Who in the world starts a lifestyle change in the middle of their vacation. Away from the comfort of their kitchen where everything is at their finger tips. Would it be that same person who starts a 7 Day Cleanse on that short week between Christmas and New Years? Don't you think that person would realize it wasn't a good idea? Hmm...
As soon as baby girl woke up I told her the plan to make juice and she was excited. I'm a stay at home Mom and Z is my trusty sidekick who loves to help. I washed and assembled the borrowed juicer and prepared the vegetables. First up was the carrot juice which went smoothly and taste great. I also juiced some of the ingredients for the fat flush smoothie. Figured I would just pop the leafy greens in the bullet when I was ready for lunch.
So with my smoothie on my mind and the need to potty I set out to getting Z to clean up. As we are finishing Z decides she wanted to feed the strewn snack to the ants. Me, feeling some kinda way, said to go throw it in the grass. Who told me to say that. I thought she was going to throw it over the wall. No nooo nooooo, she had to walk it down the steps and put it in the grass on the side on the side of the house. That's when she spotted them. "KIDZZZZ", she shouted. "I found kids at the front of the house" and took off running in her pj's and undone natural. To say Z is social is an understatement. Nap has officially left the building and I'm running behind Z saying, "What? Wait!" She was right. There were kids, lots of them. She was sooo happy. I convinced her to come back inside so I could at least fluff her fro and put some clothes on. In my mind, I'm thinking, smoothie I'm coming.
I'm that mother who has to be there when her kid is outside so I'm playing with everyone and talking to the other parents. After about an hour and a half or so it rains and the kids go inside. It's now time for nap. Smoothieeeee. My mouth is dry and that taste is coming like when you've been on a long fast. My head hurts and of course somebody is over tired because they are two hours late for nap. Yet through the tears she is pleading her case not to lay down. Half and hour later, silence. Finally, she is asleep.
Smoothie, yes? I'm going to do this farm to table style. My Mom convinced me to eat the callaloo from the garden instead of purchasing spinach from the store. I'm always down to save some funds so I agree. I get the bowl and scissors out and head outside. It's still raining. I wait a bit, then decide to go out anyway. I get over there only to find that what I thought was callaloo is green pepper. Whaaa?! I look and look, but everything looks the same to me. I come back inside. It's raining and Z is sleeping so I can't catch the bus to the store but I gotta eat something. I text hubby who suggests I google the plant which helped, but I still wasn't sure. Back outside, in the drizzle, I go to get my greens.
Well, that was at four and now its time to potty again. Please do a better job preparing. Do you think dinner will go easier?
Update: Benjy was right. After 36 hours I concluded that in my haste I was not wise and discontinued my cleanse. My original date and time was Sunday Jan. 4, 2015 At that time I will be properly prepared to get started again.