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January 18th, 2007 at 01:07 pm

Picked up the car last night...why did it start sputtering again on the way home? I guess I'll drive it this weekend and see if it still does it.

I've been reading a lot of vegan blogs lately. I've found some really fun ones:

- Vegan Eats & Treats
- Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
- Vegan Cookbook Tester
- Vive le Vegan!

Once again, I'm seriously contemplating trying a vegan lifestyle. My dependency on dairy products is pretty bad. I've got to start taking more baby steps toward veganism - maybe some soy yogurt, more soy milk, egg replacers, etc. I've simply GOT to get more veggies into my diet. It's time to start facing the facts - I can't continue to subsist on bread, cheese and chocolate. (ok - it's not that bad - but bad enough.)

I'm reading a non-fiction tome on Elizabeth I. After a bit of an argument with a friend about how much control one's spouse should have over one's life, I realized that I really like Elizabeth I because she never married. She lived in the 1500s, a time when women were expected to get married, raise kids and be utterly subservient to men, and she never married. She never caved to those societal pressures, and she managed to rule a country just fine.

Speaking of ruling a country - England allowed a woman to rule in the 1500s, yet we can't seem to elect a woman (or a person of color) to power in the United States? Give me a break. Sometimes I feel like we are going backwards.

And, something finance-related: I need to set up a high-yield savings account for my parents, and figure out where to move their 401k savings. I am trying hard to not get stressed out about the whole situation, but when dad says mom needs my support right now, and mom says sister needs my support right now, and everyone says dad needs my support right now...well, I just want to curl up into a ball and wait for the migraine to pass. Thank God for painkillers.

Thanks for your comments. I know my blog has not been particularly positive lately...this too shall pass (right?).

5 Responses to “vegan?”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Hey we can't be positive all the time - life is what it is. Think of it like a tire on a rough road, just try to stay near the hub where some of the bumps are smoothed out.

    I've got family members who try to exert some of the same kind of helpful hints/guilt. Just be careful of taking everybody's monkey on your back!

    It will get better!

  2. LittleGopher Says:

    You are going through so much now, from all directions. Life seems to do that quite often. Boo to your father's employer and to the car (Mn is just too hard on cars!) - yay to looking at doing something for yourself (checking out the vegan lifestyle and all the other interesting things you have been mentioning in your blog.) I hope that soon things will ease up for you. Best wishes to you!

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    Bread, cheese & chocolate sounds like a great diet to me! :-) My brother and his wife are vegans. They don't even cook most of their vegetables. They are thin, but look gaunt, in my opinion. My hat's off to them, though, I couldn't do it. It is a very strict diet.

  4. yummy64 Says:

    My boyfriend is vegan. He's been vegan for something like 7 years. It takes a lot of dedication but is doable. I cook vegan for him frequently. Surprising I eat more veggies than he does - so its not a sure fire solution. Fairly hard to eat out.. you can... as I said just takes commitment.

    I'd suggest starting by finding some terrific vegan meals you love and gradually moving your diet over, slowly eliminating certain eggs and dairy.

    Good luck!

  5. fern Says:

    Female leaders on other nations is not unusual, eg England, Germany, Argentina and a few others that escape me. Well at least we have Nancy Pelosi now; she's in a pretty powerful position and i expect she'll make the most of it.

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