Monday, March 23, 2015
Past Happy Mail, Local Eats with Vegan Options, Paco Update
I hope to be doing updates more this week to try and catch up! I have lots of products to share with you - I have reviews I need to catch up on - I have lots of articles and recipes to cross promote and link to over at TRFW and much, MUCH More! In the meantime...here's a sneak peak at some of the things that have been exciting me lately! My shipment from last month, actually!
In this first photo you can see Sun Warrior Immune Shield, a new Skin Brush, salted Sacha Inchi Seeds, Kelp Noodles, Shea Butter, and Nutritional Yeast. Yup! Had to stock up on some nutritional yeast...I was getting low. I did get the Kelp Noodles but because of the horribly cold winter weather we have had for MONTHS now they froze. I contacted the lovely customer service people over at TRFW and they said they could send me another one or credit my account because Kelp Noodles change texture if frozen. I thought that was pretty amazing that they offered to do that - I mean - it wasn't their fault they froze, you know? It's not like THEY control the weather! LOL - but I thought that was wonderful! I decided to opt for the credit and will re-order in the more fair weathered months since it's still really cold here.
In this photo you will see I stocked up on some snacks! I couldn't resist! The prices were awesome when I ordered them! Plus I LOVE Foods Alive products! I got two of their Flax Crackers. I also grabbed a pound of cashews, a few salad boosters, some raisins, pro-biotic almonds, Organic Cayenne Powder, and some Khorasan Wheatgrass Juice Powder (Kamut).
I have to say all of the powders that I have been getting from TRFW have been AMAZINGLY fresh! The colors and aromas are so VERY vibrant!
I have a slew more on order again and hope to get them before the end of this week. I'm also visiting my local library again since it has been a while. If anyone is on GoodReads let me know - I have been posting on that app for a while now, too!
Have you gotten any new books as of late? I'd love to hear about them!
Now...this past weekend we visited a local gem of a place that has been around for decades - and generations! My husband loves it - always have - of course - he's no where near being a vegetarian - so yes - we are a mixed diet household - anyhow - they had a special salad for March - and I had them do it without what ever meat they had on the menu. They came up with this for me and it was FABULOUS! I asked them to add it to their menu full time! Not sure if they will but it was great! It was iceberg lettuce and mixed greens, pineapple, green peppers, tomatoes, almonds, roasted coconut, and I choose the grape balsamic dressing made with local grapes! It was WONDERFUL!
His ITP has been under control for at least 3 months while he's been on a LOT of medication. While I hate putting all the pills in his body - it's what he needs to stay 'normal' - we tried to take him to a lower dosage with the approval of our vet - he ended up relapsing - so she told us we had to get back on the dosages he was on prior to trying to take him down. It seems to be working, so that is good.
However, it's been about a week and he had an unrelated issue...he basically threw his kneecap out of place. This has happened once before about 3 years ago. But this time was pretty bad. He's been trying to 'walk it off' and has found some work arounds. The first two days was rough but he's been getting better since then. The vet told us she didn't think he was in pain - and she thought he just noticed a 'difference' or it felt 'weird' and it was something that he would have to work out himself. He hasn't been acting like it's been bothering him but he will pull up on it every once and a while...I think he's trying to pop it back in. All-in-All he's been doing fairly well with it and we do have pain pills but he's only really needed one on that first day. I hope to have more posts very soon! There are LOTS of things going on! It's been CRAZY in my whole lately! How about you!?