Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Hi guys. I'm taking 6 classes this semester--cray cray!!!! But I know I can handle it.
I have had terrible internet access up till now because we used a really crummy verizon Ipad data plan at the house, which is better than nothing, absolutely, but not very good for doing much other than google searches. Thankfully mom decided to buy internet access. I hope to be able to repay her one day for all she helps me with and I know I will be because I've got such big goals and I know I'm going to do what it takes to achieve them.
A's gramma has this tiny plot of land...that happens to produce just that--a CRAZY amount of produce. And she's got 20 year old fruit trees. So the world worked in mysterious ways this summer and I was able to acquire more produce than I thought I'd ever be able to acquire. I had no idea that single plants were so productive. I myself have my own garden and I haven't been able to finish all the tomatoes I've been growing. And tons of greens, and trees of dill. I even managed to get some pretty flowers to grow from seed. I didn't know I was a green thumb. All it takes is water, common sense, and motivation really though. Plus I got lucky a lot this summer--it rained a lot and the plants seemed to love that way more than when I watered. If I watered, things would bloom and grow, but after a rainstorm?? The tomatoes would be like 6 inches taller the next day.
Here's a picture of my mom standing next to her tomatoes :)
She's proud!! :) That's a lavender bush in the front--I love making tea out of the leaves!
School has kept me really busy and I'm trying my best to eat the best. A's gramma has made that a lot easier for the next few weeks because she gave us 3 BUSHELS of apples. O.O He is, understandably, a little overwhelmed but has been making lots of wonderful homemade cider in the omega and sharing with me generously.
I'm worried about winter because I stopped getting help from a parent with groceries. I also don't qualify for any food aid from the government. Hopefully I'll be able to figure that out. Not getting help with school either; loans. It's all been a huge process but I'm grateful to live in a country where I can have nothing and still make something of it. The freezer is jam packed--I'm doing my best. Also proctitis flareups keep me from eating those ginormous salads all the time like lots of raw foodies love to do--I'm 100 percent jealous of that. In order to not suffer the consequences of that I have to spend 2 hours in front of a juicer. But we all have our trade-offs I guess.
I did start Humira. No I'm not happy about it. But I also know I was getting worse rapidly and I didn't know what else to do about it. I'm trying to balance the best of both worlds. I don't always have time to juice and I can't always throw together a salad. I'm realistic about what I'm capable of doing in the amount of time I have and I am handling it to the best of my ability.
I'm enjoying my science classes...all my classes so much this semester. I could hug them. It's a striking difference from how I handled school in the past, but I've grown up a lot since then and I wish I had the knowledge I do now, when I started. #1 would be NEVER go to an expensive school until YOU KNOW what you want to major in!! Bar none the worst decision I ever made.
Anyway, I'm working hard and I'm happy. Things definitely aren't perfect but I'm going on what I have and I feel blessed to have what I do have.
my asters <3