Aunt Flo is in town. And I’m trying a new form of feminine protection. Ever hear of the Diva Cup? If not, head on over here. I debated this for months and months and finally decided to go for it. I bought it through ebay and paid about $30 which included shipping. It only took me one try to put it in – I didn’t even feel it!!
So this morning I knew Aunt Flo was here…. and I used the Cup. I have backup, just in case, but I’m hopeful it will work!!
I bought some eggs from the local market last weekend and I scrambled some this morning. The yolks were large and orange – even from the small eggs!!! I may go with this source from now on… My regular source is pastured as well, but I don’t get orange yolks and I’m not sure why.
Ready for the last fridge part? I hope you have enjoyed it – I know I have. Sure puts things in perspective for me.
Top shelf from left: white wine vinegar, ancho chili vinaigrette (haven’t used it in a while.. not sure if it’s GAPS legal), barbeque sauce (I need to finish it already… there is maybe a spoonful left – not GAPS legal but I love it!), CLO (Twinlab). In the back are pickled jalapenos, dressing (from WFN.. not sure if GAPS legal), LF ketchup and something else. I’ll report back.
Middle shelf: chipotles, chlorophyll (left over from my pregnant days – my midwife had me take it in case I bled during labor which I did), fish sauce, homemade mayo. In the back are anchovies, rice wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce (I need to toss this stuff – it’s nasty!), Pad Thai sauce and orange stevia.
Bottom shelf: wine, ketchup (for the rest of the family, HFCS free), whipped cream (now gone!!!), maple syrup and Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
The mystery jar on the top shelf is my MIL’s black currant preserves. Not GAPS legal because of the sugar.
So the Diva Cup is performing very well. Only a tiny bit of spotting. It barely filled 1/4 way so far and I can’t even feel it!! Taking it out and putting it back in takes seconds. I’m loving it so far! And of course I can attribute the return and subsequent regularity of Aunt Flo’s visits to GAPS. Thanks! (I think…)
Tonight’s dinner was all local: all veggies, meat, lard… I love it!!! I’m considering ordering avocadoes through the mail. I eat them every day and hate missing out if I run out. G loves them too… I’m also starting to think about freezing and dehydrating for the winter. So far I have come up with this:
- apples: make applesauce and freeze, dehydrate slices
- peaches: freeze slices for smoothies, cobblers, ice cream, etc.
- cabbage: make sauerkraut
- tomatoes: freeze for sauce, soups, stews, etc.
Sounds like a good starting point. My local market has all these in season now and they are delicious!! I picked up 4 gal of raw milk today and 6 dozen local pastured eggs. Awesome!! I’ll be stocked up for a while…
I had 2 BMs today – woohoo!! I think that makes day 3. I’m hoping to maybe get to 3 a day?? Wow, never thought I’d be excited about pooping. But I also noticed quite a bit of gas today. I haven’t eaten any sugar which is usually what causes it… I’ll have to see if it continues and investigate… For now good night.
B: scrambled eggs with ghee, pancakes with butter, gravlox
L: squash soup, smoothie (kefir, coconut milk, egg yolks, butter, CO, peaches, blueberries, mango pineapple, steamed kale, bananas), water kefir/mineral water, 1/2 carrot muffin with butter
D: Italian stir fry: 1/2 onion, chopped, sauteed in lard, chopped eggplant, zucchini and squash, chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, sauteed chicken in ghee, salt, pepper, 1/2 banana frozen in PB/CO, macaroon, water kefir, SK, few bites of raw cheese (hard)