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This week has been a good week for me. It’s been relaxing and calm. I”ve been filled with quiet and overall peace. I meant to get some reading done this week, but I haven’t yet gotten to that. I have spent a good bit of time crocheting, which I’m both happy and proud of. I hadn’t previously done much of any crocheting in almost 2 years. I started to teach myself, with the use of some helpful websites and Youtube before we were pregnant with Baby Boy, but during pregnancy I developed carpal tunnel and it was too painful to crochet. Then, when Baby Boy was younger, he thought it was just delightful to play with the yarn as I tried to use it. Since he was mostly still in the “lap stage”, I just put it down. I suppose I could have picked it up a few months back, but didn’t. Now that I have, I’ve definitely enjoyed my time with the yarn, while still able to engage in family activities. I’ve finished a pair of colorful socks, started on a rug, and also started on a sweater for Baby Boy.
I’ve also slept pretty well this week. I’ve stayed up late in bed most nights, blog reading and commenting, or playing a game on my phone, but that’s been what I’ve wanted to do. Baby Boy has been quite bothersome and playful in bed the entire week. He’s also been teething quite a bit, what with 3 teeth coming in at once, so his day time naps have been much different and I think that’s altered the whole bedtime bit. Nonetheless, we’ve made do.
Eating this week has been good. I made a roast last night, beef tips over rice the night before, chili with ground beef and sliced flank earlier in the week. So, other than the beef tips over rice, we’ve been off refined grains this week. I did make some homemade granola with honey, peanut butter, and almonds this week as well. We also have some sourdough and sprouted grain bread we’ve munched on some this week, too. I can definitely tell the difference in my skin and (likely) my mood as a result of the pretty clean eating we’ve done all week. Our vegetables have been zephyr squash, kale, leftover butternut, bell peppers, and parsnips this week. Our later in the evening snacks have been the sprouted grain bread, eggs, and cheese.
Speaking of cheese, we were introduced to some blue cheese this week that is absolutely delightful and full of flavor. I’ve never been a fan of blue cheese dressing, having always been a ranch dressing kind of girl, but blue cheese in a salad or on a burger have been favs of mine before. This blue cheese is great for snacking or adding to things though. In fact, yesterday Baby Boy and I had some blue cheese and quite aged cheddar on sourdough grilled sandwiches for lunch. I’ll just say “mmm mmm good”. I’m glad we’ve begun to incorporate/re-incorporate some different cheeses into our lives again.
I’m also excited that soon I’ll have my own sourdough and kombucha starters! I’m really excited about these things and would love to get some homemade sourdough bread and kombucha made. I’d like to hold off on getting the starters until we can move (for reasons I won’t discuss here), but because I have a coupon for a free sourdough starter from Cultures for Health, I’ll be getting the starters before we move. Plus, if I sign up for their newsletter I can also get some free ebooks on making sourdough, cheese, and kombucha! All exciting things, I tell you.
Anyway, let’s see. I think that about covers it for this week’s More Wellness update. How’s your wellness journey been? Have you made any new changes? Have you had any setbacks?