There are a lot of things that make day to day living a pleasure and then there are some that I can’t live without like:
Our Breville juicer—I use it every morning. I make enough veggie/fruit juice to last for the day and drink it for breakfast with yogurt and granola, and for lunch with a hand full of nuts and maybe a piece of cheese. Dinner is a regular meal like meat and vegetables and salad. I have stopped drinking Coke or any soft drinks (two weeks) and have had no chocolate or extra sugar except the natural sugar in the juice (also two weeks). Do I feel different? Oh yeah!! I have a lot more energy and I am stunned that I have not once craved Coke or chocolate. Amazing! My favorite juice is something I call green magic: kale, spinach, celery, broccoli, half a lime and a whole pineapple. Yum.
Of course I can’t live without knitting. I can, however, live without “getting gauge” as evidenced by the fact that my lacy mitts are too big. WAY TOO BIG!
I have put them aside because I need to spend my time on the blanket sweater anyway. The sweater is going to be my go-to jacket this fall and winter. I love the weight of it even though it is getting too heavy to carry with me. I have 30 more increase rows before I start the body. I will feel a real sense of accomplishment when that happens and know it will be finished in time for cold weather. Right now it still feels iffy.
I can’t live without my grandchildren. They are a fun group of kids and near grown-ups. They talk to their grandma and grandpa almost daily, and go places with us. Granddaughter #1 is running in the Chicago Marathon for the second year, and we are so proud of her. She is a beautiful runner and dedicated to her training as is her father. Amazing—my son has become a runner, and in the process has lost 70 pounds. Running will do that to you. I wish I had the stamina!
Last but not least, I can’t live without my pup-kids. Macy and Max give us love and fun that we wouldn’t want to miss. We are lucky fur-parents!
Life is good.