Valentine’s Day… Otherwise known as School Spirit Day

Well, I’m taking a break from Valentine’s… I mean, School Spirit Day. I’ve been wearing orange for most of the day. I was going to wear my kilt, but I slipped on the way over to school, and skinned my left leg pretty badly. I have a series of nasty scrapes running from my knee downward to mid calf. I also scraped up the palm of my left hand a bit. This is what comes of wearing a kilt when there’s ice on the ground, I guess. Once again… sneakers are to blame for the fall.

For once, I did remember to take my camera with me when I left the building. I took about 415 photos during the course of the day, which neatly fit on to not-quite-a-third of a CD-ROM. I have basketball, and kickball, and wrestling, and Intellect Alley photos, crowd photos, soccer photos, snacktime photos… it’s a pretty complete collection. Best of all, I get to hand the whole shebang over to a colleague, who gets to sort them and decide which ones go in the photo album and tomorrow’s slide-show. The one positive that came out of wearing my workman’s utilikilt today is that I found the cord that connects my camera with the computer, so that I can actually download the photos I’ve taken without a whole lot of dangerous rigamarole.

In the meantime, the kids are on dorm for twenty minutes or so before we go off to dinner. Then basketball games and other stuff after dinner. I have a headache. At least they didn’t schedule this for tomorrow, thereby cancelling my day off. and I, having had a very pleasant Sunday together, are going to go to an open-mic/concert by our friend Julie Woods in JP (Boston area) tomorrow night.

Post-kidney-stone (still not out yet!) I’ve been attempting to become mildly vegetarian. The likely cause of the stones was eating too high on the food chain, so it makes sense to drop a little lower down. I’ve been avoiding animal protein such as chicken, pork and beef; drastically reducing eggs and dairy; and eating a lot more vegetables. I’m supposed to avoid tofu and other soybean products, though. So my question to my readers is…. what should I read as a new semi-vegetarian? What should I use as a vegetarian cookbook, to learn how to eat this way? Any suggestions? I should explain that I’m not planning on giving up meat completely — simply eating considerably less of it, maybe a couple of times a month to once-a-week instead of at every meal. I still feel like I need some advice and guidance.

Had the leftover veggies with peanut sauce tonight for dinner — and now it’s time for me to go to school dinner. Have a lovely evening, all, and I’ll be back (maybe!) after the evening games and fun.

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6 comments

  1. don’t forget to get enough protein…eat nuts….lotsa nuts

    couldn’t tell you what to read…i was traumatized by vegetarians in the 70’s…I now have a tofu phobia 😛

  2. don’t forget to get enough protein…eat nuts….lotsa nuts

    couldn’t tell you what to read…i was traumatized by vegetarians in the 70’s…I now have a tofu phobia 😛

  3. Poor sweetie. Sorry to hear you slipped and fell.
    I love my flowers. So does everyone at work. I enjoyed smelling them all day so I decided to leave them there so I could enjoy them during the day.

    I am attempting to make the mashed califlower like we had at the harvest. We shall see how it goes. It will be something else to add to the vegetarian menu.

    I love you!

  4. Poor sweetie. Sorry to hear you slipped and fell.
    I love my flowers. So does everyone at work. I enjoyed smelling them all day so I decided to leave them there so I could enjoy them during the day.

    I am attempting to make the mashed califlower like we had at the harvest. We shall see how it goes. It will be something else to add to the vegetarian menu.

    I love you!

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