Family: I am a married mother of two stinky little boys, ages 10 years and 19 months. I have been married for 11 years and still rather like my husband, so I think I'll keep him around at least another 11.
|Augustine, Kayte, and Ayden|
|Yes, it has been nearly a year since a decent picture of us was taken.|
Food: Unlike my mom (Mary), I seldom have the time or forethought to meal plan. We eat mostly low-carb or paleo home-cooked meals, organic as much as possible, fairly strictly following the concepts of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen in order to maximize our food budget. Currently I make it to the grocery store about once per week, and each day am faced with the "Dear God what am I going to make for dinner" dilemma and subsequent emergency grocery store run by hubby on the way home from work. But that is about to change as of this weekend! I start my clinical rotations in a month, and am anticipating life as I know it to come to a bloody and screeching halt, so having a freezer full of ready made meals is a must. This next 12 months until graduation will be a grueling marathon run, and I'm trying to keep the hysterics to a minimum.
Greatest food challenge: Figuring out what to make for dinner every day. Shopping with a toddler. FINDING ORGANIC PEAS!!! Not eating too many carbs because they make me fat, and since losing 40 lbs of baby weight a year ago I'd really like to stay this size. Getting my toddler to eat dinner (thank goodness he's cute).
Favorite quote: "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." -Mark Twain
Hobbies & interests: I am a huge reader, which is a horrible thing when I should be "enjoying" my assigned reading for school, yet there I am night after night devouring Gone Girl or the like. I am rather crafty, as I love to paint, sew, make jewelry, and have dabbled in just about every craft at some point. Unfortunately, school is seriously stifling my inner creative genius at the moment. I am on a bellydance troupe, and we perform 1-2 times per month at local venues. This, too, will have to take a backseat for the next year as well.
|Ancient Echoes Bellydance Troupe|
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