Tuesday, April 29, 2008

and so on...

my curiousty is piqued by glimpses into vegetarian/vegan lifestyle - amazed that so many people find it almost offensive, cult like or a religious sect. I'm just grossed out by meat. Fortunately G supports it 100% and since he does the grocery shopping actually chose to shop at his least favourite store because it had the best "green/organic/vegetarian" selection. Lucky girl. He also perused some veggie cookbooks that we have to find interesting recipes that he would want to try (did I mention that he cooks too?) Bunny however has no interest in veggie burgers, soy milk or the "other" milk right now. She's definitely heading into independence with a vengeance.
Next step discipline and counting That's 1, That's 2, That's 3 take 5 (which she'll only get 2 minutes) we'll see how it goes.

Monday, April 28, 2008

another one bites the dust

the weekend that is... they all seem to disappear like a puff of smoke. We did have a great one though, although we didn't do anything extraordinary - G. had an appt. in Crossville so we all went with him...supposed to stop in Cookeville to eat at Bobby Q's -which is funny since I'm not eating meat anymore and fish is questionable. It was closed anyway so I didn't have to make any sacrifices.
We went to the Chase's for dinner -first cook out of the year. Sunday was the best - worked outside on my garden and planted peppers, sunflowers and then cleaned out the front beds. Progress for sure, then we went to the 'Pep - which is always the best way to end a weekend.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gross - you're gonna eat THAT?

I recently purchased a book that I thought was light, fluffy fiction -So wrong! It's about adopting a vegan lifestyle and how it is the only way to be skinny. In order to get to the "skinny" part it takes you through all the different reasons not to eat meat, dairy, seafood etc. Effective like you wouldn't believe because as much as I love my red meat and cheese and everything else I can't even think about letting any of it cross my lips.
I did learn very quickly that it's not easy or cheap! to be vegan so I'm guessing it will be baby steps and hopefully a healthier lifestyle.
Our house is switching to soy milk - because the other stuff is just disgusting....and I have loaded up on fake meat, burgers, sausage and will learn to love them....

Monday, April 21, 2008

anyday now

I decided to start this blog as an experiment. All other attempts at "journaling" have failed miserably.. so maybe I'm more of a geek than I realized.
My other journal was supposed to be one of my family - from my wedding day to the birth of our child. The glorious plan was to capture all the thoughts and feelings, highs and lows and any other anecdotes worth noting - oh yeah a journal. I think the only thing I really kept up was the pregnancy so I would remember every moment of worry that something could be wrong, every doctor visit, every test, my scare with lyme disease and every ache & pain to the nth degree. I NEVER want to feel that way again. I'm just not strong enough but I would do it all over a million times for the Bunny.
Truly the best thing either of us have ever done and she's made us both so much better. And she makes the world a better place too. Magic she's pure magic.