Blah, still dealing with this fabulous cold, I haven’t had anything this annoying in years. Still a runny nose today and just a general stuffed up feeling with a heavy head and “clouded” thinking. Hopefully the worst is over and maybe it’s important to get sick once-in-awhile to appreciate good health. It’s strange that no one around me is currently sick with anything like this. My mom’s theory was I managed to catch something through the open cut on my finger last week, a possibility I suppose. Plus I’ve been a bit stressed with work, dealing with a sore hand and training for races, so I’m sure my immune system is near capacity.
Last night, hubby and I watched Cougartown (funny show, BTW) and was again shocked at Christa Miller. Remember the pretty slacker girl from the Drew Carey Show? Then turned feisty wife/ex-wife to Dr. Cox in Scrubs? Now she looks totally different in Cougartown, barely recognizable thanks to some sort of drastic plastic surgery, her face does not move the same anymore. It made me sad that she felt the need to do that and sad that so many celebrities are resolving to surgery.
I recently read Jamie Lee Curtis’ article in More magazine (borrowed it from my mom, okay?) and she has some interesting views on aging gracefully as she seems to be doing. The part that shocked me was how miserable her own mother was trying to stay young with procedures and the self-conscious baggage that can come with them. I’d like to age like Jamie … granted, I’m not a celebrity trying to hang on to a career, but it’s a struggle to not get caught up in the forever young race when so many celebrities are setting examples.
But, reading about her mother’s struggle reminded me a lot of an eating disorder, the constant self judgment and refusal to be happy no matter how skinny or good looking. It’s an inability to appreciate what you have and obsess over an unattainable perfection. It makes me appreciate anyone purposely refusing surgery and embracing natural assets while exposing inner beauty and encouraging people to be happy with who they are.
Okay, enough ranting. For lunch, I had a hemp seed topped salad and half a steamed artichoke with Ani’s Mushroom Gravy for the dipping sauce and it makes great dipping sauce!
My brain is feeling pretty zombiefied by dinner time with this cold, so I was not feeling too creative – yup, another salad. I got creative with the dressing though, guacamole dressing. In the Vita-Mix I chucked:
- 2 avocados
- juice on one lime
- 1/2 cilantro bunch
- 2 tsp pink salt
- 2 small garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup water
Pour into salad and toss!
By itself, the guac was a bit strong, but the flavor was perfect when coating a huge salad – a little tangy with a spicy kick.
Hubby had another Sunshine burger using the cashew mayo, isn’t it pretty?
It’s topped with partially dehydrated tomatoes I dried for a couple of hours in the dehydrator, they’re less messy and all a stronger tomato flavor.
Yay for Friday tomorrow! And nice weather for the weekend!