I am thankful for so many things! I don't even know where to start!
I have an amazing, fun, loving, caring family who I love being with. They are extremely crazy and out-of-this-world, but I love them for it! My cousins are the absolute best, and I can never wait until we all meet up again! My parents are so loving and trusting! they let me go on these crazy climbing trips every weekend since I was 14! My brother is maturing and I realize how much he means to me!
I have the best friends in the world! They are always watching out for me and they are ALWAYS there for me! We have so much fun!
I am so grateful for finding raw foods (and Steve and Nicole for introducing me to the lifestyle!) Raw foods has dramatically changed my life. Not only do I FEEL better, happier, healthier, and lighter, but I also feel a deeper connection with Mother Nature! I feel like I am on a constant high and I LOVE IT. The raw food high HAS NO COMEDOWN! It's ALL GOOD! I am truly thriving on this lifestyle!!! Life feels so much more MEANINGFUL now - It's hard to explain! I just feel like I vibrate at a higher frequency now!!!
I am also very grateful to have online supporters too! Thank you to all you who read my blog and support my way of life! You know who you are!!! I love all the raw fu folk as well as the give it to me raw crowd. You guys are a constant support system that I can always fall back on. Without you, I would have not been this successful!!!
I am very thankful for the animals on this earth, especially my dogs: Buddy, Lucy, and Hunny... along with my experiences with my deceased dogs, Misty and Annie. They mean the world to me and I do not know what I would do without them!!!
I am thankful for the air I breathe, the water I drink, and the food I eat.
I am thankful for living in a nice home and attending a half-way decent art school.
I am extremly thankful for CLIMBING and the lifestyle and community that goes along with it... I would not be alive without it (literally). It is truly what I live for!!!
I am thankful to be ALIVE in this BEAUTIFUL WORLD!!!
I am mourning the loss of millions of turkeys today. RIP!
Today I helped my dad put out some of the Christmas decorations... our house is crazy when it comes to Christmas decorating. Just wait... i'll post pics later this month!
As far as FOOD goes,
I have been really into my "raw oatmeal" recipe! I ate it for lunch and again for dinner! (I'm low on food) This is what it entails:
- 2 or 3 bananas
- 2 or 3 apples
- cinnamon (optional)
blend the bananas with the apples in a food processor... it gives an oatmeal consistency. Add cinnamon if desired and mix in as many raisins as you like. If you want it creamier, add another banana. If you want it saucier, add another apple. It's so simple and delicious!!!
So I haven't really been into greens lately. I will make my green smoothie using LOADS of spinach, and I LOVE it, but I haven't been into salads.... until today! I was looking at people's salad pics online (especially Sarah's... and some random people on www.giveittomeraw.com) and my body suddenly craved salad!!! I ate some lettuce while my family ate their meal... and for the FIRST TIME EVER, i really really really liked the taste of romaine! I had always managed to eat it and enjoy it with other salad items, but I've never actually LIKED the taste! It always just tasted slightly bitter and bland - but today it tasted sweet and almost buttery!!! MMmmmmmm!!!!!!