Ten Things Tuesday

Ten Things TuesdayMamacita says:

1.  Why does every packaged food item contain so much sodium?  It’s ridiculous!  Even the supposedly “diet” or “healthy” stuff is loaded full of salt.  I’m serious; why IS that? It’s really difficult – and in most cases, it’s IMPOSSIBLE – to find salt-free processed food.  Did the salt industry make a deal with somebody?  What’s going on?

2.  I love fresh flowers, and any house is more like a home with fresh flowers.  Would someone please explain this fact to my cats, so they’ll stop tipping over the vases and using my flowers as salad?

3.  It was in the seventies yesterday, and it’s in the thirties today.  What’s going on?  Oh wait, I live in Indiana.  ‘Nuff said.

4.  I have a fantastic birthday present for my Tumorless Sister, but if she doesn’t get down here soon to lay claim to it, I’m going to play with it, myself.  (Happy Birthday, Tumorless.)

5.  Looking at all these old photographs strewn over my living room carpet, I am struck anew by the mind-blowing fact that people I’ve known only as older adults had a LIFE before that!  They used to be young and hot, and they had fun!  I know, I know, we all used to be young and hot and we all had fun, but, but, this is different.  It’s DIFFERENT!  How it’s different, I have no idea, but it’s different.  If I allow myself to think otherwise, I might blow some brain cells out my ears. Do my kids think this way about me?  Because, you know, there was once a time when I was young, and hot, and interesting. . . .  Honest.  There was!

6.  I’m still angry over all the salt in everything.

7.  My mother-in -law’s purse is in my dining room, right where she used to put it when she sat up to the table.  Every time I notice it, I instinctively look around for her.  I need to move it somewhere else, but I don’t feel that I have any business touching it.    Eventually, I know.

8.  I love scented candles.

9.  Everything hanging on my walls is crooked.  I think it’s because we like to crank the volume to eleven.  It’s either that, or the New Madrid Fault.

10.  The older I get, the more precious my family becomes, and the more I wish we could all get together frequently, instead of just at holidays and funerals.  I wish we weren’t all so busy.


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Ten Things Tuesday — 12 Comments

  1. I think there are two reasons for the salt. First of all, it is a preservative and processed foods wouldn’t last as long without it. And secondly, it allows for a bolder flavor, which increases the chance that you’ll buy it again if you like it.

    I just bought a book about the history and use of salt, though, so I’ll find out soon if I’m wrong! Lol.

  2. I think there are two reasons for the salt. First of all, it is a preservative and processed foods wouldn’t last as long without it. And secondly, it allows for a bolder flavor, which increases the chance that you’ll buy it again if you like it.

    I just bought a book about the history and use of salt, though, so I’ll find out soon if I’m wrong! Lol.

  3. The salt is a preservative. Your processed foods wouldn’t last more than a few days without it. Which would kind of defeat the purpose of buying processed foods.

  4. The salt is a preservative. Your processed foods wouldn’t last more than a few days without it. Which would kind of defeat the purpose of buying processed foods.

  5. About the salt…I’m trying to remember that when (IF) I eat my NINE fresh fruits and vegetables, I probably don’t have much room left for the processed stuff. I keep thinking: Is it really that much easier to open a container than to wash fresh fruit and vegetables?? And they taste so great!! My two-year-old grandson is a good influence on me. He loves fresh pineapple, “geen bapes” (green grapes), apples, oranges, etc. “A little child shall lead them”…Yep! He leads me. (In more ways than I care to admit.)

  6. About the salt…I’m trying to remember that when (IF) I eat my NINE fresh fruits and vegetables, I probably don’t have much room left for the processed stuff. I keep thinking: Is it really that much easier to open a container than to wash fresh fruit and vegetables?? And they taste so great!! My two-year-old grandson is a good influence on me. He loves fresh pineapple, “geen bapes” (green grapes), apples, oranges, etc. “A little child shall lead them”…Yep! He leads me. (In more ways than I care to admit.)

  7. The last one touches my heart. At dad’s funeral, I saw friends and relatives I haven’t seen in years (and whom my teenage children had never met). We vowed to try to see each other more; it’s too bad that time and distance always get in the way.

  8. The last one touches my heart. At dad’s funeral, I saw friends and relatives I haven’t seen in years (and whom my teenage children had never met). We vowed to try to see each other more; it’s too bad that time and distance always get in the way.

  9. I definitely agree with the last one.

    Sodium is so prevalent in packaged goods that I’ve given up nearly all of them, although I was never much for using them before mr. kenju had the stroke. My exception was an Italian skillet dinner (can’t remember the name of the mfg.). They are wonderful and quick, but the salt level is enough to keep you for 4 days!

  10. I definitely agree with the last one.

    Sodium is so prevalent in packaged goods that I’ve given up nearly all of them, although I was never much for using them before mr. kenju had the stroke. My exception was an Italian skillet dinner (can’t remember the name of the mfg.). They are wonderful and quick, but the salt level is enough to keep you for 4 days!

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