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Well, it's been a sobering last few weeks in the BTD world. My mom sent in her secretor status sample to be tested, but it was purchased so long ago that she didn't realize DHL was supposed to come out to pick it up. Hopefully it doesn't sit out too long and hopefully the post office knows what to do with it if they cannot deliver it...
My little sister has been told all her life that she is an O by my mom. She was always quite happy about this because she enjoys all my dad's red meat cooking. Since she is a smoker we also assumed she is an O. Well, in her biology class she tested as an A and the test kit I bought for her also found her an A. This has been very tough news for her. She accepted and liked being an O. Well, knowing how much she despises exercise besides dancing, her A status is not THAT surprising to me now.
Grubster tested his secretor status and is indeed an O secretor as I had always suspected based on his amazing metabolism and hearty immune system. I thought, hey, that's good. Now when I cook for him, I can focus on O secretor/A non-secretor combo meals. There are enough similarites with these two groups that cooking for two can be done with ease...
Just ate a nice meal of sesame kale and palak dal (mashed lentils) served over brown rice. I've grown very accustomed to obtaining water from the Wedge or Whole Foods instead of using tap water for tea, drinks, etc. Eventually if and when I own my own place I'll have a water filtration/reverse osmosis system installed so that I don't have to keep lugging water back and forth. Till then I don't mind so much.
My family saw Billy Joel's dance/musical "Moving Out" this weekend in Des Moines. I loved it. It's very similar to the Shapiro and Smith production with Bruce Springsteen's music that I saw back in fall....at least in its concept. I welcome the direction theater is taking these days. Dancing to live or other modern hits to tell a story, wow. This was an excellent way for Billy Joel to leave his legacy.
Did anyone catch Ashley Smith on CNN? Did anyone else cry along with her as she told her hostage story? What an amazing outcome that she is blessed to live to tell. This is one of the most healing "breaking news" stories I've seen in a long time. Perhaps we will see more miracles like this highlighted.