Ramblings, Ravings and Rants.: For the future of applesauce
Last night's dinner:
Note the 4 minute timer for the second side of the steak, and my awesome, glass, looks-like-a-diner-coffee-pot tea kettle. And you'll note that I had some applesauce last night, and BURNED MY TONGUE SO BADLY OMG. Otherwise I totally would have made more this morning. Also, I only have one type of apple now (not sure which)...not sure how good that'll taste, but there's always sugar! I wonder how molasses would taste in applesauce. Perhaps it is best to wait a day so I'm only having a few servings a fruit per week, to start with.
Mood is better today. Took 500mg of Tryptophan and the DLPA this morning. Hot DAMN my legs have been alternating being a bitch and a half since yesterday. I feel a muscle above the back of my knee tweaking (extends about halfway up to my butt), and it hurts when I walk. Right now, it's the left leg, but my right leg has been hurting too. WHAT DID I DOOOO??? Stretching my hamstrings feels like a different muscle, but I will keep stretching when I can. I want to go to Whole Foods tonight, but I am having a hard time finding the will to bike there. If I find the motivation, I hope my leggings keep me comfortable, since even though the temps have said up to 80F this week, it's been pretty cool (YAY!). Hmm...should I also splurge on some apple cider (if it's local)?
Because Boyfriend has been sick, I don't think he'll get the oils changed in the car, which means I can't go up to Maine this weekend. I wish my dad's car worked, so I could borrow one of my parents' cars, but it's been out of commission for at least a year now, no engine in it currently. The mid-coast bus schedule used to have a lot more times available for the trip, but I also don't want to make my grandmother drive anywhere (to pick me up). So I guess the canning supplies will have to wait. Too bad, I really would like to go up soon. I can't go 2 weekends from now because my mom needs me to take care of the dog on the 23rd. I can't go 3 weekends from now because I have a chiropractor appointment. So it looks like I'll have to wait till October, and just pray that the apples aren't all gone by then.
I'm still doing the no-poo (no SHAMpoo, though the other understanding of that is still true) experiment. I have only washed my hair with conventional shampoo a few times this year. Hard to believe! I use Head & Shoulders to make sure I get all the bleach out of my hair when I'm touching up my roots. A milder shampoo would probably be better to use (I used to love Johnson & Johnson's No Tears Baby Shampoo), but my scalp doesn't seem to freak out about it. My hair feels REALLY good for the first week to week and a half after bleaching, I guess that's because I've stripped out everything and my scalp is good at regulating oil now. But it builds up, since my water is hard, and baking soda never seemed to work well for me. I'm considering trying to use it again, but boiling the water beforehand (for 10 minutes, apparently), and adding the baking soda while it's cooling. This morning, I used one of the sampler shampoo bars I bought several months ago. It left my hair kind of dry feeling at the ends, but I felt like it helped spread the sebum and break up some of the build-up on my scalp. I haven't decided if I want to try using it again tomorrow, to make sure I have a really nice clean base to work with (restarting my efforts to find a good cleaning method for my head), or wait a day. I need to put my boar bristle brush back in my work backpack, since my hair usually finishes drying when I'm at work, and could probably use a good brushing at that point (I only comb when wet to get the part right).
If I get more coconut oil, I can use it for candy experiments (making fudge), cooking (only if I get refined), AND my hair.