“By virtue of its inborn nature, the mind rules the heart.”
Where does fear originate? Is it a matter of the mind, or a matter of the heart? Since fear is not necessarily logical, I would guess it’s probably a matter of the heart. In that case, I should be able to rationalize it away. But apparently that isn’t how it works. Human nature is to fear things that will potentially cause harm to oneself. In that case, why is being dangerously underweight less frightening to me than the alternative? The only way I can explain it is this: let’s say you were standing at the edge of a river that may or may not be populated by alligators. Your innate drive for self-preservation would prevent you from wading into the water. But if there was a bear chasing you, your hesitation would likely not be as great, because the bear is a definite danger, whereas the possibility of alligators presents a possible danger. For some reason, this is flipped in my mind; being underweight is my alligator, and gaining weight is my bear, when it should really be the other way around.
That was just me rambling senselessly, sorry!! On to the great news: my cousins are no longer in my house! They’ve gone to my aunt and uncle for a visit, and apparently they will be staying there until they go to the airport. I was absolutely ecstatic when I heard this news!! It just about made my day. If I weren’t such an incredible klutz, I would have done a joy dance. As it was, I just sent up multitudes of silent prayers of thanks for this earlier-than-expected reprieve.
Random aggravation: I was in Walgreens this morning, buying Pringles for my brother and almonds for my father. Four very large cans of each. The guy at the register laughed a little and said something like, “You like to snack, do you?” I gave him a dirty look, which probably escaped him due to my sunglasses, and told him that they weren’t for me. As if it’s any of his business. (Shut up, brain. He didn’t mean that you look like you could, and often do, eat all that in five seconds flat. He’s just being an idiot. A rude idiot.)
Now then, some pictures.
You know my philosophy: there’s no such thing as too many babydoll-style tops!! Love.
And of course I had to find some jewelry to match it… though the shade isn’t exact. Tsk. I actually thought the bracelets were a necklace when I bought it, because I’m brilliant like that.
So before I got the fantabulous news, I was excited that I can finally eat cereal again! I really was more in the mood of a flaked cereal this morning, but I thought I should probably grab some of the Kashi Mighty Bites before they all disappeared.
It feeds (no pun intended!) my cannibalistic urge. I can quite literally bite people’s heads off!
I was also excited because I could finally try the Enjoy Life Foods cranapple crunch granola.
Doesn’t it just figure that I’d like this flavor the best, since it’s the most difficult to find?! The tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the apples in this granola are just perfect together.
And there actually is a Bar of the Day, too…
Action Nutrition peanut butter chocolate protein bar… I will not be buying this again, sad to say. First off, it is insanely expensive. It is also enormous, and maybe that’s why it has more calories than I like in a bar, but it also has far more sugar than I am comfortable with — I’m okay with “too much” sugar occasionally, but that’s only if I like it! The list of ingredients is about seventeen miles long, and even if most of that is because of added vitamins and minerals, I still don’t think I will be repeating this. It would be good if you REALLY love peanut butter, because it is essentially a block of peanut butter coated in chocolate; I do not like peanut butter like that. I have a chocolate molten flavor too; which I already know I probably won’t be buying again, but maybe eating that one won’t be so torturous.
To end on a slightly sweeter note:
Musselman’s has done it again! This blueberry pomegranate flavor isn’t quite as good as the lite mixed berry, but it was still pretty wonderful, with a lovely balance of tart pomegranate and sweet blueberry. I have a huge stash of different flavors of applesauce, as you saw yesterday, and suddenly that is very exciting. I am such a dweeb.
This is post number 98, which means that after my next one, I will be drawing the winner of my little giveaway! Oh, the excitement. 😉
Enjoy your Tuesday!