I have been reading a bit – had some time when I was on the cruise…
Kim had this book – and it is all about being vegan. After reading the small section they have on how animals are treated, I cried and cried. I haven’t eaten any meat since. I just can’t. This book has me wanting to do more research and also read more about lots of subjects. Which is good – I like it when books make you think, and then also make you want to take action (of any sort).
When Marm, Dad and I were at Costco, I also picked up their cookbook:
I will be making the veggie enchaladas this week and the vegan choc chips next week.
I am not sure that I can become vegan just yet, but I am willing to try to be a veg head (vegetarian) for now. Hasn’t been too hard – and really, I haven’t missed anything too much. But I did make chocolate chip cookies today (to use up the choc chips we currently have) and used eggs in ’em (to help use up the eggs we have).
I am undecided if I will eat eggs moving forward. I do love them and can see how I might miss them. Someday I’d like to have 2 hens in my back yard so I can gather eggs from them – keep them in a fenced in area where they can cluck about and have a small hen house for them to sleep in. I think I will try to go to the farmers market on Thursdays to buy my eggs. When Jojo and I were part of the organic farm share, the hens they had did have a small hen house, but were allowed to roam around as they wished. As it should be…
I txted my friend Kandy to let her know I was becoming a veg head, and when she txted back wanted to know why, I replied “Because I need a change” and really I think that is my main selfish reason why (along with various other more altruistic reasons).
Whilst roaming the book section at Costco, I also picked up the following:
I had heard a lot of buzz about this book and had been wanting to check it out, so I got it. I finished it on the plane ride to CLT (to get home to VA) – and it was good. Funny and amusing and brought up a lot of ideas that are interesting and that perhaps I can do a bit more research on… At one point, it did bring tears to my eyes. So I would recommend it.
And currently I am reading the following:
My great friend, Coco, loves this book. She is really smart and intellectual and an ENGLISH major, so I have been intimidated by this book for some time (I think I got it around Thanksgiving 07). But, since I had finished Eat, Pray, Love and my flight was delayed, I had no choice but to start reading. And I am really liking it! There is a family tree on one of the first pages (THANK GOODNESS!), and I keep having to refer back to it – I am bad with names and lots of the names are very similar or have other names within their names.
While I was away, Boom and I talked and he said something to the effect that he wanted to watch less TV and read more. I really hope he is sincere in that desire. as I don’t have too much of an issue cutting out TV, and I would love for us to spend time next to each other reading. Dorky, I know, but good, I think.