Friday, September 16, 2011

my body has done some pretty crazy stuff since i started paleo. well, kinda. i started on august 1 mostly. on july 29, something happened to my eye and next wednesday i'm going to have a sty drained from my eye. i was told it was due to a very clogged oil gland in my eye. never had anything like that before. 
during this, i found out that i have a bacterial infection. instead of doing the antibiotics, i've been downing the garlic and cooking everything with garlic. i have no clue if it has helped, but i'd be in the same boat had i taken the antibiotics. 
weather here has been pretty crazy. on tuesday it was 110. on thursday, the high was 70 for a minute. today the high was 90. and due to this, my throat hurts and i think i'm running a low grade fever (which i just let run its' course). but i haven't wanted much to eat. 
which all leads me to my point here. 
even though i don't feel well and my brain kinda said for me to eat some toast with butter, but my body said no way! i ate the topping off of the pizza tonight because i was too lazy to make any meatza or such. but i still don't want toast. or pizza crust. or anything else. which i think is a pretty big feat! yesterday i ended up eating an entire avocado with tomato and ham for lunch. it was so good and made me feel good too. today, i made some mushrooms, garlic, spinach sauteed in coconut oil and then scrambled in two eggs (we raise our own eggs). it was so yummy. 
but i still want something comfort-y. something to make me feel better. i got online and happened across this blog  at the primal parent talking about paleo eating and shared custody. that is my life. it helped me feel better, so even though i don't have the food yet, i just had to talk about this post. my husband and i have 4 kids, his and hers. and diet and food is horrible at the other houses. so even though my house isn't paleo perfect or anywhere close, i know that at least my kids (all of them) have a good diet while they are here. 
and i'm still looking for something good to eat. 
chocolate is always good, right? dark yummy chocolate!
maybe with some of the coconut butter that i just made. oh so easy! i'm going to do it again and take pics, but here is where i learned. so easy!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

bacon. bacon. bacon.
it's what's for dinner.
today i had leftover frittata with spinach and portabella mushrooms, watermelon (a lot of it), a couple pieces of cheese and bacon. mmm, bacon. check out what primal toad has to say about bacon
while i didn't pair it with anything tonight (not feeling like cooking or anything else) it was still yummy, i still have the yummy bacon flavor in my mouth and i'm not craving sweets. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

7 quick takes

i was an entrepreneur when i was younger. my 6 year old, little k, is selling plastic bags parachutes in front of our house for only 25cents. 

i am saving all of my pennies and nickles to get to italy in two years. i even take any money from the laundry as my "payment" and may or may not have gotten $1 the other day from my kids' laundry. 

i'm digging the paleo style right now, and my dedication. i made a grip load of "regular" chocolate chip cookies and i didn't even try one, or a half of one.
instead, i made my yummier version. 

i have way too many projects in my head and not enough time or energy to do them. one is a project unique to me (i didn't even find it anywhere!!!) i am trying to make a hall tree/shoe and backpack storage behind our door, where there isn't much space. every time i sit on my couch, i look at it and plan in my head how i can do it. and it will get done one day. hopefully soon. and before winter, so there is someplace to actually hang coats. almost like a central command station.

speaking of projects, my kitchen, where the cabinets are trying to come down from the walls, is a project that i fear and dread, but plan and look forward to all the time. i'm so scared that one day, i'm going to come home and my kitchen will have fallen. it is so odd, but the cabinets are pulling away from the ceiling AND from each other in the corner. i'm still saving the money for that. which is hard, since, as of yesterday, we are a single income home. eek.

even though i've been paleo for over a month (or mostly paleo) and have been walking 5 times a week for the past 3 weeks, i'm still a sleepy little girl, and l.o.v.e. to nap!

no matter how crazy my family life is. i love it. and i'm planning for family pictures. i've realized that trying to get them yearly isn't always feasible. so i'm planning and thinking and planning. and from all of this, i've realized that i plan a whole lot!

linked at conversion diary

Friday, September 2, 2011

when stress hits
and you don't have much time
or patience
and you eat *pretty* healthy
and haven't really wanted to eat healthy much today
finish off your day with some yummy chocolate chip cookies
and ncis
in a quiet house all to yourself (for the time being)

what do you do???