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Gratitudes: August 28, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for my bicycle.
  • Grateful for time with Savana Storm.
  • Grateful for lettuce, durian, watermelon, coconut water, carrots, almonds, guacamole, tomatoes and jicama.
  • Grateful for a lovely breezy day.
  • Grateful for a rainbow.
  • Grateful for fun phone conversations with my son Shawn and my mom.
  • Grateful for Angel Baby laughs.
  • Grateful for water.
  • Grateful for selling yummy snacks.
  • Grateful for lots of rest and relaxation today.
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Gratitudes and blog:

  • Grateful for handstands.
  • Grateful for fun with friends.
  • Grateful for bananas, strawberries, coconut water, grapes, guacamole, jicama and tomatoes.
  • Grateful for my car, it just keeps running even if barely.
  • Grateful for farmers markets.
  • Grateful for my blog.

I woke at 1am to 3am and then every hour Angel woke up after that. At 6am I got up and was tired, tired. I put on coconut oil, oil pulled, got dressed and made my bed. Then we went in the house and I made a banana, strawberry, coconut water smoothie. I packed that up with some grapes, loaded Angel in the car and drove to the greenhouse.

I opened up the greenhouse and loaded the car for the farmers market. Angel fell asleep on the drive to the market. I drank tea and listened to fun music. My little Nissan car is becoming very challenging to drive. It is idling too low and dies whenever I slow down to stop. So I’ve come up with a way using half of my right foot to gently push on the gas and the other half of my right foot pushing harder on the brake, while my left foot holds down the clutch. It’s kind of complicated but easier than restarting the car every time I slow down to stop or turn a corner. I messaged my mechanic on how I can raise the idle but he never answered. I am going to look it up tomorrow.

I very talentedly made it to the farmers market and set up. I had a lot of new products and that was exciting to me.

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I was really busy at the market. Angel woke up and nursed, then she got pushed around by different people that also work at the market and ate my homemade banana chips.  I drank my smoothie inbetween helping people. Before I knew it the market only had a half hour left. My friend Rebecca and Cory showed when the market was almost over. I nursed Angel and then gave away my samples to other vendors. Rebecca and Cory pretty much took down my booth for me. Then we left and met across the street at HEB.

We bought groceries and ate lunch. Angel had some grapes and I had guacamole, tomatoes and jicama tortillas. We all had so much fun hanging out and being silly. I nursed Angel once and right before I left to head to George’s. I had a very big and satisfying bm. Rebecca snuggled with sleeping Angel while I was in the bathroom.

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At George’s, he played with Angel while I ran an errand. When I got back, I folded laundry and put it away, then watched a movie with George. Angel ate homemade fruity roll ups and ran around redecorating the house. I drank 32oz. of coconut water.

On the drive home I listened to fun music. Angel played with her toys. When I got to town I went to the greenhouse to unload the car. I checked inside and noticed that 2 out of the 3 hydroponic systems weren’t working and most of the lettuce and herbs were dead. I tried resetting the systems and one started working but the other one didn’t. I called Andy and he drove over. He said that he had to wait to see if it would work in the morning. I put all the plants that were still alive on the 2 working systems and threw the rest out. I was impressed with how calm I was about the whole ordeal. I had worked a 12 hour day and just lost half my lettuce and herb plants and I was completely content and accepting of it all. There was nothing I could do about it and I was a little bit happy that one more of Andy’s systems would be moved out of there. More rr for trees!! Yesterday I ordered a cold hardly avocado tree, cara cara orange tree and a banana plant to put in the greenhouse. So freaking exciting! I am going to grow local bananas in Texas!! I am the crazy banana lady and since Andy is leaving and I get full use of the greenhouse without anyone to tell me no, watch that place thrive!! I can grow whatever my heart desires and my heart desires to see if I can grow bananas in Texas and avocados and oranges and passion fruit and mulberries and figs and papaya and kiwi and blueberries..well this list could go on a while.

I drove home from the greenhouse. Savana Storm put the groceries away while Angel and I took a cold shower. I talked to Savana briefly about her day. Then Angel and I went out to our tiny house and crawled into bed. Angel nursed to sleep right away and I am about the join her.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

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Gratitudes: August 26, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for durian.
  • Grateful for the greenhouse.
  • Grateful for banana chips.
  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for friends.
  • Grateful for coconuts.
  • Grateful for a fresh mowed yard.
  • Grateful for Angel’s toys put away.
  • Grateful for dragon flies.
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Gratitudes: August 25, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful to have slept in.
  • Grateful for a day off.
  • Grateful for relaxing and basking in it.
  • Grateful for melons, bananas, oj, strawberries, lettuce, coconut water, jalapeños, broccoli and carrots.
  • Grateful for having more than what I need.
  • Grateful for handstands.
  • Grateful for giggles.
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Gratitudes: August 25, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for lots of bicycle riding.
  • Grateful for amazing weather.
  • Grateful for laughing babies.
  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for clean clothes put away.
  • Grateful for grapes.
  • Grateful for tiredness.
  •  Grateful for pastor Pam.
  • Grateful for singing.
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Embracing Peace: Gratitudes and blog: August 24, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes and blog: Embracing Peace

  • Grateful for Eckhart Tolle and “The Power of Now”.
  • Grateful for peace.
  • Grateful for Jimmy at the farmers market. He is an example to me on how to love the heck out of life.
  • Grateful for George and Peggy.
  • Grateful for music.
  • Grateful for laughter.
  • Grateful for handstands.

