Sunday, July 31, 2011

Confessions and resolutions

So we are back from Colorado. Some thoughts as I return to a full sized house after living for six plus weeks in a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment.
1. We have too much stuff. Granted there were a number of things we missed (cooking equipment, certain toys, etc). However, we do not need nearly the quantities. So this week will be "pay it forward Salvation Army." We can fit more students with less clutter. It says in the Bible that if we're faithful with little, He will give us more. I just don't think that is a hoarding application.
2. We can keep to a solid schedule. Usually my schedule explodes on a weekly basis (that's why we only plan school four days a week). But we had three different places to be & managed to make it. It was good to expeience that and see the wisdom of "your day begins the night before." (flylady reference).
3. We consume too much sugar. I can hardly believe I'm the one (with Pete) that went sugar-free for two years. Now I'm just nutritionally bi-polar. I make my own soaked granola (I should post on that soon), drink filtered water, buy my veggies from our CSA....AND...I love milkshakes from chick-fil-a, mom's traditonal cake from Delicious, iced vanilla coffees, brownies, chocolate milk, etc. What is my deal?
So you sense my frustration as I look into the mirror of reality. This blog is about my natural journey. Well, my journey to the land weirdo natural people took a detour through candyland.
So I'm coming out with my truth. I'm not where I want to be householdwise, schedulewise and foodwise. But gratefully I can't do it alone. I've been talking to God about this. Tonight at dinner, Gracie reminded me that "all things are possible with Christ who strengthens me."
Love, Carra

Monday, July 11, 2011

Interesting kid's traits that are most frustrating are the very ones I see in myself. So who should I try to "fix" 1st?