Since Sunday School got out early this morning Sarah and I had a few childless minutes in which to talk.
So we talked about being a vegan and decided that we probably couldn't do so. Who wants to worry about egg products in bread? Just as I think that a low carb diet is stupider and even less healthy than let's say a vodka diet, I think life without eggs or dairy products would be trying even for me. Sarah has replaced milk with soy milk but who could live without cheese? I'd lick my dirt road clean for a slice of pepper jack cheese.
All that said, I still want to increase my plant based food intake. I suppose I'll go from 5 pounds of veggies each day into the tonnage realm.
Sarah remembers the time I ate my 5 pound bucket of blueberries and then lifted her restrictions (due to some long-forgotten infraction of the rules) IF she'd share her bucket of blueberries. So glad was she to get phone priviliges back that she gave me the entire bucket which I promptly ate. Even my cast iron plumbing rebels at 10 pounds of blueberries in one morning's time. So I got made at her for making me eat so much. There is only a 19 year age difference between us, sometimes it totally evaporates and I'm less mature than her. She is probably snickering at the word sometimes.
Another time when Sergi was a little boy he swore he'd vomit if I made him eat the spinach quiche. Well I made him clean his plate and he did neatly vomit the spinch quiche back on to that formerly clean plate. However in the garden with me he gobbled up fresh leaves of spinach. He told me in foster care that they only ate baloney sandwiches and kool-aid. Good food must have been quite a shock to his system. His sister, Gina, angered me further by telling me that the foster mom cooked regular food for the real family but the foster kids got the baloney crap.
Then I wonder how I ever thought that my real family could easily repair the damage inflicted on my now real children by the birth families and the foster care system. And don't even get me started on the social workers that won't answer their phones nor return messages or emails when i have waiting families wanting to adopt children and make them REAL.
The Braves will really sweep the Orioles this afternoon. Since it is 8-1 in the 9th inning and John Smoltz is pitching, this is an easy and comforting thought.