-This is a pretty crazy week for us--it's Holy Week. I did a post last year about Holy Week, which you can find here if you're interested. This week also marks the return of my favorite TV show ever, Bones! Also the week when I'll be able to drink Cherry Coke again :)
-Lizzy and I are both getting over colds. I want to start exercising (more than the walking that I've been doing), but my supply tanked when I had the cold. I'm still able to feed and satisfy Lizzy, but I'm yielding very little when pumping. I tried Mother's Milk tea, but I just couldn't handle it. It was gross. I'm worried about adding exercise on top right now since I don't have a freezer stash if my supply tanks, but it's too cold to walk. Maybe I'll do yoga or something like that. I *WANT* to be doing serious cardio though.
-I'm trying to decide whether or not to do an Easter basket for Lizzy. It's a fun tradition, and there are a couple little things that I'd love to get for her, but she doesn't honestly NEED them. Plus, she isn't old enough to really realize what's going on anyway...
-On Friday, Justin and I watched "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." Have you heard about it? Basically, Jamie Oliver (a chef known for cooking with raw ingredients) goes to the unhealthiest city in America, intending to start a food revolution. Much like he did in Britain, he starts in the school cafeterias. Let me tell you...there were a few scenes that were appalling--like when the cafeteria ladies told Jamie that the cafeteria didn't have cutlery because everything the kids ate could be eaten with their hands. Or when he showed how chicken nuggets are made (barf). Another mind-blowing scene was when Jamie went into a classroom, held up basic produce (potato, carrot, lettuce, tomato), and the elementary kids couldn't identify any of them. This show really reaffirmed my desire to move to eating more whole foods and less processed junk. You can watch it online here. It was incredible.
So, Justin and I planned out our garden last night, which we will be doing in three raised beds. We will be doing companion planting, and plan to plant corn, cucumbers, green beans, carrots, radishes, two kinds of tomatoes, kaleidoscope peppers, green peppers, jalapenos, peas, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries. We'll also plant a variety of herbs along the edges of the beds, which are great for repelling all sorts of bugs and insects. We might be in a little over our heads, but I think that the automatic sprayers will help immensely! This is sort of a trial year, and we'll see where to go from here next year.