A New Experience: New Food

Have you ever tried this or wanted to try?

This morning I didn’t want to eat my regular breakfast.  Almost every day I eat oatmeal for breakfast.  When I am not in the mood for oatmeal I will have cereal or a frozen breakfast sandwich.  Sundays my husband usually makes us a breakfast.  So, 6 days a week my breakfasts breakdown to about…  92% is oatmeal, 4% is cereal, 2% is breakfast sandwich and then 2% is whatever I can figure out making (I don’t like cooking).

This morning I was not in the mood for any of my regular breakfasts.  I was thinking about cooking eggs, but my stove was a bit cluttered and did I mention I don’t like cooking?  I had a banana that has been around for about 3 days now and I knew my breakfast was going to include a banana.  All of a sudden I got a craving.  I couldn’t believe that I was craving this meal.  I have thought about this for years, but never had the desire to try it. This morning the craving was strong.  I am following my interests more these days, so I started to look through the kitchen to see if I had everything I needed.  Luckily, it only needed 3 ingredients.

I remember growing up and hearing that Elvis loved eating this.  Well, now I want to experience what Elvis had.  I toasted 2 pieces of toast, cut my banana into slices and grabbed a jar from the pantry.

Do you know what I had for breakfast?

I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich. (I did an open faced one.)  And OH MY!  This is going to go into my rotation of breakfast choices.  This open faced sandwich was so easy to make.  Luckily, I don’t consider putting bread into a toaster cooking.  Though I do consider slicing as cooking, but I can do a banana without a cutting board, so very doable.

I enjoyed my breakfast immensely.  Only took me decades to get brave enough to try it. Where the strong craving came from is still a mystery, but I am really glad it did.

So, have you tried a peanut butter and banana sandwich or want to?

What is a Timebank?

(Have you talked yourself out of doing something that later you wished you had done?)

I was on Nextdoor  (Nextdoor.com) which is private social network that lets me and my neighbors talk online to each other.  We can share if we see suspicious people, if there is a break in, if we enjoyed a certain place or even if we have something to give away,

Today one of my neighbors suggested for me to check out this place online called Timebank.  I looked into it and found it intriguing.  How to explain?  It is a helping each other bank.  If I help someone, who asked for help, in the garden for an hour then I have 1 hour in the bank.  I can then find someone who is a member to help me for an hour with something I need.

I love this idea.  Besides it helping me get things I need help on without needing to save money for it, I will also become closer to the people in my community.  Maybe I won’t have to make that move to a small town to feel close to my neighbors.

Here is a link to learn more about it:   http://timebanks.org/

So, I went to the website.  I loved the idea, but even though I wanted to do it the small voices in my head said negative things like: I may not have much to offer, I work everyday… do I really have time and I am scared to do it.  If you have been watching my Life Blogs I am trying not to miss opportunities.  I wanted to join SO I DID!   I don’t want to go through life with anymore regrets.

If I decide that the Timebank is not for me or I really can’t find anytime to donate then I can leave.  Signing up was not a life sentence.

Have you talked yourself out of doing something that later you wished you had done?