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!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Privacy - Update

I presented hubby with the idea of him watching the kids for five minutes in the mornings in order to give me five minutes alone to get cleaned up and dressed. It was received just about as I expected. The initial look of shock, as if I'd asked him to watch them while I go away for a week to the Bahamas. Then quiet, for hours. Then, "I'm totally ok with that." Presented, received, processed, accepted. I had a mental process, too, which was also pretty predictable. Anxiety over presenting the idea, anger over the way it was received (even though I am familiar with the process) and relief when the process was complete. So this morning my son woke up at 4 a.m. (could be worse) We all got up. A short while later, hubby said to me, with a grin, "I think you could take 10 minutes today!" LOL!


  1. Aww,what a good guy! Happy bathroom time to you! :)

  2. If only the male response time was quicker!! But yay for you!