I love a little bit of random. So, here's a random list of things I'm loving right now.
Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread
It's a big part of my new, nourishing eating regimen. Notice I didn't say "diet". I don't think I will ever use that word again. I have finally figured out that when your eating is connected to some sort of emotion, you have to tune into the emotion in order to treat the problem. And part of the solution is to have a pretty clear idea of how to eat.
For me, that means no white bread/processed flour, etc. Enter Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread. This stuff is so good. It's made from sprouted grains. I haven't tried the other flavors yet, but I plan to. I have two slices of this everday. In fact, I'm eating some right now. If you want more info about it, the Food for Life Website is a great place to start!
My college friend Jessica started a BLOG! Jessica was the friend in college who taught me it was okay to dream REALLY. BIG. DREAMS. I will always love her for that. I remember walking into my Com 101 class with Dr. Kasch -- it was a big lecture hall class, and I just wanted to sit down. (Because you know, everyone was watching me enter. I swear, I am so self conscious!) Anyway, I found an empty seat on an end and asked the girl sitting there if it was saved. She said no, and I sat down. Instantly, I noticed her handwriting. I am going to ask her to post a sample. It's so cool. It needs to be a font. (Even then I was obsessed!) But she was reading a Vanity Fair or something and began to tell me how she was going to work in TV. She was from LA. She wanted to work on the David Letterman show. In New York. I think I had stars in my eyes.
I said, "You're really going to do that?"
She said, "Why not? Somebody has to." (or something to that effect.)
Major revelation. Why not? Somebody has to! Why can't it be me?
Her blog won't be about television though because after working on The Tonight Show and for one of the networks, she started her family. I respect her so much for deciding to focus on them. Her blog is full of pretty things. Decorating things. Dreamy things. Martha-esque things. You will like it. :)
oh, and you'll also find a little bit of this:
This is the first painting I've done that's a little bit personal. I can't go into all the details, but I have learned that art can be a kind of therapy. And that alone makes me want to keep doing it. (By the way, those yellow circles are flowers, you just can't see the stems in the photo!)
Loving white. I am wanting to add white everywhere. Since I'm not okay with painting new cabinets yet, I've decided to bring it in in other ways. Like these:
I'm thinking about painting my kitchen some shade of green so then they'll really pop when I put them up here:
Loving watching my boys together:
Ethan was home one day last week with a bad cold and headache and Sam was a little out of sorts by it. It's usually just he and I during the day. So I did have to break up a fight or two (almost always instigated by Sam)... but then they finally settled into this...
Also loving Archway's Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee
Pretend that label says "Pumpkin Pie Spice" on it. I couldn't find a photo of it and I'm really just too lazy to walk in the other room and take one. I've got a sort of love/hate relationship going with coffee. Instead of quitting altogther, I'm just cutting way (and I do mean WAY) back.
Have mostly given up sugar.
...which has been tricky. I am not "fasting" sugar like I've done before. I'm actually just not going to eat it anymore. A taste here and there is one thing, but if I want to really change my life, I feel like I need to keep it mostly at the bare minimum. We had a meeting here last night which resulted in half of a homemade chocolate cake being left behind. I had a half of a piece of the cake (and a bite of Adam's key lime pie) so I know it's good.
But I think what's been so liberating is knowing the I don't need the cake. Not like "Oh, I need that like I need a hole in my head" I don't mean it that way. of course, none of our hips need cake. But I don't HAVE to eat it. It has no control over me.
Sounds pretty deep since we're talking about cake, no?
If you have food issues, I think you'll understand what I mean.
It's pretty freeing. And I like it.
My friend Robin in Haiti updated her blog. She's still in Haiti. I still don't think any of this is real. In spite of the smell of dead bodies and the loss of physical items. She's such an amazing person. I don't think I could ever be so strong.
Anyway, last thing...
I'm also loving my upcoming BLOG SERIES which I will tell you more about tomorrow. If you like to be inspired and you like to learn about people, you will like this! I think it's going to be a ton of fun! :) I hope you'll check back and leave comments once I start it!
Have a great Wednesday!