They can be rude. I assume this is primarily because they have not yet developed tact. Granted, many people fail to ever develop that; but children are always absolutely honest and uncensored. Knowing this is probably why this stupid little encounter upset me so much.
One of my nephews asked me yesterday, “Why do you eat so much?” It was totally out of left field, because nobody actually was eating at the time… and when I mentioned this to my sister (because, like I said, it did upset me, and I just wanted to vent it out of my system), she started chiding me for allowing myself to take personally the random things a three-year-old says. (Though, for the record, she had the wrong kid; it was actually a seven-year-old. But whatever.) Yes, I’m overly sensitive. I’m sorry!!
Making this even more fun is the fact that my brother’s birthday is tomorrow, and we’re having a barbecue. Eh. Did I really need a reason to feel more self-conscious eating in front of people?! I don’t think this is going to work very well… sigh. Okay. Moving on.
Last night I got together with a couple of my friends and we played a game called Smart Ass. We had a whole pile of games to choose from, but we obviously chose this one because of the name… it was too amusing to resist! I like games like that — they actually “make use” of a bunch of random knowledge accumulated from who-knows-where. (One of the answers, which was actually supplied by me, was “Acropolis.” I don’t even remember the question, because I have no idea how I even knew the answer!!) Good practice for Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Heh.
Anyway… I think that’s about all the “excitement” I can handle for the moment!! Some pictures should take care of the rest of you.
Green cauliflower, roasted with garlic salt. I wanted to buy orange cauliflower again, but Whole Foods only had boring white… of all the nerve!! Happily, I did find a store that had the green and purple, though the purple was all icky. I didn’t really mind — because it saved me the agony of having to make a decision! (In case you’re wondering, the orange is vastly superior to the green. In my opinion!)
I found these in the same store — aren’t they adorable?! I just couldn’t resist buying them, even though I don’t particularly like pumpkin. I’ll find something to do with them, I suppose… in the meantime, I can just enjoy their cuteness.
Wrap with raw corn, alfalfa sprouts, and hummus… I saved some of the corn that didn’t fit in the wrap so that my mom could taste it (the men in this house are hopeless when it comes to trying new things, unless said new thing is greasy / cholesterol-laden / sugar-filled / etc.)… she does not agree with me that raw corn is way better than cooked. Hmph. Oh, well!
Spaghetti squash with Lightlife Smart Tex Mex – I wanted to try this combo a few weeks back, but I just got around to it. It worked quite well, if I do say so myself. The grilled portabello mushrooms are there just because, well, I felt like it! (Though I do have to say that for some reason, grilling them on the Foreman makes an awful mess.)
I also baked a birthday cake for my brother today…
I’d show you a picture of the inside (which is bound to be extremely unexciting), but he isn’t home yet, and you are supposed to cut your own birthday cake!
Oh, and by the way? I really want one of these, as I seem to be incapable of growing lettuce the “conventional” way.
I’m getting this really irritating feeling that I’m forgetting something very important… I get that feeling from time to time, and I assume that it’s usually baseless, since nothing really terrible has ever happened as a result. But it is still disconcerting, and it makes me feel like I’m wasting time because I’m not doing this really important thing, but how can I — I don’t even know what it is!!
Have a happy Monday — enjoy your Labor Day! (Day off from work?! Good by me.)