Packing, a chore most people I know despise, but for some crazy reason I take a bit too much pleasure in finding new ways to cram as many things as possible into a tiny space. To say that I find it fun to pack the little things would be a bit of an understatement. The pure joy I get out of finding unique places to put things together, that you wouldn’t normally see combined, might even be considered a bit ridiculous. All in the name of not wanting to waste space.
Due to the high cost of traveling via ferry it’s become even more important for us to utilize our space as best we can. Like most people who move we are downsizing and getting rid of as many things as possible but lets face it, we’re still going to bring stuff and stuff takes up room. Or does it?
I'm sitting here with only a few hours to get, two weeks worth of writing done. Writing is a huge part of how I see our future unfolding, and as the clock ticks onwards towards our dreams, every chance I get to write is one more opportunity to open that door wider into our future.
The next thing I knew my children, lead by my husband began stomping around the house chanting “Don’t trust mom.! Don’t trust mom!”.
They have threatened me with with spy cameras ever since that day, but I still try to get as much healthy stuff into them as possible.
The first thing to keep in mind when you’re trying to get more vitamins and minerals out of your diet is to buy fruits and vegetables that have more vitamins and minerals. Our modern cultivation practices have cut their nutritional value down drastically. Organic produce contains higher amounts of essential nutrients due to better soil management practices.
We also need to keep in mind that there is no one plant source that can replace your multi vitamins - you must include many plant sources. Eat the rainbow, not in candy form however, in fruit and veggie form. Vitamins are chemical compounds made up of elements from the periodic table for example vitamin C is ascorbic acid C6H8O6, table salt is sodium chloride or NaCl, water is H2O, you get the picture. Minerals are elements found on the periodic table, for example magnesium Mg, and calcium Ca. If you remember from chemistry class colour was an indicator of an element, or of chemical change. Everytime you eat a different coloured food you're ingesting different nutrients. My personal favorite is beta carotene, used to make vitamin A, because it’s bright orange. Including many different colours in your family’s diet will help insure a wide range of nutrients. If you have fussy children you may want to get them involved in growing a rainbow garden that includes veggies and berries from all the different colours of the rainbow.
Ever since I was a child I’ve struggled to keep things clean and my imagination didn’t really help. The entire time I was supposed to be cleaning my room I was really thinking about how cool it would be to have a magick wand to clean up the mess. I pictured flying around like the fairies off of sleeping beauty waving my wand and asking the mess to dance around and sing songs while it put itself away, just like Mickey Mouse in the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Needless to say I spent more time fantasising than cleaning. In fact I probably still do.
The mess never did clean itself and I struggled with it for 30+ years. Slowly over time I began learning to conquer it one little piece at a time. Recently I’ve been able to make giant steps forward thanks to 'super cleaner concentrate' recipe. These giant steps have helped me to realize how much the mess was holding me back. Every room in my house now feels good to be in, and for the first time in my life I can relax in my own house. It was as if the clutter and chaos made me claustrophobic and I couldn’t move.
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird