September 6th, 2004


I've Found a Diet - And Shopping

I've decided I'm going to follow the Mediterranean Diet, plus exercise. The Mediterranean Diet emphasises the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and consists of foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, such as peas, beans, and chickpeas, fish such as salmon and herring, and nuts such as walnots, pecans, almonds, and cashews.

I'm dying to try out this recipe: Couscous with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Feta, and Mint. The Basil-Stuffed Chicken with Red Potatoes and Olives looks tasty, too, though I think Mark and I would need a smaller version of it.

I took advantage of the Labor Day sales to go to Marshall's and see if I could find a suit. I did find one--with a pleated skirt!!!! Hurray! And it's long enough that my knees don't show when I sit down, and it's comfy to sit in! The sleeves will be a pain to get altered, but the suit isn't lined, so maybe it won't be too bad.

I am mostly not impressed with the Marshall's near my house. I went in there, and it was like looking at garage sale clothes. There was very little present that could be called 'professional,' and everything they did have for winter was heavy. Thick tweed suits--I mean, really thick. Big, bulky sweaters like Mrs. Weasley would knit. This is Houston, Texas. It gets cold enough for clothes like that perhaps for seven days of the year. Overall, I felt as if I might as well have gone to a thrift store to look for a suit.

I did find a cream-colored silk-blend blouse that is quite nice, and a black, sleeveless blouse with some neat beading on it. I think the Slytherin part of me saw it, and that's the part that said, "You must buy this!"

The best part of shopping there, though, was finding the East Indian scarf and shawl. They were made of real Indian cotton--heavy--and they're warm! And they're big! They're also beautiful and must be dry-cleaned. :P Thank God for those little dry-clean things you can use in your dryer. I totally love the scarf and shawl, and I can't wait to find some excuse, any excuse, to wear them. (g)

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