Would you believe that I tried an orange for the first time ever last year? I drink orange juice all of the time, but it was not until last year that I tried an orange. We have oranges sent to us around the holidays by one of our vendors. They always smell so good whenever everyone else eats them. I always wanted to try one, but never could work up enough nerve. In 2008 one of my friends at work told me that oranges are really good if you get a "good one". Hmm, I thought, I hope if I ever try one that I get a good one.
I bought a few at the grocery store. Just so you know, I do not frequent the produce area of the grocery store. I view it as a walk thru area to the good stuff. I sometimes go the back way to avoid walking thru it all together. Anyway, I have never quite figured out oranges. I am not good at peeling them and just do not understand a good way to eat them. I always end up with too much outside peel on them and they just do not like appealing.
One of my co-workers was eating one of the oranges that we received from a vendor. It smelled so good! I walked over and asked her if it was good. She told me it wa delicious! I looked at the orange after she peeled it and it looked good too. I decided to try one. Yeah, I still cannot seem to peel them. I had orange juice squirting me in the eye, pulp all over my hands, and one ugly looking orange. I took a bite of it, but still think there was too much peel and I could not stomach eating it. I ended up trashing it. It smelled good though. Is it really that hard to eat an orange? Do they teach this in elementary school and I just did not listen because I did not eat oranges (or any other fruit or vegetable for that matter)? Does it take years of practice and I am just behind because I just tried an orange at the age of 28?
Well, I have been treadmilling it all week. I was hoping to get outside last night, but figured it was not worth a broken foot just to be outside and not on the treadmill. Hopefully, all of the ice and snow will be gone so I can run outside on Saturday. I did get bundled up with Ken to take Kya on a walk. Geeze Louise, it was cold!
Have a good weekend!