I think we’ve pretty well established that I love summer. Now, the other seasons have their wonderful components as well but the summer is more free. We swim, we go to the beach, and we eat a lot of local produce. It’s pretty awesome.
Another thing that happens a lot in summer is that we both travel places and become a travel destination. While I’d love to think it is because people want to bask in our sparkling personalities, it could be our proximity to the beach and the pool in our backyard. But I’m not sure.
Regardless of why they come to visit we often have summer guests. This is a good thing, since we love entertaining and hanging out with people.
Tomorrow a fabulously fun cousin of mine is arriving for her first visit to our home. She’s wonderful and I’m excited to see her. But I’m a little scared. Why? Because she’s been a vegan for *years* and what if I do it wrong? Honestly, this cousin is one of the most laid back people on the planet and I am confident she would simply correct me and we’d move on. But I’ve been thinking about this for a few days; This idea of “wrong vegan.”
Obviously this bowl of cut-up veggies is vegan. But I have, on a few occasions, eaten a packaged food that I checked and was confident was vegan only to realize later I missed something and it wasn’t (like gelatin). I don’t mean that I have accidentally eaten a chicken or anything, I’m talking more hidden ingredients in prepared foods.
In going with my “overall health” theme from this summer I try to learn from my mistakes and not make them again. Has this ever happened to you? How do you handle it?