Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Won't Accompany Misery.

These are dangerous!!
I used to treat myself to a handful of curry cashews every now and then at the Co-op back in Erie. They were so expensive, but so worth it. I saw these at Trader Joe's, and I just knew I had to try them. They have a strong lime flavor, and a real blast of spice. I had a handful yesterday afternoon, and they really satisfied me. The flavor is so rich that I didn't feel that compulsive urge to reach for more that sometimes can happen when snacking. The dried Jackfruit and these cashews are my favorite new snacks.
I attempted to make fresh spring/summer rolls last night, and it was an epic FAIL. The rice paper wraps I got were a smaller size than I've used in the past. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal, but it really was. I just could not get the right amount of filling, and I could not get them rolled tight enough. I tried five times, and I just had to stop. I had been looking forward to these rolls all day! I ate two of the rolls I made, messy style, and just opened the others up. I was still hungry, and I had tofu, rice noodles and vegetables all ready to go. I made the obvious choice, noodle bowl!!
It was pretty delicious, and I really like having fresh basil at my fingertips. No food was wasted, and I still had a tasty meal, so all's well that end's well.
I had a very draining day yesterday. I find it challenging to deal with people who are not only unhappy, but aggressively make the choice to be unhappy. I was there for a long time, and it's really miserable, and you tend to spread that misery like cooties. I was miserable for so long while living in Erie, and for so long before that due to personal issues, life, whatever made me make unhealthy choices. I don't want to be miserable anymore. I want to enjoy life, and really appreciate everything. I know I'll have bad days of course, and things/people will annoy, but I guess I'm saying my intention is to have many more happy days than unhappy days, and to work on letting some small things just roll off my shoulders. I find it difficult to spend time with someone who hates everyone, never wants to be around people, and finds no Joy in anything. I got into a disagreement yesterday when I tried to point out that this persons misery affected me, and was starting to make me feel miserable. This person was offended, and felt that I attacked him. This is the non-vegan I've mentioned. He also still smokes cigarettes, and eats a very SAD diet. As in he probably goes weeks with no fruit or vegetable in his life. I'm saying all of this to say that we are very different in our choices. If he were happy while living this way, I probably wouldn't be typing this. I really want to help him, I want him to know that if you start treating yourself better, you just naturally feel better, and want to be better and do better. Sorry for this rant, but not only am I kind if a newb when it comes to making healthy choices myself, but I'm also a newb when it comes to demanding respect in relationships. It's really great, but also different and kind of scary. Think of how boring life would be if we didn't always have to learn stuff!Ha. How do you handle people who choose to be unhappy, or do you do your best to avoid them?


  1. When there is a sale on raw cashews over at The Raw Food World there really is a sale! I tend to stock up! BUT...since dropping dairy nuts are my new I tend to keep them on hand as often as I can.

  2. Me too! I get nervous if I don't have a stash of raw cashews in my freezer!

  3. Glad you are making up for lost time at Trader Joes.

    Please just give up on this toxic guy and move on. As we all know, there are billions of other people in the world...

  4. I am definitely making up for lost time! There are some real changes coming in my life very soon. Happy changes!

  5. Your rant reminded me of this article/video. Maybe you'll find something helpful there. Good luck.

    1. Thanks so much for that article. It really helped. You must be getting very close to your amazing trip! Are you so excited?

    2. I think the excitement is mixed up with a lot of anxiety! It will be a big change, but I am looking forward to doing some positive things for animals and meeting some amazing people! Only a couple more days . . yikes!

    3. I bet! It's so exciting! I bet by the end, you won't even want to come back! I really am inspired b what you're doing, and I can't wait to hear all about it!
      Woot Woot!