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Friday, October 28, 2011
7 Quick Takes
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I am continuing on my sugar detox. So far not too difficult. I have given up High Fructose Corn Syrup in products, white stuff i.e., white flour, white rice and desserts. Truth be to told, I had looong ago gotten rid of products with High Fructose Corn Syrup in them as well as white flour products and white rice. My family has been eating whole grains for years. I personally do even eat wheat products as I am sticking to a gluten free diet. All in all kicking the sugar habit has not been as hard/bad as I thought it would be. I have lost a couple of pounds but most importantly I have lost 3/4 of inch off my waist. I will soon be starting week 5, Week five means giving up quick breads, all muffins, pancakes and such. Now I am gluten free as I said, but about once a week on our breakfast for dinner night, I enjoy some buckwheat pancakes. I am not looking forward to giving up my Buckwheat pancakes, so I had some for breakfast today. All by myself.
I had recently consigned some clothes of the kids. Lets face it you don’t really buy clothes for kids, it is more like rent them. When I went back to check out what I had made I was pleasantly surprised. Just about everything I had consigned sold. However, since it was Fall Break and the kids where there with me, I walked out owing $10. So much for making a profit. And did my kids need the things they got? NO, but it is nice to get things that are pretty and fun for a change.
Do you get enough sleep? I am trying to. That is one of the things I am working on this Fall, going to bed before 10:30pm . I can’t remember the last time I thought sleeping in was 8am can you?
In the category of Kids say the Darndest things. We had our first frost the other morning. My son stepped outside in the morning to do what country boys do. If you don’t know what this is- you don’t want to know. He quickly stepped back inside saying that there were crystals on the grass. Ice crystals. I am thinking where does this kid come up with this stuff?
Just about everyone in my house has been sick this past week. So my house looks like a tornado has blown through it. I guess it is time for some 15 minute cleaning, to get things under control.
This past weekend my family participated in a “Zombie Run” through the woods, the race was at one of our favorite parks in town. They kids and Deacon G got to run (as was suffering from asthma/allergies/crude) through the wooded trail while trying to evade the zombies. As they were running a wonderful Oklahoma Thunderstorm was rolling in. The clouds and rolling lightening added to the spookiness.
We had our School’s Fall Carnival. Way too much candy and fun for my kids. We are normally a candy free house here. My kids are all grown up, apparently they did not need me at the Carnival, they only needed my wallet, this includes my baby the 7 year old. Once he got his tickets he was off, only to return when he needed more tickets. I have become Bank of Mom to him. But compared to his Dad he came out cheap. Have I mentioned that the big fundraiser is the silent auction, my husband really likes the thrill of the auction. But we did get some good bargains, for things we will use.
Posted by Lisa - the Granola Catholic at 11:25 AM