Juicing – Day One Meals

Breakfast: Purple Power is apples, kiwi, grapes, and ginger root. Lots to drink but very refreshing!! I felt a lot of energy after drinking just half a serving.

Lunch: Mean Green, seemingly the most famous of the juice recipes. It was pretty potent but still filling.

Dinner: Green Lemonade is made of lemons, kale, apples, spinach, cucumber and celery. And while it sounds quite refreshing, it really didn’t live up to my expectations. Maybe it was after the heaviness of Mean Green at lunch. Or maybe it was toward the end of day one and I was starting to want food. I wasn’t hungry, per se, but just the emotional feeling of “wait, I haven’t eaten anything all day!”

Speaking of, emotionally, I’m ok. I am not hungry or fatigued that I can tell. (I am suffering with a stuffy head currently, but other than that, there are no side effects that I can speak of.)

Juicing?! What tha…

So hello. I’m back. And this time it’s a doozy. Mike, Ed and I have started juicing. That’s right, drinking nothing but juice, three times a day for a minimum of ten days. Why such extreme measures? Simple: we each came to the end of our individual ropes with our various weight issues – a poundage standoff of sorts. None of us knew the next step.

Then Ed watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and was incredibly moved by Joe and Phil’s stories. He suggested the show to us, we watched it, and BOOM: inspiration.

We went out and bought a high-end juicer, tons of produce, and did our first batch of juice, and I am optimistic. Let’s hope that continues.

Everything

So before I ramble, I’m going to post the inspiration for today’s post.

“Everything”
by Lifehouse

Find Me Here
Speak To Me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light
That’s leading me
To the place where I find peace again.

You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose…you’re everything.

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms, and you give me rest.
You hold me in your hands, you won’t let me fall.
You steal my heart, and you take my breath away.
Would you take me in? Take me deeper now?

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause you’re all I want, You’re all I need
You’re everything,everything
You’re all I want your all I need
You’re everything, everything.
You’re all I want you’re all I need.
You’re everything, everything
You’re all I want you’re all I need, you’re everything, everything.

And How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

So here’s my ponderings: when I first heard this song forever ago, I used it with romantic connotation. I heard it and it made me go all breathless over a certain brown-eyed boy that I love. And it was a good thing.

But now, when I hear it, I listen with a different spin. I am at work, in my office, doing Youth Director-ish things and it came on my Pandora. Something possessed me to look up the lyrics and read them. REALLY read.

And isn’t it interesting what one discovers when they read: this song is a great witness to having a relationship on a higher level. It is just more about getting lost in another person…no matter how devastating those brown eyes can be!

WHEW! That was a close one!

So, I’ve had two close-call things happen to me in twenty-four hours, and I am very glad they both worked out.

First, I had to take my vehicle in for warranty work yesterday. They said all was fine. Well, I left the dealership, went to the bank and then to work. The truck stayed parked for several hours. When I got in to leave, it wouldn’t start. I called the dealership who, while they sympathized, reminded me that I had no warranty left on getting a tow truck, and could they call one for me (even though I’d be paying for it)? After deciding no, I called Mr. Steele, who came and rescued me by wiggling some wires. POOF, I was on the road again!…

…for about three minutes. As I’m driving along, I literally feel things go wrong. Blessedly, I was able to get it to the side of the road, whereupon I called both my husband and the dealership. Yes, again. This time, the dealership was like, “oh, well let us call you a tow truck” but somehow the tone had changed. So, husband arrives, tow truck arrives, we take truck to dealership and go home.

I receive a call from the dealership to let me know that when doing the work yesterday, the tech didn’t replug my ignition switch wire – or something like that – and it caused my truck to die as I was driving. Hmm. Well, okay, I’m all about forgiveness; we all make mistakes.

So far, all is well. I didn’t even have to pay the towing fee, since it was their error. They took great care of me, for which I am thankful.

Then, the second – less dramatic – close call was that I had forgotten my password to the ol’ blog here. No biggie, I decide…I’ll just do the “reset password” thingy. And I did, and it sent me a lovely email which said, “to change your password click on the following address:”…AND THERE WAS NO ADDRESS to click on! YIKES!

But, as you can see, after many attempts of typing about 50 potential passwords, I’m back at it! WOOT!

Well, it is now time for me to get ready to head in to the office. My boss is a real doll for letting me work from home today, PLUS I have Youth from 6-7:30 tonight, so I kinda gotta head out.

What?! I have a BLOG?!

Yes, I know. I have a blog. A very out of date one. There are times when I’ll post something every day for a few weeks, then check in a month after that, and then, well, here we are, a year later.

Oh how life has changed. Since I last checked in, I have completely gotten over the friendship that I lost (she says with as much bluster as she can manage) and have moved on without looking back (as she lies through her teeth.) But what’s a girl to do? He got married to someone who hates me, so goodbye old friend, hello new opportunities! (Yes, I still miss the boy. But the ball is in his court. I’m just over here doing my thing…)

And what is my thing these days? Wow, where do I start…

I guess the biggest change is that I am not at the graphic design job at the manufacturer anymore. Nope, I am now following a life-long-yet-thought-the-dream-was-dead goal of being a Youth Director! There are about 8 in my 5th and 6th grade group, and about 15 in the Youth group. All amazing, energetic, inquisitive, and darling kids. Really, no snarkyness or anything…they really are a great group! So, perhaps the blogglings should be changed to ADVENTURES IN YOUTH DIRECTING…nah, let’s leave that to the seasoned YD’s! I’m just gonna go on and post random things as they come along. After all, that’s what the blogglings are all about!