Library, Web Surfing, and Vegetables

Birds Flew In ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt’s been a pretty quiet week here this week. While on the phone one day, I saw six Blue Jays and one Cardinal fly into a cedar tree out back. I was quite surprised. I usually see Cardinals aplenty and rarely a Blue Jay. It was quite a sight; I wonder what the attraction was.

Last week Tiffany and I decided a library day was in order. As a writer, she needs to read good literature to giver herself fuel for writing and she was not inspired by any of the books we had at home, so it was time to get some new material.

When we arrived Tiffany went upstairs to look around. I decided to look around at the large print books on first floor. I have not been reading much lately, so I was not enticed to bring any home. I then joined Tiffany upstairs and proceeded to sit down at one of the tables near the stacks Tiffany was perusing. There was a man in a study room behind me with the door closed who seemed to be conducting business on the phone. He was a bit loud and then took another phone call and was very loud . . . I decided to find a quieter place to read the papers I picked up in the lobby.

I found a nice spot near the windows where people were actually quietly working. And then I realized I should look for some vegetarian cookbooks. I grabbed about eight or so to skim through and decide if any were worth bringing home. Tiffany helped me skim through most of them and decided that most would not be useful. I did bring one or two home but they weren’t all that great.

I was astonished by one of the articles I read this week where a homeschooling family is being sued by their neighbor for their children disturbing the peace during daytime hours. It was crazy!  http://www.inquisitr.com/2710641/homeschooling-family-sued-by-neighbors-for-allowing-kids-to-play-outside-during-the-day/

In another article I read, it was suggested that bananas can help toddlers sleep because of its magnesium, potassium, melatonin, and seratonin aspects. The author said that she gave her child a banana before bedtime and that child slept great. Very interesting! I will have to try to remember this one for when I finally become a grandma, since my own children are all grown. :)

Then she also told of this book that supposedly promotes sleepiness in children when read to them? I don’t know what I think about this yet. Click the link to check out the book for yourself.

Today I am starting a couple of weeks of a Daniel’s Fast, which is basically a vegan diet. I’m not sure exactly how long I will do this but am looking forward to trying out some new recipes. My vegetable recipes are severely lacking, thus I hope that I will find some that I will want to add to our regular menus.

I’ve been pinning lots of recipes over on Pinterest. I’m interested to try some of the nutritional yeast as it is supposed to lend a creamy, ‘cheesy’ quality to foods. I really only wanted a small container but there really wasn’t but one size.

Tiffany and I did have fun picking so many fruits and vegetables on our errand day. We got the typical suspects like spinach, zucchini, onion, potatoes, alfalfa sprouts, and mung bean sprouts, the latter of which I did not know Tiffany liked. We also got broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, green onions, grape tomatoes, turnips, rutabagas, and cabbage. We came away with some pineapple, apples, bananas, oranges, lemons, watermelon, and a mango as well. I look forward to enjoying these this coming week.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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