Sunday, May 12, 2013

"Salt, Sugar, Fat," Packing, and a Composter

Here's what my past week looked like!

I am trying to get out on walks during my lunch break this spring and took this shot while walking back from shopping for clothes. No luck in the clothes department and then I almost got hit by a police officer while walking across the street. It was not a great day for me. I have had 4-5 incidents of cars almost hitting me in the crosswalk (when it is my right of way with the light and everything) and this was the second closest incident I had to getting hit. Scary!

I finished "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss. I definitely have a new perspective on certain foods and food companies. My favorite quote was this last sentence of the book.

"They may have salt, sugar, and fat on their side, but we, ultimately, have the power to make choices. After all, we decide what to buy. We decide how much to eat."-Michael Moss

A former colleague who is German and now lives back in Germany visited this week and brought lots of goodies, like kinder chocolate (which I'll have plenty of soon enough)! She also brought her adorable 1 and a half year old daughter, who I was speaking German to and having so much fun talking about "frosch" or frogs in German with her.

Craig researched and bought a composter off of Amazon. It took a lot of work on his part to put together. I've already contributed the skin of a sweet potato and lots of coffee grounds (and the paper filter) to it. I'll do another post on the brand and features when I am back from Europe.

Sorry to talk about this a billion times on the blog, but I am kind of excited to leave for Europe with my mom in four days! Packing is under way and I feel pretty set.

This was the mess of papers in our living room while I got things organized.

I spent Mother's day with my mom--checking over her suitcase, making her try on jeans she owns until we found a pair that looked good on her, then we hit the gym together and had lunch after.

I'm not sure if I will have time to blog until I am back from Europe. Hopefully I can get a few photos on here from the blogger app. Auf Wiedersehen!


  1. Looking forward to hearing about how composting goes for you guys. It's exciting that your trip is coming up quickly now. I hope you and your mom have a wonderful time!!

  2. We are very dedicated composters--even have a bin in Door County. Have a great vacation!


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  4. I can't wait to hear how your trip went. I hope you're having a good time!