Despite being very tired (and getting a surprise diagnosis of gestational diabetes – these two things may be related!) I have done something from the BIG LIST.
It wasn’t something big – but I’ll take any wins I can get right now.
I finally made some more Vanilla Extract. It won’t be ready for 3-6 months which is bad timing on my part. I think I have maybe a tablespoon of the last batch left although it’s taken us about a year to get through 750ml at a cost of £10. Which is really good!
Only now I have to wait to use my new stuff and it would be really useful now I’m off the Sugar (refined sugar – nothing else seems to be affecting me at the moment). Actually I’m grateful that we cook so much from scratch. It has made my GD diet very easy because I don’t eat any hidden sugar; the sugar I DO eat is absolutely upfront about where it is.
Funny thing about diagnosis… I had been toying with giving up refined sugar for ages. I’ve read so many articles, books and reports about (refined) sugar and I know how rubbish it makes me feel. But to be honest I just didn’t think I could give it up – it feels ubiquitous and I fight a daily internal battle on how much to give to R. I don’t want him to feel left out (and goodness knows we are already skating on thin ice as embarrassing counter-cultural parents) but I don’t want to pump him full of something which makes me uncomfortable.
So I’ve had a useful push me to doing something I was thinking I should do anyway.
However the annoying timing of this (aka Easter) is not lost on me.
P.S. I also realised that I ticked a second item off my list – taking some items to the local dump/recycling centre which are genuinely beyond repair. But there were no good photos of that (you’ll be surprised to hear.)