There are some hats that I wear that are not enjoyable for me. For instance, I do not like to dig ditches. Crazy, I know, but there you have it. There are machines to do that.
And work-release criminals.
I also do not like to clean my sons' bathroom.
No explanation required.
Other jobs I dislike are; cleaning out my car, dusting my bedroom and washing the screens on the windows. Not terrible jobs, just tedious ones.
But, my least favorite job is grocery shopping. I cannot tell you how much I despise going to the grocery stores.
It makes me sad to see people pay for their over-processed, nutrition-empty groceries with government aid, then pay cash for gallons of pre-made blue Kool-aid, Doritos, and cigarettes. It breaks my heart to see a grocery cart being pushed by an extremely obese person, on oxygen, who has Pepsi and Top Ramen in the cart.
Next to the blue applesauce.
I want to shout at the top of my lungs...
YOU ARE MAKING YOURSELVES SICK WITH THIS GARBAGE!!! APPLESAUCE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE BLUE!!!! GET A CLUE!!!!
THAT WAS A CLUE!!!!
Do I know what I'm doing? Nope. I'm packing around 40 extra pounds of bad choices. Life's a dance, you learn as you go...and that's the difference between me and them. I'm learning. I'm not there yet, but am receptive to change. Call it my need to know trait. Call it wisdom. Or call it like it is~I don't want to spend my life doing things halfway and only being halfway healthy. I'm not likely to start training for a marathon or switch to a "liquids only" diet. I don't want to live forever. I just want to enjoy living while I'm here. I cannot be effective if I am sitting on my couch, eating blue applesauce and complaining about the health care system. I want to take charge of my body and say, I don't need the healthcare system. (Although, that would put my Mister out of work~wait a minute, maybe I should think on this a little more...)
Save it for somebody who doesn't want to dance.
So, change has come. My blog, which started out being a place to share our family journey is going to evolve into more. I am going to go "Back to Basics". I'll share simplicity in the kitchen, without compromising nutrition, health, or humor. I will still be sharing our farm and homeschool life, because that is a huge part of who I am, but feel like God is leading me down a different path. One of healing and restoration. And if this little blog of mine only convinces one person to put back the blue applesauce and make their own, then I will feel like I made a change toward something better.
Let me know if there are things you'd like to see covered!