One of my more recent undertaking has been a Dungeons and Dragons campaign that my hubby has been DMing until level ten. We are currently around level four so we have a way to go. But that's not the point of this. I'm planning on turning our campaign into a comic soon. I know I know, it's not like I don't have a million other projects in this brain of mine. But I really can't help it because what's happened thus far is pure gold. Seriously. I have two words, which I will explain at a later time. Undulating Skin. Yes. Let that settle in your mind for a moment. Gross, isn't it?
Now here's my one complaint. Thus far, I've been working very hard to lose weight so I can be far healthier than I ever have been. Yet I seem to be getting no where fast. Of course, my husband buying a bunch of soda didn't help much because I have a HUGE weakness to it. Even as I type this, the Mt Dew is flowing...~sigh~ I'm really bad at this. It's why I hate buying these things. I can't resist and there goes any of my progress. I need to be better at this. I can do all things because Jesus gives me the strength, I just need to ask! Please pray that I finally have some success at this. I means a lot but I've never lost weight before so this is very new to me.
I've mentioned before that I'm an ambitious person. I have a great deal I would like to do for my family. My husband and mother are diabetic and I may not be far behind on that one so healthy food is a huge thing for me. As such, I have a passion for starting a garden, culturing things like yogurt and sourdough, and cleaning with less harmful solutions. This has grown into a desire to homestead. I want our household to be able to take care of itself and not rely on conventional produce and mass-produced crap.
I've discovered this sort of desire often breeds new interests. Now I've found myself wanting chickens. Chickens led to goats, ducks, pigs and cows. Honestly I'd love to have a small farm, just a little one that could provide my family with food and a tiny part of the income. I'm not sure if its feasible though. It drives me crazy though, because it seems the best way to take care of those I love.
I have thought of alternative ways that make it a little better without becoming a full-fledged farmer. There are plenty of places I can find better quality meat around here. Fish is a bit of challenge (may have to raise my own). Vegetables and fruit are available through CSAs and farmer's markets until I can start growing things myself. I'm not sure about grains. I may need to do some research for quality grains in bulk.
It always seems like I'm fighting for this and yet I can't do a tenth of what I want to do. Blargh. There I went again, complaining...
|I don't own this. It's just sheer hilarity. |
Thank you to the guy who made basketball better and to the person who snapped this picture.