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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Best Part of Waking Up….

Well I guess the best part is that I got to get up. As a Houston Fire Fighter, you realize that every morning, there are lots of people that weren’t afforded that opportunity. So I would say that is the true best part. But right after that is breakfast. Each and every morning, I pretty much have the same thing. Here is how it goes:

Drink Apple Cider Vinegar: This is something that everyone should do each morning before you put anything else in your stomach. Take 3 tablespoons of unfiltered raw organic apple cider vinegar and put it in 8 ounces of water. (You can add a tablespoon of honey if you like to give it some sweetness rather than just tart. You must use warm water if you do this though or your honey will stay on your spoon.) Drink fast, don’t breath while drinking and keep your eyes closed. Great for ridding your body of unwanted internal parasites, worms, skin problems, high blood pressure, the list goes on. Even helps you poop better. All about that. Read up on it. The proof is there.

Then I eat ¾ cup of old fashioned oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of milled flaxseed and raisins. Add a tablespoon of honey for sweetness and your good to go. Maybe its an acquired taste but is much better for you.

Eat 3 farm-fresh eggs with some sort of veggies in them. Most mornings its sautéed onions, but others its onions and potatoes, mushrooms, red bell pepper, jalapeno (hurts too much though after the apple cider vinegar kicks in), or any other type of veggie. The more veggies the better. Free range farm fresh eggs, and I stress farm fresh, are loaded with vital nutrients, lots of protein, higher in omega 3’s, lower in cholesterol, and much more CLA than commercial eggs. I know, not everyone can get these gems but I am working on that situation.

Piping hot Cup of Joe: We got this coffee press from my sister at Christmas in a Chinese Christmas game and boy is it like the best thing ever. I am all about challenging myself to get back to simpler ways of doing things, always thinking what if the economy fell, or all our power and water were taken way by Bin Laden. Kinda conspiracy theoryish I know but you gotta be prepared. All I need is a tea kettle and this press and I can have the best coffee ever. Literally EVER. (“Its only like the greatest coffee ever made!”) I can heat my water with fire, non electric and wha-la, good ole Cup of Joe.

The Sun Rise: People are missing out on this. I can’t even explain getting to see the sun rise each day. It is beautiful.

I don’t know how people farm up north. Its 26 degrees this morning, I’m worried when the sun comes out I’m going to look across the pasture and see water spraying everywhere from busted trough lines and I don’t want to go let my chickens out. What a weenie. I look at a blog called Sugar Creek Farm in Iowa and they have snow everywhere. At least by noon it will be 50 degrees here.


Thomas Supercinski said...

It is startling how similar our mindsets are. I would differ slightly in that I think it wouldn't be Bin Laden that would cause those issues, but rather America's love affair with consumption at all costs, 'investors' creating wealth out of thin air (mortgage crisis), coupled with our own government which is increasingly just a puppet for big business. (How's that for conspiracy theories!). A great post that summarizes my thoughts much more eloquently is Marching Away from Babylon, from The Deliberate Agrarian. Our entire suburban infrastructure is built upon the assumption of cheap and abundant oil. Herrick looks at Peak Oil also. The US is less prepared for that assumption to prove false than other developed countries. A book I recently started suggests that food production will be our number 1 priority when it all goes.

Finally, I assume you are familiar with Joel Salatin? Any other folks that are great resources?

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Twinville said...

Know what you mean. We're in the mountains of New Mexico and the temps have been in the single digits at night and only up to 18 during the day....with a wind chill that drops that back down to maybe 10 degrees. Brrr!

Stay warm!