Thursday, February 13, 2014


Leon and I are sick. I just have a sore throat, but he's snotty and coughing. Thankfully his snot is clear and I have essential oils to use on him. It's working. For babies as young as him, generally the only thing you can do is nurse and sleep, but once I oiled him up he calmed down and his snot hasn't thickened. 

Say what you will. Oil people are freakin nuts, but I love them. 

Anyone take flax seed oil as a supplement?? It's disgusting. 

Last thing about oil. I use coconut oil for everything. I love it. Trader Joe's is my favorite. It tastes the best, to me. 

Plastic lids of coconut oil mixed with different essential oils, D drops, coffee, probiotics... And my old coworker bought be a subscription to Kiwi magazine. It's like "organic" parenting/baby stuff. My bedside stool changes on a daily basis. And I know I shouldn't be drinking coffee with a sore throat but Tyler made it for me. 

Ok. So Leon getting sick was my worst nightmare. We're only on day 2, but we're doing it. He's chilling on my buckwheat pillow on my lap staring at a light. It's not fun to see him this way, but he is a bit more snugly. 

Charlotte is back to her old ways of hiding her food in places around the house. She had to scarf her food down with Russ. But, no more. I got my quirky dog back and I love her. I think she will save my life someday and be on the news. She's smart. 

I taught last night, and it went well. People missed me, and it feels nice to be missed. Elena Brower will be at our studio tomorrow. I'm attending her 2.5 hour workshop while Tyler's mom takes care of Leon. He sucks at taking a bottle now so it worries me a bit, but I think he will sleep the whole time. Is it bad baby etiquette to leave your snotty child with you MIL while you attend the workshop of a famous yogi you've been waiting for for over a year? I hope not. 

I started riding our stationary bike and doing burst training... Also called tabata? I just read something about that. Sprinting for so many seconds and then leisurely taking a short break of walking/jogging/riding. Working out makes me poop. I almost didn't do it yesterday, but I changed my mind solely based on the fact that I would decently poop after. I think pooping = health, kind of. 

Being around lots of healthy, yogic, oily, organic, home birthy people makes me see something. A lot of us are trying to get our bodies back to the way they were meant to be. Detoxing all the heavy metals the government pumped into your body via frosted flakes. I'd say that's at the top of my list. But truly, There is a deep desire for things to be made right. I remember in a sermon once someone said that we long for shalom so much that we idolize restoration to the point that the embrace of Jesus is an afterthought. 

Anyway. Alisha and I talked about hill people on our date yesterday. They're so interesting! I'd like to be a hill person for the secrets, but I think I'm too nice. 

I'll be done now. Happy valentimes!!! Tyler and I will be home eating steak with wine and a sick baby. 

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about hill people ever since! I've even been looking up Appalachian folk music to listen to. Subcultures are fascinating. Hill people, oil people, yoga people... haha.
    Sorry you and Leon are sick! But glad you have essential oils to make it go away faster. Mom told me to mix lemon, lavender, and peppermint and put it under my nose and it fixes my breathing!