Eat Your Fruit!

I sat down at my computer with my camera in my hand.  I opened the little door where the memory card should be and…EMPTY!   I look at the computer and there the little devil is sitting happily in its little slot waiting to do my bidding. 😦

Fortunately, yesterday was not a big photo day and I wasn’t happy with the photos I took and I wasn’t sure what I’d talk about today.  So as Ralph likes to say, Lift and Shift!

After exercise in the morning, I came home with Fruit on my mind.  I had half a watermelon, a pineapple and a cantaloupe to dismember.  Gee, I guess that’s not really a word a vegetarian should be using. Ok, disassemble.  Is that better.  I think so! 😉

I have gotten so enamored of fruit.  Before I started Weight Watchers, lo those many years ago I didn’t eat much of the things that were good for me.  As the years passed and I became more comfortable with the program, I started to eat the good things without thinking. 

But for some reason, I still never ate fruit very much.  I should have seen the indicators that there was something I was missing.  If I was ever at a party or a buffet and fruit was offered, I always gobbled it up.  I would buy simple things like apples, pears, oranges and I would never really eat them.  Many times the birds and yard critters would enjoy them because I let them get all funky in their baskets.

I think one of the things that got me to realize how wonderful fruit could be was the Clementine.  I disavow any knowledge of the Clementine until one Christmas (many years ago, now) my friend Valerie from Kansas City brought me a little crate of them.  I was not sure what they were, but I sure found out in a hurry!

I now pine for, I Long for, I CRAVE Clementines.  The sad thing is, you can’t get them year round.  Something I also didn’t realize.  They are wonderful and delicious and very inexpensive when they are in season.  As they start to go out of season they don’t taste so good AND they can be Very expensive.  I must confess that I have actually paid $9.99 for a crate of them.  I won’t do that anymore because, sadly they were terrible on top of being outrageously priced!

The season can stretch a little by finding mandarin oranges.  They’re tiny and taste almost the same, but their season fades too. 😦 

I love the Clementines because they work very well to keep me from eating other snacks which are not a good  choice.  Now that fruit is Free on Weight Watchers they’re even more of a welcome treat. Guess I’ll have to wait until next year.  😦

I’ll have to make do with the what we have now.  I’ve learned the joy of the seedless watermelon, and I can always get cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple at the local produce place.  Sadly, though the last couple of pineapples and cantaloupes were tiny and went bad very quickly.  There is something to the idea of buying local and I KNOW that pineapple and cantaloupe don’t grow in New Jersey.

Ralph and I enjoyed a Huge fruit combo bowl last night, which I can’t show you because I don’t have a photo!  Pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon and strawberries.  Excellent and filling. 

So since I didn’t have any other photos to share I’ll leave you with one I took in Florida.  It is a photo of a lemon, yes a lemon, not a grapefruit that came from Gail’s brother’s lemon tree.  My phone is in the photo to give you some scale.

Yes that’s a lemon.  Alice was bringing it home to have with her tea…boy, she Likes her tea!  I think that qualifies for Bigger Than My Head!

I got lots of sorting and packing accomplished yesterday.  I love the idea of listening to a book while I work.  It makes the time goe so quickly!  I actually finished the first book.  I had to stop to go to the library to get another one. 

The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg: Book Cover

The Art of Mending was ok.

I’ve started In The Woods by Tana French.

In the Woods by Tana French: Book Cover

Pretty good so far.  We’ll see how it goes!

Off to exercise and then on to my project.  That basement is going to be sorted and cleared in NO time!


Happy Friday!!

2 responses to “Eat Your Fruit!

  1. I could eat fruit all day long. Love fruit!

    And what a great idea listening to a book while getting stuff done. In The Woods was a good one if I remember correctly.

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