Saturday, May 14, 2011

A saturday of Vegetables and Dreamtime Stories

It’s been a week since I’ve stopped eating meat, well at least all meat except fish (I just can’t give up seafood, I love it too much). But so far I am feeling great. It was a health decision, given that I have diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease that for the most part runs on both sides of my family. I thought it would be a good time to start making a more positive choice. Likewise I am pretty much over meat.

I am having a ton of fun with the recipes though. I have been either experimenting with new foods or changing up some old favorites. Today I tried Summer Tomato Lentils. I kept mostly to the recipe but I used garlic powder and seasoning salt. Tonight I am going to make a low fat Eggplant Parmesan that I found on the vegetarian Tomorrow at a Jessica’s barbecue I’ll be trying Portebello mushroom fajitas, that one will be a recipe I come up with on my own, so I'll post it once I have it.

The little snakes are settling in just nicely. Vader is still afraid of everything. The other night he was contently being held by Ryan which is somewhat rare until I picked up a large red book. When he caught sight of it he reared back in a defensive pose. It was important for me to name Bahloo after an aboriginal moon spirit. I admire the way they look at snakes in their mythology, which is called the dreamtime, they aren’t portrayed as negatively as they are in western culture. Here are some links to Aboriginal mythology that I found:


The Australian Museum

Dreamtime Stories

Last night I got to spend some time with my sister. What was going to be just a quick little shopping trip turned into a 2 hour coffee and chat session. I love the person that she has become. I have to admit, I am going to feel a little lost when she goes to college but at least it’s in a decent driving range.

I intended the rest of the weekend to be much more productive than it has been so far. I did get some useful yoga in this morning, got almost caught up on dishes and went grocery shopping but after that….I fell asleep. I suppose that now that I am awake I should get myself back up and get some more things done on the to-do list.

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