not past the first chapter and learning so much. I think i will take a small step and try to make ONE MEAL a week off of locally produced goods. There are TWO weekly farmers markets within 10 miles (IF THAT) of our house. It shouldnt be too hard to get to one a week and stock up on good veggies and fruits!
For once im doing what I want to do when it comes to my schedule at home with my family. I ALWAYS spend more time at my mothers. Its more of quantity rather than quality at her house but this time i have 4 nights at home so i am splitting it right down the middle 2 at my moms 2 at my dads. Its usually quality at my dads and quantity at my dads but this time its half and half. Granted my mother gets the one day everyone has off with me BUT i am spending my last day/night at my dads…..i didnt have as much confidence as i should have when i told my mom BUT im making baby steps.
take a second to read this and figure out what YOU should work on. I know a lot of us fitblr people dont believe in “i’ll do it tomorrow” BUT tomorrow is the new year :) lucky for us! The biggest mistake in life in general (not just working out) is saying I’ll do it tomorrow but there is something that has been implanted in our brains through our society that the new years is a new start. It sort of feels good to see 2012 as a new beginning to move forward and make this year even better. For me i need to work on the following:
Starting to read Barbara Kingsolvers "Animal, Vegetable, Mircle: A Year of Food Life"
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my FAVORITE authors, and im so excited to read this book! here is the recap:
When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. “Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we’d know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them.”
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment. They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families: a refrigerator packed with processed, factory-farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels. In their search for another way to eat and live, they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation’s lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. American citizens spend less of their income on food than has any culture in the history of the world, but pay dearly in other ways — losing the flavors, diversity and creative food cultures of earlier times. The environmental costs are also high, and the nutritional sacrifice is undeniable: on our modern industrial food supply, Americans are now raising the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Believing that most of us have better options available, Kingsolver and her family set out to prove for themselves that a local diet is not just better for the economy and environment but also better on the table. Their search leads them through a season of planting, pulling weeds, expanding their kitchen skills, harvesting their own animals, joining the effort to save heritage crops from extinction, and learning the time-honored rural art of getting rid of zucchini. Inspired by the flavors and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore farmers’ markets and diversified organic farms at home and across the country, discovering a booming movement with devotees from the Deep South to Alaska. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and complete with original recipes, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.
Deployments are the perfect time to grow. To learn how to be independent while loving someone with your whole heart. To be secure in every aspect of your life, whether it be your relationship or your finances. It’s okay to have friends, it’s okay to have fun, and it’s okay to not break down every day.
When you’re with the right person, every day is an adventure. Going to the grocery store is a treat. Going to sleep and waking up is delightful. Every small task is more enjoyable. The minutes, hours, and years in your life don’t seem long enough. I could never convey or encapsulate the love I have in a lifetime. And, what we have will never ever be fully clear and realized by anyone but the two of us. It’s a shame that others won’t know, but it’s the best secret.
Lacie is leading little girls everywhere to believe that Prince Charming does exist. And for that, I love her.
prince charming does exist. im sitting next to mine :)
Oh what a massive bummer! Sounds like you may have an infection. Been to see dentist or doctor?
No, we’re still on vacation but the swelling on the wisdom tooth is going down and my sore throat isnt there any more just a stuff nose now. Im all over the echinacea, emergen “c” and the nasal rinse. Hoping by tomorrow it will be almost gone. The worst was the first day i had it. Yesterday was pretty bad but today doesnt feel so bad. I wasnt helping it by legit teething on the gum which made it swell more.
I have an impacted wisdom tooth that is trying to cut but obviously it cant bc its impacted. Im sick and HORRIBLY achy…like my skin hurts :( dont babies get sick when they are cutting teeth? Yeah well i now understand the melt downs and tantrums while they are teething because i feel like hell!
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”—Lance Armstrong (via acomplexsituation)
i want to be mad but that idea behind it is too sweet.
Bill: laughing at me bc i told him im in so much pain my skin hurts me: dont laugh at me being miserable. its not funny. bill: i love when youre miserable me: what? thats not nice. thanks! you like when im miserable. Bill: i do. I love when youre miserable because then i get to take care of you. You always take care of me and now i get to take care of you.
i got really frustrated on the phone with him while he was out getting ME stuff for my cold because im just cranky. Im tired, my body hurts, im sick you know how it goes. He finally searched and found what i was looking for by looking it up on the internet on his phone (he found a picture…its funny to me how mens brains work) . He came home and made me a drink of emergen “c” and brought me all this stuff. ugh….he is so good to me.
why do mean have SUCH a hard time looking for things? Like im asking my husband to pick up echinacea and i KNOW even grocery stores carry it here but he CANNOT find it. He has lost his keys and wallet a number of times telling me “YES IVE LOOKED THERE” so ill double check and where is it? Where i asked him if he checked. There is a card that i saw a few times where there is a man standing in front of an open fridge and his wife is asking him for butter and he says he cant find it…the fridge is over flowing with butter…this is my reality. Im so serious when i ask, men….why is is so hard for you to look for things?