Every once and a while, the very least I can do is send a shout out to Janet, Joy and Renee, the 3 woman who came together to form STOPPNOW, a grass roots efforts to eliminate the Florida prescription drug pill mills. Their incredible devotion to this cause has resulted in tons of media attention and ultimately helped in shutting down many of these. Their next peaceful rally will be held this Friday, July 22nd from 9a-12p Fort Lauderdale Health Center 3267 Davie Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. These ladies who have dedicated themselves to making change happen in order to save the lives of their and our loved ones, are facilitating very positive changes and have my greatest respect. If you know anyone who would like to participate in this, or future protests (always peaceful) please share this link or for more info they can contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was great to have an impromptu happy hour (or two) with the friends on Saturday. The weekend in general was pretty lazy which was exactly the way we planned it. I did get a jump start on this weeks pool lap and did 20 yesterday. Also got a chance to say hi to my “grand-coatimundi,” Lulz. What an interesting guy he is!
Derek’s friend Nicole dropped some small spaghetti squash off at my doorstep and I tried baking them different ways. She participates in an urban farming group and apparently the squash are quite abundant right now! Last night I kept one whole and just pricked it with a fork a bunch of times before sticking in the oven as I was already roasting trays of cauliflower, eggplant, brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes (which turned out to be a really good mix once cooked). I cooked all the veggies for about an hour and then I cut the squash in half, scooped out the seeds and topped it with some Earth Balance and ate it along side the roasted veggies. I also roasted some cubed tofu and Mitch grilled a piece of salmon. The best part of dinner, however, was the homegrown pineapple that came of age in our front yard, yesterday. I cut that up and served it with some mango from my students tree and some cherries from Publix. Mitch said the pineapple was the best one ever! We’ll be planting it’s top for a another generation of this fruit rich in magnese and vitamin C, and filled with so many other nutrients.
Eating a dinner like that on Sunday night always jumps starts my body for the week ahead. Highly nutritious, hydrating, very filling yet easy to digest, I feel happy, healthy and terrific this morning. I am ready to tackle my classes, my walk with big red and weather permitting, try for 25 laps after work is over. I will, once again, try for 100 laps this week. As long as I can get in the pool between storms, I will do it!
What’s in store for you this week? I am always curious! Much love