Just thought I'd let everybody know what's going to be going on around here this next week +...
Tomorrow we will be having an early Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's. The children are all excited to see their cousins and Grandma and Paw-Paw Bill. This will be the first time for us to visit my mom and her husband in their new house which is conveniently located next to a little park/playground. And since it is going to be sunny and 60 degrees I'm sure the children will have a great time outdoors. I anticipate lots of fun and good food!! :-) Since DH didn't get our 15 passenger van fixed before he left we will have to combine vehicle forces with Son #1 and their minivan. I really dislike having to drive multiple vehicles to take the whole family out--but we'll manage.
On Thursday I plan to begin a 7 to 10 day fast. My plan is to go raw for an undetermined time after that. Several of the children (the ones with the food allergies) have expressed a desire to do a shorter fast and then to go raw as well (after I finish my fast, of course--with a family our size it's hard to have even one person out of commission). We're hoping that the other children will follow suit--positive peer pressure at it's finest. :-) Anyway. During my fast I will be spending most of my time in bed trying to effectively detox. Therefore I won't be blogging during that time.
And if you feel led, please pray for me as I appear to have poison ivy on my face. Again. Sigh. Yesterday I was standing on the porch and one of our cats was on the railing in front of me. I was petting him and he rubbed his face against mine. Nothing unusual for me. But about lunchtime I started to feel that painful swelling, stretching, poky feeling on my cheek and eyelid. Not connecting the dots, I rubbed and scratched at my face for several hours before I got the signal that something was NOT right. Of course I immediately washed my face with soap and cold water but the damage had already been done. The swelling is not too bad at this point but, if it is indeed poison ivy, I will know for sure tomorrow. Since it is on my eyelid I'm sure my eye will swell shut. That is a terrible feeling. During the peak of misery I will be in bed fasting so hopefully that will help speed the healing process as well.
Last but not least, Son #2 has put up a blog to share his pictures and details of what's going on with him over in Hawaii. If you want to visit, the link is www.luminescentfool.blogspot.com I can tell he's having a great time hanging out and seeing the sights.
I'll let you all know how the fast went and how my face fares after Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!