Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thirsty anyone....

For your viewing pleasure....This has been my diet for the past 6 days.

Wait....let me back up for just a moment if I may.

I have always loved vegetables... cooked, steamed, grilled and fresh...I am a vegetable lover. The only ones I can think of right now that I really don't care for are asparagus, carrots and rutabaga. UGH!!! My mom used to cook rutabaga on holidays and it was soooo disgusting to me, although I haven't tried it as an adult. I have, however discovered many foods that I detested growing up, I've actually come to love now that I'm older. For instance blue cheese (which I don't eat anymore since giving up meat and dairy, but yummy), cornbread, avocado, and certain beans; obviously not together. Lol So maybe I'll have to give them a try again but I'm not currently feeling the desire.

So the husband and I decided we were going to give detoxing a try. We purchased the program which requires you to take these herbs 6 times a day in capsule form, drink half our body weight in water and eat only raw fruits and vegetables for 21 days. Initially I thought, hmmmm.....this wont be bad because I'll actually be able to eat. I was excited since I love fruit and veggies and was pretty confident I'd make it though this with ease. Wrong!!!! Yall, I am so tired of salad. I never thought those words would come from my mouth. I don't want to see another salad as long as I live. I feel like a freaking rabbit or a cow grazing on grass all day. It's funny because we typically eat salad with almost every meal, but only being able to eat that....UGH!!! I've grown so tired of it in the past 6 days so I'm hoping that I have the motivation to continue because to not have's getting rough. Lol

The smoothies though....haven't grown tired of those. I'm not sure why we haven't done more of these in the past, especially in the summer. We purchased a recipe book years ago and have a great juicer that we rarely use. I was so excited when we first got it (I have this odd fascination with kitchen appliances) and I planned on juicing and making smoothies on a regular until I found out what a pain in the A*% it was to clean that thing. So the juicer sits in the cabinet coming out for.... special occasions such as these. Lol

Ok, enough of my's what what breakfast has been since we've begun:

Day 1: Blackberries, raspberries, pineapple, almond milk and......banana.

Day 2: Apple, Pear and Ginger (this one was a little too think saucy. Is that a word?)

Day 3: Blackberries, Pineapple and Strawberries (drank it before realizing I didn't take a picture. Lol. It was delicious)

Day 4: Oranges, Pear and Ginger

Day 5: Strawberries, Pineapple and Banana (I could taste too much of the banana and didn't care for it)

Day 6: Raspberries, Pineapple, Strawberries and Oranges.

Needless to say.... breakfast has been the highlight of my day this past week. What I also haven't enjoyed is the frequency in which I've had to use the restroom. All the water I've been drinking, which I do enjoy and need, has me running to the bathroom like 5 times within an hour. I kid you not. So ridiculous. Stay tuned for more adventures of Detox in Denver. Lol

Peace and Blessings.....

EDIT: Since this has been written we decided stop detoxing on day 7. Since I just recently did a fast and don't do anything that's not vegan or really unhealthy it was decided that there really wasn't a reason to detox.. Needless to say I was happy to actually have some real food. Yeay for food. I'm hungry now. Lol

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deciding Right from Wrong.....

I saw an accident several days ago. More often than not you see a scene similar to this when you witness a car accident (if it's not a MAJOR one with injured parties). People standing outside or near there vehicles exchanging insurance information and waiting for police or whomever to show up. Simple enough? This obviously is NOT the actual scene I witnessed.

I had just picked my daughter up from her bus stop on this particular day and decided before going home we'd run to the bank which is just a few blocks from our home and to the store. So as I'm driving I come to an intersection and a white truck going east has the stop sign but proceeds into the intersection. A red truck going North then crashes into the white truck. I'm traveling South so I have to, if I continue on drive past the driver in the red truck. The driver of the red truck, a female stops, still in her car with her mouth open like "OH MY GOSH" pulls forward slowly. So I'm thinking she's pulling off??? I can see written all over her face that she's going to keep going. She actually stops and a few seconds later pulls off. I'm like NO SHE DIDN'T!!!

My daughter is in the car with me and I'm debating, should I go after her and get her license plates or should I mind my own business? My daughter is sitting there like "I can't believe I just saw what I saw." I don't have it in me to sit by and watch something like this happen so I decide I'm going to go after her. I didn't even consider that this could have been some crazy woman (she clearly was) not taking into consideration that my daughter is in the car and I could be bringing harm to her or myself.

There was no high speed chase in case you were envisioning that. By time I made a U-turn to try and follow her she was no longer in my sight. My daughter sees her, thank goodness for her 20/20 vision since I can't see for anything. Lol Side note: time for a new eye exam. She pulls out of the parking lot directly across from the apartment complex we live in and turns at the corner. I'm trying to get close enough to get the license plate, but guess what??? No license plate on the back. WOW!!! So I'm on my cell at this point calling the police and she pulls in another apartment complex up the street. She parks get's out the truck and looks at the damage. She starts walking away. I get out of the van, go to the front of the truck and STILL no license plate. So I'm wondering like did she still this car...what in the world!!! We weren't able to see where she went so I just give the police the location, make and model of the car, description of her, my info and go about my business.

