Hey all! You know you’re a blogger when life gets in the way and you aren’t able to push out posts as often as you want to. So much has been taking up my time, namely Fiverr orders, that even our townhouse’s cleanliness has been a little bit neglected (oops!).
So, what's my excuse...?
Not only have I been extremely busy with ‘work’, but we actually moved from Maine to West Virginia back in June! We sold our first house, most of what we owned, and trucked the rest 18 hours South. Crazy, right?
Jonathan and I have one ultimate dream: to live on a homestead and be as self sufficient as is possible. We decided on this state for a number of reasons, mainly its affordability and great growing season. Winter exists down here, but it’s nowhere near as depressing as Maine!
Jonathan and I were both born and raised in Maine, but we’ve never really felt one-hundred percent attached. Don’t get me wrong, Maine is a stunningly beautiful part of the country, and I look forward to visiting family there next year. It just has the kind of weather that makes you hate the outdoors for half the year – as they say in Maine, there are two seasons: winter and construction.
The important thing is that we’re extremely happy here. Everyone is amazingly friendly, and we love the regional grocery stores, harvest and farm markets, libraries, and parks. West Virginia really is an amazing state to be a resident of, and we can’t wait to start looking for a more permanent home once our lease is up.
Farewell Fitness Finesse
My fitness fervor took an unfortunate back seat during all of these shenanigans, and I’ll be the first to admit that I jumped back on the dairy train for comfort (no meat though, it’s been more than a year!).
If anyone needed a kick in the pants recently, it was me. I actually went to the doctor for the first time here in our city, and my CHOLESTEROL WAS SLIGHTLY ELEVATED.
Goodbye dairy. Hello whole foods, am I right?
As if that wasn’t enough, I’m also back up to 150 pounds. *facepalm* I was down to 138 if you’ll recall… Time to get back on the wagon, or in my case, bike.
Don’t reach for that “just one bite” of cheese. There’s a reason we can’t resist – it’s scientifically proven to be addictive!
Some Vegan Meal Ideas
I don’t have official recipes for any of these, but I just wanted to give a quick summary of how I put meals together. A lot of new vegetarians/vegans have a hard time thinking outside the “meat as protein” box. And while I’ve had my fair share of dairy slips, I know how to substitute properly.
That’s all for now, lovelies! If you don’t already, follow my blog with the subscribe fields to your right. I try to post useful content for moms, vegans, and people struggling with life in general. It’s a big world out there, and sometimes I just feel so mismatched to our current society – it’s too fast paced and money-oriented for me.
Hey, maybe I’m just an old soul, who knows. We can’t wait to start our homestead, that’s for sure.
Until next time,