May 9th, 2006

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I made myself call Manpower this morning for an appointment, because it was the thing I least wanted to do on my list. They had 930 tomorrow morning or sometime next week available. Tomorrow morning sounds great, says I. After I get off the phone, I realized that my dress clothes are still in Raleigh. Luckily, Hope is mostly the same size as I am.
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Jeff and I have been working, off and on, on eating more organically and eating more locally and eating more slow food and less prepackaged crap and spending more of our money locally. You can't do all of these things all of the time, but you can try to do some of them as often as you can. We have been doing fairly well at this, off and on. We're hoping that having the stress of moving and the semester over will allow us to work on this a lot over the summer and get into some good habits, so that we'll be in them once fall gets here and I go back to being in school and busy.

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Dinner tonight was organic ravioli (pine nut, basil, asiago; a little pricely but tasty) and organic tomato sauce and fruit salad made with an organic apple and the leftovers of our decidely not local fruit from this weekend, and a green salad made up with leftovers from the sandwiches this weekend. There's been a decided lack of real food in our lives lately, as we worked on cleaning out the freezer and pantry premove, and I'm glad that we ended up getting stuff we could cook at home tonight instead of going out like we'd talked about.

Next up is getting back into the swing of meal planning and eating real food. We need to find the local farmer's markets. I need to start a list of normally premade stuffs that I want to find recipes for (breakfast bars and crackers come to mind at the moment.) I'm looking forward to when my dad's garden starts coming in this summer, because it doesn't get much more local than that (except for the container gardening we want to do on our back porch.)