Getting Me To Eat My Vegetables

Ever since I was a very little girl, I hated eating vegetables. I don’t know why either. I would cry, sulk, and sit at the dinner table for what seemed like an eternity.
Fast forward to last night.
I’m house sitting & the woman I’m house sitting for had her flight cancelled. Last night she pulls out the Vita-mix juicer & was making veggie juices. Of course when I was offered yours truly was less than enthused.
Judy the lady I house sit for asks me:
“do you like beets, cause I’m adding them to the juicer” she beamed brightly.
My response?
“Well sure, okay” with all the enthusiasm of a wet noodle.
However, the end result wasn’t too bad.
You see, I’m so used to artificial this & that in whatever I eat these days that drinking that concoction was some kind of a new experiance. A very HEALTHY experiance BTW.
Plus these vegetable drinks really detoxify your body.
I think I’m hooked.
Everyone if you have some juicing recipes throw them my way would you? I need all the good healthy foods & drinks I could get! That is no joke. You should see some of the things I eat.
I’m damn fortunate I don’t have diabetes or something.
Someone really does look out for my welfare.
I’m so glad too.


Published by: The Lonely Shepard

Me: I grew up in an extremely abusive & disadvantaged family environment were both parents were really immature & their relationship messy! I was abducted by my Father at age 8 abused physically, mentally, degraded by his 2nd Wife, and I didn't see my Mother again until 4 years later, I had to risk my neck + my life to run off to seek help with the local police & this was way before there was any such laws on the books for child abuse. Think on that awhile. Had learning disabilities all throughout school by the time I graduated I learned nothing, was prepared for nothing out in the World. Think on that. Joined the United States Army right out of High School only reason I did join was that at the time there was an Army recruiter right on the High School campus & he took an interest in me. So I joined. I was really in over my head. But what else could I do? I lived with a single Mom who was emotionally unstable & I had ZERO support from anyone including the school staff + administrators. The military was hard & degrading to me as a woman but I got out with an honorable discharge. More about me: A series of dead end jobs, my mind was totally a mess after I got out of the Army, still had no support not even from the Veterans admin. My journey has been a total nightmare of: trying to find out about myself, learning about myself, how to live as an adult, all with no help. Now after long , and intensive filled journey I'm trying to get back on track with my life I want to go to school with the hope of one day attending University. I don't wish my journey on anyone. No one gave me guidance: as a child as a teen as a young adult I was all on my own! and it was real lonely , isolating, extremely frightening. Family? don't really have any. Now remember everyone I'm African American & I receive little to no respect I don't even warrant a speeding car that will slow down. "The person who sang the National Anthem sang the last note so high that no could reach it! That was intentional!" Belize from Tony Kushners play Angels In America. If you've read this far I will leave my email in case you want to leave me a msg. Those that are rude will get deleted immediately. Contact:

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