Monday, August 17, 2009


Okay, eating no packaged foods is HARD! I don't mean hard like when I beg my husband and kids to help me fold a load of laundry because it's HARD (and it is). No, this is really hard. We can't seem to get more than two consecutive meals before breaking out a boxed, bagged, tubed, or shrink wrapped item. I have noticed how very much pasta I serve my family as well as prepackaged snack foods like crackers and cookies. Even if I fail to get 48 straight hours with nothing from a box, I am becoming much more aware of what we put in our mouths. So that's something. And, since it's not just about our health, but the health of the planet, we finally bought a Sig water bottle for our youngest son so we now each have one and we have been great about using them in place of plastic water bottles for the last six months or so.
On the reading front, I found out I'll be teaching The Red Badge of Courage this year. I haven't read it in 15 to 20 years. Does anyone out there remember it? Any thoughts? Memories? Ideas? Warnings? I guess we know what I'll be getting from the library when I go back to look for more healthy cook books.


A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Christine, it's a damned good thing I read most things over once or twice, especially when they sound weird to me.

For a minute there, I thought you'd written the "Red Badge of Cougars." Pardon my surely-not Freudian slip. I just need new reading glasses, darn it, or a new brain.

Christine said...

That sounds like a fun beach read!!!

the Provident Woman said...

I don't remember the book at all. That's a little sad.