I'm having such a great time reading traditional recipes and converting them to raw! It's so fun inventing new twists to old styles! I made the yummiest coconut pie ever by following a Monrovian Coconut Pie recipe native of West Africa. So goood. I'll post a picture soon. First, I have to connect my camera and unload one months worth of baby pics!
It has been a while since I last checked in..It was the end of 2008 and there was a lot going on. I found a way to motivate myself to write again after the long pause. Not only was I not writing, I wasn't eating that well. I was eating a lot fried food and getting cranky. I recently found the best way to create movement in my life. It only took moving the furniture!
I wanted to move to another house and find comfort there. I forgot why I moved to this house in the first place. I needed more space and this was great. What happened is that we stuffed it, every room has too much stuff and because of this the rooms are stuffy.
When you find yourself in a stuffy room you will become stuffed up. It was getting harder to write as the months progressed until I came to a stand still and had to force myself to write a paragraph which took more than a day. I was completely jammed. I stopped moving altogether which caused me to get depressed. I eventually came down with a stuffy cold and then realized, after looking around that I needed to get unstuffed!
It began with one room. We, Jerimiah and myself, sat in our room, looked around and decided now is the time. We are feeling like crap and need to get some movement happening or continue on this vicious cycle of here we go again..and then get sucked into TV and really end up as a wayside couch potato.
I'm talking about Feng Shui, it works! From the moment you walk into a room until you find yourself sitting down and then being a part of the space you should feel comfortable and uplifted. Nothing in the room should bring you down. In fact your surroundings should make you feel good. Why would you want to surround yourself with things that make you feel bad?
I immediately began stuffing bags with stuff to take to the local thrift store. It was time to release old patterns and start with a fresh palette. I didn't even have to paint! I ended up with two boxes of stuff from one room. We moved the furniture to flow with the windows, closet and door. It suddenly flowed! It felt good to be in the room. It became a place to sit, relax and play with the baby and write! Even the baby was happier. The next room is waiting for me tonight...stay tuned!