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!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Language is such a funny thing! This has been floating around Facebook lately: Punctuate this: Woman without her man is nothing. Did you come up with this: Woman, without her man, is nothing. Or this? Woman. Without her, man is nothing. My daughter is always asking me what words and expressions mean. We use some funny expressions! One that was new to me when I moved to this area was "Geezum crow" Some other sayings "What the Sam Hill?" "Holy Toledo" "Raining cats and dogs" "Like a bat out of hell" "(Wizz) like a race horse" Of course now that I'm here writing this, I can't think of any good ones, but there are so many odd English expressions that I didn't think too much about until having kids. "Making a mountain out of a molehill" "Cute as a button" "Just a hop and a skip" What expressions do you use or just like?

Here are a bunch more . 

My Daily Checklist: (to be updated throughout the day)

Drink water -  Yes, but not a ton
Name a "happy" moment - I'm loving the sun today
Exercise - Wii - 15 minutes of upper body workout
Enjoy peace - Watching dark-eyed junco out the window. =)
Time alone - 45 minutes break in the evening.
Good sleep/rest - 7.75 hours of sleep next to a restless little boy
Eat well - carrot, apple, English muffin with cream cheese (yikes), coffee, pesto pasta, pretzels, cereal
Do something for purge plan - email to DD's school to see if they'll accept any item donations
Leisure activity - Visited local store and got stuff for my oils - yay! My oils arrived in the mail today!! Whoo-hoo!
Get outside - Just to and from the car....

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