|Birdies ponder, too.|
First, I'm going vegan. I know. No - I know! This from the farm girl who used to help butcher chickens, ate her cow "Valerie" for dinner (tho that one was harder than the generally anonymous cow buddies we usually had), drank fresh raw milk from our one cow Shiek for the many years that she "gave", confirmed butter addict, etc. But somehow, my body is just ready for a change. And it's been a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'm still reading more about it - I don't want to do something crazy that I can't stick with - I want to really do it. I've been following PeaMama's blog for months, trying recipes. I borrowed Dr. Neal D. Barnard's book from the library. I watched Forks Over Knives (on Netflix, even tho the link goes to Amazon. oops!) And now I'm reading Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet. (What?! She's actually really fun to read! and has such a sweet attitude.)
It's been a week - no dairy, no meat, no eggs. So far, I feel GREAT. Sometimes I feel a little light-headed, and I blame the fact that I haven't given up sugar yet - probably the worst of the lot, honestly. I need to work on that. But even Dan has noticed that my skin is AMAZING. My body feels almost buoyant sometimes.
Second, I'm taking an e-course - an art thing - and really enjoying it so far, but not applying it yet. So - I don't want to write about it until I start actually doing stuff.
Third, I've been really inspired by this blog to start hand sewing more. Not machine stitching, but good, old-fashioned hand sewing. So far, I've made an horrible hat and a pair of wrist/hand warmers all from one of Dan's old shirts. It's so therapeutic! and makes me feel less guilty about watching t.v. in the evening.
Fourth, I'm trying to follow along with our "read thru the Bible in a year" challenge at church. Yipes! I'm bad. More than likely an adventure just waiting to fail. It's so daunting! Have you seen that thing? It's a GIANT book! HUGE! with tiny little words! oh well... At least I'm trying, right?
So - check back in soon and I'll try my darnedest to sort my brain out to share something actually compelling with you.
Anyone out there willing to Go Vegan with me? I'll hand stitch you a Go Vegan banner if you're in. Ha! Dan is up for being a dinner time vegan. He's being so supportive and is, I think, pretty proud of me! yay! I'm not forcing the kids to do it, either, though it's giving me pause about their diet for sure. More to ponder.