Today is Mother’s Day, and it is thanks to being a mom that I am both a vegan and a vaper.
Because I am a mother, I can empathize with the thousands of mothers who, daily, have their children taken from them to serve as a source of food in a consumer centric establishment.
Because I am the mother of a child with asthma, I started vaping and becoming more aware of just how little clean air is valued.
And because I have my mother, I am able to see with clear eyes the effect my actions and inactions have on individuals as well as the Earth as a whole.
Mother’s Day is here, and in honor of all the mothers, both human and animal, I am making this statement:
All mothers matter.
Go vegan 🌱💚🐷🐮🐔
I found a list!!!
If you don’t feel like turning your device sideways, it’s:
Today’s prompt of the day is Rebel.
Being a rebel is easy. All you have to do is not give a damn about societal norms.
Just disregard everyone’s opinions about your life choices and commit to doing what you know is necessary, no matter what.
Ignore the guilt trips coming from your family about your life choices, ignore the snide comments from those people who you used to consider friends.
Get used to a much smaller circle of friends, and a much narrower field of interest.
Because once you commit to your rebellious decision, you’ll find out that the tighter your circle, the stronger it is, and the more pressure you’re under, as long as you don’t crack, you’ll end up as hard and as pure as a diamond.
So rebel against normal. Be you. And be happy.
I learned a new trick the other day…. 🐉🐲
It’s a bit $h!t, but I’m getting better… more tricks coming at an indeterminate time in the future (aka, as soon as I learn ’em)
I finally found a vape shop here in Michigan worthy of my money.
TvL over here at the corner of Foxrun and Mound in Sterling Heights, MI has awesome juices, badass builds, enjoyable employees, and damn decent deals. They have each deal attached to each day of the week… which I will list out in a future post… 😘
Short story long: I’m back, batches!!!!
So, after a very long hellish trip that was supposed to only take 12 hours (and some-fricking-how turned into almost a month…) I am back to civilisation, am recuperated, and am diving mouth first into a seitan burger: nutritional yeast, vital wheat gluten, herbs et spices, tomato, onion, catsup and mustard all combine to make a delicious, protein-packed, om-nomming, meat-substituting burger.
My gawd…. it’s marvelous… All it lacks is grill marks and smoke-flavouring…. and mah teeth 😉
So, I’m currently at a place called “Lunsford’s Auto Service“and my faith in humanity is restored 🙂 Mike and Bob (the mechanics who towed my car) are some of the kindest people I’ve met in quite some time. If you’re ever in need of a mechanic in London, Kentucky, I highly recommend coming here. They’re some of the few honest mechanics in existence. They won’t overcharge for their services and they’ll discuss repairs with you before they start on them. Not only that, they don’t push unnecessary repairs. They understand that some people are on a budget… anyhow, please be sure to give them a visit if you are nearby and need auto repairs.
So…. as you’re probably aware, my previous post has me planning on doing a two week mono-food diet…. that won’t be happening for a bit. My car died in London KY (for real… irreparably… the engine seized after a radiator hose popped off) on my way to visit my beloved brother and his darling family. (I’m not being facetious. I really love ’em that much.) So, I’m going to sell the @$!#/^&* car and hike my fat ass the remaining distance. On foot. With bug spray and a rucksack. Ps, he lives near Columbus Ohio, so I’ve got a bit of hiking to do.
I’m gonna be safe, and I’m going to keep a sharp eye out for predators.
I’ll keep you guys posted whenever I find Wi-Fi hotspots.
Love to you all, and stay healthy.
So… the next two weeks are going to go as planned, with one minor caveat:
dark leafy greens will be my “one food”
I went to donate blood today and when they ran my sample to make sure I was good to donate, I ended up having a bit less iron than the last time I donated. Not “supplement needed” anaemic, but low enough to not want to go without a serious source of iron. Yes, brown rice has iron in it, but leafy greens taste better… plus I can get my B12 in by not rinsing all of the leaves. I’ll just have to give a teeny spritz of lemon or vinegar to get the maximum iron intake after I donate… which will likely be tomorrow…
Although come to think of it, I pounded through an all-spinach salad the night before I donated last time…. Oh well… I still prefer dark green leaves to brown rice. I’ll just leave off the vinegar so I don’t get too much iron…
Om nom nom nom…. Sweet potato leaves…..
This is hour one of day one of only eating one food for two weeks. Not one type of food, like bread or fruit, but one single solitary food. In this circumstance, it’s brown rice.
It’s already difficult. I love having choices and options. I love all the colors and flavors, but having put myself in the “solitary confinement” of one food, I hope to broaden my horizons in other ways.
Definitely gotta broaden horizons… the rest of me is already broad
Even though this will only be for 2 weeks, confining myself to just this one food will heighten my senses. My sense of smell will go into overdrive, and my sense of taste will become so accustomed to the bland mush that is brown rice that anything else that makes contact with my tongue will be the gustatorial equivalent of attending an orchestral performance from the front row, when I’ve only ever heard it on a crappy scratched vinyl that’s been used as a coaster.
I’m already regretting my decision to put myself into the confinement of eating one solitary food, but I’m going to complete this challenge and hopefully finish as a more enlightened (and lighter) individual.