Thursday, June 30, 2011

Food Inc.

We watched Food Inc. this weekend. WOW. I was floored by what we saw. Some of the things revealed in that movie blew my mind. The chemicals they use in our foods and the processes they use to grow our meat, I was horrified by what we saw. When it was over we immediatly walked out the door and went to Whole Foods. It was a nice, cleansing experience, and made me feel better.

I did walk away from the movie a bit confused on where to start. We eat pretty healthfully around here, but we don't buy organic foods because of the price, we honestly cannot afford to buy everything organic. However, we did decide that we are going to start small, and we are going to start with our meat. I go meatless 2 days a week, and this past weekend, the hubs and I talked about it, and he said he would give up meat 2 days a week also so that we can buy organic meat!!!!

While we were at Whole Foods we ended up talking to the butcher, his name is Tom. He was so helpful and very informative. We ended up buying some organic steaks(they are huge and cost a ton, they better be worth it!) and because the most common type of meat we eat is chicken, Tom the butcher gave us some raw chicken for free. He even explained how the organic chicken actually tasts different because of the way it was raised. We decided that we are going to make the organic chicken and the normal chicken we buy in the exact same way in different pans and have a little taste test. I will let you know how it goes.

What about you and your family, do yall eat organics? Do you see a difference?

(A special thanks goes out to Denise at Capturing the Days. She gave me some guidance on my food journey. Thanks Denise!)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fight Face

Fight Face- a hard shelled face, stubborn, jerky, bratty, emotionally walled, distant, unaviliable, and obsninant.
I have had my fight face on for the past few weeks. The weekend that we moved up to Dallas, P and I had a great weekend, we were open, vulnerable, and completly honest with each other. It was amazing. But, somehow, after all of that tearing down of walls, and being open and honest, I put the walls right back up. I have been really argumentative the past few days/years/ all of my life. When I feel I am not being heard, or listened to, or my adgenda is being pushed to the side continually, I will put up one hell of a fight. I will put up a fight in really small ways. For example, I will get into an argument with the hubs at Blockbuster in the middle of the day about what movie to rent, and when the store clerk comes over the help us decide, and he sides with the hubs, I will continue to be pissed off for about 2 hours longer. (Why not rent 2 movies you ask? Well, Blockbuster has a free movie deal going on for the month of June, and I am too cheap to spend 2.99 to rent a second movie, and would rather wait until the next day to get the movie.)
Anywho, I am going to make an effort to have my fight face on less and be open and vulnerable more. Lets see how that goes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Them vs. Me

We have been here in Dallas for 2 weeks now. The Big D!

I am adjusting and applying for jobs. Everything is unpacked and put in its place!! We spent last Saturday cleaning out so much stuff, and we purchased some shelves from Lowes, and now our garage is a lean, clean, organized machine!!! AWESOME!!

I have had a few bites from the resumes that I have been sending out. I have had some meetings and interviews and I have a temporary job for two weeks starting next Monday. (Side note, one interview was on the 38th floor of a 39 story building. I looked out the window and my palms were sweating. I spent the entire interview trying to calm my pounding heart, and hide my sweat stained pits from the interviewers. I am NOT a fan of heights)

The adjustment is going well, its just really really different. I have never lived in a big city. I grew up in a small town, went to college in a small town, and I have lived in a small town for the past four years. Now, we are in the heart of Dallas. There is a high rise condo building across the street, there are high rises less than 1/2 a mile down the road, and the freeway is about 1/4 of a mile from here. We are living in the heart of the big city.

I did not realize how many wealthy people live in Dallas. The most common brand of car in our neighborhood; Lexus. Would the plural of that be Lexi? Plus Acura, Infinity, and Mercedes. There have been some Bentley's cruising the hood as well.

We have a Honda and a Dodge......yea

One thing I have noticed is how different I am from many of the women around here. Just from observation here are some differences..


Big Blonde hair

fake boobs

dressed up 95% of the time

in make up 100% of the time



Flat Brunette hair

all natural chestage, on the smaller side

Dressed in shorts and tee shirts 95% of the time

make up about 2% of the time

don't show cleavage

I notice this when I go to the stores. I have seen women come home from work, get out of their work clothes, and then walk the dog in outfits that I would consider appropriate from going out. When I work out, I look like trash. These women wear tight spandex shorts and sports bras, and their hair looks better than mine ever will.

Until next time, if you see a brunette girl in the midst of the big blonde hair set---thats me, trying to hold on to normalcy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Am I?

We are now settled into our new place!! Pics to come I promise.
One thing I realized is, I might be a tad bit OCD. Well, maybe not offically, maybe just anal?
Let's see--you tell me.

Do I get frustrated if one package is opened before another is finished? Check.
Example: There are currently 3 tubes of toothpaste opened in our bathroom. That drives me insane. You should only open a tube of toothpaste when the one you were using before is completly empty.

Does it drive me nuts that there are 2 packages of chicken stock opened and not empty in the fridge? Check

Do I have an issue with the fact that during moving, you have to move from one project to another before one is completed? Check

I could go on and on and on. One thing I learned during this moving process, I am ANAL in a bad way. Check and mate.

What about yall?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's over

It ends today. The long distance six months is over. We finished, we made it, and now we are done. P is flying in to town today and we are picking up the moving truck this afternoon. We are going to load our storage unit today, and then load the boxes from our apartment. We will stay here one more night, then get up tomorrow and start the move. We are stopping off at the in-laws house to drop off some things and spend the night, then we will be moving into our new place on Saturday. We have some friends coming over to help us today and then on Saturday so it should go pretty quickly. We don't have a ton of stuff, and I am hoping and praying that P will be open to the idea of going through all of our stuff and getting rid of some (many) things!