Yesterday I went to the doctor to discuss what we think are panic attacks. They are brief but terrifying and thankfully I’ve only been having them a few days. I love my doctor, she is an impossibly nice middle-aged woman who shares slightly too much with me which engenders me loving her that much more. She said I was probably the 5th or 6th person she’d had through the office yesterday who came about anxiety – I don’t want to be all misery loves company but that made me feel so much better. I had an ekg and my heart is fine which is good to know because if you didn’t know – one of the super cool things about panic attacks is that they often make you think you’re having a heart attack. I consider myself a very practical person and yet I just couldn’t quite get out of my head enough to not have those “OMG EYE YAM DYING RIGHT NOW!” thoughts – so I went and I’m fine and if you have panic attacks – please go see your doctor. Please.

Today I’m going to put clean sheets on my bed and maybe hang a different set of curtains. I find that since my work space is in my bedroom, I have to change things pretty regularly or I get restless. I’m hoping that in our next space – I’m more able to define my spaces and I can not have my “office” in the bedroom but we make do for now. I am so thankful that the weather is breaking. Winter was so incredibly brutal to my spirit – I don’t think I’d realized just how bad I needed this sunshine. It makes me want to do all the things and today I woke up and I felt – happy and ready to start to the day. Vitamin d, you’re amazing!

 Little miss big eyes!

We’re currently driving back from Maryland having spent the day with family, celebrating the christening of the newest member of our family – it was a really lovely day.

I know I mentioned The Ethiopian’s cholesterol before and last weekend we went to visit a naturopath and developed a plan for going forward.Generally, it falls in line with the way we already eat but cuts back our animal consumption even further which I’m fine with. I was not very good at photos this week, partially because it was just a busy week and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue to post photos or just some kind of recap of what we ate. So…we’ll see how it all shakes out.

 Not pictured: sweet and spicy salmon, roasted carrots and quinoa (which we discovered The Ethiopian is VERY allergic too and causes him nausea and vomiting)

   Saag aloo aka Indian spinach and potatoes that I added a few other mixed veggies to & a rich of cream. SO. GOOD.

Masala lentils – this recipe is from the Vegan Richa cookbook which I strongly suggest you purchase – it’s SO good. You can find this particular recipe by googling. I did use the steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s and canned, diced tomatoes but otherwise followed the recipe and YUM!

   Taco lettuce cups – ground  turkey, corn, avocado, salsa in iceberg lettuce. Don’t know why it had never dawned on me to make variations on lettuce cups but we loved these and I’m adding them to the rotation.