For the second time this week, I’ve found myself getting up at 6am to go to the gym and lift heavy things. Why? In the name of self care. For some, this may seem counterintuitive, after all, who wants to get up earlier than they have to? Especially if they aren’t being paid (True story: there are only 2 instances in which I will get out of bed before 6am: if I’m being paid to work or if I’m traveling).
As I’m still learning about gardening (and I suspect I, like many others, will always be learning), I have been working towards growing more food throughout the year so that it’s not just a single crop growing in the spring and summer. Each year that I garden, I’ve learned more and had a larger crop than the previous year.
Today has been a difficult day for many and one that most of us never really thought was coming. I suppose it’s fitting that I had planned on doing a post talking about wellness and self-care and specifically how I’ve been using certain essential oils to keep my spirits up and my body healthy.
Yesterday I was full of nerves and anxious most of the day and completely unable to focus. Early this morning (yes, I stayed up until 2am) the unthinkable happened and since then, Mr. C and I have been trying to figure out what our next steps are and what our plans for the future are.
I apologize, as my thoughts are a bit more scattered than usual. In the meantime, I will leave you with a short post about what I’ve been using and why as well as let you know that Rocky Mountain Oils is having a Cyber Weekend Sale of up to 40% off essential oils (which includes these products) until November 29th.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about pumpkins and how to roast and use up whole cooking pumpkins. One of the things that comes when roasting up whole pumpkins for puree is the “pumpkin water” that you strain off.
This “water” is inherently sweet, or at least as much as the pumpkin itself. I’ve been known to use it as a liquid base in smoothies, or cook it down with spices to make a simple syrup. On cold winter days however, I enjoy nothing more than using it to make a simple miso soup.
Japan Part II, to read Part I, go here.
It’s been over a month since we headed out for Japan. Compared to other trips, coming back was relatively painless. Of course, there’s always the struggle to return to a normal routine, and the reignited inspiration to vow to travel more, but all in all, the return has been fairly painless.