Sunday, March 7, 2010

I love Sundays

...especially ones like today, where the sun is shining and the doors are open and my boyfriend is happily napping with the cat.

I've been following an Ayurvedic diet for a couple of days now, after meeting with an Ayurvedic practitioner my friend recommended to me. I knew the most basic stuff about it; as when I first met my boyfriend, he was following an Ayurvedic diet for his type (pitta) and briefly filled me in on what that meant. Since that time, I've thought it would be fun to go to a practicioner and get their take on my dominant dosha. Turns out I'm Vata, with a bit of an enlarged liver and some toxins trying their best to get out of my body (!) My directions are to follow a Vata-pacifying diet, eating warm and soupy foods to nourish my liver. More sweet potatoes, bluberries, soups, and less dry crackers, breads, and cookies. However, sounds like (after reading a couple of things) Vata types do well with bread, but should perhaps dunk it in a bit of that lovely soup first :)
So far, so good, and I must say...I honestly feel better in these past couple of days than I have in a while. Helps that Spring is on its way :)
I'll keep you posted on my Ayurvedic adventure...

Poor Raina had two teeth pulled on Thursday. She is a trooper and actually didn't seem to be in too much pain (hard to tell of course) and is acting like her old self already. I will say, however, that they sent me home with Buprenex, an oral analgesic, to adminster every 8 hours or so. After giving it to her and noticing her CRAZY behavior (extreme hunger, little paranoia), I looked it up and discovered that it is a narcotic, stronger than morphine. Ummmmmmm. Once I realized that and also concluded that she seemed to be dealing all right without it, I stopped giving it to her. Didn't sit right with me. Thankfully she didn't seem to be in too much pain, otherwise I'm sure I would have made a call to ask the vet of other alternatives.

Did some homework this morning so I could go out and play this afternoon, ha. Felt like a kid again! Met Bob at a great little Thai place for lunch, then shopped for my friends Brand New Baby Boy! Born yesterday...9 pounds, 12 ounces, and she delivered naturally! I knew my friends were rock stars, but oh baby! After my little shopping trip I came home, found a sleeping boyfriend, and went out for a half hour walk.

Now I've got some strawberry kombucha (synergy brand, love it!) and the rest of the afternoon to bask in the glory of a sunny Sunday.

Peace, love, and Ashwaganda!

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