This energy boost can be explained. I’ve cut out all traces of corn from my diet. I watched a PBS program that said corn is on pretty much in everything these days and it can cause eczema, acne and all manner of auto immune problems. I’ve been off sugar for some time and my face is resisting going blemish free, so I’ve had to rethink what the cause might be. I’ll try anything once and I have nothing to loose except these red blisters on my forehead and chin.
Not to bore you with too much detail, corn is a preservative and put in everything. They even spray it on potato chips and inside of metal cans before they put in the soup or beans and seal it off. Whole corn is not easily digested by our systems, and is medium to high on the Glycemic Index which means it is quickly absorbed into the blood as sugar. Not a food to build your diet around, unless of course you want a spare tire where your waist used to be. Yes, it’s delicious smeared with butter and a shake of salt, but I can easily turn my back on it because of my diabetes and now my face. Really there’s not much left in life to enjoy, all the delicious stuff is bad for us. I've been eating so much vegetable matter, pureed and in salad form, that my body thinks I'm a resident in a nursing home....everything goes in green and comes out that way....:)
We had our hook-in today and I was moaning about the new bout of insomnia that’s been slapping me around. Teresa pointed out that it’s a full moon. I don’t know why I don’t think of that myself, maybe I wouldn’t fight it so much, get up and do something. Maybe I drink so much water the moon is pulling me like the tides. Maybe a dehydrated body wouldn’t toss and turn so much. Considering the amount of sleep I’ve had over the past few days it doesn’t amount to enough to satisfy one night, I’m surprised I’m not flaked out right now. It’s half past midnight and I’m sitting here writing and doing a few dishes. I just got in from the shop and thought it was best to relax a bit and not go to bed in fifth gear. I find when I’m at work I get very excited, even a bit hyper and it takes a bit to calm down. It's hard enough to sleep without my mind racing.
This evening was especially fun. I was playing with two new designs. They are pure syrup, whoever hooks them will be in danger of getting cavities. They put whimsical to shame.
The first is an upgrade from the September Pattern of the Month. The School theme of sending our babies out into the big world of education. When I was drawing it up, I thought it was cute and might make a larger pattern with fun borders. I love the two sides that sport rulers with various school related items floating around the entire border. This rug is perfect for a a teacher to hang in the classroom, or a grandma celebrating a special little person’s first day of school. The opportunity to use colour is this design is limitedless. I can see it in my mind’s eye, it could be fabulous. If only I could hook every pattern I produce because I work them mentally as I draw the lines.
So that’s what I’ve been up too. Sorry I’ve had to skip a few blogs over the last week or so, but I haven’t been able to arrange those few extra hours in the day. I guess they never got my memo.