Another thing I'm seriously looking into... quitting the crack (aka sugar!) Yurp. Me and that sugar have had a relationship that rivals even the most tumultuous love affairs of my time- and sugar and I have been together FOREVER! I have been working on cutting out refined sugar, and cutting back even on the healthier alternatives (relatively simple when I don't have an oven to bake in ;-).) but I'm thinking about taking that giant I Quit Sugar leap. Still mulling it over, and doing a little research. Lots of what Sarah has to say is stuff I am already familiar with, and makes perfect sense to me, but I've never been one to 'pick all my apples from one tree', if you get my meaning... and some (although relatively small...) parts of Sarah's ideals and theories don't quite have me on board. So we'll see :-). But I'm more ready for it now than ever! The one plus side of negative experiences (like massive amounts of illness..) is how it motivates us to change :-).
That gorgeous little guy is with his dad today, and I am home. Instead of the usual 'Quick! What needs doing most urgently!' thought pattern I usually take when I am home alone, I am just. taking. it. slowly. I need to mend.
So I sat on our wee porch this morn, eating breky, and was observing the collection of plants we have. Each has a wee story... A little piece of our own personal history :-).*
|This tray of thyme I have had since my boy was a babe. It has struggled along, and only really come into itself within the last year... interestingly :-).*|
|Mint. Coriander. Compost. Mmm... ;-). The mint is a supermarket one (like the coriander next to it) that I just bunged in some crappy soil, and occasionally watered. Nature's determination to survive never ceases to amaze me!*|
|Peppermint brought home from kindy by the darling boy; Jalapenos STILL going (bought as seedlings from my friends seedling business)*|
|Lavender, also in and out of several gardens since my boy came along :-).|
And the pinapple sage from a cutting my dear friend Nicole gave me- also in crappy soil...
(Hmm... must work on soil...)*
|Hard to tell in this photo, but our doormat is covered in silver glitter. The small guy is ALL about the glitter at the mo! :-D.*|
|And a recent photo, of the teeny-weeny outdoor (flat and covered over) playspace we have... It's tricky, and considering it is also the front door step, requires much negotiating and practising of patience ;-).*|