Sunday, February 24, 2013

Am I turning "crunchy"?

Some of the bounty from our weekly food basket.
Oh, my god. I just reflected on a few things that have come together in the past few weeks.
  1. Steve and I started taking a parenting course that includes expressions like relationship mindfulness, radical acceptance, and opposite action. These are pretty flaky concepts, people.
  2. I signed up for home delivery of organic, locally grown vegetables. 
  3. Steve and I started taking a yoga class together. 
You see where this is heading, don't you?

In six months or less, we'll be living off the land, shearing our own sheep, carding and spinning the wool and wearing poorly woven shawls as we embrace you in all of our deodorant-free mugginess and share our stash of gingko biloba.

Okay, probably not. But all three of these things are new to me and I like them.

The skills we're learning in the parenting course have broader applications and really do help me understand and empathize more.

The food is great - tasty and fresh and bountiful. Not to mention convenient.

Yoga was a pleasant surprise: relaxing and peaceful, which is just what I needed. And doing it with Steve made it a kind of date. [Confession: I almost wimped out on the way to the very first class, because we were late and I'd had a crappy day and just wanted to go eat comfort food. Steve gently insisted. Yay, Steve!]

I didn't set out to make these kind of changes as New Year's resolutions, but it does seem to be turning into a year of positive change.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go hug a few trees. See ya later!


  1. LOL! I love it! Since beginning our weekly veggie boxes it seems I'm heading in the same direction- we're about to start a compost pile in the backyard, in fact (so I can have organic material to grow my own organic garden). Add in breastfeeding (amazing how that's a "crunchy" concept these days) and cloth diapers and we're definitely looking like we may be hugging some trees soon.(And I did actually make the comment to Jason that perhaps we should just start a farm with organic veggies, grain-fed, free-range chickens, and grass-fed, hormone-free cows! :P)

  2. Haha! It's all good stuff and moving in a positive direction. It's just funny how it's come to be in such a short time frame, and without any conscious planning.

  3. Hey, one ALWAYS needs post-zombie apocolypse skills. I can bake bread, milk a cow or a goat (and I suspect, although I've never done it, a sheep. How different can that be from a goat?), AND card and spin wool! Can't knit for the life of me, though. Unless really long scarves are required in said apocolypse.



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