We are back online after some days of no access to the internet - a very small price to pay. I was just reading a report on the flooding by the county emergency website and they said that the areas that had the worst damage had a 1000 year flood. Yup, no typo, 1000 year flood!!!! The less severely affected areas had a 100 year flood. Unbelievable - I have goosebumps on my goosebumps at the moment. Somehow we got off scot free except for inconveniences - they just don't count when there are still well over a 1000 people still stranded with no way to get out. The weather has been unhelpful to the helicopters that are trying to evacuate the folk who are trapped. There are whole roads washed away in areas where there is only one road .... grateful that we could not buy a house yet, as the areas that were worst hit are some of the areas where we have been looking for a home. I was able to hop in the car with the kids today and go grocery shopping - I have to go through a military checkpoint both ways as our road up into the canyon is still closed - but that really is a benefit for us. Much less traffic except there is a lot of heavy machinery going past working on roads and bridges further up.
I am starting to relax after all the chaos of the last couple of months and then the floods too. I have been sick twice in the last month and I know that it is because of the stress. I also had to cut about 6 inches of hair off as it was an absolute mess. Again, nothing has changed except my stress levels. I have to confess that I feel really weird with so much hair gone - it feels so short, and yet it is still almost at my waist. DS was shocked, he loves to play with my hair and he doesn't approve of the neat ends and freshly cut feel.
I took some time today to do some rock painting. I want to try and do 30 minutes of something that I love everyday. I want to keep building skills and also the stress relief is important for me. So I am going to try and do 30 minutes of painting every day for the next 30 days. Then I want to add in my bagpipe practice again for the next 30 days. We'll see how that goes but it sure sounds fun. I am trying to expand my horizons in the rock painting while still doing the cutesy ones. We have the craft fair coming up in December again and I am hoping to sell and bunch of rocks again. I am encouraging DH to get going with his whittling again - he sure could use some relaxation too.
I am eating pretty well but no real change in my body composition. I just started supplementing with iodine today. We'll see how that goes. I have also just started using hemp oil on my skin and we'll see if that brings any improvement. I am just doing it on my left forearm so that I can compare with the rest of my limbs and see how much is related to the hemp oil and how much of the (hoped for) improvement is related to the other supplements.
I made fermented green beans and the family LOVES them. They are rather yummy if I say so myself. I will be making more batches as I have loads of green beans at the moment. I have also been drinking beet kvass lately and this batch is so delish ...
Still fighting off a cough - keeps feeling as though it is going to take hold again. So tired of being sick and tired ... I need a change soon!
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 227 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.