Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lost My Job. Healing

I couldn't really get out of bed today. I'm not okay. I needed time to rest.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Peas on Earth Holiday Challenge Day 8

Revvell posted this on Twitter yesterday, and I have been laughing about it ever since. I think it is perfect reminder for our first 10 days of Gratitude.

Basil and I had a garage sale today, which was a total bust. But we did get to spend some good quality time together, while Beckett was visiting my mom, and I was more relaxed than I have been in months. It might sound sad that a garage sale was our big date for the week, but it was just the two of us sitting in the yard, talking and laughing. That is my favorite kind of date.

I totally blew it, and missed Breakfast with Bunny this morning with rebeccaj. She is gracious and kind, and is letting me reschedule for tomorrow. I'll let you know when and where.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Peas on Earth Day 6

Today I show a Square Foot Gardening Update, and also HAVE to show you Beckett making carrot juice. A little gloating is in order. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ahhh, family. As I write this, Beckett is on the naughty step, Gizmo just got kicked outside for peeing in my office, and poor Basil is on Mr. Mom duty again while I work. For most of us, life with family is a delicate balance of having it all, and having a total nuclear meltdown any second. Kiss the ones you love, and pass the kombucha!

My back is feeling better today, although I'm feeling quite a bit wimpy for not being able to walk a measly two miles without winding up in bed because of my herniated disc. I have to remember that this is a long distance lifestyle. 6 months ago I couldn't walk farther than the mailbox. And this week I have walked 3 miles. So, progress!

Kick up your boots, and sing it Bocephus style for a minute. I'm Southern bred, biscuit fed, and in full blown recovery.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peas On Earty Day 4: Bunny is in Bed

I have a herniated disc in my back, but I really want to add simple walking to my exercise routine. My second venture out, I walked 2.2 miles, and WHAMO left me in bed.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peas on Earth Day 2: Most Important Tool in Raw Food Kitchen

Today I talk about the most important tool in my raw food kitchen. You might think it's my Vitamix, but it's not.

What is your favorite way to work out your brain? I love reading, puppetry, and graphic design. How about you?


March 2008 & November 2008

March 2008 & November 2008, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

Looking at these two pictures together, it makes me furious that none of the doctors that I was going to at the time could see that I was clearly sick. After 6 months of being pretty well gluten and sugar free, I have lost 30 pounds, have zero acid reflux, and the dermatitis herpetiformis (uh, itchy rash) that I've had for 15+ years is completely gone.

I still experience some joint pain and inflammation if I eat something with gluten in it, like a commercial salad dressing. But WOW! I can't believe I used to feel like that every single day. Progress, progress, progress.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Peas on Earth Day 1

Congratulations, everyone! The Peas on Earth Holiday Challenge has officially begun. Thank you for coming along on this holiday challenge. We are going to have a lot of fun, and get healthier!

This morning I did the first Breakfast With Bunny interview with Raw Fu member, rubyvroom. We talked about juice feasting, enema bags as holiday gifts, and eyebrows. You can check that interview out here.

I also started a thread around our workbook topic for today, and I would love to know what YOU think your best feature is:

I have been working on getting everybody up for the Raw Fu Holiday Craft Fair, and updating the Challenger Website list. Everything should be up and finished by Monday. I'm excited to start shopping for some of the gifts on my list and support our Raw Fu family at the same time. Thank you to everyone who is participating. If you have an online store, please respond on this thread, and I will add your shop to the craft fair list:


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Peas on Earth

Peas on Earth, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

Register for the Peas on Earth Holiday Challenge 2008 at This is a friendly, supportive raw food challenge. Please read the Rules of Raw Fu before joining.

Whether you are committing to a salad a day, or 100% raw lifestyle, you are welcome to join in, and have fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Garden Update 11/11/08

Garden Update 11/11/08, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

I am able to supplement my salad greens from the garden every day, and have been experimenting with some delicious collard wraps. Love my square foot garden!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


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Oh, c'mon, tell me you haven't had the Day 100 Donut Fantasy! Happy 100th Day Raw Fu Challengers! I am so proud of all of you for going on this journey, and grateful for letting me bare it all to you day in and day out.

Please share your experience of the past 100 Days of Raw Fu on this thread. I can't even begin to tell you how much my life has been changed by all of you. Thank you. And let's keep rocking it! WOO HOO!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Raw Fu Challenge Day 99- Why I Should Never Be Left Alone.

Today I continue to humiliate myself, and tell you about how I purchased something from a late night informercial while I was in Honolulu. That week in Honolulu was action packed, I'm telling you.

Raw Taco Night

Raw Taco Night, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

Raw corn tortilla filled with sunflower seed cheese, tomato, cukes, and sprouts. Served with an organic green salad from our garden.

This meal was a huge hit with Basil!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What's Holding Me Back?

Today I talk about how being the underdog, and being the person that knows what you're going through might actually be holding me back from having a breakthrough. Beware. I get a little verklempt.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Raw Fu Challenge Day 97 - The Eyebrow Story

Today I tell you all about the eyebrow story. Fashion faux pas #1- Shaving your own eyebrows. I'm past the itchy phase, thank you Jeebus. And I've finally mastered the draw on brow, thanks to RawFu member, Linda!

THANK YOU LINDA!!! With 3, yes, 3 exclamation points.