While we were (or I was) all distracted with the debt-ceiling stuff, the more urgent issue of the Somalian famine was below my radar.
Tens of thousands of Somali children have already died from malnutrition, and more than half a million are on the brink. Please look at these fifteen amazing pictures made by Tyler Hicks
and send a donation to UNICEF or donate to the World Food Programme.
And not that I have anything remotely worthy of complaining about... but I wonder, is it possible to tweak your knee sitting in your kitchen on a barstool? If so, then that's what I did. I suppose it's possible that maybe I tweaked it doing squats yesterday; I did up the weight by 10 lbs, thereby ignoring the 10% rule... well, anyway, after sitting on the barstool for about 20 minutes this morning, I got up and my knee felt fat inside and a little hesitant, if that makes sense. So... I didn't train at lunch, and looks like I won't train tonight. Iced it, ibuprofen'd it, and confessing to the blog as penance.
Check out this post on BJJHacks.com yesterday, about competing and training in Brazil as a gringo. *sigh* I'd love to do it, but I'm hoping that we'll start a family soon, and that means Rio may have to wait till the sprouts are a little older.
I'm very excited food-wise today because I picked up a half-gallon of raw whole milk and it's so super-good and creamy, I can't wait to drink it. I want to make icecream with it, too. (Waiting till I get both raw milk and raw cream to do that though.) I am so lucky to live in America and have a good job, a good education, and a pantry full of food.