This is not my monthly wrap-up or the Friday post that I was going to write.  Somehow my day spun out of control.  No need for concern.  Sometimes it happens.  You know how it is.  This stream of conscience (yes, I really do mean conscience) may make no sense at all to some people.

Anyway, I was looking at my May photos for clues.  However, it wasn’t really a good time to be doing that as my blood glucose (BG) level took a dive and because I was concentrating on this puzzling predicament (ie. my month), I failed to notice.  That meant I was easily distracted and started some crazy photo-editing instead.  Now one could blame it on the mushrooms rather than the low BG, but I prefer to blame it on the pretty colours.   See below (photo taken by my True Love).

fungi

It (you choose) was head-spinning so I ate nearly a whole jar of lemon curd.  The lemon curd was old so it needed to be eaten.  Naturally, because my head was spinning, I wasn’t thinking straight.  So I convinced myself that the lemon curd was off as I felt really unwell.  Feeling unwell had nothing to do with the fact that I had just eaten a whole jar of lemon curd, you understand.  So I rushed to my husband (aka my True Love) to tell him about the poisoning with the lemon curd.  Thankfully he reassured me that I didn’t have to vomit up the lemon curd because of the salmonella.  You know, on account of the eggs in the lemon curd.  I bet you too were thinking about those eggs and salmonella.  See, I’m not stupid.  So I gave those mushrooms a piece of my mind.

intermediate

Because I was cross, as opposed to mad, I started thinking about the recent spate of fat shaming by public figures.  Picture this purely hypothetical headline, ladies and gentlemen.  FATTEST TYPE 1 DIABETIC DIES OF CORONA VIRUS.   In the wake of the headline, various media personalities would then discuss how it was all my fault because I ate that lemon curd even though I should have known it was full of salmonella.  See?  Fat and dumb.  They go together.  Every person with a “normal” BMI (that’s Body Mass Index for all you dumbies) knows that morbidly obese people cannot contribute in any worthwhile sense to society.  What?  You didn’t know that?  What does that say about you?

There are many normal BMI people that would have trouble keeping up with the hard, physical labour of many weightier people.  It turns out that having a secure job that pays a decent wage, and supports a healthy home and work life balance, is good for physical and mental health.  Unfortunately for our waist lines however, money can’t change everything.  Health conditions, both mental and physical, can undermine our attempts to maintain a “healthy” weight.  It is vital to make our best effort, but we need to be compassionate and realistic about this.  Often our minds are wired for comfort eating and doesn’t the food industry know it.  I once went to a meeting where one food exec mentioned how one of Australia’s leading science agencies was working on how to improve the mouth feel of processed food.  You will be so proud of me, ladies and gentlemen, because I actually managed to keep my mouth shut at that time.  I probably consoled myself with a chocolate later though.

So anyway, back to the photo-editing.  I have been known to delete important family photos, and on the odd occasion have even managed to wreck some computer software, when under the influence of a low BG level, so I resisted the temptation to do more photo-editing until my BG improved.  When all righted itself temporarily, I had another chat with the mushrooms, and being of unsound mind, this is what I came up with.

blue day

One last thing, as it is already Friday in Australia, here is a song for my Friday song day.  All I know is I had better do some exercise when I wake up.

I hope you all have some time to relax, exercise and eat well this weekend.  Stay safe, stay sane and stay calm.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Ragtag Daily Prompt — Like a Circle In A Spiral

42 thoughts on “Friday Stream Of Conscience

  1. Oh Tracy….what a day you had!! Love the photos. These are the first I have come across going through the posts for my prompt. The song is so typical for the ear. Made me smile as I went round round round 🙂

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  2. I love the song and what a crazy day! Nutella is my drug and I just threw out more than one jar. It was OK for a while but I don’t want to go where that stuff wanted to take me. I wouldn’t have had all of that Nutella if I hadn’t been FORCED (forced, I tell ya’) to buy it in bulk because of the virus. Anyway, it’s out and gone and probably melting all over the landfill making the ants happy…

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    1. Oh, Nutella…..our local Huge Box store sells the XL size of Nutella in a double pack. That went into my cart right before Covid. Still sitting that way in my pantry. But such a load off my mind that in case the world ends, I have my Nutella.

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  3. Tracy….!! You had me at lemon curd. And then Martha spoke of Nutella. I love your freeing style of writing, though. And I hope all is well with you. Do take care of you!

