Altho, I must confess, my daughter and I shared a chocolate brownie at a wonderful local diner and every bite gave my chocolate craving honest pleasure, almost forgotten. The brownie of the day was a double stack with a creamy ganache in the center. Is that "yum-yum" or "yummy?" We decided to go for both.A second June joy I treasure is the abundance of garden fresh food. Working on my daily diet to detour osteoporosis, I am eating pounds of fresh veggies. The bounty of spring and summer foods --tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, garlic and purple onion fuels my bones while blueberries, organic pears and strawberries work to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Walking, walking and walking. Another detour to osteoporosis. And Lis, my fit daughter, shared a discovery of a new DVD titled WALK AT HOME by Leslie Sansone. It features mile markers for "house walk" and provides energetic direction for weight loss, fitness and health. Tomorrow Lis and I begin our first workout. The inside exercise plan is very appealing to me because it avoids the summer heat. I'll let you know how it goes.
Reading is another passion of my heart and mind. One of the books I've picked up this week is WIRED THAT WAY by Marita Littauer, Regal Press. Focusing on four personality profiles (Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic and Melancholy), Littauer helps the reader identify her personality and gives valuable tips to aid in the complexity of successfully interlacing our personalities. Different chapters focus on friendships, marriage, communication and spiritual life. Littauer helps us see ourselves and how our personality plays against or with others. I'm having fun exploring my own personality fit to family and friends.
Another great read: Summer pushes my novel reading desires and one quick-read author I love is Elizabeth Berg. She had an Oprah book several years ago. I like her because she writes like women think and talk. Consider picking up THE YEAR OF PLEASURES, her viewpoint about the solace found in ordinary things--simple girlfriend talk.
And if cooking is speaking to you, bring in garden fresh veggies, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon pepper and grill. Then decide if they are yummy or yum-yum!?
I am blessed through the day when I think of you. Recall God's word: "Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God." II Corinthians 3:5