So, what have I been up to? Many much stuffs. Mucho stuffs. Heaps and piles of stuffs.
Food-wise, I admit to having made some not-so-stellar food choices. Some of them were definitely worth it - homemade gluten-free BBQ chicken pizza - and some were not - M&Ms are way better in my imagination than in my mouth.
I'm doing my best to get back on track by taking part in Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge. (I seem to thrive when I have rules, and wander when I'm on my own...) I'm aiming to stick to strictly Primal foods (which, of course, gives me more flexibility than Whole30-approved foods), exercise more, and - above all - find more opportunities for play in my life. A big part of that is learning to find joy and a sense of play in the tasks I have to do. Which leads me to...
I'm working on a massive purge/declutter/cleaning/organization of my entire house. And I'm learning to love doing it!! I recently read a book in which the author likens homemaking to God's creative work in the book of Genesis. Just as God created a paradise for Adam and Eve, so am I called to make a sort of paradise for my family. I think that creating a paradise at home encompasses many things, but one of them is certainly our physical surroundings. So I'm working on a 14-week challenge that will likely take me more like 28 weeks with my three small interrupters by my side. :)
In other news, Princess has had a rocky start to her life as a student. I won't bore you with the details, but here's a Reader's Digest version: First day, took me two hours to get out of her school - she was hysterical. She went to school for three days, then missed four. Finally convinced her to go for just half a day today, then as soon as she got home she said she wanted to go back for the afternoon. Go figure.
Music Man was the most stubborn kid in the world when it came to potty training. Seriously - he's over three, and we've been at this for months. Then on Monday, he just woke up and decided to do it. He takes himself to the washroom, does his business, and only calls if he needs assistance with a button on his pants or maybe a #2 wipe. Go figure. At least this means I'm finally down to only one kid in diapers!
In totally unrelated news, I've been sewing again. In the last week I've made two baby blankets, two baby sun bonnets, one baby toque, a coffee cup sleeve, and some doll clothes. Gotta make sure I'm not too rusty to whip up some Halloween and All Saints costumes, then hit some Christmas gifts!
I hope the craziness that is September is going easy on all of you. I promise to make more time to write!
Breakfast: Kale, eggs and cherry tomatoes, with 2 slices of bacon. Two cups of decaf with coconut milk.
Lunch: Indulgence! Homemade vanilla coconut milk ice cream with a generous scoop of grain-free cinnamon granola.
Supper: Paleo fried chicken, roasted broccoli, and sliced tomatoes - the reddest I've ever seen!
Snacks: Half a Honeycrisp apple, some more granola.