How do you coffee drinkers do it?! With my recent love for coffee and my sudden distaste for milk tea has had me take a cmall cup, maybe it's three quarters of a cup strong filtered (or drip) coffee - Indian style almost every morning, if not every other morning! By 11am, I can feel my blood sugar crashing (I also add minimum sugar to the cup) or maybe it's my blood pressure or both. I don't know. But I find myself with my hands shaking, ravaging and emptying the fridge like I haven't eaten in days, gulping down food as am afraid I am going to pass out of hunger! Sure, I have also restarted my workout after dropping D off at school, but nothing strenuous (it's more a walk for an hour in the urban jungle) as I can't afford sore muscles and all while we have to use up our energy lazying about on the beach over the weekend! Oh yes, our priorities and vested interest!
We recently switched to organiz Trader Joe's milk. Oh wow, we get creamy delicious yogurt with it (I make it at home)! Oh yum! Please don't ruin it for me and tell me all the crap TJs might put in it and I know it's not comparable to the raw milk, yum. But with what we have their milk has made the yummiest creamiest yogurt around! And don't get us for not switching to organic earlier. I still don't know what they mean by organic here as they can decide whatever they want it to be. So, am/was a skeptic, plus our intake of milk/yogurt is not significantly high. Now there's no going back.
We are cherishing our last few months in Arlington. Oh how I am going to miss it so! It has all that one would want, parks, hiking trails right at the footsteps, great schools, markets, diverse people, public transport. Alas, it's expensive and the way we are going we will never save enough for anything, like buying a home, be it an apartment or a house! Everyone who has lived here, that we have met misses this county dearly. We lose many residents to the suburbs or to other cities/countries. And we all hear their sob stories.
Except Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who labelled this county as a "soulless suburb". Often times, Arlington is considered Washington DC's "suburb". We were after all once part of DC, a long time ago. Apparently her hubby was unhappy in Arlington as he couldn't find a job here but he found one after moving to DC. I wonder if they knew that there's a metro that takes you to DC in 20 minutes? Really, we are just across the Potomac River. pfft.. hilarious really! And sure coming from NYC, Arlington is probably very clean and quiet, and hence a big cultural difference. meh.
This news came right at the point where we are considering going to the county next to us, so it was amusing. sigh.