Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring cleaning

I wish I were as happy as Bugs with his carrot.

But I am grouchy. Why? Because I am depriving myself of all the things that make me happy. Well, not all. But they are important! And they give me such joy. Coffee, alcohol, wheat, dairy - and for the next 6 days all animal products. (#$@^%$!) This is very difficult to fathom for a girl who comes from the Land of the Butter Burger.

For some reason, Tony and I thought it would be a good idea to do a cleanse. It may be that we are getting married this month and so this is an out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new thing. Or maybe we want to look good when we check into the Love Shack on Kauai. We are being assisted by the lovely Jutta Kuhn, who was my acupuncturist/herbalist for some time and is now my delightful friend.

Last night I made pistachio chicken for dinner. The other night I made salmon with garlic and cilantro.

They were excellent meals. Though they would have been even better with wine and a brownie for dessert.

The thing about the cleanse is that I feel great. I'm sleeping well. I have energy. Tony says how pretty I look (I think that is just a motivating tactic, but I like it anyway). But I am spending an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about this:

Image via ComeUndone on Flickr

Warm, crusty sourdough bread with salty butter. I love you so.


  1. Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous of your will power! I want to sleep well, have energy and look pretty. Of course, I also want to eat pizza and pizza almost always wins. Oh well...

  2. How long is this cleanse going on for? Hang in there!!
    -La Roxy
    ps: hopefully the wine part isn't six months, too!? ;)

  3. PS: I've tried to post comments here a few times and I suspect Blogger erased them. Readers used to alert me that was happening on my blog, too. So just fyi, there might be more people trying to comment than you realize. I ended up turning to Disqus, a third-party comment system. So far so good.

    Your posts are too great not to provoke, and benefit fully from, people's reactions!

    -La Roxy

  4. Done with the cleanse, La Roxy! We finished on Tuesday, but amazingly did not head straight to In 'N' Out. But we'll be there for May's Blind Wine for sure (if the invite still stands).

    And thanks for the tip on the comments. Strange. But this makes me happy, because now I can imagine throngs of people who tried to comment, but sadly were wiped away.