Thursday, June 2, 2011

Learning in Transit

Recently,  I visited my dearest friend and family member in Virgina. I have always been amazed by my cousin's impeccable organizational skills and her abilities to get things done in a timely and efficient manner. In fact when I visited her in San Diego, I learned alot about  Jen's  organizational skills and tried to apply them as soon as I got home.

Unfortunately, my 'turnaround' lasted about 2 maybe 3 days. It is my hope that someday she will become extremely sympathetic (or tired of hearing me complain) and take pity by staying at my home for a week/month/year or two (YES. It may take that long) and organize! all my stuff.

In case you haven't heard Jen and I ran a marathon with in nearly 5 hours, 57 minutes and 15 seconds! So Of course I pride myself on my amazing new found athletic abilities and awesome health kick.
However,  I often feel like I am shortening my great Olympic talent.  At times I feel that it may be due to the type of foods I chose to eat. Never really giving myself that... winning edge. Fuel is the key to a quality marathoner. 

So if a plate doesn't have something brown on it, aka chocolate; than it's not complete and everyone knows that Peanut Butter and Chocolate is a good combination. Isn't that how every household in America does things?

Forget that I'm naturally slow and struggle with each breath, there is something missing. Right? Ah! Alas ignorance is my happy bliss.

NO! No. They don't. I was stumped to find out that Jen, the cousin I admire, adore and used to devour relish chocolate peanut butter cups during late night conversations --  serves a special fruit and/or vegetable with every meal.

Guess what? The fruits or vegetables actually added color to the plates! My mouth and mind couldn't comprehend what was happening!  Ingenious! The kids, MY KIDS, tried new things - not brown things. Naturally colored red, pink, blue and green things. "Hey! Mikey! (s)He "likes" it.

When I came home, I went to the store and shopped in the produce department. I saw things there that I never noticed before. I felt like Arial from The Little Mermaid only with shorter hair and a bit heavier singing ""A Whole New World".

I bought fresh. FRESH. Fruit and vegetables. Today. I am a changed woman. I've made a conscious effort to serve fruits and vegetables with every meal. Even the brown ones. You never know where this could lead.

Yep. All in the world is good again.  So Jen... When are you coming down again? I need another lesson.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Fruit??? Organization??? Who are you and where did you put my sister?