Let me first as you a question. How many times per day do you and your bf /hubby talk by phone/chat? Assuming that you don’t live together or you don’t see each other during the day.
In my case sometimes we talk by phone twice a day (minimum) or 6 times like yesterday. Sometimes it’s just 2-3 min to say hi (underlying message= I’m thinking about you). Sometimes an hour when we share some experience or discuss something.
I’ve read that couples talk communicate less and less with the pass of time. I know it’s bad. I wonder if that is inevitable after being together for decades; after you think you can perfectly think like the other person, so you assume you know the answer, therefore you don’t ask anymore. Communicating with each other is good for the relationship and necessary for our own sanity. It can be as small as what you had for lunch, or as big as to wedding planning or as silly as to listen to him to eat cookies that you baked for him ;). The point is to keep the communication channel flowing. 🙂 Just my two cents on the matter.
Food-wise was a good day. Fortunately bloating got better two. 😉
Breakfast: black corn, apples and pumpkin seed (raw)
Lunch: stir-fry bok choy with shiitake mushroom in a ginger shoyo sauce served with brown rice
A miso soup made with tomato, seaweed, frozen green peas and silken tofu
snack: pumpkin seed + assorted preserved fruit and veggies (Star brought them from Beijing)
For dinner I tried for the first time Seitan
it looks like this
Sweet and Sour Seitan (the original recipe uses tempeh) It is onion, carrot, celery, broccoli and seitan cooked in a sesame oil, mirin and brown rice vinegar sauce.
served with hato mugi or chinese barley
a note about hato mugi or Job’s tears
- Promotes urination, drains dampness
- Strengthens the spleen, stops diarrhea.
- Clears heat and expels pus – lung or intestinal abscesses.
- Expels wind-damp, relieves joint and muscle pain.
- Clears damp-heat
- Clear the skin -specially effective for acne
Q: Have you tried any new grain recently?