|Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
|Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
|Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still
|You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of
yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
(Laurence J. Peter)
|Friends are family you choose for yourself.|
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19th April, 2005.
I am moving my website to another place, because I need to change the provider. I have not been able to update my on-line journal, so I decided to write it on my computer, and then transfer it, when the new website is ready.
Quite a few things happened since my last entry. For example, we went to a blueberry orchard, where we could pick our own blueberries ($8 per kg, which is what we would pay for a small punnet in Adelaide!). This was such a fun. As we were testing the blueberries, our tounges got all blue. Julia was having a great time walking around the bushes and eating blueberries. We picked over 3 kgs of blueberries, a big bag full of them. We discovered how different varieties had different tastes, our favourite ones were smaller ones, which had an amazing rich-aromatic taste. For the first time (well, except my younger years, when I could fill up on blueberries in the Polish mountains), we had a filling mono-blueberry-meal.
Also, on the route to the blueberry farm, we picked some absolutely fresh and crunchy apples and pears from one farmer, again for an excellent price. My son simply loves crunchy apples!
It has been a juggling act for me to maintain all-raw diet, while at the same time feeding my kids a mixed, high-in-raw diet. Also, I was not happy about my son still eating bread (even though I limited that to only yeast-free rye bread), because I know how bad is bread for him, especially since he has Aspergers syndrome. In the recent year his condition has improved, and I can observe the evidence of him thinking about the future, planning, something I could not observe before. It is hard to tell whether it is because of him entering puberty or his improved diet (perhaps, most likely, it is the combination), it seems though that his brain (frontal lobes, in particular) are developing. I am very happy about that. Anyway, Luke and I decided to try to transition to an all-raw family. Well, we have been trying before. The difference is that this time, we decided to take a more definite step and stop buying bread and other cooked stuff altogether. Instead, I want to focus our energy on providing delicious, fresh meals for my family. I could not have done that a year ago, of course. I have a better idea now what to do, so it is not so dificult to do that. Thankfully, my children like the smoothies, fruit, fruit pies, raw cookies etc.
Talking on-line to Tera, a mother of raw children, has helped. Thanks Tera!!!
Next weekend we are going again on a little excursion outside the town, hunting for fresh fruit. This time, the target are freshly picked dark-red grapes mmm. Exciting!