James Perse recycled doubleknit sweatpants | size 4
I bought these 40% off during their summer sale
James Perse brushed jersey turtleneck | size 1 (about 5 years old?)
Misha & Puff cotton cardigan | m/l
AllBirds wool loungers (these are the limited edition fuzzy ones – sold out)
I’m not going to say I can’t believe what happened at the Capitol on Wednesday, because I can. I was horrified by it, still. But yes, THAT is US. THAT is who we are as Americans – whether we directly participated or not, we all bear some responsibility for the deep and seemingly insurmountable divisions that are wrecking us. Who has a family member they just don’t talk about politics with because they’re afraid, or “don’t want to get into it”? I do. Even within our household we have disagreements that are very tough to work through and discuss without anger – multiply that by millions and you have our democracy as it is today. I’m not sure what to do about it. Probably I need to have the hard conversations. But then what? We’ll still disagree.
*Edited to add — I do not mean to discount they we’ve had a genuinely narcissistic, dangerous man as president these last four years who has multiplied the divisions to such a destructive level. I don’t believe we would be here without his tweets and presidency.*
Another, easier thing is to try and stay off social media – the algorithms and push to monetize us – our attention – CREATED the misinformation age we are living in…I don’t want to feed into it, but easier said than done.
Knowledge is important too…I’ve been reading Caste and am deep in the shock and sadness of American history. So that frames how I’m processing everything. I am just appalled that so many things about race and caste in the United States were never discussed in school (or anywhere else). I’m ashamed to say I didn’t give it much thought either, until now. Of course I have lived the immense privilege that I didn’t really have to. All I can do at this point is educate myself so I can educate Hawk; there’s no excuse for him not to know about the ugliness that happened alongside the beautiful.
Speaking of Hawk, I am really excited about sharing with you our “vegan journey” and more about what/how I feed him and myself to get the most out of what we’re eating every day. Here’s just a brief look at lunch for now…(Hawk is 17 months old on the 15th):
Amy’s roasted veggie no cheese frozen pizza
Frozen peas (still frozen)
Carrots I cooked in veggie broth earlier in the week
Refried beans with lemon juice (the vitamin c from the lemon juice helps your body absorb the non-heme iron in the beans)
I’m going to talk a lot more about this later, but my primary focus whenever I feed Hawk is that he get a legume and vitamin c at every meal for iron. I don’t worry much about protein, or fiber (haha) or vitamins because those are relatively easy to get. We do give him a multivitamin drop for b12 even though I sprinkle everything with fortified nutritional yeast (b12 has a “low absorption rate” so you have to shoot for more than the RDA to make sure you’re getting enough, and nutritional yeast alone just doesn’t cut it).
Other than that, I just make his plate colorful and balanced. And I try not to worry about his not eating something – for example, he LOVES carrots that we cook in soups and pull out for him, but the last two days, he hasn’t wanted to eat these. I don’t even acknowledge that he hasn’t eaten something; my job is to provide nutritious foods for him to eat, and his job is to eat it – or not.
We don’t have dessert, I just put everthing on his plate and he eats it whenever he wants. He never has to eat something to get something else; all of his food is equally important and valuable. Even if I give him graham crackers or something else more “decadent” lol, he gets it at the same time as he gets his beans.
What he ate (didn’t eat…) – he didn’t eat many of the carrots, but devoured everything else. He especially liked the peas.
Well, that was more than I meant to say, but I hope that’s a good introduction. As for what I ate – just pizza haha. I had a huge spinach smoothie for breakfast (Hawk had some too) and some carrot apple oat muffins so I feel like I hit a good balance. And now I’m drinking some decaf coffee and eating a chocolate pb blueberry oat cookie. It’s all about moderation 🙂
Happy Friday!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!