August is upon us. How it got here so quickly is anyone’s guess, because June and July flew right by me!
Around the House
This month, my kids begin school. For the first time, they will be attending school outside of our home instead of homeschooling. So the focus this month is to get their supplies, get their clothes, figure out their lunches and get into a routine.
Once that is accomplished, I will need to figure out my new normal and put together a plan and a daily routine with a focus on regaining my health. I will then have over 5 hours a day with which to run my business, do some housework and work on my health. I’ve never had that much silent, uninterrupted time before. I’m not sure I’m going to know what to do with myself! I’m approaching it with mixed emotions.
I do look forward to being able to complete my work quickly and more efficiently, but I also know that I’m going to miss my kids and I’ll still have to do some teaching when they get home each afternoon. The curriculum we used doesn’t teach things in the same order as the curriculum the school is using, so we’re going to have to make sure they get caught up on what they need so their transition is smooth.
On the Blog
We will be announcing our new contributing authors this month. I am very excited about having contributors to bring in new ideas, information and viewpoints! There are so many topics in real food and natural living I don’t have experience with, and we’ve got a wonderful line-up of writers who have the mad skills and the know-how to teach you how to do all sorts of things around the house, in the garden, in the kitchen and so much more.
We’ll be running a series on bagged lunches in August. I’m sure that comes as a surprise to no one! We’ve started a new Facebook page for lunch box ideas at Real Food Lunches.
On the Cooking School
In our Real Food Cooking School, we began a series on Kombucha in July that will carry into August. I am thoroughly enjoying working with my new crock from Kombucha Kamp. I’ve started experimenting with flavors for second ferments and I’ve hit upon several winners my kids love. I’ll be sharing those with the members of the cooking school.
At My Desk
I’ve been reading Trim Healthy Mama, a book which is currently getting a lot of attention in some circles. Look for a review of it soon on the blog.
I’ve also been trying more of the It Works! products. I am currently an Executive Distributor with the company. Not only am I seeing my skin tighten and the appearance of my cellulite is reducing greatly, I have also found that they have some supplements meant to encourage the production of human growth hormone, which we know I am lacking in from my tests. We can see evidence of the issues with it in my inability to see scars completely heal.
I mentioned recently that I had fallen and messed up a knee. The truth is that I didn’t mess up just my knee, I scrapped up the front of my shins, too. Despite having more than enough time to heal, I still have deep purply-red scars up and down the front of my legs. That’s a definite sign of not enough growth hormone, as it is responsible for that type of healing. So I will be trying out New You, a supplement meant to stimulate growth hormone production, to see if that will help.