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Fruit Salad

Eating better is one of the key ingredients to a healthier life.  I know it is so much easier to grab something from a fast food restaurant or heat up a prepared frozen dinner.  That’s a short time fix that will lead to long-term problems if you are not careful.   Eating healthy doesn’t always take a lot of time.

Recently, I created a fruit salad that only took a few minutes of preparation time.  Let’s see what’s in my fruit salad:  mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and Juan Canary melon.  That’s all, but doesn’t it look delicious?   I put this all together, set it in the refrigerator overnight so all the different juices would soak in.  We had a wonderful dessert the next evening.  I’m taking some to work with me today for lunch.

I thought of a shorter preparation time for the future: frozen fruit.   If you are thinking you don’t have time to put several different bags of fruit together – there are bags of mixed fruit available.    Just put the fruit in a bowl with a lid and stick in the refrigerator.  How easy is that?

I do not have a recipe for fruit salad, because it depends on my mood and what fruit we have in the house.  These particular fruits were used, because I love them, but not all my family members do.  One picks out the strawberries and another picks out the mangoes, but at least they will eat the rest.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is well in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Fruit Salad

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Today is the Day!

I’ve started my day off by sitting on my back porch.  I love to listen to the birds and be a witness to the sun coming up and seeing the flowers clearly for the first time that morning.  I missed coming out here the last two days, because it was too cold to sit out here.  Bundled up in my longest, warmest winter coat and I have learned that it isn’t too cold.  Though I must admit that I’m already making plans to wrap myself in one of my mama’s beautiful quilts and wear gloves in addition to the coat tomorrow if the weather is still cold.

I wrote the first paragraph early this morning, before I went off to work.  I expected to have an awesome day and be able to beam positive energy as I normally do.  Sigh, best laid plans and all that… I had an 8:20 doctor’s appointment and since it was so early, I thought I would actually have a shot at getting to work at a reasonable time.  Nope, between waiting for a long while just to be seen and the super low (49) blood sugar test result, I was kept there most of the morning.

I finally got to work and thought; now my day is back on track.  Not so much.  I ended up leaving work after two and half hours, because human bodies are just not designed to have severe blood sugar swings as the ones I was experiencing.  Usually, I just suck it up and push myself to keep going until the end of the day.  Today, I decided to be nice to myself.  I went home and took a three-hour nap.

That did it, now I’m back on my path of being a radiant positive force for good.  I fixed a fruit salad and tuna salad for supper tonight.  I had six different fruits, chopped up:  apple, pear, (a fruit that is a cross between an orange and a tangerine – forgot its name), mango, strawberries, and white grapes.  It was so good!  I also diced up a bunch of different veggies to go in my salad:  cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, celery, radish, green pepper, and yellow pepper.  What an excellent meal.  I like to chop and dice fruits and veggies; it makes it look like you are eating more than you are.

The lesson I learned today, sometimes it isn’t about pushing yourself to keep going; sometimes it is about taking care of yourself so you can keep going.  I’m no longer singing the blues; no I’m singing a song from a Disney movie “South of the South.”

“Zippity doo dah, Zippity yay,
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine coming my way,
Zippity doo dah, Zippity yay.”

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

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Flowers from my backyard.  I took the photographs April 24th 2012 just after dawn so the dew is still on the petals.

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Santa Claus Melon

While in the produce section I saw a something I had never, ever seen before, a Santa Claus Melon; never even heard of it.  Shaped roughly like a football and about the same size also, the melon is green with yellow splotches and white stripes. 

 

I asked one of the store employees, if he knew anything about this melon.  He didn’t, but he found someone who did.  Then to my surprise, they went in the back and cut up a Santa Claus Melon so I could taste it before I bought one.  Made me feel so special to have them do this just for me.  The taste of this melon is heavenly!   It is a beautiful creamy color inside.  The taste is a mild sweet flavor that reminded me of honeydew.

Awesome discovery!

 

After I cut it down the middle, I realized it would have been much, much better to cut the Santa Claus Melon lengthways.  Lesson learned. I have saved the seeds and put them aside to dry.  I will be planting the seeds so I can have as many of these melons as I want.

Delicious!

 

 

 

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

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