Magic… the real, and the imagined..or is it?
Magic Bullet blender..
Years ago I ran across a sale and bought two. One for my now late husband to take with him on his truck in the hopes it would help him prepare healthier smoothies to drink as he drove and one for me. I have no earthly idea what became of the one he had. Probably lost in the process of changing trucks, which happened when his truck was going to be down extended periods for repair.
Mine, sat unused, in the back of a cabinet. Until recently. I took a notion that I wanted a smoothie. I had bananas that I could use. I had Greek Yogurt and Almond milk. Why not? After blending everything I thought it would taste better colder so I stashed the concoction in the freezer for a while. It was much better. I was almost hooked.
I cut up the remaining bananas and froze them. Two days later I tried again. I used approximately three sliced up banana, maybe (there was no measuring so all amounts are estimates) 2/3 cup of Greek yogurt, a scoop of protein powder, a dash of chia seed, and maybe a half cup of Almond milk. I blended this together and discovered it to be a not quite milkshake thickness. But it was close and it was really good and now I’m hooked. I love ice cream, but I’m really trying to cut back on sugar intake.
Yesterday I used frozen berries I had purchased. Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry blend. With the same other ingredients as before. This was a little more tart, but still so good. Actually better than ice cream and I’m getting my daily fruit.
Today I used frozen dark, sweet cherries with maybe a medium sliced up banana and the other above ingredients. This was amazing. The taste not too sweet but not bland or too tart.
I had bought strawberries and extra bananas when I went to the store. Today I washed and dried the strawberry and cut them and a lot of the bananas up and put them in the freezer. I’m wondering how banana and peanut butter would taste..may be my next test. Yep, I’m like a kid with a new toy.
I’m trying to stay active and healthy even in my retired status. I keep debating on looking for a part time job, but then my creative side asked what about this wish to get the blog to succeed? So I’m still not working, but I am writing. I’m also doing all that walking, today so far is 12162 steps, I’ll save it and see the mileage in a while. I’ve started trying to jump rope. There will be no video of those attempts. Thankfully I haven’t fallen yet, but its been close a time or two. I have three different sets of dumb bells of different weights. I’ve been spending time using them trying to get more in shape and toned.
All of that is physical. What about the magic of imagination?
Back, way back, so many years ago you would wonder how I remember, but I do. Back when I was in high school I was taking a class where we had to write and deliver various speeches. One was humor.
My humorous speech involved the telling of tales, of the little people who lived in the woods behind my house. They were smaller than small, so small, that their mode of transportation was on the back of ants or if the journey was a long one, they traveled by dragonfly. They were not leprechaun, nor were they fairy. They were goodness, light and magic. They were a mystical people that had existed from before civilized man moved in, preferring to remain hidden and private. Their various forms of past time included stump climbing, rodeos using untrained ants or dragonfly, or using the hollowed out acorns for boats to sail in the creeks.
They respected the land and took little from it, their magic more than ample in supplying needs.
The actual speech, which I seriously wish I still had those cards, was longer. I delivered it in a dead serious voice. At the end of class no less than three people came up to me asking if what I had just said was true and if the little folks actually existed. I merely smiled and left them to wonder.
What about you? Do you, believe in magic?