Tuesday, August 06, 2013

When in doubt, write a blog post.

I suppose what I really mean is, when you need to be comforted, you should write a blog post. For some reason, I am feeling a bit insecure right now and instead of letting that feeling engulf me, I am going to try and slowly talk myself into feeling a bit more empowered. I am trying to guess why I feel this way, and it could be a number of things that is the cause of it, but even if I listed them all, that would not change a thing.
I am sure that when I wake up tomorrow morning, I will feel much different and my outlook will have changed. Feelings are such temporary things, especially when they are more out of the ordinary and they influence your daily life to some extent like this one does now. I try never to have any that are too extreme and nip them in the butt when they threaten to be. I am uncomfortable if they take on a life of their own that I no longer have control over.
I want to write about something very ordinary so as to settle my mind and the most ordinary thing I can think of is food. It is also true that it plays an important role in my life and that I enjoy discussing it. At least food is something that I have control over, in the way that I can decide what I eat and how much of it. I always feel that my life is going well when I eat well and today I had a good day when it came to that.
I fixed the Potatoes Provencal for dinner. I sautéed them in a frying pan on a low fire with a lid on until they were properly golden brown and done. They smelled heavenly because of the herbs and spices that were sprinkled on them. I had them dipped in Grandma's applesauce and I have to say that it was a success. I was still hungry after that and had the 'capucijners' with the rest of the applesauce and enjoyed them a lot and then my stomach was truly filled.
I have to buy more bananas when I go to the grocery store next, because they are good to eat between meals and filling. They are also a good source of carbohydrates. I also have to decide if I am going to eat rice. I am not sure if rice is gluten free, but if it is, I will eat it.
I no longer feel so insecure, but I do feel sleepy and I will go to bed.

1 comment:

Z said...

Preparing delicious food is a caring thing to do and it works for yourself as well as for others. I hope today will be a good one for you. And rice is gluten free - I read many years ago that if you're on an elimination diet to find out what foods you react to, the safest are rice, pears and lamb.