First off: art. I'm not going to put my pictures in my journal here, but both my regular art and Doodle-art have been updated. Go take a look.
Second: LOOK AT THIS PICTURE *spazz*
*pant pant* Okay. I'm better. For the uninformed, these are some of my senior pictures (all except the one on the left--I don't know who that is) that we had Terry Newell take for us. He was really happy with how they turned out (obviously) so they're being used for advertisement. Yee. *lesspazz*
Third: Today is the first day that I have been on a juice fast. An explanation is probably in order. See, for the last month or so I've had a lot of food-related allergies crop up, usually involving food that I have never had problems with before (almonds, dark and milk chocolate, etc), and the side effects of said apparent allergies is that of breathing problems. Which is very scary. I've been taking Benadryl almost every other day lately, and I'm getting very tired of it.
Anyway, I read a lot of health-related books (mostly about how eating right can cure the majority of health issues--not all, mind, but a lot (oh, and eating right usually involves a lot of fresh, organic fruits and veggies, whole grains, and very little or no processed foods)), and according to what I've read a good way to flush built-up toxins out of one's body is to go on a juice fast. This isn't the regular juice made from concentrate, either: it's mostly made from vegetables and a bit of fruit, freshly made with Mom's juicer in the mornings (Mom went through a phase a couple of years ago where she was juicing EVERYTHING, hence the professional-looking juicer that is now crouched on the kitchen counter). I'm also making a high-potassium broth (it's steeping on the stove as I type this)--it has spinach, potatoes, onions, turnips, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots with a dollop of miso. Basically I brought it to a boil, simmered for half an hour, and let it sit for two hours. After it's done steeping I can strain out the cooked vegetables and drink the broth for even more nutrients and stuff.
On a personal note, I've noticed that I'm really not that hungry unless there's a lot of food around me. (Especially bread--I LOVE bread like you wouldn't believe, and missing my two slices of toast this morning made me sad). This morning I juiced a whole zucchini, two carrots, an apple, an orange, and a peach--this'll last me all day, by the looks of things. That may not sound like much, but the zucchini in question was the baseball-bat-sized variety, and made almost a whole quart of juice. By the by: zucchini juice by itself is DISGUSTING. There's just something about it that makes me have to force it down. But, luckily, with the inclusion of some fruit juice (maybe 2-3 tablespoons worth to a cup of z. juice) it becomes more palatable. The most annoying thing, though, is the fact that juice has no salt--and I LOVE salt. That's where the potassium-broth comes in as well--I can put salt and stuff in it and it won't taste funny and I won't go through salt-withdrawel. And that makes me happy. :D
Fourth: we went to the Clark County Mule Festival yesterday, and it was great. I even have pictures. Have a look-see: http://picasaweb.google.com/molly.nolden/MuleFestival2009#
I spent most of my time at said festival sitting near the show ring and drawing people and/or mules who were loitering outside the gate. It was great. We're planning on going next year and taking the horses so we can spend a night or two there and ride around (because I was feeling very, VERY horseless yesterday, walking around like a normal person).
Fifth: if you are a Javert fan, or if you appreciate art, GO LOOK AT THIS PERSON'S GALLERY. NAOW. http://corvidangel.deviantart.com/ Even if you DON'T appreciate Javert or art go and take a look. She is AMAZING.
And I believe that that is all, update-wise...now you can go back to your daily lives and wonder why my boring one has enough appeal that you read this through to the end. XD