Thursday, June 18, 2009

eating like a horse

This is Fanny, our oldest girl. She is over forty but still looks fabulous. I think it's from all those raw greens she eats....

A small update on what's really going on.

*I've been eating raw since school got out, June 11th. I've been juicing a lot, eating salads from the garden, and even dehydrating a little - made raw bread and some sweet potato chips. The first couple of days I was pretty low energy, and just took it easy. This morning I woke up at 6 am, feeling totally energized. That's more like it! I also feel calmer and more comfortable in my skin.

*There are some other interesting effects of raw for me. One is an obsession with my teeth. I seem to have a deep sensitivity to the cleanliness of my teeth. What I mean is, I need to brush them every time I eat. Weird, I know... but I've never had better dental hygiene. And flossing? Wow. So. Satisfying.

*Today I'm getting a wisdom tooth pulled. Interestingly, I'm looking forward to it. It's been dead and ugly for many years and I think it will feel lighter and cleaner to get it out of there. Meanwhile I will happily drink green juice and smoothies for a few days while it heals.

*Speaking of moving stuff out, Big P. has gone on her way. Not interested in following rules or being accountable, she has moved in with a friend and is saving up her money. I miss her, but know that Persephone will be just fine.

*And still on the same subject, it seems like I just can't stop getting rid of stuff. The sparser my environment gets, the more blissed out I feel. I've unloaded pictures, books, statues, ritual items, things I thought I was forever attached to...... nah. Not so much. What I want now is experiences, not stuff. I can't even bring myself to buy anything; it really stresses me out to think of having any more STUFF to take care of. Except for raw food books. Naturally.

Summer sunrises are so glorious.... yoga on the deck watching the colors shift. My current mantras: clean. clear. light. slender. grace. peace. love. happy. whole.

There will be a pause now while I contemplate buying a new camera.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

more about me

Oooh, me and my BFF, K.  She really stuck by me, and I benefitted from her type A personality in many, many ways.... always reminding me of deadlines, and encouraging my beer consumption as the long grueling days of school dragged on.  I love you K.!!

My lovely Mother's Day gift from Little P.  A special box of majickal words, to draw upon each day as inspiration.  So sweet!

And here she is, in all her splendor.  All dressed up and ready for first grade!  I love her so.

My dear friend L., fellow Kindergarten teacher, lover of life, supporter, therapist, and much, much more.  Here we are at a recent field trip.  What would I ever have done without her this year?

And did I mention Horsey Girl turned fifteen?

Oh, oh.  Where does the time go.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

about time

Holy cow!  My blog was acting so freakish.  I've tried to post about 4 times, I swear.

If you are reading this you have GOT to reply so I know y'all are out there caring!

hee hee

Here I am:  K. Ray, M. A.  !!!!!!!  SO psyched.

The stadium celebrations was the best.  Waves, beach balls, and fun times.  Hot as heck;  we cooled off with beers at the Elephant Bar following the ceremony.  

Nice Dad bought me the orchid lei; Best Friend brought me shell garlands, and P. #1 made me a special necklace of almonds, tied off with pink silk.

A week before I did the department ceremony.  Pomp and circumstance, anyone!?

I am so proud of myself.  Note to self:  Good fucking job!!!!!

Do I look different to you?!

I tried to start 90 days raw the day after graduation, and it was a spectacular failure!  Instead of beating myself up, however, I have embraced the process.  It's OK to go slow, to incorporate what works (green smoothies, packing a lunch) with the pitfalls (trying recipes that suck, succumbing to junk food cravings) and to support myself in this important transition.  I hope the blahg will cooperate for the next couple of weeks.  I really have a lot to tell you all, in spite of being short a camera (oh yeah.  more about that later)

Reply now people!!!  Love ya
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