Everything seems to have gone well today. I managed not just one post, not even just two posts, but three. Well, I will have done by the time I finish this one.
The procrastination went badly, as I booked the car in for service, rang for a prescription, signed some legal documents, spoke to my sister and started a letter I’ve been putting off for a while. I must start working on that again. Unfortunately I didn’t do all the writing or researching I wanted to do, but something had to give. I did cook baked eggs for breakfast and did avocados for lunch, in addition to some washing up and exercises and something else I was going to list. Unfortunately |I have forgotten the last one. But I did do it, so I haven’t been entirely idle.
Just remembered that I was supposed to be renewing a subscription to a poetry magazine too. Does a poet’s labour never end?
It was internet shopping, that was what I couldn’t remember. Even though I’m getting quicker it still takes me the best part of an hour to plan and do. Compared to the hour plus that it used to take me when I did the shopping in person, it’s actually a nett saving in time. I also don’t use the car, don’t buy sweets or magazines and don’t by random foodstuffs because they catch my eye. Despite the drawbacks with substitutions and such, it’s probably more efficient. The only problem is that you tend to get into a rut and eat the same thing every week if you aren’t careful. I remember being told this several years ago – people just press the button to repeat the same order week after week and their diet becomes much less varied. This is considered a bad thing as it limits the range of nutrients you are taking in.
There is something to be said for impulse shopping in that it adds variety to your basket. You could perhaps institute a regime where you had to change one item on your list every week.
I do miss the excitement of random ingredients, I admit. I am trying to keep things much the same each week as my Warfarin prefers it that way and I am trying to avboid blood tests. I try in vain…
Trying to avoid blood tests is an admirable ambition.
It seems like a good policy though.
Varied diet is a good thing, sometimes hard to accomplish, especially in winter.
I like winter because it’s carrots, parsnips and brussels. 🙂
Just like the old snail mail
True procrastination is difficult to achieve. 😉 As for varied diets…I am reading “How to be a Tudor” by Ruth Goodman. According to Goodman, most folks in the Tudor times ate a diet centered on bread and ale. Of course, the life expectancy was thirty-five, so probably not an example we should follow.
And beans, I seem to remember -I was surprised by how many beans they seem to have eaten. Unless that was earlier. It was one of her books. 🙂
“…..something else I was going to list. Unfortunately |I have forgotten the last one. But I did do it, so I haven’t been entirely idle.” So I’m not the only one.
No, you are not alone…
As my fathr in law used to tell me, theer are two warning signs that you are getting old – one is increasingly poor memory, and I’ve forgotten the other one…