This has been Spring Break week, and you'd think we'd get a chance to relax. Alas, it's been almost as hectic as normal. The best part is how clean the house looks and feels, because we all cleaned before our guest arrived. Only one more day of Spring Break... Happy Easter!
"I challenged myself to stick to a vegan diet for 21 days."
I made a committment to myself, a challenge, to eat vegan for 21 days. The most important thing was to clean out the frig of all the non-vegan and tempting foods and just buy groceries that were vegan. If all I have at home is vegan food, then it's so much eaier not to be tempted and not to eat non-vegan.
This was much easier than I had anticipated and found that vegan food was healthier for me. The hardest part was dealing with social situations like potlucks or being invited to a pizza party.
The best part for me was getting a feeling of what life is like for two of my sons who are both vegan. I fel like I have a better understanding of the challenges they face.
You can sign up and find recipes at: http://www.pcrm.org/health/kickstart_arc
We are so lucky to have a vegan restaurant in Yuma. This made my life so much easier when we were in a hurry and needed to buy vegan fast food. http://natures-express.com/
Today is the last day to register for the Global Art Project art exchange 2010. Our family has registered already and are all looking forward to whatever art we'll create and send to our partner. If you want to join the fun, or pass on the info, ehre's the website where you can check it out and sign up. globalartproject.org/
We had a fantastic day in Phoenix! My oldest son and I left at 6:15 am to drive to the VNSA sale, a 3-hour drive. It took a little over 2 hours for us to shop and buy 5 bags of books. I just love the feel of being there- surrounded by more than half a million books! Then we headed to Bookman’s for even more books. My son was sweet and bought me an autographed book from a new author there who was promoting her book. It’s for my birthday present. :) After a delicious lunch at Wildflower Bread Co., we stopped at IKEA for our last shopping before driving the 3 hours back to Yuma. I shall already write this in my calendar for next year… Feb. 12 or 13. It's my favorite annual event to attend.
The monkey bridge turned out great and even made the front page of the local newspaper today. Here's the link: www.yumasun.com/sections/article/gallery/
Today I've been working with my youngest son on the requirements for his Bear badge in cub scouts. For one requirement, we drove to the local sheriff's office and got a private tour. That was fun and educational! They were all very nice to my son and I. We got so much done today, that we only have 8 requirements left to finish towards achieving his badge. He still needs to build a model rocket, build a tool box, make a family tree chart, and do 5 things with ropes. My oldest son will help him with the first two. I'll help him with the family tree chart, and my teenage son will help him with the ropes. If all goes well, he might be able to finish tomorrow.
My oldest son already completed his Congressional Award Gold Medal, and my second son has finished Silver and has 1 year left to finish the requirements for the Gold Medal.
1. never go to the dentist in Mexico again
2. take extremely goo care of his teeth
3. sto pdrinking all forms of soda pop
Very good lessons from a morning in Mexico!