I find I complain a lot more here than I did in Spencer, TN and it is always about the heat. Well that is my own fault, I knew it was hot here long before I moved here so I will stop complaining about it and tell you about the wonderful things here and I will start with breakfast. Never before have we been able to have such a wonderful breakfast. We always have started off with some fruit and it was fresh fruit if it was in season, otherwise it was canned or frozen. Now look at our fruit!!
This is Norman’s dish. He has a orange or grapefruit cut into 5 pieces, I get the sixth one as I don’t like the citrus as much as he does. Then there are three slices of Sweet GA mellon, 4 cherries (thanks to Shanti) a slice of pine apple, a baby banana and a small bunch of grapes. Shanti gave me for my birthday a membership in Harry and David’s fruit of the month. So every month we get a box of some different fruit and this month it is cherries. Every month they are the best of which ever fruit it is. Thank you Shanti. We always have a piece of citrus and this time it is CA oranges, the grapes come from South or Central America. The melons come from all over, which ever area has them ripening at that time and I love those baby bananas. All we have to do is go down to Nelson Farm stand or to Save-A-Lot and get all the fresh fruit for less than we could grow it. I have never seen such wonderful fruit!!
This is my dish of fruit.. We have that every morning. Then we follow the fruit with a small bowl of steel cut oat meal with honey and raisins. The honey is from Nelson’s farm, using local honey it helps with any allergies, it is best to use local honey when ever you can. We have always had the dried fruit, blueberries for the eyes, cranberries of the urinary track, and cherries for the joints and leg pains with a few walnuts thrown in for the Omega 3 fatty acid but now Norman has his as his afternoon snack and I have them with my supper as I am trying not to eat at all in-between meals. We have such a well balanced diet with all the vegetables at noon I find I am not hungry inbetween meals. I do have a teaspoon of Bragg Apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day to keep my system from being too acidic and that is keeping my colitis under control . I also gave up gluten and chocolate and go very light on any dairy. No ice cream, or milk and very little butter and cheese so all my old complaints seem to have cleared up and I feel better than I every have since I can remember. Norman still has his whole wheat bread and his ice cream since he has no digestive problems like I did. I don’t want the ice cream when he has it and I never did like whole wheat bread so Jack Sprat and his wife still lick the plater clean and get along just great. It should be no surprise to any one since we never have agreed on anything. He is a republican and I am a democrat, he likes dark bread I liked white, he likes brown rice, I like white, he likes vanilla ice cream I always wanted chocolate and so on and so on. No matter what the topic is he is on one side and I am on the other but we have lived together for 65+ years now and have been very happy. I wish the country could find a way to live in peace also- Take note Donald Trump!! Have a great day.