want to grab a chair and get comfortable for coffee today cause this is going
to be a loooooong post. It’ll also be my last post on Moomser, if you want to
know why it’s my last post read this, otherwise suffice it to say that I’m
taking a break to get my writing joojoo (sp??) back on and then probably separating my
“real life” from my blog life with an anonymous blog. I do feel cowardly doing
this, I’m absolutely all for living my life out in the open, but some things I
choose to write about involve other people and at the end of the day I’d rather
hide behind the anonymity of a fake name than censure my thoughts, cause this
blog is mostly a public space for my thoughts and feelings.
wanted to tie up a few loose ends punctuated with a few totally random pictures…
It's Spring, you can tell because it won't stop raining
And then the next day it's sunny and gorgeous and you can roll around in the damp grass
husband and I are trying to work things out. We gave each other some conditions
that were necessary to each of us to keep moving forward and we’re both working
on them on our respective ends, so we’ll see how that goes. But we’re trying.
We are, neither of us, leavers, so right now we’re in standby mode. I wanted to
share one of the things that I’m doing because it could be helpful for others
out there… Several months back I read a post on Cheeseslave about a book called
The Mood Cure, which seemed to have an interesting premise, so I bought it and
promptly forgot about it, of course. Thankfully, after writing this post here a
reader wrote me an email telling me about the very same book and her experience
and suggesting I read it (thanks Susan!). I’m not going to get into what the
book is about cause Anne Marie does it better on her blog (Cheeseslave), but
it’s mostly about helping to improve your mood through diet and supplements
(mostly aminos). I’ve been taking the supplements suggested for my mood
imbalances (there’s a quiz both in the book and on this website) and I feel a
LOT better. I have way more energy, I sleep much better, I have fewer mood
swings, and life is simply not as bleak as it was in my eyes.
few years have been pretty stressful, I moved out to the country leaving
friends, a job, and everything behind (2005), my Dad died (2006), I started a
new job, with a lot of responsibility and no experience, had a baby (2008),
went right back to work, had another baby (2009), the husband got leukemia,
treatment (2010) and then got leukemia again (2011) and my body got depleted
cause that’s what stress does. All this to say, it’s an interesting book and I
recommend it strongly, it may well have saved my marriage.
Love. and big shoes.
On to more
fatuous things, we’ve been grilling the heck out of everything we could get our
hands on. Like pizza (awesome, I strongly suggest you try it!) and pineapple
(great with meat!) and bananas. Yes, bananas. You slice them in half lengthwise
with the skins still on (I washed them first) then you put them open side down
on the grill, turn them over when the edges of the skin start to blacken,
sprinkle with sugar, and leave a few more minutes with the lid closed.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The sugar caramelizes, the bananas get kind of soft and slightly
gooey… am I making you want to turn the grill on??
started my yearly detox again which mainly means no refined carbs and no sugar
(also a Mood Cure suggestion), which means I’m now ravenous for bread and
croissants and pasta. I literal would turn everything I see into a sandwich. I
tell you, my mind is my worse enemy!! Although I’ve rediscovered juicing and am
juicing anything and everything… some of my concoctions are great (apple, orange,
carrot and beet for example) some are absolutely disgusting (I’ve blocked these
out). Experimenting is half the fun! Although, I’m not so sure my kids would
agree, they take up their juice glasses with a fair amount of trepidation
mama, this pod looks like a moth!
house (which I obsessed over a few months ago) is ready and we’ve been spending
the last few weekends doing all the little odds and ends jobs to make it really
homey, I wish I had pictures to show you but alas I was planning a before/after
post for a few weeks from now and haven’t taken the after pics yet.
Aperitif by the beach
of dragging this post on and on… I’m sad to say goodbye. I really enjoyed these
Virtual Coffee dates and would like to thank Amy for the great idea and for
bringing us together every week like this, and for her hillbilly latte recipe!!
you want me to get in touch if I start a new blog up again drop me an email
(moomser at gmail dot com) and I’ll contact you.