This is the start of a crazy week. My twins have their annual physical tomorrow, then the next day my oldest has an appointment with his autism doctor, and then I take my LICSW test on Wednesday. Along with this I have to work at three different nursing homes this week. As usual, I am continuing to try to figure out life. I keep trying to living the handmade and natural life that I want to live, but for some reason, it always seems so illusive.
I just read a blog post about " Our Year Without Groceries" and I am re-inspired to continue with this dreams and desire to live a handmade and natural life. As always, there is a balance, but I haven't quite found the balance I want or need. I'm not sure that I could go a year without going to a grocery store, but I would love to try it. I need to figure out how, just north of Boston, I can afford to eat local. I have a garden, and we should be set for tomatoes and kale, but I'm not sure what else. Farmers markets here seem to be more of the "in thing" instead of a way of life. I love going to our local farmers market, but, unfortunately it is really an expensive way to buy food. I would love to support my local farmers, but I need to figure out how to keep it within my budget.
Along with the food issue, I need to work on the clothing issue. I just read a story to my children about being green. One way I want to live a greener life, other than with eating less processed foods, is to reuse clothing. I have been really lucky with hand me downs for my kids, but I haven't been as lucky or as good with thrift stores and hand me downs for me. I want and need to stop buying and adding to the excessive amounts of "stuff"
Once I pass my LICSW test Wednesday, I am hoping to do more than just nursing home social work. I am hoping to do social work with my love of handmade and natural living. I would love to work with people to teach them how to live this way, But I need to learn how to live this way too. I will keep trying and learning and failing and getting back up and trying again.
This blog is my dream and my ultimate goal and I will continue to work at living the life I desire. I may not always live it and I may fall really hard, but I will continue to get back up and try again. I hope that at some point, I will be able to share this with others!