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January 02, 2014


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I forgot about Magnificat. i used to get that when my big kids were little. I might check that out again, that way I'm not starting the day on my phone or computer.
I'm going to look into those vitamins also. I have heard a lot of bad things about the synthetic vitamins also.
I have never heard of Good Earth. Yeah! A new book to read.
I want to knit something for myself! I have a sweater on the needles that I started in December of 2012 that I never finished. It was intended for Catherine but it won't fit her now so it will be Amelia's. I must finish that! I haven't been on Ravelry in a long while. I should probably sign back in as I'm sure I would find some great inspiration!


Julie!! looking forward to hearing from you and I can't wait to read your goals!!


I love this!! We just (about an hour ago) got home from a little getaway and now I am ready to start my goals for this year too! I especially love that one of your goals is to blog more! Yay!! One of my short term goals is to get you on the phone in the next week...too much to say here. Expect a call!! And Happy New Year!!


What a great post! You are motivated!

I use my Magnificat for my daily readings along with the Ignatius New Testament for a mini bible study every day.

I think going to whole foods is the best thing you can do for your body. I also take a raw food vitamin by Vitamin Code (as opposed to synthetic vitamins). Last year I bought a good blender ( not expensive like BlendTech, but good enough for smoothies) and made smoothies with spinach. I don't drink them as much in the winter because I'm always cold, but that's a great way to get lots of good vitamins. I have to watch how much vitamin K I get because I'm on Coumadin, but if you don't, you can load a smoothie with some great tasting stuff.

Have you read The Good Earth? It's a classic, but I had never read it. It would be a good one for you considering your new life.

I just finished knitting a shawl for myself. What a project, but a piece to keep for a long time. If you're on Ravelry, I'm scmom.

Jennie C.

We've worked our way into a good chicken-processing system, so if you want some mentoring in that area, we'll be happy to help! We'll be culling our flocks in the spring, and we'll have several batches to process in the summer and fall, as well, so plenty of opportunities. :-)

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