It's been 9 months since I've said a word, but I'm back. My life has been totally topsy turvy since the last post. It's finally back on an even keel and I am relaxing again. I've actually been wanting to write for a couple of months, but it was overwhelming to think about trying to write everything that's been going on, so I've just been avoiding it.
Thankfully, yesterday my best friend asked me to write a post about composting and I decided why not just jump right back in?
This post is just to say hi and give you brief run down of my life since November.
November - Jason and I got settled in our new home in Dallas.
December - A full-time job opened up where I've worked as a contractor for the past 5 years. I asked for the job and it was offered. I became a full-time ConocoPhillips employee on December 31. (From that point on I had to have a residence within 45 minutes of Bush Intercontinental.)
January - The search for a place for me to live in Houston began.
April - After four months and three different contracts on three different houses I closed on a place. The Lord knew exactly what I needed because the third time was a charm. I LOVE THIS PLACE! I love where I live as much as the house I live in. The house in 725sqft. It's 2 bed and 1 bath and perfect for just me. I also love the location. I basically live in the woods 5 minutes from the highway. It's amazing.
May - Moved in and got settled
June - My life started completely changing. I joined a website called BeyondDiet.com. It's a nutritionist that has done tons and tons of research on real food. I threw away all processed food, started buying raw milk and as much local produce as possible. I started buying eggs from a farm down the street and when all else failed I would buy all organic food at the store. I then watched the documentary Food Matters and I tweaked a couple more things. I bought a Nutri-Bullet and started making shakes. I'll talk about all of this more in detail later.
Jason and I have always wanted a farm. We talked about it since before we even got married. However, neither of us really knows what to do with a farm. So, when I was researching where to buy raw milk I noticed that one of the farm's said they like to help people start their own farms. I went to check it out. I left that day with the general manager's phone number and a promise that if he would take me on as an intern I would see it through for a year. (It takes a year for a farm to complete a full cycle - makes sense.) So, since June, on my days off, I have volunteered my time at this farm learning how to milk cows, how to use the milk to make different items, how to start a garden and harvest the produce. It's a totally organic farm so I'm getting to learn to do it the way I want to one day do it myself.
July - Life was normal. I wasn't looking for a place to live, moving, changing my entire lifestyle, etc.
August - I'm breathing easy and taking time to share my life with you once again.