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    1. Lois, it was homemade lemon curd so I got into a bit of trouble over my indiscriminate consumption. Quite understandable really. 🙂
      You are being so polite. It was quite a ramble. I don’t know how anyone could follow the train of thought, but just thought I would give everyone a sense of the hypo mind. It does tend to get stuck on issues that are bothering me. All is well. Hope you are going okay too?

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    1. Sorry about that, Liz. 🙂
      Note that no psychedelic mushrooms were consumed. Wild mushrooms have been popping up everywhere this month. Many people have been hospitalised after consuming mushrooms they have foraged. Expect more fungi in my April wrap-up.

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  4. Comfort eating is a timeless way to deal with stress, and I think most of us are doing it these days! (Don’t ask me how many of my shopping trips have included a stop at the bakery in these past weeks. And not just out of a moral obligation to help keep small businesses open, even if that is what I told myself.) Trust me, we understand…and I really enjoyed this post!

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    1. ❤ Thank you, Ann. It is important to support local businesses. 🙂 Stress is synonymous with chocolate for me. I've just eaten two lines of chocolate over this new Block Editor switcheroo! We don't have unlimited data and with four people working from home, we have maxed out our data package, so I don't have any data left for practising. Never mind. I'll learn. One step at a time. I think that is what teachers call scaffolding.

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  5. My weakness is lemon flapper pie. Graham cracker crumbs to form an unbaked crust, home made lemon custard and a meringue topping. Some soft butter to bind the graham crackers and left to set in the fridge for a while. Different prairies provinces claim their cooks invented this pie. The recipe is online. My defence is I do not make it because it tasted so good it was eat the entire pie at one sitting. I Grew up in a family of eight boys so being able to cook was a matter of survival (not literally) But if you wanted porridge at five AM…who ya going call? I understand this food attraction.

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  6. It’s licorice allsorts for us, and a large packet from Woollies doesn’t last very long despite our best intentions.

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  7. I don’t know about others but your post made perfect sense to me. Maybe because I too had consumed almost half a tub of ice-cream in one go!! Did someone mention BMI??
    Those fungi shots were really trippy and so was the song.🙂

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  8. Fabulous sumptuous images- love them all 🙂 btw SHAME on the fat shamers- unkind, untrue, uninformed and unworthy- another kind of prejudice sadly the world is brimming with it.
    I especially love the header mushrooms!

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  9. Wow! I must be very dumb indeed because I didn’t knew that about obese people not contributing anything worthwhile to society. Should I speak with a doctor about that?! 😂 And strangely I find your hypo mind ramblings very attractive to read but then I’m convinced that I’ve got a whole pack of tiny yellow minions living in my head. 😉 They keep me really busy but can be good company if you know how to handle them (Nutella should be avoided – it makes them go craaaazy! Hey! That explains much!😂).
    Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better and that there’s more homemade lemon curd by now just in case you need it. Also I looove those mushrooms and the photo edits!! ❤

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    1. Hehe. I talk to myself too, Sarah. Sounds pretty normal to me so I wouldn’t worry about consulting a doctor. I like you just the way you are.
      No lemon curd yet …. Probably a good thing to give it a bit of a rest. 🙂
      I’m looking forward to coming back to your Changing Seasons post. Once I get mine done, I will catch up properly on what everybody is up to.

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      1. Looking forward to read your Changing Seasons post, Tracy! And sorry for not having posted anything on Tuesday for your Corvid challenge, it’s been quite busy here but I promise to post soon again! 🙂

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  10. Thank you for sharing your “out of control” day. I know it wasn’t pleasant for you but your account reassures me when I finish a bag of crisps before I realise it, it really will be ok once the peculiar state of mind passes.

    Just for solidarity, I have actually spoon eaten a jar of lemon curd before (it was a small jar, mind) and it wasn’t even going bad so I really didn’t have to do it. I have also done it with peanut butter & nutella. I am happy to report that I couldn’t face any more of each of these things for the rest of the week, but nothing terrible happened to me either!

    Anyhoo, thank goodness for True Loves who reassure.
    And for you, Tracy, for the reminder & empathy that we all have bizarre days.

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  11. The mouth feel of processed food – oh, goody, just what I need. I’m already too fat to contribute anything worthwhile. After all, I haven’t done a thing to repress voting rights of minorities or those whose first language isn’t English. I haven’t bought an arsenal of assault rifles. I haven’t shopped without a mask because I’m free and can infect anyone I want. No, I haven’t contributed. If I eat another processed something or other, does that count as contribution?

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