Monday, June 4, 2012
Monkeys vs Food.
I have two things on my mind tonight.
First off, MONKEYS.
Yes, they are almost ready. In fact, by the end of the week, they will be looking for new homes.
As before, with the Hip to Be Square Loom, I have found that perfecting a product from beginning to end, is not as easy as it seems.
There are always choices to anquish over, decisions to be made.
I am almost ready to pick a name. I may jump up the date from June 14th, which is when I said I would pick one. This is for two reasons: 1. I think most people comment in the first week, and 2. I need to get tags made so I can put them on my web site.
I have to take a consensus, about my most recent concern.
Buttons for eyes, small, round buttons.
I am concerned that small children might get their hands on a monkey, and next thing you know the buttons will be up a nostril, or eaten like Sweet Tarts.
So I need your opinion.......do I make monkeys two ways???? With buttons? And without buttons?
And let the customer choose???
Or do I forget about buttons, and go with these?? Eyes are felt, sewn on, no danger to anyone.
I think they make his face very expressive, don't you??
I don't think names will be an option, because they are all going to be one of a kind. Pictures will have to suffice.
I really want...........and need........you to weigh in on this one.
I have to decide, quickly. Buttons. No buttons. BOTH.
OK, I have to talk a bit about food. I have been asked why I eat the way I do, and how I got to where I am.
So briefly, I will tell you.
In April, 2009, I gave up eating meat for 30 days.
You can read about it HERE
After the 30 days were up, I tried to eat meat a couple of times, but I was really turned off.
It didn't take long before I realized that I was really done with it.
If you pressed me for WHY, I would have to say that the FEEL of eating FLESH is what really ended it for me, along with the THOUGHT/BELIEF that really we shouldn't/don't need to kill animals to sustain us. It just sounds bizarre to me.
I haven't eaten meat now in three years, and I don't miss it. If I smell chicken cooking, it smells like road kill to me, and it is pretty sickening. Sometimes, a steak on the grill smells good, but I know that chewing into it would be unpleasant.
I have found that I can eat a veggie burger with onion and ketchup, lettuce, tomato, and not miss the beef one bit.
Same for a hot dog..........a veggie dog with enough toppings is plenty good for me.
SO........... I eat a lot of vegetables, fruit. I like quinoa, couscous, brown rice. I am fond of making up dishes for myself starting with a lot of garlic.
I don't drink milk, but I do eat cheese. I do eat eggs.
Can you tell this is a diet of my own making???
Yes, it really is. It is one that makes sense to me, and one that makes me happy.
Breakfast is usually a high fiber cereal with almond milk, and maybe a banana. Or oatmeal.
(unless DH takes me out to breakfast, then all bets are off)
Lunch is often salad, boiled eggs, sometimes a bagel with peanut butter.
Dinner is my biggest problem, as both DH and my mother eat meat.
So I either eat everything BUT the meat, or I cook myself something without meat.
I love Mexican, because there are so many things to eat that can be made without meat.
I drink a load of water, and tea.
I don't drink coffee, I don't drink soda.
I love dessert, and I try to be moderate, but I am not always successful.
I love ice cream, but try to limit it, because I don't really think it agrees with my stomach.
So there you have it......my exciting food intake.
I wish I could go back 30 years, or more, and leave off the meat way back then.
But I didn't, for whatever reason.
I am doing it now, and happy with my choice.
And all the gastric distress I used to have..............gone, gone, gone.