Sunday, September 16, 2012

What a year!

I can't believe I have been such a blogging slacker for almost a year!  What a year it has been too.  I have a 6th grader, an almost 5 year old, whom I am casually homeschooling, my knitting is still a big part of my life, and I opened a small shop on Etsy with my naturally made bath products, and some of my hand knit items!  I am back in school temporarily, taking 9 credits, aiming towards ASL interpreting!  I forgot how much I loved Deaf Culture until I was back in ASL class.

I also became a vegetarian, however I do occasionally consume wild caught seafood.

"Semi-vegetarian diets consist largely of vegetarian foods, but may include fish or poultry, or sometimes other meats on an infrequent basis. Those with diets containing fish or poultry may define "meat" only as mammalian flesh and may identify with vegetarianism.  pescetarian diet, for example, includes "fish but no meat"." (wikipedia)

As I said, I am only eating seafood occasionally, and only if it was caught in the wild.  I feel like our country's traditionally raised meat sources are so horrific anymore, that I would rather not consume from that supply, and since the grass fed, free ranging sorts of animals that I feel are treated humanely are so far out of reach for me where we live, and in my budget, that I would rather just not eat meat at all.  However, if I could afford to, I would eat meat that was treated humanely in life and death.  I do try to buy smaller quantities of the better meats for my family since they are still meat eaters, but as I said it is hard.  I wish I could convince them of how I feel about it, but I can't.

I wanted to put this out there because I have been catching a lot of flack from people lately, about my eating habits, and rather than sit and constantly try to defend myself, I thought this might help.

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