And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

So what do you think? I decided that since I have had this blog up and running for over one year and one hundred posts, it is about time I started making it look a little personal. So while this isn't perfect, and I will probably continue to fiddle with it, this is the new look.

Little Sprout had her 9 month check-up today, including shots. She was such a trooper through the whole thing. One quick yell and one little pout, then she was over it. The experience exhausted her, though. She has been either sleeping or laying on the floor with her toys since we got home. This is wonderful for me, as I am dog-tired. I just want to flop for today.

In other news:
I am thinking really hard about this "100 mile diet" thing. I know some folks out there have taken it very seriously, and I applaud their dedication. I just wonder if my family could manage it. Of course, I first need to convince the family that eating healthier doesn't have to suck. My family (me included) has become accustomed to the high sodium convenience foods. Rice-a-Roni and Instant Mashed Potatoes rule in my household. I have been successful in cutting down the amount, but not eliminating them entirely. We need to be more portion conscious, as well. Hmmm...
If only DH could see me now, he would tremble in fear at the speculation reflected in my face. I know I can do this somehow, I just gotta figure it out. I do most of the grocery shopping, so if I could just work up enough juice to make every meal from scratch and only offer healthy food in moderate amounts.....But that sounds like work. Still, it would be so worth it. I feel like the quirky villain in some comic. "I seek to control the world! He, He, Ha, Ha, Ha...." Or at least my family's diet.

1 comment:

e4 said...

Hey on the local food thing - Do you know about You can put in your zip code and find nearby farms, markets, etc.

One of my coworkers was just telling me that she and her daughters listened to Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" on audio book from the library. Her kids were decidedly anti-vegetable. This week they went together to a farm market and the kids willingly ate peppers, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, and even squash.

The big thing for me is the taste difference. Not with every single item, but with certain things - melons, tomatoes, fruits, eggs, honey... Mmmm. I'm sure you know that from your garden too. Just more of the same.

But don't knock yourself out. We're doing one local meal a week, which makes it fun. We actually end up with more than one meal, because of leftovers, surplus ingredients, fresh peaches & blueberries for snacks, etc. But we're only consciously focusing on one meal.

Good luck! It took us a while to find the best places to get stuff, but we've really been enjoying the payoff.