This week was a full week. Full of ups and downs.
On the health front, I am happy to report I’m down 10lb. Progress. Finally! I’m feeling good. Like the energizer bunny. My brain is clearer and I’m getting so much done. But, I’m tired and bored with what I’m eating. It’s food now. There’s no love. No joy. Just food. The wannabe Italian Mama in me wants to cry. Where’s the love? In an attempt to spice things up this weekend I made a Keto pizza. The term Pizza said loosely. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It doesn’t matter how many stars the recipe has been given. Cauliflower is never going to become a pizza crust. I’m not sure what it was that I made, but pizza it wasn’t. It was … edible. Don't be expecting it at your local Panago anytime soon.
To be honest I miss something sweet. Not a big dessert. But something. Anything. I haven’t had a piece of fruit since December 31st. I walk down the grocery aisle hoping to see a carb-free piece of chocolate. No such luck. Oh, chocolate how I miss you. Or a piece of liquorice. Good quality liquorice. Mmmmm. I’ll look for a good keto cookbook this week. That will help. That said, I do feel better than I have in a long time. But my mouth is watering thinking about an apple. And chocolate. And liquorice. Funny.
As part of my year of Honour, I wanted to honour my fans. So, this week on my Facebook page we had a contest. The fans posted pictures of themselves with their spouses. It is nice to see the comments and pictures. It brought us closer together no matter where we lived on this giant orb. I liked getting to know my fans more instead of it always being one-sided. It’s been fun for me. The winner (Marie Worth) has been married 45 years! Don't they look adorable? Marie gets a prize from yours truly. And the contests continue – This week is all about pets. The cutest/funniest picture of your pet wins. It’s going to be a tough one to judge I’m sure. But it should turn out to be a fun contest. I’m a sucker for a furry critter.
I also lost a friend this week. She had been on my mind a lot over the past few months but I knew her time was approaching. I could feel it. We talked a little and I sent her a card only a week ago letting her know that I was thinking of her. She was such a wonderful person. A rare light. When I think of her I see a smile. A kind genuine smile. I’ll miss that smile. I already do.
On my personal Facebook page, I’ve seen tribute after tribute to her. She was a deeply loved human being. It’s because she deeply loved. I am amazed at how someone, who didn’t have any measure of fame. Who lived an ordinary life (discounting three battles with cancer). And yet had such a stunning impact on so many people. I read over and over again in the tributes to her the word ‘light’. It’s the only word we humans can come up with to describe her. She was like a ray of sunshine. A bright gem in a world of grey. Her death makes me want to be more like her. Kinder. Happier in all circumstances. Without malice or guile. Empty of bitterness. Full of joy. Caring for others more than myself. It’s a tall order. I mean, who am I without my sarcasm? But it makes for a better world. This world could use more people like Nichole.
On a fun note, My husband brought home an old movie from the library. He did it to help cheer me up I suspect. It's an old B&W film with Charles Laughton from 1954. Hobson's Choice. Laughton is larger than life and delightful. At first, I was drawn in by the interesting camera angles. Then Laughton's performance grabbed my attention. And I finally got caught up in the story. It's fun. A little gem. I enjoyed it a lot. If you like old movies and haven't had a chance to see it. You should. It's lovely.
So that’s about it. I think I'm still dealing with Nichole's passing, and the anniversary of my sister's passing. So I'm not my chipper self. No deep thoughts this week. It is an update blog. It’s finally lived up to its name.