Random Monday

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• This is super interesting  – Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, has done a complete reversal of his opinions, even going so far as to call the organization a religious cult.

• This is AWESOME – what self-directed learning/unschooling looks like. This little girl is AMAZING.

• Need more evidence that free thinkers are valued? Lori Pickert at Project Based Homeschooling has compiled all kinds of interesting reading.

• I have this new plan to control my heartburn – which I have struggled with off and on for years, and which over-the-counter meds are not helping – with diet. I have already cut out a ton, and now I fear I will even have to give up even more. Has anyone else struggled with heartburn/acid reflux and successfully controlled it with diet? What foods have you given up? I think my beloved potatoes are next. I had one the other day and it about killed me. Damn it. Is a world without potatoes worth living?

Kale isn’t the same, people. IT’S JUST NOT.

**sigh**  guess I’ll go have some yogurt…. (sad face font)

• I can’t get enough decorating and DIY blogs now that a new house is on the horizon. Any favorites you recommend I read?

Does anyone want to come help me pack? Packing is so stupid. Which is why I have done exactly zero of it. ZERO. Obviously, I feel like my time is better served looking at paint swatches. 

• Wanna see a picture of the new place?


11 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Judy Says:

    Oooo! Pretty house! Have fun making it match your gorgeous lamps!

    About the heartburn, I found the book Real Food by Nina Planck extremely helpful, even though I don’t have access to as many Real Foods as I really want.

    Have fun packing 😉
    Judy´s last blog post ..Just a Little Home School Awesomeness

  2. MNKristy Says:

    That is really cute. It looks like an established neighborhood with big trees.

  3. Tressa Says:

    I love the house!

    No advice on the heartburn. My mom took Prilosec for years. You know how I feel about that.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..When your friend has terminal cancer

  4. krystal Says:

    love the house! everything is so green 🙂

  5. Nicole Boyhouse Says:

    GREENPEACE. My husband calls them terrorists. It is PRETTY annoying when GP activists fly all over the world to protest fuel usage.

    The house is wonderful! My fellow YMC colleague Sarah Gunn has a lot of good style advice. I also used to get Canadian House and Home, which is a nice magazine.
    Nicole Boyhouse´s last blog post ..You’re never fully dressed without a smile.

  6. hikooky Says:

    LOVE the house! Cannot wait to see more.

    As for reflux/heartburn, hmmmm. Now if I were there with you, we’d sit down and I’d ask you a million and one questions.

    My first two thoughts are gluten and dairy. Have you removed gluten? (That actually made a difference for me, totally.) One effect of a dairy allergy is increased stomach acid production, heartburn & reflux. Unexpected, perhaps, but I learned about it from my sister-in-law. Also, it can be a lovely perimenopausal symptom. As hormones change they can cause diminished muscle tone and yep that means top-o’-the-stomach sphincter too. Don’t you love that word?

    Truly, I am sorry you’re having that. So painful and just such an inconvenience.

  7. Erin - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    Oooh, nice house, lady! Can’t wait to see more once you’re in (and yes, I really will send you those pics soon)!

    I hate to tell you, but I’ve pretty much had to cut out food of any kind after about 5pm or the heartburn carries on until the next day. It bites.

    On the plus side it may help with my “lose-20-lbs-before-my-MIL-arrives-this-summer-with-her-camera” plan. Always a silver lining…..at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
    Erin – The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Exploring Vermeer’s Girl With the Pearl Earring

  8. Lori Says:

    congratulations on the new house! looks awesome! 😀
    Lori´s last blog post ..What I’ve been reading

  9. Diane Says:

    I am an acid reflux sufferer. I have tried many things over the years and have to take a prescription medication daily that still doesn’t keep it in check. The one thing that has semi worked for me over the past year is going gluten free. I also changed over to almond milk but refuse to give up cheese. Another family I know went complete Vegan for one year and it cleared up her husband’s digestive issues, so that is something to think about as well.
    Diane´s last blog post ..When a School Day Goes Well

  10. Ingi (@ingidefygravity) Says:

    I feel your indigestion pain. I take a ppi daily to keep it from becoming all-dominating, but some days, it shows up anyway. Gaviscon works (mostly). I would be totally crap at giving up food things. Gluten free? I couldn’t even…

    I’m totally coming to visit. When you live there, of course.
    Ingi (@ingidefygravity)´s last blog post ..Let’s go back to the start…

  11. Bekki Says:

    New house…Gorgeous. Very inviting.

    Heartburn? Oh it’s the bane of my existence right now.
    Although at present mine is being triggered by the hacking up of the lungs thanks to the mutated cold my kids gave me and the bread I have been eating.
    Gluten is not my friend. Gluten is my favourite Frenemy. Because Gluten pretends to love me back then bam! It sucker punches me with my digestive issues and gives me raging heart burn.

    I have no suggestions. I’m sure the gluten free thing would aide in my heart burn greatly if I had the steel trap will needed to actually NEVER eat any gluten…