From My Heart to Yours – June 18, 2011

Heart of Santorini

As we head into the weekend, I thought I would once again share with you some things that are on my mind.

It’s been a rough week in that I’ve been fighting an ear infection all week (no, I didn’t use antibiotics 🙂), but I’m coming out of it and my family has had to deal with a lot with mom being pretty much out of commission.

But I’ve still had time to read, think and … well sleep.

Food For the Soul:

My Less Than Perfect House – from The Purposed Heart.  My house is never perfect and is worse than usual right now due to a lot of issues.  I needed this readjustment in perspective.  I mean I need it — daily.

Health News:

Chinese Making Human Breastmilk from Cows – First we are told that formula is just as good as breastmilk.  Now this?

And More Health News:

Boy Commits Suicide after taking Ritalin – medicine is not always the answer

Financial Thoughts:

Debt Ceiling or Not, We Are Already Defaulting : A very interesting read on the debt ceiling, defaults, inflation and freedom.

Green Living:

Get your next haircut in your garden? – Has anyone tried this?  Now that we’ve got our gardens going and our raised beds planted, maybe we’ll give this a try!

A Tasty Treat:

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia, English Toffee – These stevia drops come in lots of great flavors.  Looking to get away from sugar and those icky chemical-filled flavored coffee “creamers”?  Try English Toffee or Vanilla Creme!

Fun With Green Living:

Strawesome – What?  Glass Straws?  A fun way to avoid toxins and support a SAHM in Michigan at the same time!  Lifetime breakage guarantee!

What I Am Reading:

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch – Dr. Hirsch is also, with my former History Professor, J.F. Kett, the author of The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.  A sharp man’s take on what we are missing in educating our children.  Makes me see how much I missed in my own education as well!

What is on your heart and mind this weekend?

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  1. I’m not sure that I could stand to read Cultural Literacy, other 2 of Hirsch’s books I saw when I looked it up. I had a great education and I applied myself eagerly.
    Other than novels, I am reading about Office 2010. I once used Access well but with disuse I have lost it.
    I also constantly read cookbooks and books and blogs about food. I am interested in making bread with sprouted grains. Although many years ago at a workshop on healthy food, I was told that sprouts should not be eaten. When vegetable sprout in the garden, animals will not eat them. I don’t if she meant only raw sprouts or if this applies to cooked/baked as well. Do you have an opinion?

  2. About the Groupon deal, I live in Canada and, not only is this deal not available to me, the Nutty Guys don’t ship internationally.

  3. Hi Adrienne! I am right there with you on my house being worse than usual right now. We are in the middle of a move, and it’s so easy for me to get frustrated about stuff being everywhere. But it does helps me to readjust my focus to what’s really important! Thanks for sharing this post. 🙂

    By the way, I want to hear how your homemade vanilla turns out, okay? 🙂

  4. what a stunning photo!