In retrospect I begin to question, how wise was it to do this? Should I have minded my own business? I think to myself, what if this had been me or even worse my son since we travel this little road multiple times a day...what if the driver in the white truck is seriously injured...WHO JUST DRIVES OFF LIKE THAT having no regard for the other person or people.

As a mother I want to raise children with high moral standards, to be caring and considerate and to have compassion for others. I want them to make decisions that are in THEIR best interest and also care about the health and welfare of others. If they see someone being wronged and it's in their power to make it right they will intervene as long as it doesn't cause harm to them or someone else. So I decided that my decision was the correct decision. What would my daughter have thought of me as a mother or as a PERSON had I adopted the mindset that 'I'm not involved so I don't care..'?' I am an example to my children and what I do and how I respond or react to certain situations instills certain values and principals in them. Doing NOTHING is definitely not the attitude I want to raise them with. I'm comfortable with my decision and know in my heart, even though the woman got away, that I did the right thing. I'm confident that she'll get her justice at some point and hoping that the police were able to locate her.

Peace and Blessings......

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Greetings Family!!!!

One holiday down, one to go...Well actually two if you celebrate New Years. I cant really pinpoint when my disdain for the holidays began. I do recall being in my late teens dreading Christmas the closer it got and everything that comes along with it...decorating, cooking, shopping, the crowds, the cold weather...Just not fun for me. I hate how busy things seem to get this time of year and I've never been excited about shopping, but as the holidays would draw nearer, having to deal with the over crowded stores and rude people has always put me in a less than pleasant mood. This year is no different. I do however enjoy getting together and spending time with the family which definitely makes it all a little more tolerable. I haven't even begun shopping, is that bad?

Not sure what to do about my school situation. I was supposed to be able to register on November 15th, but to my surprise my transcript hasn't even been evaluated yet. So I haven't the slightest idea what credits have transferred, what classes I should be taking and how much time I'll actually have left. I'm wondering if I'll even be able to start in January as I initially planned and if I am, I cant imagine what the selection of classes will be like once I'm able to actually register.

The husband and I had decided last week that we were going to do a full body detox which includes eating only raw foods for the next 21 days. We started this morning, although I'm not real excited about starting over the weekend. No time like the present right. Funny that the husband is doing it WITH me since I'm not really his favorite person right now, but that's a long that I don't really care to share, so....moving on. It was actually his idea to do the fast which surprised me since I just did one about a month or two ago.

So day one, today, this smoothie was my breakfast:

It was a mixture of Blackberries, raspberries, pineapple, almond milk and......banana. I'm pretty certain I've mentioned my..disgust for bananas in the past. I think it's more the texture than anything else, although the smell would literally make me NAUSEOUS and I would start to gag. I was surprised because I couldn't taste the banana very much and the smoothie was SO tasty. We have a smoothie/juice cook book that we bought I don't know how many years back a long with a million other cook books that we rarely use, and I cant wait to make the next one. Can you REALLY call it a cookbook when you're not cooking ANY of the ingredients? Hmmm, Funny! Away, the next one will be Pears, oranges and ginger. I used to not be a huge fan of ginger, but I've grown to LOVE it over the past few years. I still hate the salad at Benihana with the ginger dressing though. YUCK!!!

I found a new pedicure lady and I absolutely LOVE her. So I'm pretty certain on my old blog I've blogged, or rather complained, about my discontent with the nail salons in CO. I had one woman that did a decent job but when came time to actually polish my nails, I felt like a little kid was doing paint by numbers on my toes. Strangely enough if I would get a french pedi she did great. Then we moved and I didn't really like the idea of driving so far just to get my feet done, so I resorted to doing them myself. I do better than they do at the nail salon but since hurting my back, doing my feet has become a very LONG and painful process. Hubby convinced me a few weeks ago to try this place, and someone else recommended them and told me that they did a pretty good job. I was leery but I agreed and was very happy. The nail woman's name is Sally, which is funny to me since she's Asian. I know they don't ALL have names like Ling Ling and Mai Lee, but SALLY??? It's SO American, and she doesn't seem very Americanized at all. So today was my second time going and I was crossing my fingers and hoping the first time wasn't just a fluke but she did a fabulous job again. There is almost nothing better that finding a great nail tech, especially when they are so close to where I live. ALMOST!!!

Ok, Family...that's going to be about it for me. I know I'm the queen of novel type blog posts so I figured I'd give you all and your eyes a break for a change. Lol I'm going to try and see if I can muster up some holiday spirit so maybe my next post will be about reindeer games, mistletoe, all all things associated with the holidays but probably NOT. Lol

Peace and Blessings.........