I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peaceful Saturdays? Not so much. - update

I suggested to hubby tonight that we consider swapping one-hour breaks on Saturday mornings. He told me he was thinking the same thing. Then he can go out in the morning and do his thing while the kids and I have a lazy morning. Then later I can take an hour to do whatever I want to do. Sounds like a dream. I think if we can make it work, it will make Saturdays, and the rest of the weekend, much less hectic and stressful. Worth a shot, anyhow.


  1. Just typed a lengthy reply to your long post on Saturdays... then it vanished! I say go with a longer break- one hour goes by really fast- but glad you have a plan!

  2. I am sorry your reply disappeared. How frustrating! An hour will be a dream compared to what we've been doing. We'll see from there. I do look forward to it. Just being able to get some errands done without having to drag everyone along will be really nice. =)