At Chantelle's birthday one of the munchies was carrot sticks, along with crackers, chips, dip and what have you. Quite often when I go to friends they're eating carrot sticks, and I dunno, I've never really enjoyed raw carrot - usually roasted or boiled with honey to go with dinner is the way to go for me. Until I tried said carrot sticks with dip, omgosh. Yum! They had this sort of Kumera and Pumpkin dip, so mixing it all together was so good, I kept thinking, I must buy some carrots and this dip to have at home. Yesterday afternoon, whilst stalking through town chucking up posters for my YF fundraising, and trying to get more sponsorship, I bought a bag of carrots, but sadly couldn't find the dip. :( Instead I've got some sort of sour cream and chives one, which isn't as nice, but it'll do. I think my family think I'm nuts!
I'm kind of doing Junk Free June, kind of anyway. I'm not going all out, because it'll be too hard to change my meals around when everyone else just sticks to status quo. I'd never heard of it, until other friends started spreading it around on FB - basically it's this thing you do, like Sugar Free September, or Dry July, and if you make a profile on the website you get your mates to sponsor you and it goes to the Cancer Society. In this case though, when you reach certain intervals of sponsorship, you get a prize.
So yeah, I'm not going all out, haven't signed up and not getting sponsored to do it. Instead I'm going a month with no food that I consider junk, that I can do without affecting the rest of the family. So, no chocolate, no biscuits, no chips or crackers, no fizzy drink or fruit juice - those sorts of things. If I did it properly I'd drop out the white bread, white rice, white sugar, processed foods, certain oils, takeaways etc etc. Now I'm just sitting here munching away on two carrots with some dip - not the warmest though, I have to say, but hey. I'm three days through, only 27 left! lol and this could be a good habit to get into - they say it takes three weeks to make a habit, so....
I'm really struggling with this assignment I'm doing, it was meant to be finished by Monday and that was my intention, to finish it and send it on Tuesday - once the mail sorted it self out after the long weekend. But alas, I'm only 3000 words in, and I need about 5000. I'm stuck with no idea what else I can write, because I'm sort of worried that the more I rave on and on, the more I'll go off track and the question itself won't even be relevant...It's difficult too, only really understanding how dairy farming works, so when they talk about seasonal fluctuations in the markets, I can't say things about sheep and beef, or deer. I've no idea on their breeding seasons, and when the best time is to buy and sell them.
Heck, I even googled New Zealand Sheep 101, but didn't get anywhere!
I really need to get it finished and sent off by the mail cutoff, 5pm. I'm not sure of my chances though.
Going out tomorrow night with the Young Farmers, dinner and a movie - gosh, sounds like a date. Lol! Should be good though, I'm really getting used to their company.