After walking at the gym this morning, I came home and decided to do some juicing. I've been out of it for several days, and believe it or not I really crave it. But what a mess it makes. I always clean everything up immediately afterward, which just adds to the backache, but that goes away quickly. I should raise one foot on a small step stool, but I move around too much and would probably trip myself. I have a small kitchen, and it's a few steps from the counter where I keep the juicer to the sink where the veggies and fruits are all rinsed. In between is the cutting board, so I'm constatly moving. I have beautiful green juice (kale, chard, etc.), and orange (carrots), all sweetened by the addition of celery, cucumber, and apple, and I always add a little kick of ginger and lemon. Some other items may find their way into the mix now and then, such as zucchini as well as some fruits like pears or melons. The pears and melons have too delicate a flavor to compete with the boldness of the other stuff.
My son and d-i-l (Steve & Meg) gave me a kit for making kombucha for my birthday, and I'm anxious to try it out. I will have to wait until the weather warms up though, because my house is just too cold for the fermentation to take place properly. I buy a couple of bottles at the grocery now and then.
I thought my leg cramps were gone but have had them again the last two nights. I wish I knew what caused them. It's not alcohol because I rarely drink alcohol at home any more, and it's not a lack of exercise or stretching because I walk on the treadmill several days a week plus any steps I take while shopping, running back and forth to the laundry, etc. The worst part is having to get up out of my warm bed and stand up in the cold room!
I decided to give the new Mr. Coffee a second chance, but not this morning. I was in the mood for a good, satisfying cuppa - maybe tomorrow I'll try the new one and then return it if it's no better than before.
I wish I'd get something in the mail besides advertising, and the same goes for email. Some companies send me more than one email a day. There isn't much I can do if the advertising is part of a company or website that I subscribe to - their policy is that a subscription gives them the right to bombard the subscriber with whatever they want to send out. There isn't much you can do, however, if you want to stay subscribed to the website for your own reasons.
But part of staying healthy is not letting things like that get me down, so I'll try to just stay positive! Have a good day, wherever you are.