From the buffet to the mall food court, it's hard to eat healthy let alone to not be influenced by the smells and sights of the burgers/fries, Taco Times, Pizza Huts and the like. I did manage to make a bee-line to the Booster Juice kiosk and order a veggie wrap (good on me), but I didn't pass up the corn fritters (my God...have you had these???? In my life, I've never seen a corn fritter!) served up at my man-friend's homestead in the heartland of our nation. I have never seen or heard of a corn fritter, but when my eyes caught site of a bowl full of fried up doughballs (with a little bit of corn inside) I was giddy with laughter and lost all social propriety.
|The view from the plane as we flew back to Vancouver Island!|
This trip also made me realize just how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful, warm, sunny, happy part of the world. Our streets are clean and usually without snow. Our homes are well taken care of free of the extreme weather to beat them down. In BC, and especially on Vancouver Island, we (as a collective) have more opportunities to purchase healthy, colourful, food and walk along the waterfront without fearing for our lives or breathing in much exhaust from the traffic. Nope...there's no better cure for the "poor me" mentality than taking a trip to see how it could be. I really do take my opportunities, education, health, home, and lifestyle for granted sometimes. Not that it was hell on earth (where I was) but it was different.
Meanwhile, I have to wien myself off my burger and fries cravings and back to looking forward to veggie stir fry. There's nothing like going to a buffet in the middle of Canada to put you off ambrosia salad and sausages for the rest of your life (not that I understood the attraction to ambrosia salad in the first place)....I'm just sayin'.
That's all I got.
PS. I did manage to see the movie "Limitless" with Bradley Cooper and highly recommend it. It motivated me to finally cut my cable and use whatever percentage of my brain to the best of my capabilities.