has begun to have issues with Type 2 Diabetes. That is difficult enough,
but add to it the fact that: (1) she lives in an Assisted Living Facility that doesn't seem to want to cater to too many special dietary needs and (2) she is confined to a wheelchair so doesn't get too much exercise. I read a great article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution's food section the other week extolling the virtues of cinnamon, especially in regard to lowering blood sugar levels. For the next few days I tried adding a bit of cinnamon to my coffee (very chic, non?) and then it seemed that the cinnamon was adding itself to so much of our diet. When I felt very sure of myself, I visited Mom, armed with a jar of Penzey's cinnamon. She was a bit leery at first - after all, she's my mother! - but she gave it a try and now she is sprinkling it on everything too! C and I grind our own coffee beans and use a cute little coffee press, so I just sprinkle the cinnamon over the beans before I grind them. Right now I'm sipping on a cup of Starbuck's Extra Bold French Roast with a sprinkle (or 2 or 3) of cinnamon and a spoonful of Ghiradelli hot chocolate.....now this is to die for!!!! TRULY. You can go here for more info on the wonders of my new love, cinnamon.
I am now "working" in the mornings from about 8:30 'til noon. I've found that I am sharpest and most productive then, so why not take advantage of it. In the afternoons, Barker and I walk, I do my desk work, visit my Mom, and putter around the house...sometimes "working" at my fiber stuff then too. So far this new scheduling seems to be a good thing. Do others of you have "work" schedules too? I'm curious. I'm just so thankful that I don't have to go out to a real job...I'd be too tired to do my fiber stuff in the evenings.
Gerrie asked to see a shot of the Sowz Earz lining, so here it is:
I've got two more purses almost ready to line, and will include some pics when they are done.
So long for now..........and go have some cinnamon!