October 24, 2008

The Sound of Rain

Posted by meli on Friday, October 24, 2008 | 2 comments
We're enjoying a beautiful rainy day here today. I've decided to use this blog to list

10 reasons I am blissful today ...

-The Rain. I am just really enjoying listening to the drops of rain hit the ground. It is a peaceful, soothing sound.

-My Children, of course! They're magnificent! Really, they are, and I'm not just saying that because they're mine *grin*

-Cats! Is there anything better then being snuggled up in a big blanket, reading a book, while a warm furry kitty sleeps curled up in your lap? I think not! I have always been a cat person, and probably always will. My absolute favorite animal - ever (big cats, small cats, and all of them in between) ... I have a kinship with them.

-Big Hand-Knit Warm Socks! Nuff' Said!

-Painting. I adore painting, especially with children. Have you ever just sat and watched a child create a picture with paints (especially water colors)? It's fascinating!! There's no thinking involved, just feeling. You can see everything they are feeling being put down on paper. Spend an afternoon painting with your child(ren). Be sure to become 100% totally immersed in the activity with them, body, mind, and spirit - and it'll be an experience you will hold in your heart forever, I promise!

-Raw Foods and Uncooking! I am seriously in love with the Raw Vegan lifestyle. Right now we have "cheesy" garlic bread in the dehydrator, making my home smell oh so lovely. We also have freshly made warm Almond Butter sitting in a jar on the counter, while my 3 little honey-pies lick the spoon, the spatula, and the bowl ... and the food processor is whirring away making Peanut Butter right now. To my left I have a bowl of bananas, a bowl of oranges, a bowl of asian pears, and a bowl of apples. To my right there is a bowl of peaches, a bowl of pomegranates, a bowl of tomatoes, one of garlic, one of potatoes, one of onions, and a bigger bowl of all the apples and asian pears that didn't fit in these bamboo bowls to the left of me. I absolutely LOVE being surrounded by fresh, living foods! It's makes me feel so ALIVE!

-Tatum, my Pooch. She's such a wonderful, faithful companion. Always right there, under my feet, to remind me I always have a friend near by.

-The Army. Ok, now pick your jaws up off of the floor, and listen to my reason, haha. We have the security of a consistent paycheck, and these days, that is not something to be taken for granted. My heart goes out to all of those people struggling in this failing economy. We are very fortunate to not have to worry about losing our income right now.

-Blogging. The ability to put my thoughts out there into this giant neighborhood we call the World Wide Web is just - wonderful.

-My Honey! We've been married for 10 1/2 years, and although we have had an extreme amount of turbulence along the way, we are determined to stick together.


  1. Oh, I love the rain more than anything.

    May I ask what you do with potatoes on a raw diet? We never eat meat or dairy and that's just the way we like it. I think a raw diet is awesome but it hasn't worked for us yet.

  2. We just got a dehydrator (after a year and a half of my children begging for one, haa), so we've been using our potatoes to make different flavored potato chips. Before the dehydrator, though, we would slice them up really thin and pour a little braggs on them, sometimes other spices as well, and the kids would eat them just like that.

    A raw vegan lifestyle definitely takes some getting used to and a good amount of tweaking to make it work for each individual. You already have the knowledge and passion for it, so I'm sure at some point you guys will figure out a way that it WILL work with you.