9.28.2009

Motivation

when going places, i used to ALWAYS be late.
i still may be late some days, but i USUALLY just barely make it to places on-time.
today, i have remembered motivation to leave EARLY for home school co-op.

it's an interesting way to be, for sure, but i am MOTIVATED to leave early by the LURE of what my be waiting for me in the Trader Joes' Dumpster.

Maybe some day will be able to justify spending $15 a week on a stunning boquet of flowers...
until then, i will continue my weekly PILGRIMAGE on the way to co-op to see what beautiful surprise might be waiting for me atop a pile of rubbish in a dumpster waiting to be hauled away without having been appreciated in all of it's beauty.....

or enjoyed day by day at our school table....
or admired by a curious 5 year old.....
or purposed as a beautiful centerpiece for a session of "night school"

(night school=school work we put it off until night time [because life does happen when you are making other plans at times] and get to do it with friends who we are babysitting whom think it's wonderful fun!')

what motivates you!?!?
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10 comments:

Angie Larkin said...

If I find something that motivates me I'll let you know! Love your new table! Where did you find it? I'm looking for a large round pedestal table for "someday".

Anonymous said...

Won't Angie say WOW when she hears where you got your new table? I'm motivated by seeing how nice it looks when I'm through helping. When we're helping we're happy and we sing as we go.... I know, I'm a little crazy. I love MY SWEET JULIE!! Love, MOM

Amy said...

I really like your table - and the fact that you homeschool.

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

Wow! Those flowers are beautiful, why would someone just throw them away? It's amazing what happens when we are motivated.

Henderson Theobalds said...

Pilgrimage? Is that a new word for Dumpster Diving Jules? You are the Queen of finding GREAT stuff for free.

I just want to see a pic of you scrounging it out of the trash can...

Melissa said...

That's awesome! I wonder if our Trader Joe's does the same thing... maybe I need to go check it out ;)

Anonymous said...

Long time no post.... Busy? Of course. Love, MOM

Jed said...

Julie,

I got your message on my blog. No, we don't do dairy at all but only because it does a number on us. The majority of us our lactose intolerant so we just made the choice as a family to eliminate it altogether. If dairy doesn't bother you, organic would probably be fine.

As for going all raw, I will say this: it's a HUGE commitment. I say go 80 percent. Make most of your intake fruits and veggies (which it should be anyway) and then it's ok if you eat cooked rice and beans or whatever for dinners. We did a really close to all-raw diet for a while and it can be overwhelming. And expensive - especially for a big family. When you've got hungry mouths to feed a little raw doesn't satisfy them. You need a lot of raw and that can get pricey. Things like quinoa and rice and beans are good for you and are more filling and stretch farther and are cheaper.

Kaydence

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Elizabeth said...

Hi julie, Just thinking of you all. I have pretty much stopped blogging. You are so good about keeping this stuff up. Could you send my your address. Elizabeth_hutson@hotmail.com Hope you all are doing well. Take Care!Love ya!