04 January 2014


I've been tending things the past few days.  Nurturing and encouraging the seeds that I planted on the New Moon to crack open and send down roots.  

This new way of eating is not as bad as I expected.  Of course, it helps that I purged my house of anything that had gluten or sugar in it.  Or so I thought.  I realized today that I forgot to empty my sugar and flour canisters.  But I've not been tempted to partake of them.  I plan to empty them into ziplock bags and give to my Mum.  I hate to see it go in the trash as that is very wasteful.

I'm eating lots of fruits, vegetables and meats.  I feel like I'm actually eating more than I did before.  But I can't be certain as I didn't keep a record of what I ate then.  I'm keeping a log now as I want to see how my body reacts to foods.  

I've discovered the sweetness that is agave nectar.  It goes wonderfully in hot cocoa.  But I'm not so certain that it agrees with me.  :-)

Thanks to Suzi Blu and her old videos on You Tube, I've discovered the joy of art journaling.  It's something I've wanted to try for years.  Having no notion of how to start and being in general afraid to try, I never did it.  Looking back through some of her old videos I found one that told basically how to start.  And start I did!  (the photo above is one of my page spreads I've just finished setting)

I'm trying to keep warm as the temps her are quite cold.  Not nearly as cold as most of the country but for the south it is cold.  It is barely above freezing right now and is supposed to be colder over the next several days.  For some reason I am unable to get warm.  I have no idea why this is, but it is frustrating to feel so cold down into my bones all the time.  I made a cup of hot tea, not so much for the tea as to have something to keep my hands warm!  

I'm off for tonight.  I have Brunswick stew simmering on the stove and it is calling to me.  And I need to add more paint to my next journal spread.



Jennifer said...

Love your cozy blog. I'm going to have to google Brunswick stew, sounds interesting ;) I make a delicious bean stew that I used to eat when I was vegan. Veggie broth, onions, potatoes, carrots, celery; simmering on the stove for a couple of hours, adding in a can (or self-soaked if you're not into preservatives) of black beans at the end. The beans thicken it and turn the broth brown and it tastes almost like beef in the end. I know you've not gone vegan or anything but it's a very cozy simple dish for a healthy winter!

Mina said...

You are so well disciplined to nurture your body in this way and I certainly hope you feel the benefits soon. Happy new year sweetie. Mina

laoi gaul~williams said...

the stew sounds lovely~i make two different stews, one with beef and another with chestnuts which i love!
hope the eating is going well~i have progressed to trying to flush sugar/yeast from my system so cutting out even more and eating a lot more raw food...i found nutritional yeast makes a good addition to raw food! hope you are staying warm~i saw on our news over here all about the snow. we are having rain and gales-i so hope it stops soon!