Thursday, October 10, 2013
I found that sorting/organizing the kitchen has actually made it clear I have the same problem I have in my craft room. I don't have a system to track what I already have, which means I end up buying duplicate of some things.
I haven't found a decent program for my computer to track pantry (Did Grocery King for a while but its Phone specific - and I want something that I can have on my computer as well as my phone to sync to)
Maybe I should do make this app. But it is clear that my 'overstock' cupboard is going to get great use now out of, since we're going to be tight until my vocation starts bringing money into the house.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
My food habits have been random. I didn't grow up eating a lot of junk food in fact looking back my childhood through teen I ate healthy, just never thought much of portions, since I was extremely athletic (Cross Country in the fall or Volleyball, Basketball in the winter, and Track in the spring. Then camp/camping through out the summer ( and very active)
Things went south when I stopped being athletic and the pregnancies.
Over time, my portion issue would be the downfall.
Now, with trying to get back into a healthier shape, getting moving, doing yoga and exercises that I like and feel good with, my portion watching still needs work.
Like lunch today. Great on the sandwich, but had extra cookies. - Maybe I need to go back analyzing why somethings I wanted (cookies actually wanted something crunchy that I could carry around that wasn't nuts)
Sunday, October 06, 2013
So while I am working on my craft, I'm also finishing up some projects that went on the way side thanks to the corporate work schedule. First one is oddly putting this wonderful material on my shelves in my kitchen that is a green product and starting to really re-organize to make a better work flow for me and the husband. It also is allowing me to make some new ideas for keeping things clean, like finally making pockets for serving dishes, covers for my mixer, blender, etc. And to finally take inventory of what we have in the kitchen for equipment.
We have bought so much over the last 10 years+ that I realized that we've got a really nice amount of quality kitchen pieces.
Decided we're going to have to replace at some point the 30 year old sparking food processor, and add a bread maker to our kitchen. The one thing I realized I don't have is a dutch oven, of which I was rather surprised to find that I didn't.
But I have a lot of awesome cookbooks, lots of wonderful mags with recipes, and just about every thing you can use in the kitchen.
This is good place to start. There are some things we're going to purge out - but for the most part, re-structuring some areas will give us what I need for making a pantry for stocking up when there are sales of dried goods.
Going back to the basics. Getting away from processed food is going to also be a great advantage for us to eat even more healthier than we are already doing.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Today we went up to visit the grandchildren. Our family is a mixed of those that are genetic (biological) and those that have been added by choice. B/K are just that couple. People who we have chosen to be part of our family and us part of theirs. (This came about with the pregnancy of A - my first grandson) and we were honored to be asked to be Nonna (Italian) and papa. Anyway, our granddaughter had to have outpatient surgery today, and so we went up to give support and hang out and fill up on the most amazing unconditional love you can ever imagine. You see A (we don't use full names for many different reasons on the internet) is autistic. But that has never once stopped him from being the most amazing, devoted to his Nonna little child. Tonight's newest change was he was tickling me (mind you we have to teach about clothing boundaries) but still he had me laughing and snuggled and loved.
It is that unconditional love - the feeling of wholehearted worthiness he spreads to me that I can take back and keep cherished inside of me. I am truly blessed.
And me and his Mom gabbed about ideas and thoughts, she showed me off her brand new loom of which I am jealous but extremely happy for her, and she brought me some new patterns to make some clothes - plus raid the freezer for tomatoes and such to do some sauces and make jelly this weekend.
I spent some more time working out how to make the craft room - the studio and then alter the end of the great room we've blocked off to be some storage and business office. The word is starting to trickle through the old company and a lot of folks have been pinging me trying to find out why I left - only to find out - it was the company that let me go, and that starts a rant from them about how unfair.
But I remind them of my love, my passion, my desire to do this, and how much they have encouraged me over the last three years to start really exploring this ability to become a full time Artist. And my biggest thing I tell them is I am not having nightmares, feeling claustrophobic, I actually WANT to wake up in the morning - instead of dreading it.
Its only day 2 since the termination and I am experiencing many different body adjustments and sensations. I'm sticking with making sure my food intake is within my range, making sure I am getting my stretching, my walking and my yoga. I need to figure a bit of a change in how to incorporate my bowflex and my bike into this but it will come.
I am grateful for having the courage and the network of friends and family to pursue my dream.
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