I haven't done SQT in a long while - it's always fun, and if I could remember that it rolls around each and every Friday, and that Friday comes after Thursday every single week, I'd never miss it.
This week regular host Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary has handed over duties to Hallie Lord under the unfortunate circumstances of a serious health condition and hospitalization. Please pray that her recovery is speedy and complete.
Here we go!
- I'm hungry, like starving chew my arm off hungry. It is a wretched tentacle of gluttony that over-indulgence often leads to craving. Craving sugar, starch, and all the things I know are only temporarily satisfying and ultimately destructive. Note to self: look up definition of insanity and write it backwards on your forehead.
- My husband is joining me, of his own initiative, on a New Years health reboot. We enjoy playing tennis together and are making it a regular Saturday date along with one weeknight. I'm hoping to sub in some league play this spring, so the practice will be great for my game as well as my waistline. He's really good, so I'm going to have to throw a few left hander tricks at him to get him running a bit.
- After tennis, I'm really hungry. I don't experience the appetite abatement that a lot of folks do after working out. I will say though that I notice I don't want anything but good food after honest exercise or hard work. Interesting how that works - when I'm slothing around all I want to do is eat Poppycock and drink Diet Coke.
- I cooked my butt off this holiday season, a lot of which resulted in whiny take #1. I did manage what I consider a masterpiece Christmas Eve dinner, which I'm declaring my standard meal from here until we get tired of it. It was very simple, but it was festive and delicious without being nutritionally corrupt. More on that next week.
- Does anyone have experience with Zaycon foods - in particular, their fish? We're determined to have fish on Fridays and at least one other night a week, and they seem to have excellent prices for wild catch. We use their bacon, but I was just wondering if there was a yay or nay someone might share.
- School starts back next Tuesday for the kids. I pack their lunches everyday, but I'm passing the torch to them for the spring. I'll have to have some things ready, but they're up to the challenge. They're also going to each be responsible for planning and helping to prepare a meal one night a week. I see a lot of bacon chicken in my near future.
- It occurs to me that a good focus for us this year will be charity and hospitality. Sharing the good stuff - and food is so so good - makes it so easy to see it for the gift it is, instead of an occasion for ingratitude and the creation of a false burden.
Happy New Year!