Wooo! It’s Friday! I’m working from home/the coffee shop today, thankful for a day I can be a little more cozy and relaxed than the true office setting. I have some accounting work to go through so it’s nice to have an endless supply of coffee close at hand
I’m still in star-struck mode as to how well yesterday went. I had gone to bed on Wednesday night with a horrendous pain in my shoulder/neck/right arm. As the night progressed, that pain got worse and worse – to the point where Thursday morning I had to have Nick help me move around, he even had to brush my hair for me (he’s a pretty nice guy huh?). Anyway, I was in so much pain and headed off to do all the pickups for the Eat Local Challenge – how the heck am I going to do this? I don’t know but it worked out.
And it all came together beautifully!
We had an absolutely lovely selection of produce this week and those peaches in there smelled so incredible. It’s a lucky thing I actually dispersed them out to people – I could have easily eaten them all myself. Juicy deliciousness!
For this Week 2 of the challenge, we’re talking about the difference between eating organic and eating local…
When it comes to the argument of which is better, Organic or Local, I often find myself defending both sides – certainly both are better options than conventionally grown or GMO food products. Conventionally grown items have been sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals to ensure a higher yield and longer harvest. Genetically modified crops are a further step down the rungs – these items have been engineered to be disease resistant, tolerant to chemicals, etc.
But the argument between organic and local is not nearly as black and white.
For starters, local foods are often being grown on smaller scales, using organic growing practices but are not “certified organic” simply because of the sheer expense and hassle of the Federal program. When the option is present, I’d rather choose a peach that was grown on a Utah field I can drive by and go visit with my children, versus buying a peach from Georgia that has received a Federal sign-off on the growing practices. If I can go down and meet with the farmer and see where my food is being grown, why should I bother with the added expense of the “official” government approval?
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As with last Thursday, I headed straight from the pickups to the Oasis Summer Nights event at the garden.
Melody totally rocked it and we had a great turnout.
This girl, from Hoops of Fun, was incredible. She did a hula hoop performance that quite literally made the entire audience go silent. She is so talented – the cirque de soleil of hula hooping, if you will
Each week, Hoops of Fun brings out a bunch of hoops for the kids to play with and try out. They have some fancy decorated ones available for purchase but you can also pick a plain hoop, in whichever size, and have it decorated to your personal preference. It’s amazing how much fun we have. It’s the little things people. The little things.
Well folks, I’ve got a few hours of work to bust out and then I’m meeting up with Nick for a dinner date, followed by drinks out on the town with a few friends. Have a wonderful weekend and remember to eat local!