Am I really following through with how I want to live? Am I really doing what I said I believe in when I started this blog? Sometimes, I'm not sure. I am really trying hard not to eat out. Partly because it is so expensive and we don't have the money and partly because of health reasons. I have not bought any new clothes for me or for the kids lately. I would so love to go shopping, but a) I can't afford it b) I don't need it and c) I really don't want to buy anything until I am at the weight that I want to be at.
Christmas is on it's way. I am really trying hard to make my gifts for people. I really want to try to limit the amount of money that I spend at stores making Christmas, at least for me, a lot less commercialized. I know that I will be buying the kids toys from the stores. I know that there are going to b gifts for others that get bought at the stores. I just hope that I can make sure that the gifts that I give people, including the ones I buy, are meaningful. I don't just want to give a gift to give a gift. I want the gift to either say something about the person that I am giving it to or be something meaningful from me, or something that the people really wants. So, for example, I got my kids a Toy Story Mr Potato Head for each of them. They love Toy Story 1,2, and 3. I mean they really love these movies, and I love them too. Plus, it's a great teaching tool for them. They use a Mr. Potato Head in Early Intervention and the kids really like it. I am also planning on making them something just from me. I want my husband to make them each a CO2 car. They all love cars and we can decorate them for out daughter and our sons. I haven't decided what I am going to make them yet. I have a lot of ideas, but I'm not sure what exactly I will decide on.
I am trying to eat more healthy and sometime I do great, and sometimes, I do horrible. It's always a work in progress! I am trying new foods and new recipes. I have decided that I really like curry spices and garam masala. I just need to get more comfortable with these spices and enjoy! I made a chickpea stew the other night and added both of these spices, even though they weren't called for and it totally made the recipe. I loved every bite I ate. I just need to continue to make sure that I keep it healthy, fresh, and fun!