Everything in life takes hard work, if you are just handed things you do not appreciate them as much. I'm thankful my life is taking hard work because I surely do appreciate everything I have much more. I also feel a lot better after my post yesterday. Thanks for hanging in but I just needed to vent somewhere.
Paypal (after 8 months) finally straightened out my account (and I closed the one they were having troubles with) but that means I can now START SELLING THINGS.......yahhh!!! I have been sewing away for weeks but now I can sell things for Memory Ty's and start filling meaningful memory boxes for the hospital and paying it forward to other angel moms through various ways. I have been waiting a long time for this and now that it is here I hope it is successful. I have not finished the website yet but as soon as I post things and get everything in order I will post a link here and I hope all of you can spread the word! It'll grow like wild flowers.
I have been changing things in my life to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle. This includes using natural house and personal products. I've been using some natural products for a few days now and though I don't see much of a difference (the little I do see is better) I can feel good knowing I am not loading my body with chemical crap. Once we move into a bigger space I'm really going to dive into making my own dish soap, laundry soap, shampoo, face wash....all the good stuff. When we have children I'm also going to stick to cloth diapering and cloth wipes. It may be a lot but I am doing everything I possibly can to get all the toxins out of my body. If we do decide to get pregnant I really want to make sure I am doing EVERYTHING possible to give the baby the best chance possible and if it means smelling like a tree, so be it. We'll see what other aspects of my life it changes, perhaps my mood, my energy level, who knows, the possibilities are endless. I'll share my experiments along as I go and if I find something really good I may share it. So far the bar of pure glycerin soap seems to be working really well, my skin isn't as dry, I feel clean, I don't smell like flowers, it cost next to nothing...I'd say that choice was a win. I am not sold on the shampoo and conditioner bar yet...I'll give it a few more weeks but may need to switch it and and the face wash is working the same as what I use to use...maybe a bit better...that one may take a few weeks to really notice the difference though, however it's all natural so at least chemicals aren't going into my body. There is a store downtown in the market we have here that is all natural products and I think I'm going to be a frequent shopper there...at least until I can figure out my own natural products...next weeks experiment, DIY weight loss body wrap...let's see how that goes!
I had to bring Milo to the vet today. I called this week and they said they couldn't take him until next Saturday but I told them he had to come in this weekend because he isn't feeling well. I knew he had an ear infection, I just didn't know it was double. They gave him a steroid shot (for his asthma) an anti-biotic shot (for his ear infection) and ear drops. Poor little guy is passed out from all the med and not feeling well. I'm just glad I was pushy to get him in today, can you imagine how bad the poor little bug may have got if I waited a week? On our way there we passed a pretty bad accident....I prayed whoever was in the car was safe but it was bad....I don't know how anyone could have come out of it and not be hurt or alive....it really shook me up to see it.
I also bought some fabric to re-do the rocker for the nursery I am going to do when we move..bright yellow. I have so many ideas thanks to pinterest! I also popped by to see the boys and got quite upset at seeing that little little horn was limping. I hope he is okay and he heals.
I plan on spending the day sewing away. My goal is to have everything up and running by New Years and I think it's doable. Though we are moving next year so I hope I can still get everything done while we deal with that. It may mot be until the Spring but it WILL happen (watch out for my next post on why we need to move....it's a good o