IOW, eat as natural as possible. Duh, right? Only, she points out that we have a LOT of crap PACKAGING our food.....so, ditch the plastic (not that easy), ditch the processed foods (um....yeah. I am working on that), and go as natural as possible (she says Organic, but.....I know that "Organic" doesn't mean what it's supposed to; organic producers CAN use chemicals, as long as they're on the "approved" list.....and we know how that works, right? $$$$). She also says to go to 2% milk - ICK. I think, knowing what I know about commercial dairy practices, that I'll stick with my fresh goat milk. :shudder: (You really don't want to know. But.....the FDA allows all SORTS of junk to go into the commercial milk supply. Stuff that would get a small, private dairy shut down so fast it's not funny.....and yet, it's OK for most of the populace to drink the commercial stuff. And CDC reports more deaths/illnesses stemming from commercial milk than from private......seriously. It's scary.....) (Oh, and ditch most of the cleaners on the market....I can't. See, SG works for a company that makes some of the stuff, and we can get it for almost nothing in the company store. So.....with our budget? I'll stick to using their stuff, like I have been. In moderation.)
Well....we're in drought conditions, and have been for a couple of years. I had switched to disposable plates, to save water....and I've noticed that I can't shift ANY weight. Even adding our daily walk hasn't done much.....we also use paper napkins. :sigh: And plastic (non-disposable) cups....
No more. I went to Anna's Linens and bought 100% cotton napkins. ($1.99/each) WalMart had Made in America glass tumblers for 4/$1.98. I have Fiestaware for our everyday plates...so I've ditched all the plastic and disposable stuff, and will be using "real" stuff. More water, yes....but better for *us*. We already run the dishwasher 2x/day, thanks to the milking stuff, so....we really won't be using that much more water.
I can't ditch the gladware/tupperware - I can't find glass storage containers the same sizes. I don't use it a lot, so.....I won't worry about that. I WON'T ditch paper towels - I have a puppy. And a dog that likes to leave grudge presents...:ick: I will simply try to purchase eco-friendly ones.
And I didn't buy processed food this time (except for the kids' cereal (because they're not on board with me yet, and I can't take the whining. Frosted Flakes it is! - and Tyson's breaded chicken patties. I *need* those for breakfast, or I crash and burn by 10.) It pushed my bill up 1/4....OUCH. But....if we get healthier, then it's worth it, right? (And I should note that I didn't buy ANY veggies this time, because we can eat out of the pantry, or meat, because I have enough for now in the freezer. And I *still* spent 25% more. :sigh:)
OH - H, zip me a mailing address. I have 5A/B and 6A/B, with the workbooks and Intensive Practice books. Be happy to get them OUT of here. And no, you don't NEED the teacher's manual - the books do a good job of explaining the how and why. The guide supposedly tells you HOW to teach, but I didn't need it - and still don't, in DM 2A (although there's been a few times I've almost ordered, because Herself just Does. Not. Get. It. So far, though, YouTube has answered her questions. :whew:) I like Singapore - once you get used to how they present things, it's easy. OH! For History, I recommend The Mystery of History - we just got Vol. 3, and I am REALLY impressed. Even without the extra stuff (projects, extra reading, etc) it looks Fantastic. I'm excited to start next week!
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