...you know, the "green, organic, natural, hippy" type. This may not seem like news to most people, considering my previous ventures: homemade laundry detergent, cloth diapers, composting, etc. I do have to say though that I lasted at those things MUCH longer then I ever expected. I'm taking some time off of the homemade detergent and dishwasher soap. I need to tweak my formulas a bit, and in the meantime I'm enjoying the convenience of the store bought stuff. K has outgrown his cloth diapers, but I'm shelling out the cash to buy chlorine-free diapers (thanks to Amazon, they are about the same price as others.) My garden has been doing great, I pick about 1 cup of raspberries every single morning and K devours them instantly. Not sure what the poor boy is going to do when they stop producing. I also have 4 huge butternut squash that I can't wait to cook up. My tomatoes are pretty much done but I did get a good 20 tomatoes off of my three little plants. And a few little sweet peppers grew, but I apparently don't know how to grow them because this is the second year of failing at it.
Our newest venture in this area involves food. I am fed up with the crap that we have been eating. I spent the day cleaning out our cupboards, fridge, and freezer. Now, we can't switch 100% to organic foods, I seriously think that only a millionaire could do that with the way that stuff is priced. A gallon of regular milk is $3, a gallon of organic milk? $6. And when you have kids that drink a ton of milk, it does add up. But thanks to a friend I have joined a food co-op that sells organic and natural foods in bulk for lower prices. I have a huge order coming in this week to restock the cupboards.
I feel like I've made some serious progress though, I have gotten Jason hooked on quinoa and Greek yogurt! Anyone who knows Jason knows that this wasn't easy! I say the word "organic" or "natural" and he cringes. And next week I am joining the local gym. I remember the days when I woke up at 4:30 every single morning and dragged my fat butt to the gym, and was still at work by 6 am. It sucked every single morning but by 6am I felt amazing. You'd think it would be easier now that I'm not working, but for some reason it seems harder to find the time. I found a gym that has a child care center where I can ditch K for an hour for a whopping $3. With the monthly gym fees, it will be pricey, but I don't care. I deserve some time to myself to feel better!