It’s been a few days, I know. I’ve had a lot going on.
In 1839, the first Opium War broke out between China and Britain. Fascinating what they choose for the segment in the newspaper called, “Today in History.” Here is a simple website to help explain it: http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopics/The-Opium-Wars-81359.html
In other news, our local paper reports that while there is no benefit to serving 1% or skim milk to students, in fact reports show that the obesity rate is greater, the Chenango County Agriculture, Building and Grounds Committee is taking a stance against a new recommendation from the United States Department of Agriculture that bars whole milk from school lunches. There is nothing worst than 1% or fat-free chocolate milk, ever try it? And then have the real thing? It is so much more satisfying to have whole chocolate milk! I learned a number of years ago that we cannot fool our bodies with reduced fat or fat free food. Our brain thinks “oh good I can eat this” and you eat MORE, not only because it’s “fat free” (therefore, we conclude that it is “good for us”). The big deal here is paying attention to our bodies and what is really going on. Are we bored? Are we hungry? What can I do to make me not hungry or desire to eat further? What is my body wanting? And then STOP eating when satisfied, and moving on to doing something else (like getting back to work, cleaning out that closet, volunteering someplace, finding something worthy to do with my time–write this blog).
The Obama Care articles are becoming more and more disturbing. I really think that there needs to be a halt put on this immediately until a better solution comes up. I will continue to look, but I cannot afford the more than $300/month “just in case” I get sick. Nurse me til I die. Let me just make sure that I have covered myself and am satisfied with the things that count for eternity, my relationships with others. Thank you. Thank you very much.
In conclusion, just one more thing…slippers. I have worn the same old slippers for probably over 15 years. They are finally starting to wear out. Way oversized now and stretched out, I shuffle along. I bought a new pair last weekend at Rite Aid. Looking at the sizes offered, I chose the 7-8 size, feeling that the 9-10 size was just a little too roomy for me. I think that was a mistake. But I decided to just wear them anyway. If I skip socks, they fit pretty good. And they are soft and fleecy. Ahh! The bottom line here though is to determine for yourself: do I want to shuffle along (that’s why they call them “slippers”), or to I need to have them fit tight. I think I’d rather shuffle. Oh well, next time. I need to get my $14.99 worth.