Good morning friends!
I'm sitting at my favorite Starbucks at my favorite table that has an unadulterated view of my favorite mountain, Cowles Mountain, the highest peak in San Diego. There's a gloom hanging over the day, which I actually enjoy, for the change.
I'm working on my book (big surprise), and I'm on a passage about the different types of "therapy" in which we exist. I thought I'd get your thoughts on this.
Everyone has empty spaces. Some are big and obvious, like a parent dying or a divorce or a father (or mother) called away to war. Mostly though, they aren’t obvious. So, the rest of us end up in two categories. Some of us spend our entire lives in therapy, either formal or informal, just trying to figure it all out. Others choose the ignorance is bliss category, operating in a kind of self-induced stupor. Regardless, I believe whether we acknowledge it or not, we are all trying to cope in some manner or another with that empty space inside. Copyright, Jasmine Myers
What are your thoughts on the idea of "empty space"? What category do you think you fall into? Is food one of your coping mechanisms?
This passage comes from a larger section about my own use of food and writing as coping mechanisms for my life. I had an ex-boyfriend tell me once that I distance myself from nearly every situation because I look at things like they are a future scene in my writing. Interesting thought. Though I'm not sure that's a good thing. That's the problem with coping mechanisms. We use them as bookmarks, so we can step away from whatever it is we're feeling.
Speaking of food...This morning was a mad dash. Thankfully I'd made overnight oats, so all I had to do (or all hubby had to do) was throw the bowl in the microwave for a quick whirl. I actually ate it here at starbucks because that's how short on time we were.
My overnight oats included:
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup Whole Oats
1 Spoonful of Crunch PB
1 Truvia Packet
It looks alot like this, minus the berries and pretty bowl.
Sorry for the recycled picture. Our roommate just switched from working nights to days. Therefore, this morning, three people needed to use one bathroom at the same time. I had already made hubby 10 minutes late for work. I couldn't take the time to take pictures. Sorry! Don't you hate when life gets in the way of blogging? :)
At Starbucks, I had a venti Iced Green Tea Latte, nonfat milk, no syrup. This isn't a drink they list on their Web site, but I've done enough searches that I think these are the stats:
If you go on the Starbucks Web site, they list a Venti Green Tea Latte with nonfat milk at 370 calories. (And that's not iced, which has less liquid.)
Ok, so when you subtract the six pumps of sweetener in that estimate, that takes off 210 calories, bringing the total with nonfat milk and no syrup to 160 calories for a hot one. I assume that the iced one has less calories, but I usually just operate like I just had a 160 calorie snack.
I just talked about calories, again. I'm such a rule-breaking food blogger... gah! :D
Ok, back to work. I hope you guys have thoughts on the whole "empty spaces" thing. I have to think my readers are interested in more than just food, right? I know I am!!!