Thursday, April 16, 2009

The green slime is here

This morning, my toast looked like it had snot smeared on it. Or some sort of bilious goo. Toxic slime, perhaps. A little green, a little gray. Not the most appetizing looking breakfast, but it actually turned out to be quite tasty. Enter hemp seed nut butter into my life.

My sister, a midwife in Toronto, recently recommended hemp oil as a good vegetarian source of Omega-3s. She told me to avoid flaxseed oil (the main go-to Omega-3 for vegetarians), since it's been known to cause pre-term labor. I had been feeling good about my decision to drink Omega-3 fortified soymilk, but when I looked at the label, of course it contained flax. So now I have a jar of nutty, oily green-gray goo in my fridge and some little black Omega-3 capsules made of algal oil that create some strange-tasting burps, but hopefully will help build the little one's brain.

I was glad to find this green slime poster (from the year of my birth, no less) but I think its grammar is going to drive me crazy. Shouldn't it be "The Green Slime IS Coming"? Either way, the green slime is here and it turns out to be not so terrifying after all.


  1. Such a great tip for mommies! How very lucky to have midwife sister.

    I'm right there with you on the grammar front. Is it an English poster? That particularly offensive dis-agreement of noun and verb is very English, and it drove me batty while we were there.

    Thank goodness baby will receive proper English instruction!

  2. I like how you segue so beautifully between midwife-tips + grammar-policing --what a lovely family! Congratulations, Gayle! I'm looking forward to following your blog.

  3. Thanks so much, Deborah and Ilana--I really appreciate your kind words. And yes, I am so lucky indeed to have a midwife sister. :)

    p.s. Congrats, Ilana, on your novel. I can't wait to read it!!!