*Here we are springing forward again into daylight saving (not savings) time – bah, humbug! At least this year, many school children have this week off for spring break and can better adjust to the hour change. However, working moms will have to wake their babies and toddlers up an hour earlier tomorrow in order to get to work on time. What a bunch of BS! (Here is a little history: webexhibits.org/daylightsaving .) My bottom line is always about the children, the millions of children who are adversely affected by DST.
*As if on cue, the sun just broke through the clouds and rain that have been in our area since Thursday. I can see some blue peeking through, too. It’s going to be a bee-u-tee-ful day! Unfortunately, the ground is saturated and puddly so there won’t be any gardening. Mud is yucky.
*Danny’s post-stroke diet entails no fat, no sugar, and low sodium. I brought home four cookbooks from the library and picked out all the ones that would work. When we went to Olive Garden the other night and asked about their ingredients, they gave us a pamphlet with a nutrition chart (like labels on food packages) for their menu items. Wow, they use a ton of salt in almost everything! My favorite, chicken parmesan, had 3300 mg of sodium, so I chose the tilapia and vegetables. Danny had toasted beef and pork ravioli with marinara sauce on the side for dipping…BTW: He’s lost twelve pounds on his new diet, while I’ve only lost two. Go figure! As for his blood sugar levels, exercising has made a more dramatic decrease than cutting out sugar.