It is nice to hear you so excited! I know exactly the feeling. It's what I was talking about, that feeling of happiness that comes with getting into a nice reliable car that you enjoy driving. A tiny slice of joy that you'll feel every day for years. Contrast that to the feeling of ugh...is my car going to make it one more day? Or hyperfocusing on avery little noise wondering which one is going to cost $600.00 to fix.
That alone is worth it to me.
Well, you can't accuse me of being jaded! :)
I got quite a surprise in the mail this afternoon. I have a P.O. box and so I only pick it up a couple of times a week. There was a package from my sister with a beautiful silver bracelet with an inscription about sisters. She has given one to my other two sisters also. In the past three years two of my siblings have died, one brother and one sister, both quite young. We are not a close family, but these losses do make one reflect on the Meaning of Things. She wrote me a lovely short note that I will keep private. (Off to find kleenex now)
What have I been eating lately? Primal stuff. No non-primal stuff. Other than that, I don't really know. When I'm hungry, I find something and eat it. Too busy and distracted to figure out anything else. The beauty of having a primal kitchen. I can tell you one thing - I have no willpower. In reading my journal you might have the idea that all this is easy for me, effortless weight loss, etc. The only reason it is relatively easy is because I have total control over my food. If I were in a household of baked goods and sweets I would never have succeeded. If I get hungry, all bets are off. I mean really hungry, not just pleasant primal twinges. I have to remember this. Even after months, a cupcake can bring me to my knees. Must make sure to have emergency jerky or can of sardines at all times!
I almost caved in to a poptart yesterday. I was starving when I got home from work.. I need to plan my meals a little more. :) Poptarts are like crack to me! So dangerous. Especially if Im stressing. Im a little envious of you and your control of food. I have a hubby thats not eating primal and the twins dont either so they bring in all kinds of treats into the house.
I want to try Annies truffle balls and now that you mentioned beef jerky I'll buy some of that today too at the store. :)
Hows the cats and goats?
ps. i sent you an email a couple of days ago. Not sure if I did it right. Im still learning the website :)
I just sent you a PM, sorry it took me so long! I'm horrible at checking my notifications.
Been working like a possessed fiend around here. How nice to have lots of energy. I was asleep by 10 PM last night, slept straight through until 6 AM. Can you believe it? Got up and hit the ground running. I had tons of junk to sort through, you wouldn't believe how much stuff fits in the trunk of a car...went through it all and put only the essentials into my new car. Threw away loads. Tackled the very last box I had sitting here. Now I'm down to a towering stack of paperwork, but you know what? I'm going to the pool!
I can't believe the progress I've made around here - it has gone from looking like the back room at the Goodwill to looking like a place where a person actually lives. No boxes anywhere. Music playing. Comfortable seating areas. Sunny windows with plants in them. I've still got a ways to go - does anyone ever really finish their home? - but I am very pleased.
Why do I want to go sit in my car?
I have two pasture-raised pork chops ready to be cooked!
Staying true to primal eating would certainly be simpler if you are living alone and can truly purge all the off plan foods from your house. I'm good about most of it, but there are some days that the potato chips and nutella that the teenagers insist on keeping around, though I'm certainly not immune to picking up some dangerous items myself from time to time.
You've made quick work at getting through the moving boxes. Yet with the new wheels, I don't blame you for wanting to sit in the car! I'd probably be doing a lot of cruising around :p.
It's fun to see you all excited about the car. You know what? Go for it. Bad things happen, and they drag us down when they do, so why not let the good things buoy us up?
And yeah, cars have come a long way.
No boxes anywhere. Music playing. Comfortable seating areas. Sunny windows with plants in them.
Why do I want to go sit in my car?
Because your car has the exact same things!
The car comes with a one-year free subscription to satellite radio, which I of course scoffed at - "I don't need that!" Then I hit the button, started scrolling through the channels and got hooked. Hmmm. I love radio, have always loved radio, and am loyal to my local stations (or what passes for local in these days of Clear Channel) but that Classical Symphony station, and the Met Opera station, and the...you get the idea. And listening to the traffic reports in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami while I was driving along the rugged and isolated Maine coastline was quite an experience. (I LIVE HERE! YAHOO!)
Oh well, it's free for a year.
Once again I slept like a log. Since I moved here, I don't sleep so well during the day but I sleep wonderfully during the night. So it's all good four nights a week when I'm not working and difficult the three days of work sleep. I must figure this out. It's not noisy during the day now that the brush clearing and firewood chopping is over.
So nice to not have boxes everywhere! And to know where everything is!
Must go, stuff to do -