Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An unexpectedly delicious salad

I wasn't planning to post today, but as I sit here eating a salad that is stupendous tasting, I thought I needed to share it.

I was out of regular leaf lettuce today and so I used a mix of baby spinach and arugula, 3 scallions, about a 1/4 cup sliced black olives, and 1/3 of an avocado.  The only dsg I used was 1 scant Tbs. of olive oil, and some salt.  To quote Biz, Holy Shizz (sp?)!  This is a wonderful simple mix that took no time to assemble, (avocado added at work just before the olive oil), and the flavor is amazing.  Must be the extra fresh arugula!  Took a picture that in no way conveys the deliciousness of the mix, and is crappy because it's from my iphone:
By the way - I do have cottage cheese and cooked veggies to go with the salad.  This salad combo will be a staple for awhile, until I get sick of it!

And another picture of my precious Grandson Wally:

That's it from me.  Oh - tonight I have a "Members Dinner" for the place I work.  The dinner will be at a local country club where I'm sure that the banquet food will be entirely ho-hum.  But because it's a work function, I'm anticipating the possibility of some emotional eating rearing its ugly head, so am striving to be on guard and just let the emotions enter and watch where they go and how they make me feel.  Crap dessert won't change the impact of any feelings I don't want to deal with, so hopefully I won't go there.  Who knows?  Maybe it'll be fresh fruit or something not awful, though I doubt it.

Oh - one more thing I might as well say while I'm posting...I talked yesterday about some big transitions happening in our family coming up.  Besides the daughter coming home in June, my youngest son is waiting daily to hear when he will be leaving to spend a year in the Republic of Georgia, where he'll be teaching English as a second language.  He knows he will be in Georgia by June 1, but has not yet received his official date of departure or his airline arrangements.  We're about 9 days from June...do you think they could let him know when he's leaving?  Or at least let ME know?  Gheesh!  He was told he might not get his info till 5 days before.  My daughter, with her Peace Corps experience, quipped, "Well, that sounds like a 3rd world government to me!"  Haha.

The boys and I were hanging out in the den over the weekend, and I asked Mark if he didn't think it would be a good idea to start packing.  Well, both sons looked at me like I'd suggested they drive metal stakes into their eye sockets and said, "Why?"  I suggested that he could find out he was leaving in 2 days, and he answered with, "well then, I'd pack tomorrow night."  For a year.  In Georgia, on the Black Sea.  A half a world away.  Oh well, what do I know?

Next post I'll report on the middle child/oldest son and his upcoming transition.  It's all enough to make my head spin.


  1. I'm dying over you son's lack of urgency on his packing...but my kids have moved and I swear, not started packing up their apartments until the day before. P.S. My youngest son is moving in 10 days and I refused to be a part of that madness again. ;)

  2. ahhh I am your son....

  3. Your son sounds like my son! It's difficult to not be the one in the drivers seat - I am learning to have patience and let my young adult children do things in their own way. I have to say it isn't easy. I am a bit of a planner and hate to wait until the last minute on most things.

    Hope the dinner went well and that you kept the eating in control.

  4. Anonymous24 May, 2012

    Yep - my step-son would never do anything in advance - drove me nuts because my daughter has been planning on moving out for 10 years. :D

    Holy shizz is right! Gotta love when you make something that is worthy of a holy shizz! :D