Hello from SNOW!!!!
Well, I'd like to say that I'm working on the tea and soymilk issue but in fact for now, I'm really just hoping that it will take care of itself. I had them both these days I list here. Yesterday, my nephew wanted a "Waldorf Salad" for lunch. I didn't know what that was but he told me the recipe. It's apples, celery, raisin, walnuts mixed together with a little yogurt. I made it for him and really wanted to support him in it being one of his favorite things to eat so I ate it with him too. But I think next time, I'll leave a bowl plain for me with NO yogurt. Oh well. living and learning. Then my mom made a baked apple thing with some old apples and I tried it. It was heavy. We are all staying together right now in a fairly small space and it sure offers a new challenge for me with my fruit path. Also, helping my nephew with his meals is a big challenge. Seems we've met somewhere in the middle, with him eating more fruit in his days than ever before and loving it. And me... having gotten off my more pure fruit trail and figuring out my way back on within all the life and lifestyle changes.
superfood smoothie thing that I got on my way to the hospital, it's bottled
raisins and walnuts
spinach avo tomato salt salad
baked apple thing
Early this morning I drove to a Yoga studio in town to practice, it was lightly snowing. I was the only one there. After I was done, It was really snowing a lot. I tried to leave, but my tires wouldn't grip. I parked the car and waited in the coffee shop across the street watching through the big windows, the snow come down and all the cars slipping by. I waited for the snow to let up and the temperatures to rise. I drank tea with soymilk and then apple cider. It snowed harder and harder. I didn't know where else to wait as I don't know Seattle well. I started to get hungry.... It was all feeling like such a bummer... Luckly just before I caved and started eating sandwiches, I tried my car again and made it out. Whwwwww. Ate lots when I got home. I'm staying at the hospital tonight with my niece. I went up to the cafeteria and got a salad, it was not so great. Without my regular schedule, route and routine I had worked up for myself at home, I find my choices in food becoming sacrificed in the lack of structure. Anyhow I am trying, happily I am improving. Taking it all as it comes, doing the best I can and finding my way....
blueberry banana smoothie
spinach tomato avo salt
salad from the hospital: spinach cucumber tomato broccoli olive oil baslamic vineger
Thank you for your nice note. Yes, Alden's challenges are enormous right now. He's handling it all like a stellar champ. I can't wait to show him your cute kiwi! He is with his mother's family for a couple of days but I will show him when he's with us next. He and I have been having a good time collecting Xmas decorations, next we're going to make snowflakes for the window...
Hoping your days are lovely!
Thanks for your wishes.
I think that all the fruit I've been feeding Alden has helped his mood and I think it also helped his neck get better from the accident. He often has no more than a smoothie for a meal. I notice that particularly when he has eaten heavy things, he will want only a smoothie for dinner, for example. Of course I'm absolutely fine with that!
I am happy that I am able to weed out some of the things I began to eat within all this turmoil. I'm still figuring out my way. Amazing how our human system can begin to adapt to chaos and work with it though. Oh I find the lack of sun to be soooo challenging, hospitals and legal systems aren't feeling so conducive either but I'm willing to be fruity within it all so we'll see..... My yoga practice took a real hit too, but that's getting back together as well-- it really helps me in strengthening my will so I'm feeling that help more and more as it builds back.
Thanks so much for your post!!!!
Love and Joy to you too.
Oh some more exciting news:
I now have the hospital doing an apple juice feed for my niece. (She is being fed straight in to her stomach through a peg tube.) It is her first feed of the day. It's pure but bottled, haven't started juicing it myself. I think it's ok for now, fresh juice might be too cleansing too fast.
Lots of love to ALL!!