Thursday, August 16, 2007

Happenings...





Rogue is getting over the bug (Giardia -yep, dogs can get it too) he picked up on our camp trip. He is so big for a 17 week old, big and clumsy...

Roxie Shea talking to her Daddy. She is having a hard time of it this week. Lance is working ten days in WY so he can have four off. (the four days off fall on my extra days off) I would love to go hiking at the City of Rocks. I haven't been there in years. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what the Bday boy (Lance) wants to do...

More bathroom demolishing! Good-bye old, gross shower stall! Gotta make way for my new slate, double shower...

Another thought...I use canvas bags at the grocery store, have for a while. But what about the little veggie bags? In trying to rid our lives of extra plastic, I am putting all my veggies and such into one canvas bag. These seem like such small worries. But when you start to shift your perspective, it's not just about polluting with plastic. You see a bigger picture, always looking for another way to reduce our footprint...My next step, limiting our meat intake -this is going to be a hard one for us. I am checking into "Quorn". Seems like a pretty cool product.

A bit of info I found on quorn.com
You can depend on Quorn products to always be meat-free and soy-free. There are believed to be over 600,000 varieties of fungi in the world, some of which are the most sought after foods like varieties of mushrooms, truffles and morels. The principle ingredient in all Quorn products is mycoprotein (“myco” is Greek for “fungi”). The mycoprotein comes from Fusarium venenatum, which was originally discovered growing in a field in Buckinghamshire, England. In the late 1960s, initial product development began, soon recognizing mycoprotein’s potential as an efficient and nutritious protein source.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Cool web counter! Dig it!

I haven't tried Quorn yet (sp?), but I'm interested. I just read Robbin's _Diet for a New America_, and if you are interested in going meatless or meat lite it's a very motivating read. It also explores the protein myth that America holds. We talked about points of this book all the way to WI on our vacation!

Ever since your canvas bag post I've been thinking about the same issues! I "went commando" with not getting the little plastic veggie bags at the store last night. I just already had a paper bag open, put my veggies in, took them out to be weighed and put them back in. At the farmers market I took my (washing them!) Ziplocs so that I could put berries and such in them.


Good luck with the bathroom! Shannon