Monday, November 8, 2010

The Year is Marching by.....by Jessica

It really is nearly the end of the year, can you believe it?? As you may have read in the Healdsburg Tribune / Windsor Times , we are thinking about next years project. We've decided to do 12 one month healthy lifestyle projects such as: not eating out, eating vegetarian, exercising daily, etc. We've definitely NOT come up with 12 ideas...so we'd like to hear from all of you. Ideas?

After taking a Sunday morning trip to WalMart, I want all 12 of my months to include NEVER stepping foot in that store again. I HATE it in there. Where would I buy my cotton balls or deodorant though? It would take a lot of planning for me to eliminate WalMart and Target visits, but maybe I could be on a quarterly visit plan. Could I handle it if I go just 4 times a year...or would it just make those 4 times more miserable than usual? Something to mull over in this last 1 month, 3 weeks, 3 days of 2010.

I leave you with a picture of my family eating the worlds most boringest soup from my cookbook. Chicken, White Bean & Basil soup. There is only one more ingredient in the recipe that's not listed in the title. Chicken Stock. I couldn't handle it; I had to add celery, carrots, onions & potato. And some spices. Sheesh. Tell me who wouldn't????

6 comments:

smodi said...

So I have an idea for you guys...how about no sweets or chocolate for one month. That one wont be too hard and it is a healthy one. Just an idea. Cant believe this year is almost over. You guys did so great. You all definitely deserve a huge shopping day when this is over.

Jessica said...

That's a good idea...no processed sugar for a month. Like it!!!!

Carly said...

A no TV/Internet month but that doesn't sound like very much fun...and it makes the blog a little impossible...

Anonymous said...

Not vegan,” Justine noted im with Jistine on that one

Bobby

Lorna said...

Avoiding Walmart/Target/Costco is definitely possible. I boycott them in December and you would be surprised at the deals and options at the grocery stores.

How about living vegan for a month? No dairy, no meat, etc.

Jeni Perkins said...

I have the same Walmart aversion! I don't know what it is either, but halfway through my shopping list I get an anxious panicky feeling telling me to get out of that building NOW!! I have been using online options, such as drugstore.com and my new fav = soap.com! Free shipping (w/$25 order), order in your pj's, no lines, no whiny kids in shopping cart - need I say more :)