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Day 52 - Daily Sharing of: Gratitude, Concern, Prayer/Inspiration

Today “my eyes were bigger than my stomach”! I realize the phrase to mean, I take on more than I can handle. I tend to do that… A LOT! “I bite off more than I can chew”.

In Pandemic times, getting lots ‘done’ does not work so well. My daily to do list is not realistic. I find I need to have a lot more patience, and practice a lot more lowered expectations for my day. “Patience is a virtue”

Especially when one “wakes up on the wrong side of the bed”, as I did this morning. I had an allergic reaction that was “driving me up the wall”. You see I’m trying to embrace better nutrition. I decided to “break the ice” and try plant-based whole food, vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan options. Fortunately I made some amazing vegan power balls that tasted like chocolate. “Yummy, Yummy in the Tummy!” Unfortunately, I used a powder that I’m clearly allergic too. “Curiosity killed the cat”! Thankfully it didn’t kill me!

So today’s nutrition was back to “bare bones”. Or back to fruits and veggies, as was the case for me. It was “a piece of cake”. “Easy as pie”. I had an apple for a snack as suggested by my nutrition coach and remembered with each bite that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

For dinner I was “cool as a cucumber” using my Air Fryer with a piece of Salmon. I was “pleased as punch” at how it “turned out”. Between my NutriBullet and the Air Fryer, they are tied for being the “best thing since sliced bread.”

Overall, I’m “holing up” okay during the Pandemic. I am looking forward to getting to be out and about with people once again; perhaps wearing my “Sunday best”. For now, I’ll need to “take a raincheck”.

It’s late and I need to “hit the hay”, and start all over again tomorrow… with my long to do list. If I seem a bit “nuttier than a five-pound fruitcake”, just blame it on the Pandemic. Perhaps I’m “preaching to the choir”.

Colloquiums are a gift of my upbringing. My parents left me with many that were like a second language. When I ventured out into the world and tried to communicate with people, I learned not many spoke this language. I’m still trying to find the meaning of “Busy as a Cranberry Merchant”. That was one of my mother’s go to phrases. I’ll leave pondering that one for another night when I’m at my wit’s end, and need to close the day with some levity; realizing I did the best I could today. And… as Scarlett O’Hara would say, “Tomorrow is another day!”

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