Monday, September 20, 2010

Moving along...

So we have been moving. I can honestly say there is nothing I like about moving. After this weekend I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel… a few more boxes to go! For the past 10 days I have said at least once a day “I need ____.” I need a vacuum for hardwoods, I need a can opener that will actually open a can, I need a taller ladder, I need a kitchen table, I need a shower curtain, I need a moment to just think!

As I unpack a box and start sifting through items, Grey is right behind me re-loading the box. My counterproductive partner is amusing to watch. I’m positive he loves moving… a true meddler’s dream. Millions of boxes and items to meddle through daily! He absolutely loves dusting. He’s been running around for 10 days with a pledge hand duster. Seriously, I bought him a childrens Hoover vacuum and all he needed was a $3 hand duster to make him happy. I appreciate the help and I’m relieved he finds enjoyment in the mayhem.

So I have a new focus… our terrible, horrible, no good, very bad food system. Recently I’ve read very distributing statistics like 1 out of 3 children born in 2010 will have type 2 diabetes. Working 40 plus hours a week along with an exhausting commute doesn’t leave a lot of time for me to obsess about this topic but I am very concerned for my family. I also read recently that the FDA is considering passing genetically engineered salmon into our food system… say what? I don’t want to eat the genetically engineered salmon! I’m already consuming the creepy hormone, antibiotic rich chicken that’s doing who knows what to my body. Anyway- this is just a rant. I’m desperately seeking a stronger connection with our local farmers that produce sustainable foods. However, I’ve been learning that this process isn’t so easy. More to come on this topic for sure…

Welcome to our Home: notice "toot toot" in the lower right hand corner of the glass door :)



Our Blue Foyer. We’ve had a lot of discussions about this color blue. The color makes Uncle Pete think of water, it reminds Matthew and I of Seaside, one of our favorite vacation spots. Furthermore, we made the decision to not change our blue- we had originally doubted our paint selection.



The Baby Gate: Uncle Pete made us this awesome custom baby gate. He's very talented and we've been holding him hostage at our house for several weeks- this is not a joke.



Pumpkin Puffs: I took a moment out of our busy schedules to make pumpkin puffs! Fall is my favorite season and I love pumpkin.

5 comments:

happymcfamily said...

Hey, I have some friends that buy "shares" from Rolling Hills Farm, so they regularly get fresh meat and produce. I don't know much about it, other than that they are very happy. Here is the web site if you are interested: http://www.rollinghillsfarm.com

I think it is in Columbia.

Kiley and Matthew said...

Yay! Thank you Becca for the information. I am definitely interested.

happymcfamily said...

Sure thing.
I know that if I lived in the area, I would definitely try them out.

Our healthy options are so minimal... I guess it just doesn't sell as well in rural communities so they don't stock it on the shelves. I go out of town for just the regular grocery store a lot of the time as it is just to find "hormone free" chicken and such. Even the organic milk, although they do have it, costs more here. So I completely feel your frustration.

Jordan said...

I love that blue in the entry! I am wanted to redecorate some of my rooms and want to go bolder with color choices!
The baby gate is awesome too! So much better than the white plastic or metal options out there that never match your decor and stick out like a sore thumb. Enjoy your new place!

by robin reed design said...

I LOVE...
1. your house- BEAUTIFUL!!
2. the blue (the pics of grey with his blue eyes shinin' will look great framed on that blue wall)
3. SEASIDE :)
4. Fall
and last but not least...
5. your pumpkin puffs! YUMMY....

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