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Good Morning Sunshine!

By Tracyrosen @tracyrosen

What a brilliant morning! And it is quite welcome after yesterday’s wind, rain, and gloom. I don’t know if it was because of that last night but for the first time in months Jack slept in my bed. He started to cry abruptly at around 11:30 last night, after having been asleep for 3 or 4 hours. He’s been a little more thirsty lately so I let him snack on me, which usually puts him right back to sleep. Not this time. He just wasn’t getting comforted. So we went into my bed and he kicked and twisted against me for about 45 minutes while I ‘Shhhhhh, shhhhhh, shhhhhhd’ him until he finally fell back asleep. And what a gorgeous smile I got from him when his eyes opened this morning :)

Back to work
I almost started work today. I may be taking a part-time position at a very small private school close to my parents and Jack’s other grandmother’s houses. They have offered me the position and we are still somewhat talking about salary. Hopefully it will all work out. If it doesn’t then something else will :) I am feeling optimistic about going back to work and don’t want to just blindly grab whatever is offered to me. It needs to work for me, for Jack, and for the school.

I am so enjoying eating real food. It’s amazing what a simple change in diet has done for me. I just feel better. And preparing what I eat is fun, really fun. So much more fun than popping a pizza into the oven or pasta into a pot! Last night I finally made that Southeast Asian Curry Base I threatened to make a while back. It took me much longer than the 10 minutes it said it would take to prepare, about 3 times as long. But now I have curry base to last a good long time. I spread some of it onto some wild cod last night, 15 minutes in the oven at 400, then 5 minutes under the broiler and yum de yum yum yum :)

cod with curry

Of course I also now have lime leaves to last a good long time as well and Rosemary pointed me towards some possible uses for the lime leaves here. She also suggested to pop them into the freezer, which I did.

This morning’s breakfast is kinda pretty, so here it is. Cereal without grains or dairy :) What’s in there, you ask?

pumpkin seeds
brazil nuts
unsweetened shredded coconut
bananas (yes! I have my banana legs back!)
almond milk

no grain or dairy cereal

More Jack
And finally here’s some more Jack :)


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