Thursday, January 19, 2012

And We're Back!

Did you boycott the Internet yesterday in support of Stop SOPA?  I took the blog down and I stayed off the net for a good day and a half.  Mostly because I feel it is a worthy cause to support but also because it was a great excuse to stay off the computer.  I find the Internet to be a HUGE distraction and I am so much more focused and productive without it.  I enjoyed the break so much, I'm thinking of instituting a computer free day each week.  What are your thoughts on it?

In other exciting news, I've signed up for an extensive tour of My Dad and Me Family Farm which will include taking part in farm chores.  I'm going to have the opportunity to gather eggs, feed the hens, slop the pigs and hand milk a cow.  HAND MILK A COW!!!!!  I'm so excited.  It's coming up in April and I will be sure to come back here and share my experience with you.

What's on the menu at Shady Dame?  I'm picking Rob up at the airport this afternoon and he's coming home sick.  I have to get him well before he has to travel again on Monday.  I've got the fridge stocked with lots of juice produce and I'm going to make up a big batch of minestrone soup with tons of fresh veggies, dried and soaked cranberry beans  and homemade bone broth.  I'm also going to make mushroom barley soup and perhaps a homemade pizza with arugula for dinner Sunday evening.  I wanted something fun for during AFC game.  Go Pats!

Before I get to all the chopping for my minestrone, I wanted to share my plans for the next few weeks and invite you to join me.  I'm going to do the Whole Living 2012 Action Plan.  While I do a juice fast a couple of times a year, I've always wanted to take part in the Whole Living challenge and see if I could do a proper clean eating cleanse for a full three weeks.  So who is in?  I'd love some support and company.  The full plan is on the website so you don't even need to buy the magazine.  

I'll have more details and links in an upcoming post.  Think about it!  Have a fantastic Thursday.  I've got to hit the kitchen.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Andra!
    I see that nobody commented on this post. I'm here! I read it and I hate SOPA too!
    As a matter of fact, I posted a bit about SOPA in my own blog, and received (surprise, surprise) no comments. I'd like to think that my very few commenters were self censoring themselves as a protest. =P
    Anywho, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only food blogger taking this issue seriously. Also, I would've taken my blog down if I knew how. Instead, I posted about SOPA on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.
    I'll share with you the link to the post so you know I'm not lying.
    Take care and good luck with the 2012 plan. Hugs,


    P.S.: I don't like cows, I think they're big, scary and smelly. =S