The Republican National Convention is about to invade my city in a matter of days. Politics is in the air and I want to crawl under my bed and hide. It’s my least favorite subject and I avoid it at all costs.
I’m the mushy middle. Hopelessly moderate on just about everything political and non-political.
Parenting – I have no strong feelings about organic/BPA/homemade baby food/disposable diapers/sleep schedules….I’m over here like, do your best people.
Food – Equal opportunity eater. I see the value in organic but I also see the price tag. I would love to eat only local, but I also need to feed my kids and be out the door in 30 minutes. Trader Joe’s will have to do because the lettuce I bought at the farmers’ market is starting to wilt and I didn’t purchase local meat because we had to go straight from the market to baseball.
Philanthropic causes – If you are a cheerleader by nature like me, then you can’t pick just one! How I wish I had a cause that I was 100% passionate about. One that I volunteered for and spent my time raising awareness and funds for. But Miss Moderate over here supports everything a little bit, “likes” it on Facebook and sends $100 donations here and there to worthy efforts.
Diet and Exercise – I run…a little bit. I do yoga…sometimes. I did the 10 Day Detox…for four days. I eat clean…when I feel like it. I’ll limit my sugar intake…tomorrow. Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Clean – where is the label for people like me that just do what feels right? Oh wait, that’s emotional eaters.
All hope is not lost. There are a handful of unrelated things that I am 100% passionate about and do not waiver.
Women – Anything having to do with women, women’s health, women’s equality. You won’t be able to rip me out of my firmly planted views of the importance of raising up women in all facets here in our country and across the globe. The health of women’s lives in any given society (education, physical health, employment, etc.) is indicative of the health of that society as a whole. See, I have soap box tendencies.
Dancing – I don’t care what I look like or who is watching. I can’t stop myself. I’m that sweaty, ridiculous dancer cutting it up to “It Takes Two” on the dance floor. I don’t just sometimes dance. I always dance. Not matter what.
Pie – What is it about me and pie? I can’t shake it! I could talk about it forever! I find so much value in this highly coveted pastry. I am nowhere near as passionate about cake and cookies. I’m back in the moderate category when it comes to those. But pie, the holy grail of baking challenges, is my passion.
And with that, I give you the must-eat pie of the summer. No moderate opinions on this one. Raspberry Peach Pie is summer in a crust.