Friday, May 25, 2012

Take Away 96 - Greek Yogurt

I'm a picky eater.  Always have been. Always will be. I'm all about textures. Not sure why. It drives my husband crazy. I don't like to be forced or coerced into eating things I don't like or think I don't like. This, I am quite certain, stems from very old childhood baggage. But, if you let me try things in my own time, I might actually change my mind. 

Take Greek Yogurt, for example. I've tried it before and in the past it just tasted sour and gritty to me. My cousin recently purchased a large container of it and she didn't like it either. She left it in the fridge and I finally decided to give it another chance as I didn't want to waste it. Okay, this is soooooo weird.  I like it now.  What's up with that?  I surmise it is because I quit drinking coffee the first of May and my sugar consumption has dropped drastically. All of a sudden, that Greek Yogurt is not sour and I find it very creamy with no grit. All I can taste is how wonderfully sweet it is. Who knew?

 TAKE AWAY:  I gotta keep an open mind.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Take Away 95 - Rain

The weather has been rainy and windy this week, so far.  A storm is coming through today and we are due for sunny days for the weekend.  I see on my FB all the people who love the rain.  I don't get it. When the skies are gray and the rain starts, I feel blue.

TAKE AWAY: I have had enough rain and gray days to last me the rest of my life.
Give me sunshine any day of the week. I promise you'll never hear me complain 
about blue skies!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Take Away 94 - Pain

On our recent long motorcycle trip, I realized that the pain in my back from sitting in one position too long was responsible for keeping me alert.  Between that stabbing pain and the dull headache I developed from the wind making my bike constantly shake and my teeth rattle, it got me home in one piece. 

TAKE AWAY: I am constantly amazed at the level of
discomfort I can withstand to do the things I love doing.
The fun of being outdoors, the wind in my face and the freedom 
of riding on two wheels outweighed the nagging aches & pains 
sometimes, but not always, associated with it. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Take Away 93 - My Secret Weapon

I had some friends over to my house last night for an idea-fest. I learned a long time ago that if you want people to get together and you want to guarantee they'll show up, serve food.  So I did. And they did. Show up! I took the easy-peazy route by baking two big containers of frozen lasagna, served salad out of bag and friends brought bread and sherbet for dessert. Every person I invited SHOWED UP!

TAKE AWAY: No matter what the occasion, if you serve food they will come. Love that!