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Day 459: The Morning Quickie

Friday, February 15, 2013

Much to do today, as I function through the cold - makes everything take three times longer. At least, it feels like three times longer. Maybe it's just because I walk around with kleenex stuffed up my nose.

Himself did fine with the groceries yesterday, and as LIBBYL1 pointed out, as a way of saying "I care" it was better'n chocolate.

He did bring me a present of sorts. He found some superb oranges, "navelinas," and they may be the best oranges I've ever had. Not the most green shopping, in all honesty, as these are from Egypt. But if it weren't for imports we certainly wouldn't have oranges here. Don't be fooled by the phrase "Tea will be served in the orangerie." Yes, England has the occasional orangerie. No, England is not known for its orange crop. I don't do "cold medicine," per se, because I've yet to find one that actually helps and doesn't cause more problems than it solves. But vitamin C? Yah, I'll go for that, especially if it comes wrapped in something as delicious as an Egyptian orange.

I'm glad it's the weekend. Two days with no errands, no appointments, no schedules. Time to put my feet up and coddle the cold.

Have a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

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  • BOPPY_
    I always have to laugh at the folks who are militant for locally grown, only.

    When possible, local food can be a very nice choice, but not if you want produce in the Winter in New England, Colorado, Chicago, and the UK etc.

    The really ironic part of this situation is that most often, the best tomatoes in our local supermarket (NH), year round, come from Canada. Why? Green house grown in areas served by Hydro Quebec (electricity -- low power rates).

    BTW, I've spent a lot of time in the UK. One day, when I was in a supermarket, there, I saw grapefruits from Israel, and Texas. The Israeli grapefruits were no bigger than a moderately sized California navel orange, and had the thickest peels I've ever seen on Citrus fruit (adaptation to the arid climate?).

    The Texas grapefruits were the largest I've ever seen (and I used to work in a produce department that often featured produce from Texas, and elsewhere). These were larger than 16 inches in diameter (bigger than a Chicago softball), and looked like folks had played several inning of softball with them before packing them. :-| So, I say, enjoy those oranges, you could have done much worse.

    No raw foodstuff that we eat today (produce, lifestock, grains, etc.) bares any resemblance to it's ancient, much less pre-civilization forebears.

    Being "green" is good; getting scurvy, is not. ;-)
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    I hope you feel better soon! I'm love your new background and pictures. I'm glad you felt good enough to play around with it a little bit. Enjoy your getting-better weekend!

    2986 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    2987 days ago
    Ah...the weekend! I'm counting down the hours over here till no work...no errands...no schedules. This is the perfect time to rest up, find a good book, and dose yourself with a navelina. Here's to the healing power of weekends and doing nothing!
    2988 days ago
    My Bill has been doing grocery shopping by himself for several months now. As long as I clearly write what I want he does good. Sometimes he gets it wrong but I am just happy he does it for me and I just adjust to whatever he gets.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    2988 days ago
    Yay for Himself doing the shopping! :-) Feel better soon, Pat
    2988 days ago
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    2988 days ago
    Oranges sound perfect... pair with chicken soup and get well soon!
    2988 days ago
    Enjoy your oranges!
    2988 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon! When you're done with the orange, try a cup of Hot OJ with honey and cinnamon. Trust me...
    2988 days ago
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    Continued good healing, Kasey! I hope the oranges continue to restore you psychologically and physically and that the coming week sees you restored to good health.

    2988 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Enjoy the oranges - I hope they help to chase away the cold.
    2988 days ago
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