacon I’m surprised we weren’t oinking in our sleep! It was good though, and now the need for bacon is out of my system for awhile.
Tonight we’re doing halibut, roast asparagus and a salad (with mango & goat cheese) for dinner…which is an improvement on the rather beige/brown dinner we had last night! Tomorrow is gym morning, back to Workout A and hopefully a decent jog to start!