Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pass the Cool Ranch Doritos, Please

I've finally read a few anti-fear books on health that have freed me from my short lived 'whole food living' kick and gotten me back to my old, carefree ways. That's great, because I was having some problems with the changes these books required to be 'healthy'.
Planting your own garden isn't have to have perfect soil. (no)
Buying better meat isn't have to buy a whole, pasture-fed cow and chop it up to split with neighbors. (yuck)
And everything at my grocery store is basically poisonous. (great)
Call me lazy, but I am not going to research the soil content where my produce was grown.
I think of my grandmother, who lived a great life to the ripe old age of 92...and I'm pretty sure she never baked her own bread...with or without organic whole wheat flour!
It doesn't matter how many blueberries you add to plain's still gross.
So, back to my old ways: Eat, Drink, Be moderation.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

Another fun Easter Brunch at the H family's home. Cold, cloudy, and rainy...yes, but still fun. The Easter bunny had come the night before and left tons of candy and squirt guns! The baskets were by the back door, and we occasionally get those little sugar ants coming in that door through some tiny crack. So RTH came down to find ants swarming on his 'peeps chicks', but somehow that did not deter him from digging through the ants in the basket and scarfing down as much candy as possible before breakfast. Yeah, it's very likely he swallowed a few ants. At least they don't cause cavities.
After church, friends and neighbors came for food and our annual egg hunt. Each year as all the kids get older there is less crying, screaming, and fighting over eggs. In fact, there was none this year! Plus, no one stuffed themselves to the point of throwing up chocolate...that is a big feat.
ANH is the only little 5yo (now 6!) I know who successfully managed to give up chocolate without cheating for 40 days. Even she didn't gorge herself on it when she finally could. Happy Easter!