Monday, October 4, 2010

Vermont and things

This weekend I was in the state of Vermont for the first time. It was the one New England state I had never visited. It was a cool fall weekend and while I knew that going away would have me broke for the rest of the pay period, I went anyways. Maybe stupid, but I’ll deal with it.

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My original reason for going to Vermont was to attend the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival in Turnbridge, VT. It was a great day for a festival. Of course, there were the sheep, bunnies and alpacas.

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I restrained myself and only bought 1 skein of sock yarn and a bag of Romney wool to be spun. My yarn stash is ever growing and I knew I had to be good.

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The next day we went to Cold Hollow Cider Mill.  This particular machine gave samples of great cider. I love cider!

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We went to Ben & Jerry’s Factory as well. I will admit, I have only had Ben & Jerry’s ice cream a couple of times in my life. I never buy it because it is expensive, small and too convenient for one serving.  It was cool to go on the tour though. I was really interested because I love those “How It’s Made” TV shows but they were not running production so it was less enthralling to me.

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The tour guy did well and was quite into the “moooo” part. One of the best parts of the tour.

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We drove home Sunday afternoon. I was sort of happy to be home. The weekend went by fast, as most weekend do.

I had promised a friend that I would come to yoga tonight at the gym and despite feeling like a cold coming on and having a headache, I went and survived an hour and a half of gentle yoga. I am not flexible and hopefully this will help.

I am getting sick again. This is the second time this fall that I have been sick. Ugh. I hope it is not a sign of things to come. I am taking better care of myself, eating healthy and now as unprocessed as I can, but this better not be a sign of things to come.

As far as the unprocessed food goes, today I had:

Breakfast

Old Fashioned Oats made with 1% milk, lemon curd and dried unsweetened cranberries. Coffee.

Lunch

Turkey and cheese with a 100 cal Wholly Guacamole pack* in a whole wheat tortilla.A cheese stick and an apple.

Snack

Nature’s Path MMMaple Pecan Bar (the most unprocessed thing I think), almonds before yoga

Dinner

Burger with havarti with dill with ketchup (cooked in a little canola oil) and broccoli. I also had 4 small squares of Lake Champlain Chocolate, I got in Vermont, which was 1 serving.

I need more fruits and veggies. No soda today, just water and coffee. I am not perfect but

*I love love these 100 calorie packs of guacamole. They are so good and I like them because the guacamole does not go bad, which is a problem I have when I open a package and not use it for a couple of days. I hate wasting food.  100 calories of guacamole is a lot and they taste very good.

1 comment:

  1. Great trip! I love Ben + Jerry's - it is expensive though. It used to be our "special treat" when we were growing up so I've got memories attached to it too.

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