I’m not ready for Christmas to be over. I wasn’t ready for it arrive. I’m not ready to walk into this new decade. I thought during my two-weeks off I would do more.
I would have my new Spinach Tiger software figured out. I would paint the trim in my bedroom. I would refinish some antique tables and 12-seat dining room table with three leaves. I would write more of my novel. I was going to do, to do, to do.
Instead, I cooked for friends, for family, and I spent time with my favorite two little guys, the boos and lots of time with my favorite big guy, Mr. Spinach Tiger. I dilly dallied, and I did my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. Really, I did. I slid into 2010 with an organized pantry, however, I barely scratched the surface on what I was going to do, to do, to do.
ARE YOU LIKE ME? A performer, who must DO in order to feel accomplished. Even my language (accomplished) is a word that comes far too natural to me. Instead of going to bed feeling content and satisfied, I need to feel “accomplished.”
Our upstairs loft area has a wall to wall whiteboard and right now it is blank. That causes me great anxiety because it is January 8 and I haven’t written anything on it yet. Some people are “post it noters”, some list makers on paper or on their iPhones. Me, I’m a white board person. I have them everywhere. There are a blueprint to my hopes, dreams and responsibilities.
I got a little push in one direction from Recipe Girl, who put together a platform to get healthier or skinnier or somethinger in 2010. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what my more “somethinger” is. I’ve given myself a reprieve to have this done by Sunday the 10th. I’m sure there is a ten-pound weight loss plan in there somewhere, and a few additional gym days, etc. etc. But, maybe I’ll surprise myself and you with some more interesting white board notations. For example last year, I started a purple foods segment so you could see how robustly healthy food could be delicious. You can see the direction I’m heading. Spinach Tiger hates the fast food mentality, but also cringes at the “diet food” label. They both seem to just make people fatter and live life with a lesser quality.
I hope to share this 10 in 2010 with you on Saturdays.
One thing for sure is I want to eat more of these top ten healthy dishes from Spinach Tiger:
Green Bean, Pear Salad, Citrus Vinaigrette
Rainbow Chard Torte
Fruity Nutty Carrot Soup
South Beach Fresh Start Brunch
Butternut Squash over Toasted Quinoa
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Split Pea Soup with Portabello Mushrooms
Check in on Saturdays to get a healthy recipe and a discussion on a realistic and honest approach to healthy, delicious food and what that means.