I woke at 5:44am. I did handstands, put on coconut oil, oil pulled, got dressed and made my bed. I went into the house with sleeping Angel. I made a banana, fresh oj, kiwi smoothie. Then I packed Angel in George’s truck (I borrowed his truck to get some free shelves yesterday).

I drove to the greenhouse and packed up for the farmers market. On the drive to the market I listened to Eckart Tolle. That was exactly what I needed. I was able to get myself back to loving what is and living in the moment. I released all the fears I’d been having about money the last few days. Wow! I didn’t realize how much weight I’d been carrying. I completely embraced the feeling of peace that came over me. Yay!!

The farmers market was a lot of fun. My booth was next to Jimmy the bee keeper. He is always so happy and cheerful. I really enjoy my interactions with him. Angel woke up and nursed. She drank some fresh squeezed oj and fruit roll ups. She got pushed around in her stroller by the lady that was managing the market and then she played in the back of truck. I did pretty good on sales and had fun talking to people. I ate an apple and drank my smoothie.

When the market was over I went to the grocery store on the way to George’s and as usual that made me a half hour late but that wasn’t a problem. Went I arrived at George’s I had a bm..finally! It was very satisfying  Then I went to the store while Angel stayed and played with George. When I got back Angel and I shared a coconut ice cream. Then she nursed to sleep. George held her while she slept and I ate a little bit of kale chips. Then I cleaned the kitchen and sat watching TV with George and wrote half of my blog.

Angel woke up just as I was leaving George’s. I took the scenic route home and Angel read her stories. When I arrived home, I unloaded groceries from the car. Then I went to the greenhouse and unloaded the stuff left from the farmers market. Then I sprayed neem oil, cayenne and peppermint soap. The air was spicy and I kept sneezing. I put Angel in the car while I sprayed so she wouldn’t get it on her.

When I finished spraying I went to the store where the produce manager had put ripe bananas discounted for me in the back. I bought those and some coconut water. Angel ate a banana in the store. We came home and I drank 32oz. of coconut water. We took a cold shower and went to bed. Angel is nursing and I think is about to fall asleep.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

 

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Gratitudes : August 22, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for a clean house.
  • Grateful for George letting me borrow his truck to pick up free shelves to use at the greenhouse.
  • Grateful for fun conversations.
  • Grateful Savana Storm survived her first day of 11th grade.
  • Grateful for faith.
  • Grateful for bananas, coconut water, Kombucha, strawberries, guacamole and chips.
  • Grateful for blue skies.
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No Car Day! Gratititudes and blog: August 21, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes and blog: No Car Day!

  • Grateful for clarity.
  • Grateful for bicycles.
  • Grateful for strawberries, mangoes, bananas, coconut water, lettuce, broccoli, carrots and jalapeños.
  • Grateful for a “cold” front in August.
  • Grateful for new opportunities.

I woke at 6:30am. I did handstands and helped Angel do handstands. I made my bed, dry brushed, had a bm, oil pulled, took a cold shower, put on coconut oil and got dressed. Angel ran around and played. I made a banana, mango, strawberry and coconut water smoothie. I put some in Angel’s cup for her, loaded up the stroller and walked to church.

I was in a foul mood. I mean stinking, fuming, toxic foul and tired, tired, tired. I practiced enjoying the moment and breathing the fresh air on my walk but was only able to barely touch on it a few times. Anything I could be mad about I dwelled on and made it really really big and important. When I arrived at church, I cleaned and enjoyed it thoroughly. I did extra things and fine tuned details and was totally in my happy place and feeling much better.

When church started Angel got really fussy and tired. She nursed twice but refused to sleep. My crankiness returned in full force…”oh your back cranky! I thought you were gone for the day…you need a nap just like Angel!” Angel finally did fall asleep at the end of church service.

When church was over I walked back home. I was feeling better again. When I got home I drank my smoothie, then laid down and rested while Angel was still sleeping. I thought I would sleep but I didn’t. When Angel woke up she played and I cut up tomatoes to dry while talking with Alice. Alice fed Angel some avocado.

Then we got on the bike and rode to my friend Collier’s office to talk to him about renting his commercial kitchen to become certified in making dehydrated products. We worked out a schedule around the other people using the kitchen and I should be all set to go with Alice doing the products when I am working doing the farmers markets, the greenhouse and taking care of George.

We left Collier’s and I rode across town to the store. I bought kale chips, lemons and green onions. Then I met Savana Storm and Tyler for dinner at the pizza place. I had salad bar with lettuce, broccoli, carrots and jalapeños. Angel had pineapple. We all had fun talking and being silly.

After dinner I rode home.

At home I had another bm, Then I relaxed, nursed Angel and looked online for shelves to use in the commercial kitchen. I found some for free that I can trade out for ones at the greenhouse. I will get them tomorrow with George’s pickup truck.  I really need a pickup truck of my own to use. I’m patiently waiting for it to manifest. I talked with Alice a while until bed time.

Angel and I went to our tiny house. We read a story, then she nursed but did not fall asleep. She is reading her stories while I’m writing my blog.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

 

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Gratitudes: August 20, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for early bed.
  • Grateful for a productive day.
  • Grateful for durian.
  • Grateful for time with Rebecca and Cory.
  • Grateful my bed only got damp from leaving my windows open and it rained while I was at work.
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Gratitudes: August 19, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for spending time with Savana Storm.
  • Grateful Savana can drive and I can relax on drives together.
  • Grateful for abundance.
  • Grateful for naked babies.
  • Grateful for home deliveries.
  • Grateful for a break from the rain.
  • Grateful for an almost nap.
  • Grateful to be single.
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