The negative side of the fork in the road:
It is a Vibrating fork for $99.99 in Brookstone.
Vibrates and flashes LED lights when it senses that you are eating too fast or too much.
This was in the Brookstone and the Hammacher-Schlemmer Christmas catalogs for 2013. Can you imagine eating out and seeing some one's fork all of a sudden start giving off a disco show? And what about your teeth? The idea of the fork vibrating up against my teeth is very unappealing. That is strictly my opinion. You might have the fork and love it and be able to share positive comments about it regarding the value it has for your eating habits. If you have a positive (or not) experience with interactive flatware, please share it here!
On the positive side of the forks in the road -
I have enjoyed the first five days of 2014. Had a great time with friends, cleaned out cabinets in the bathrooms (wait until I tell you tomorrow what I found in one cabinet). I reached out for help with an issue on the 3rd and had a fabulous Angel Card meeting on the 4th. An angel card meeting is where you get together with friends or a like-minded group of people who share a focus and everyone blindly chooses a card with a word and a angel drawing on it and then explores the word/concept/emotion/feeling all through the next year. This year's word will be revealed later this week in another post. Hint: it is a four-letter word.
On the fifth I had some fun at work. I decorated a hotel room at the Grand Floridian in a Princess Birthday/ Tea Party theme for a nine year old girl Then we did a Rapunzel themed event for her in the theme park. I had the pleasure of talking with the child and her grandmother while acting like just another guest on the line for a ride and it was a joy to hear her describe her event from a child's prospective. Last night my husband and I binge-watched three episodes of White Collar. We just started watching the series on Netflix on Jan 1st and we are now up to episode 12.
Today the plan is to be productive at work and not try to accomplish more than is sane in a day. Accepting that the goal of each day is real living this year, I slept in this morning and then meditated before rising (instead of waiting until later in the day). I will be working in my office today but will take a break at 3pm to drive and meet up with my youngest, She invited me to join her for coffee and hugs.
At some points along the day I will eat my three weighed and measured meals and have my snacks. My snacks today are raw vegetables and then a protein bar with my coffee. I planned my food last night and have no need to make any changes. I don't have to think about food much today. I like the automatic pilot of having a plan and sticking to what I planned and letting go of indecision and spontaneous food adjustment, which is code for satisfying a craving instead of waiting it out. More on that behavior in another post.
What forks are in your road?