Recent Grub

Recently, I’ve cut several salty foods out of my diet. The largest blood pressure raisers are my chili which I love and miss, but my black olives too among a few other foods. I’ve been purchasing much more fruit and veggies, both canned, frozen, and those that I can simply toss in the refrigerator. I want something healthier to munch on instead of tater chips or salty crackers.

This morning, I woofed down a yummy sliced cuke, complete with a splash of faux salt and black pepper. It’s been very different shopping for food these last two times! The eggs and toast were yesterday’s grub, complete with unsalted, I mean unbuttered toast. Today, I cheated for lunchtime and chowed down three tacos from Taco Hell. Not so good as Roberto’s, but they work!

It’s Wet!

This is not the usual view around my place, but it’s much better than that white stuff! I hope to get some great photos of the surrounding mountains wearing a fresh coat of that white stuff after these low-pressure systems move out and away.

The Gray Foothills

The distant foothills west of my home are almost completely enveloped in gray clouds as this current low-pressure system works its way through the area. Another low-pressure center will follow on its heels, according to the National Weather Service.

Taking a very short walk this morning, the cold, damp air smelled reminiscent of my Michigan heritage.

It reminds me of standing alone in the wood both as a child and an adult listening to and watching the tall trees sway in unison high above me as though performing a beautiful ballet of nature. I will never escape who I am, nor my northern roots.