It's already been 3 months since my last entry. So much has happenned!
took the L's on a trip to Spain and Portugal, L2 got sick at the end of
the trip and ended up leaving her appendix in the south of Portugal (more on this later, believe me!), we
continued to work two farmer's markets on Saturdays, we are taking out
the sailboat as much as possible, and continue our search for the
perfect condo to buy (I am so done with renting!). The girls started
school mid August and are very happy and already very busy. I have been
getting a lot of interpreting work and have done a couple of fun
auditions for acting jobs (I even drove to Pittsburgh for a call back
for a role in a made-for-tv movie!).
This past weekend was a good example of what our life has been like for
the better part of the last two years: We were busy with homework,
chores and housework, worked two farmers markets, went to a cousin's
wedding, and buried our 15 year old dog.
Important, emotional, meaningful, difficult, joyous,
life-affecting as well as life-affirming events wedged in a flurry of
every-day, time-consuming routines and tasks.
It feels like we hit the
ground running as soon as we get out of bed, and we have to diligently
remind ourselves to slow down, to breath, to remember what's important,
to appreciate the little things and to delight in each other.
So the thought of adding blogging back into my schedule seems
unrealistic at best, and at worst just plain insane, but I WANT to!
Healthy eating is inseparable from healthy living, both physically and
mentally. The only way I am able to overcome (and sometimes even thrive in!) my crazy
busy schedule is by making healthy eating and other healthy practices my
allies. I still have a lot to share and I think that taking the time to
share it despite my lack of free time, simply shows how important it
So, this is my official declaration that the Reluctant Raw Blogger is back, eager and happy to share!
PS. Coming up next... 3 day fast.