Thanks for the new thread, JR!
Originally Posted by JacquelineR
tanyalynn is keeping up with her spring cleaning.
Um... trying to, I'll commit to trying to, because at the moment, you wouldn't know it to see our living room.
Originally Posted by whoMe
We actually got out of the house today
and now have sunburns
Ditto for us! Well, my nose is red, no one else burns.
On balancing everything, given that all our lives are a bit higher maintenance than the average out there... we went to a local festival today, and DH is happy. He really likes getting out and doing stuff, getting out of our usual routine, and I am slowly getting better about doing that stuff. I have too much of a tendency to sink deeply into the routine.
re: allergies, on the way home we stopped by the Asian market that I've been meaning to stop into for a while, so much easier with DH there to help keep the kids happy while I read labels. Found green curry paste that doesn't have chiles as the first ingredient, and all the ingredients are actual foods, yay! And small dried fish that have salt, sugar, and sesame seeds, they are tasty but sweeter than I expected. And a few other things, including pretty green veggies, nicer than our local grocery store (not surprising, but still nice).
On the downside,
at how many of the foods have scary unexpected ingredients. "Sesame oil" that's actually mostly soybean oil, only one type of dried fish didn't have MSG and various preservatives (I later learned that I may have more luck by looking for bags of dried fish in the refrigerated case), really, tons of preservatives everywhere. Wow.
And speaking of routines, I am trying, AGAIN, to get to bed early, to help create the lifestyle and family life that I want. I've been feeling a bit lighter lately, less of that weight of the world on my shoulders type of feeling that's plagued me for several years now. And that makes it easier to just jump in and get things done. And I think one part is having my visual reminder of what I want, the life I want to create for myself and DH, for the kids, for all of us together. I feel like I've got enough extra energy to think about that, and actually start to work on it.
So, with that said, I wish restful sleep and peaceful dreams to everyone. See y'all tomorrow.