What an unimaginable blessing. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am now that I am not working for someone else, but rather for myself, my husband, my future, and my brides. It is a feeling that is unmatched. Today started like any other day, but there was a feeling of calm about me. I enjoyed some tea with my husband, tidied the house, did my hair(!!), started a workout program, created an organizational system for my daily to-do’s and meal planning. I stayed on top of the dishes, ate raw whole foods, did an hour of social media work for Charles River, replied to all my emails, and thats just the beginning honestly. I can’t believe how happy I am just being able to take care of everything that we really need to do in our lives, and still be able to have time with Dan and is uninterrupted by work. Whew… this is amazing so far.
The Daily to do list for now: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2011/12/free-daily-planner-new-habits-free-daily-planner-printable/
The Workout: http://www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/02/day-1-of-our-30-day-challenge-fit-test/
Tags: beginnings, body, Dan, fresh, fun, home, love, make it happen, me, natural, photography, scary, work
we have really gotten into the organic healthy eating thing. i know its a bit late in the game but we’ve been toying with the idea for a long time. it is so expensive but i just cant justify ruining my body to save a few dollars anymore.
there are a lot of resources out there that really give you a good education on what is happening in our food system and its not comforting. Watch Food Inc, Watch The World According to Monsanto, Read books about it. I am not a complete pushover. I know there is a balance and i know that these movies have been made from a persuasive angle and are TRYING to make you believe something, but the evidence is starting to pile up and i am beginning to see that its not just an ad to get you to pay more for the same foods. There is good reason, and its not only for health… its also humane.
the baby step changes we are making:
1. all dairy products must be organic. no hormones. etc.
2. meat. grass fed cows, free range chickens, healthy piggies.
3. eggs from happy healthy chickens
4. as much local produce as possible and the rest should be organically grown… especially corn and soy. (i hate you monsanto)
5. body products with chemicals that i can read out loud easily. look at the back of your shampoo and give it a whirl.
ON TOP OF THAT, I am trying to make my own cleaning products for the apt. The 5 things you must have for a clean green house are borax, baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and salt. They will work wonders and you will save a ton of money this way. I made some electric dishwasher detergent yesterday and it works out to be about 20 cents a load. FOR HIPPIE SAVE THE EARTH type of dishwasher detergent. nice. I got it from this book: Clean by Michael de Jong
so thats what ive been up to. partly anyhow.
my back and shoulders are KILLING me and my hands are all beat up. im not into it. i cannot wait for my body to get into kayaking shape. ive been describing the pain to dan as if a little leprechaun if sitting on my lats and stapping little daggers into them. “the leprechaun is back” is say after the advil wears off. ugh. heal body!!
my mind is distracted though by my friend kacie having a baby boy!!! See the sweetness here at their family blog.
yay. i just really want a kitty and a puppy and a home.