Saturday, September 04, 2010

Random Tidbits and Ramblings

The other day I saw someone describe a person who yearns for older, simpler ways as 'crunchy'. Things such as pickling and canning were mentioned. Hmmm. I did a lot of pickling this summer. I am the recent purchaser of the Ball Home Canning System. I made jelly and jam and spent a morning picking fresh organic blueberries for my family. I love to bake from scratch. I want to get good at making home made bread, cheese and wine. That is a goal of mine. So am I 'crunchy'? I don't think so. I think I am more....um.....'crusty'! That is a good word for me. Crusty. Yeasty. Heady. Old....fashioned, in a way. I just like simple, true things. The blue of a turquoise and a spring sky, the feel of a small childs silky hair, the warmth of sunshine in the fall, the smell of fresh cut grass and a bonfire. Simple and clear. Smells, sounds, touches that mean something. Joy is in the simple things. That's me.

Last weekend I purchased a case of a super-duper vitamin supplement fizzy drink mix. I will not share the name because I am still trying it out and I don't want anyone to think I am promoting it at this time. This drink mix is loaded with vitamin B12. In fact, it has about 46,000 % of the daily dose of B12. It also has a lot of anti-oxidants and such. All things touted to be very, very good for a body. Normally I don't buy into the 'it will change your life' mentality of something that doesn't have good, solid science behind it, but in this case I had been reading recently about an inherant vit B12 deficiency in people/kids with ADHD. In some cases supplements of high doses of B12 made a world of difference. As in, no prescription meds were needed. Since B12 is a water soluble vitamin, meaning it can't build up in the system and become toxic, there is no hazard to trying it. So I bought a case of 20 days supply. Each day I mix up a bottle of the drink and I give Seth 1/4 of it and I drink the rest. I have had more energy and much better focus, plus I feel happier. Now I am well aware of the placebo affect so I might just be WANTING to feel something, so at this time I reserve judgement. Seth has also been calmer and happier, but we are also still getting him adjusted to prescription meds. So again, I reserve judgement. Still, I am encouraged. The past week has been really, really good. So good in fact we are having a little boy sleep-over tonight complete with a tent in the living room and a Wii competition. I never would have dreamed of trying this just a few weeks ago. Then again, I may never, ever do this again....we'll see how it turns out.

A Wee Gull: Ahren is a hoot. He is always talking about something and I rarely have any idea what it is he is saying. It's not that he doesn't speak clearly so much, although he has trouble with some letter sounds. Its more that he is so very random that I have absolutely NO context for what he is saying. The other day he began talking about 'a wee gull'. Now we see gulls all the time being this close to the ocean and all. Still, where did he get the Irish-sounding 'wee' part. Who knows. Maybe off of the Disney channel? Then he mentioned sitting in the front seat of the car. Ok, what does that have to do with baby birds? I am totally lost. Then suddenly it dawned on me. It was 'a wee gull' to allow a child in the front seat of a car. Say it with me, 'a wee gull'. (Hint: run it all together and you get....illegal) So baby sea birds do NOT want small children in the front seat of cars. Are you with me?

Yesterday I heard Levi laughing and the whirring of some sort of mechanical something-or-other. He crowed out loud how FUN it was to play this game. Huh? What the heck was that noise? I rounded the corner to find him punching all the buttons on my printer and laughing as the lights flashed, the ink cartridges zoomed back and forth and it made all kinds of buzzing, beeping noises. Gee, I wonder why I need a new printer every 18 months.....

3 comments:

ManyBlessings said...

Hahahahaha!! "A wee gull"...TOO CUTE!!!!! =D

Elle said...

Crunchy is a term we use frequently in the Northwest. Also referred to as a "Greener". They are usually people who cloth diaper, (yes) do canning, buy organic and avidly compost and recycle. They often drive hybrid cars and look down upon those who do otherwise. Crunchies are the extremes. I'm on the quasi crunch scale, but I like designer stuff so that disqualifies me from the crunchy mom group.

Karen said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the supplement you are taking? The B12 supplement I buy is only sold in Spain, and the cost of it plus the shipping is out of my budget at the moment. Can you please email me the name if you want at k00400@yahoo.com?