My Next Right Thing


For oh-so-many years I have been compelled to buy local, support small businesses, down size and spend time doing what I felt was important.  Sometimes I have been more successful at it than others and sometimes I have lost my way entirely–having to travel full-circle to remember who I was & who I wanted to grow to be.

Well, today I joined a local farmers coop.  I have wanted to for years but was totally unaware that we had one in the area.   Not only do we have one–we HAVE HAD for almost 10 years!  Wondering where MY head has really been…..  Anyway…

After work today I stopped in and looked around, comparing prices with our local supermarkets & the sites I have been ordering from.  I was surprised at how competitive the prices are and happy with the variety of things they have. ….So I signed on,  picked up a load of local, organic  goodies and feel great about seizing the opportunity.  What have you guys done that made you feel you’ve done something good for yourself and made a difference in your community?

I Woke Up Like This!


Well, here I am with another sporadic, random update…… Believe it or not, I have at least a dozen draft posts in-progress but haven’t had the casabas to go-live and toss them out. Some of them are personal and I have to be in the right frame of mind;  I’ll get there…… BUT that’s not why I’m here this time!

I wanted to give an update on my latest odd event:  I woke up vegan-seriously.  When did I realize it?  When my man came over and had a “where’s the beef” moment!  Prior to that I hadn’t noticed because I live alone, cooking and shopping for myself.  The last time I recall having a conscious thought about animal products was back in March–I threw out a half gallon of milk that had gone bad.  I decided to not buy more until I wanted it and have not wanted it yet.  That same day I mixed my last three eggs into the dogs’ food;  they had been in my fridge for an unknown period of time and the “best by” date was way, WAY back when.  I decided to buy more when I wanted them, but not until.  Why?  Because I really hate to waste things, especially food.  As far as meat products go, I have never been a big consumer so it was  normal for me to NOT have much (if any) around the house.

Where am I going with it ~OR~ what’s next?  No idea/no clue!  What I do know:

1.  I feel better.

2.  My lab results look better

3.  My blood pressure is normalizing & if the trend continues I will be off of BP medications before Thanksgiving.  This is miraculous, given that I come from a multi-generational predisposition to malignant hypertension.

4. It’s a lot less expensive eating this way. 

I will roll with it and see how it goes, updating as I go along.  This post will fall under the heading of “projects in progress”; we know I have no shortage of those!  I would love to hear any insight you guys have to share. 

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