This is the weirdest baby blanket I have ever knit! The shower is tomorrow and I am approximately 5/8 done with it after two weeks. What are the odds I shall have it done tomorrow? I will try, seriously. Seriously, I wish she had found out whether this is a girl or a boy. If it is a boy, she might want to wrap him in these colors, but I think a girl should be swaddled in pink. And a boy should be wrapped in baby blue.
Here’s another astounding thing I will share: I feel 100% better after eating meat for a few days. There is a bounce back in my step. I wake up and actually want to get out of bed. I get home from work and actually do things – other than sitting in a chair. I went to Whole Foods last night and had a long talk with the butcher. We both agreed that I need “anonymous” meat – the kind that doesn’t look like body parts. (ugh) I also need meat from animals treated humanely and fed decently. I bought some delicious ground beef, oh so good. I think in the cost/benefit analysis, the benefit will outweigh the cost – which is not small. We shall see. I am also on a budget.
I wonder if my hair loss if from being a vegetarian. I wonder what else in the past year has been because of not eating meat. It was easy to attribute to age and depression… but maybe some of it was a dietary deficiency. Honestly, I feel at least 10 years younger than I did just a week ago. I have energy. Maybe I can run another marathon??? Just kidding.
I always hesitate to write about food in this way. I get overwhelmed by “dyet” advertisements when I write about it. I refuse to buy into the American obsession with women being stick figures. I refuse! I will eat the way I want to feel the best I can. That does not involve eating like a glutton or eating crap. I am a size 12, which apparently is oxen-like to many women. I think it is fine and healthy. My doctor agrees. I am in amazing health for a person of my age.
I better go sit down and knit for a half-hour this morning before I get ready for work. This is cutting into it…..