I welcome all the thoughts from the dark side. It's all worth pondering. I'm not too concerned about it being a migraine trigger for me; I eat vinegar often and get migraines very seldom.
Pedi, I usually check out all my subscriptions when I come in. Some days I comment a lot, other days I can't think of much to say. I'll blame you guys...
Tomi, I've taken the NyQuil a few times lately, because I was sick and I knew I wasn't going to sleep for hours afterwards. Most of the time, I felt quite refreshed the next day. Having said that, it is not a habit I want to get into, for sure.
I caved on the vinegar today, I'm afraid. I made one of my serendipitous salads (like, what's in the fridge that needs to be eaten up) and it was just calling out for rice vinegar. I wrote down the ingredients, because this one is definitely worth doing again sometime on purpose. And here it is, for your edification: (I'm sure it would work with lime juice instead of vinegar)
Shrimp Fennel Salad
10-12 large shrimp
½ bulb fennel (anise), quartered, cored, sliced
1 slice red onion, coarsely chopped
1 small tomato, cut into small wedges
1-2 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
½ avocado, mashed
1-2 tbsp. rice vinegar
sprinkle garlic powder
sprinkle ginger powder
salt to taste
Sautee peeled shrimp in butter until fully cooked and the liquid has all boiled off. Put all the other salad ingredients in a large bowl and add the shrimp.
Mash avocado in a small bowl, add the other ingredients, blend well, adjust to taste. Add to the salad bowl and toss well until everything is well coated.
Makes one very large helping. Increase it slightly to make two moderate portions.
Yesterday I got a good walk in. I had to go to the bank, which is 2.5 km away, about 1 1/2 miles, I think. And went and blew my birthday money buying clothes. My first skinny jeans! Cobalt blue! And "career" leggings: a heavier knit that can be worn with tunics without looking like a teenager. And a few other smaller things. I am going to have to be careful not to get addicted to shopping... It's just so new to me to have it be fun. And then I did a bit of grocery shopping. Also got in some translating for hubby when I got home.
And today I have done yet more translating, and a good workout with the resistance bands, as well as various household chores. And no NyQuil last night! Yay. Slept very well anyway, which was nice. So all in all, I'm better.
Now I'm a little zonked from all that, so I'm going to rest a bit before tackling more translating. I'm redoing hubby's slides for his teaching in Mtl. Heh. He hasn't used his French in years. Could be a bit hard on the students' ears...
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford