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Food, Inc - A movie "review"

This past weekend, my husband and I finally watched the documentary Food, Inc. I had been wanting to watch it for a while and I knew the basics of what it was about, and I also knew that watching it would probably be the "nail in the coffin" for me. I have been on the verge of trying to switch to organic, locally grown foods, including meats, but our budget and just good old lack of real planning have prevented me from making the full switch. Yes, we rarely buy processed foods. Yes, I cook from scratch. Yes, I even have a small garden. But, I knew that there was more I wanted to do. More I needed to do.Well, watching Food, Inc was the final push. I highly recommend watching this documentary, just know that you will want to change how you eat. The documentary looks at our nation's food industry; how modern agriculture has changed to more of an "industry style" business. I am not going to spoil it by giving you specific details. All I am going to say …

FRESH

I have not seen Fresh yet, but it is a documentary similar to Food, Inc, except that it focuses the process food goes through to get from the farm to your table and why it is so important to buy local, organic foods.

Our Weekend on the Run

We had a very busy weekend this weekend! It was full of fun and lots and lots of activities. Saturday morning, the boys had their Kids on the Run Race. They were both excited and K was running practice laps in his bedroom before bed Friday night. The races started at 8:30 AM and since I do not know my Maryland geography yet and thought the race was a lot closer than it was, we had to get everyone up early. The boys slept in their race clothes and ate breakfast in the car. The races were held in a park, which was beautiful. And, luckily, the weather was perfect too. My husband got the boy's race packets with their numbers and t-shirts and I walked K down to the start. Originally, I was going to "run" with K, but I am completely off of running until I go to the Dr, so my husband "ran" with him. K was in the 100 m Toddler Trot. The kids were all crowded together and once the man with the megaphone said "Go!", all the kids were off. There were so many kid…

7 Quick Takes Friday

This is the first time I am writing a 7 quick takes post. I have not blogged much lately, nor do I have much time to type away at the computer, so I thought this would be a good post to try to write down where I am at these days. Go on over to Conversion Diary and check out more 7 Quick Takes Friday.



1. I had a great Mother's Day. My parents were in town and it was so nice to spend Mother's Day with my mom. It has been years since that has happened! And, I am officially a running geek! This is what my family got me for Mother's Day . . .






The Garmin ForeRunner 305. It calculates your mileage, your pace and is a heart rate monitor. It is great for running, but it so big, you would not wear it at any other time.


2. But, unfortunately, I have not taken my new lovely toy out of its box yet, I am injured . . . again . . . and will not run until after the 25th when I see an ankle specialist . . . don't ask . . .

3. And, because of my newest running injury, and the prompting of a…

Things I hope I remember

Months ago, somewhere in the world of the Internet, on a blog I do not remember, the blogger mentioned that she read the book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. I was intrigued. Not intrigued enough to buy it, but intrigued enough to put it on hold at the library. Well, this week it finally came in.

In the last two days I have read more of it that I probably should have. When I am done, I will probably give a full review. But, for now, it has really got me thinking: What arethe things I hope I remember about my life?

I think the timing of reading this book is perfect. The book is about re-writing your life. Living the life you want to live. Living a memorable life. Before I started reading it, I was at adoration, and I really began to pray about those things that I enjoy most in my life. The things I want to spend more time doing. The things that matter. I began to pray about letting go of the stressful to do list I burden myself with. About no longer telling my kids …