t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Thirty-one and Still Going Strong

Last night I panicked. Wondering what I had done with my life. Will I have regrets of these last 30 years. I felt time creeping too fast. I wasn't ready to face a birthday. The night brought little peace as Emmett struggled to sleep and little pip wandered back and forth from room to room (we are trying to transition her to sleep in a room with Ellery). Things weren't shaping up for a great birthday.

However, I woke up to a peaceful 8 mile run in the freshly fallen snow. After five I left my friends, slowed up the pace and just kept going. It was so quiet. So I ran and kept counting my blessings. Perfect.

Thanks to my amazing husband for a wonderful birthday. His present to me...an enhanced, beautified, economized laundry room. The best present ever. I am up so late because I just keep wandering into it and gazing around and hanging things up. A little piece of heaven in my home. Contented Sigh...
Snow, snow, snow all day long. But my girls and I enjoyed making a yummy Chocolate Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake made with kamut flour, brown rice syrup and agave. Delicious! Frosted with whipped cream sweetened with agave and a little cocoa powder, butter and vanilla. Then my wonderful sister Monica babysat and Brent took me to Sushi. A perfect day. I guess I will take 31 afterall. Life just keeps getting better. Bring it on.

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